Other Pre-WWI Pacific Coast Shipbuilders

Most recent update: October 8, 2013.


This table attempts to cover those other shipbuilders located on the Pacific Coast that were active in the years between the Civil War and World War One.  If anyone has any data to add to this table, please send it to me at timcolton@aol.com

Shipbuilder Location Hull # O.N. Original Name Original Owner Type GT Built Disposition
Andersen SB Seattle WA     Rose (WAGL 242) US Revenue Service Tender 567 1916

Sold 1948

Barnes & Tibbetts Alameda CA     Carolyn Frances Western Whaling & Trading Co Cargo Ship 569 1918 Aux schooner, later Charles Brower 1925, Choukotka 1928, deleted 1948
Birch, William H. San Francisco CA     Nunivak  US Revenue Service   486 1899 Sold 1901
Blanchard & Wheeler Tacoma WA     Alice Blanchard Blanchard Transit Co Cargo Ship 542 1890 Later Chico 1902, wrecked Shelter Cove, Cal., 1906
Boole & Braton San Francisco CA     Ajax Oregon Coal & Nav Co Cargo Ship 836 1888 Wrecked Blunt's Reef, San Francisco 1890
Boole & Son Oakland CA     Prentiss J. D. Gray & Co Cargo Ship 406 1901 Later Exito 1934, Prentiss 1936, reduced to a barge 1939 
Boole & Son Oakland CA     A. H. Payson   Cargo Ship 158 1902   
Boole, G. San Francisco CA     Lahaina Hind, Rolph & Co. Cargo Ship   1901  
Boole, G. San Francisco CA     Cosmopolis Higgins & Collins Cargo Ship 366 1887 Later Kauai 1895, wrecked Mahukona, near Honolulu 1913
Boole, G. San Francisco CA     Rival Blair, S. Cargo Ship 426 1888 Abandoned c1920 
Boole, G. San Francisco CA     Del Norte J. K. C. Hobbs Cargo Ship 301 1888 Later Hawaii 1889, scrapped 1904
Boole, W.A. Oakland CA     Sibyl Marston Sibyl Marston Co Cargo Ship 1,000 1906 Wrecked Surf 1909
Brusstar, W.S. Oakland CA     Avarua   Cargo Ship 146 1916   
Central Pacific RR Oakland CA     Piedmont   Ferry 1,854 1883 Scrapped 1944
Collyer, W. San Francisco CA     James M. Donohue San Francisco & N Pacific Railway Co Passenger 730 1875 Scrapped 1924
Collyer, W. San Francisco CA     Newark Southern Pacific RR Co Ferry 1,237 1877 Later Sacramento 1923, sold 1955 as a fishing barge off Redondo Beach
Collyer, W. San Francisco CA     Bay City Southern Pacific RR Co Ferry 1,283 1878 Scrapped 1929
Columbia EW Portland OR     Chiquimula M. T. Snyder Cargo Ship 687 1917 Aux schooner, abandoned 1941
Columbia EW Portland OR     Tempate Tempate Ship Corp Cargo Ship 698 1917 Aux schooner, wrecked Hog Cay, Bahamas 1923
Columbia EW Portland OR     Guanacaste M. C. Keith Cargo Ship 632 1917 Aux schooner, made into a barge 1924
Columbia EW Portland OR     Diria Diria Ship Corp Cargo Ship 1,492 1917 Aux schooner, foundered Guantanamo Bay 1919
Columbia EW Portland OR     Louise Bryn Pacific Motor Schooner Corp Cargo Ship 821 1918 Aux schooner, later Pinthia 1920, scrapped 1922
Columbia EW Portland OR     Elvira Stolt Cia Naviera Cargo Ship 813 1918 Aux schooner, wrecked Pupug, Bohol Is 1924
Coronado IW Coronado CA     Silver Gate San Diego & Coronado Ferry Co Ferry 528 1888 Scrapped 1920
Doe, C.P. Wilmington CA     Eureka C. P. Doe, San Francisco Cargo Ship 484 1900 Wrecked near Point Reyes 1915
Elliott Bay Seattle WA     Trolltind Anglo-Norwegian Shipping Cargo Ship 2,175 1918 Deleted 1926
Elliott Bay Seattle WA     Kirketind   Cargo Ship 2,205 1919 Later Wm. Donovan 1920, scrapped 1941
Elliott Bay Seattle WA     Semmeltind   Cargo Ship 2,170 1919 Later Friedland 1921, City of Nome 1924, burnt Aberdeen WA 1927
Elmore Fish Canning Astoria OR     R. P. Elmore Elmore & Sanborn Fisheries Passenger   1890 Tug 1901, burnt 1922 but rebuilt, Kiket 1967, Elmore 1982, live-aboard in BC
Fulton Eng. & Sbldg. San Francisco CA     President Alaska Packers' Assn Cargo Ship 377 1895 Last seen in El Salvador 1907
Fulton Eng. & Sbldg. San Francisco CA     Grace Dollar Dollar, R. Cargo Ship 429 1898 Later Hardy 1913, San Antonio 1919, scrapped 1936
Fulton Eng. & Sbldg. San Francisco CA     Ruth A. W. Beadle & Co Cargo Ship 377 1898 Wrecked Fisherman's Bay 1903
Fulton Eng. & Sbldg. San Francisco CA     Samoa J. R. Hanify & Co Cargo Ship 377 1898 Wrecked San Francisco harbor 1913
Fulton Eng. & Sbldg. San Francisco CA     Newburg Pollard & Dodge Cargo Ship 450 1898 Wrecked Bodega 1918
Fulton Eng. & Sbldg. San Francisco CA     Richmond   Tug 135 1900  
Fulton Eng. & Sbldg. San Francisco CA     Chilkat   Cargo Ship 172 1901  
Fulton Eng. & Sbldg. San Francisco CA     Sea Rover   Tug 199 1902  
Fulton Eng. & Sbldg. San Francisco CA     Arabs   Tug 155 1904  
Fulton, C.E. Los Angeles CA     Aliceil Swift & Co Cargo Ship 709 1916 Wrecked Point Loma 1916
Hall Brothers San Francisco CA     Rush US Revenue Service Cutter 300 1885 Sold 1913
Hansen & Fraser San Francisco CA     Caspar Caspar Lumber Co Cargo Ship 300 1888 Wrecked Punta Arenas 1897
Hanson & Fraser San Francisco CA     Hermosa Wilmington Tptn Co Passenger 455 1889 Abandoned 1902
Hanson Shipyard Seattle WA     Katahdin Anacortes Packing Tug   1899 Later Catherine Foss
Haskell & Crawford Tacoma WA     Alice       1897  
Hay & Wright Alameda CA     Charles Nelson C. Nelson Cargo Ship 629 1898 Burnt 1913
Hay & Wright Alameda CA     Hanalei Inter-Island S.N.Co Ltd Cargo Ship 666 1901 Wrecked Duxbury Reef, off Bolinas 1914
Hay & Wright Alameda CA     Kona Hind, Rolph & Co. Cargo Ship   1901  
Hay, A. San Francisco CA     Noyo Noyo Lumber Co Cargo Ship 316 1887 Foundered off Point Reyes 1918
Hay, A. San Francisco CA     Pasadena Kerckhoff, Cuzner & Co Cargo Ship 300 1887 Scrapped 1935
Hay, A. San Francisco CA     W. L. Hardison Mission Transfer Co Cargo Ship 453 1888 Burnt 1989
Hay, A. San Francisco CA     National City C. A. Hooper & Co Cargo Ship 491 1888 Deleted 1924
Hay, A. San Francisco CA     Farrallon Dolbeer & Carson Cargo Ship 750 1888 Wrecked Illiamna Bay 1910
Hay, A. San Francisco CA     Point Loma C. A. Hooper & Co Cargo Ship 310 1888 Wrecked Long Beach 1896
Hay, A. San Francisco CA     Truckee Truckee Lumber Co Cargo Ship 417 1890 Wrecked Umpqua River 1897
Heath, E. W. Everett WA     Majestic Thompson Steamboat Co Ferry 657 1901 Later Whatcom 1904, City of Bremerton 1922, scrapped 1938
Heath, E. W. Tacoma WA     Clallam Puget Sound Nav Co Passenger 672 1903 Foundered off Smith Is 1904
Heath, E. W. Tacoma WA     Jefferson Alaska S.S. Co Cargo Ship 1,615 1904 Scrapped 1925
Heath, E. W. Port Blakely WA     Great Bear J. Burden & L. L. Lane Schooner 367 1916 Foundered near Pinnacle Rock, Bering Sea 1916
Heuckendorff Prosper OR     Wellesley Wellesley Co Cargo Ship 709 1907 Burnt and scrapped 1942
Heuckendorff Prosper OR     Bowdoin Bowdoin Co Cargo Ship 756 1907 Wrecked False Cape, Nicaragua 1917
Johnson & Blanchard Seattle WA     Kuskokwim River Westward Nav Co Cargo Ship 643 1916 Latyer Portland 1917, Admiral Knight 1919, burnt Straits of Georgia 1919
Kiernan & Kern Portland OR     Katia Katia S.S. Corp Cargo Ship 2,239 1918 Later Katiagallus 1920, Katia 1921, burnt Suez Roads 1924
King & Winge Seattle WA     Utopia Union Transit Co. Passenger 423 1893 Burnt Richmond Beach, Wash. 1929
King & Winge Seattle WA     Samson Puget Sound Nav. Co. Cargo Ship 328 1903 Deleted 1931
King & Winge Seattle WA     Linda Kay   Cargo Ship 286 1903  
King & Winge Seattle WA     King & Winge   Schooner   1914  
King & Winge Seattle WA     Perdita   Cargo Ship 286 1903   
Kruse North Bend OR     Beda   Cargo Ship 370 1883 Foundered off Cape Perpetua 1886
Kruse, E.T. Marshfield OR     Casco Swayne & Hoyt Cargo Ship 569 1906 Wrecked Piedras Blancas 1913
Lake's Yard Ballard WA     J. R. McDonald Pennington Nav Co Cargo Ship 280 1890 Later Cassiar 1901, J. R. McDonald 1923, burnt Sequim Bay, Wash., 1940
Marshall, G. B. Antioch CA     G. B. Marshall       1909  
McWhinney, W. H. Aberdeen WA     G. C. Lindauer Wilson Bros & Co Cargo Ship 453 1902 Wrecked Umpqua 1924
McWhinny Starret Hoquiam WA     Tamalpais E. K. Wood Lumber Co Cargo Ship 574 1906 Wrecked Moss Landing 1931
Mitchell, J. Seattle WA     Alice Gertrude J. R. Thompson Cargo Ship 413 1898 Wrecked Clallam Bay 1907
Mitchell, J. F. T. Seattle WA     George E. Starr L. M. Starr Cargo Ship 472 1879 Deleted 1920
Mortensen, L. Skamokawa WA     Michigan W. L. Colville Cargo Ship 567 1888 Wrecked Bonilla Point 1893
Muller, W. Prosper OR     Coquille River Sudden, R.  Cargo Ship 415 1896 Later Winchester 1925, foundered Oakland 1932
Muller, W. Wilmington CA     Hermosa Wilmington Tptn Co Cargo Ship 483 1902 Burnt near Punta Arenas 1935
Muller, W. San Pedro CA     Cabrillo Wilmington Tptn Co Cargo Ship 611 1904 Deleted 1959
Muller, W. Wilmington CA     John N. Stewart   Tug 120 1926  
National SB Seattle WA     Apex L. Wakefield Cargo Ship 762 1917 Later Okhotsk 1928, burnt Petropavlovsk 1930
National SB Seattle WA     Brisk Minehaha Motor Schooner Corp Cargo Ship 2,152 1918 Aux schooner, burnt 1920
North Shore RR Tiburon CA     Ukiah North Shore RR Co Ferry 2,564 1890 Later Eureka 1921, preserved in San Francisco 1957
North, J.W. San Francisco CA     Yosemite   Passenger 1,525 1862 Wrecked near Bremerton 1909
Oregon IW Portland OR     Corwin US Revenue Service Cutter 227 1876 Sold 1900
Pacific SB Marshfield OR     Marshfield C. A. Hooper & Co Cargo Ship 388 1901 Later Bertie M. Hanlon 1920, foundered Alameda 1939
Pacific Steel Barge Everett WA     City of Everett   Whaleback 2,504 1894 Lost in a storm in the Gulf of Mexico 1923
Pacquet, J. Portland OR     Arrow Arrow Navigation Passenger 318 1903 Deleted 1925
Patterson M'Donald Seattle WA     Benowa Govt. of Australia Cargo Ship 3,093 1918 Scrapped 1923
Patterson M'Donald Seattle WA     Babinda Govt. of Australia Cargo Ship 3,099 1918 Burnt Santa Cruz CA 1923
Patterson M'Donald Seattle WA     Bundarra Govt. of Australia Cargo Ship 3,016 1918 Hulked Sydney 1924
Patterson M'Donald Seattle WA     Bethanga Govt. of Australia Cargo Ship 3,014 1918 Scuttled by fire off Sydney 1930
Patterson M'Donald Seattle WA     Birriwa Govt. of Australia Cargo Ship 2,989 1918 Hulked Sydney 1923
Patterson M'Donald Seattle WA     Bellata Govt. of Australia Cargo Ship 2,959 1918 Hulked Sydney 1922 
Patterson M'Donald Seattle WA     Boobyalla Govt. of Australia Cargo Ship 3,100 1919 Burnt Victoria BC 1929
Patterson M'Donald Seattle WA     Berringa Govt. of Australia Cargo Ship 3,007 1919 Scuttled off Sydney 1922
Patterson M'Donald Seattle WA     Balcatta Govt. of Australia Cargo Ship 3,109 1919 Later Presidente Alessandri 1923, burnt Tocopilla 1923
Petersen, A. Raymond CA     Solano SS Solano Co Cargo Ship 943 1913 Later Oregon Coast 1943, burnt Salina Cruz 1946
Petersen, A. Aberdeen WA     Oregon Det Forenede D/S Cargo Ship 989 1916 Deleted 1953
Peterson, A. Raymond CA     Mukilteo Charles Nelson Co Cargo Ship 1,103 1915 Scrapped 1937
Peterson, N. C. Everett WA     Nellie Washington Tug & Barge Tug 27 1901 Later Bee
Peterson, T. H. Port Madison WA     Lakme G. S. Hinsdale Cargo Ship 529 1888 Abandoned Oakland Creek, Cal., 1922
Price, J. H. Bandon OR     Daisy Daisy S.S. Co Cargo Ship 679 1907 Later Thos. H. Elliott 1935, Redwood 1935, burnt off Eureka 1939
Price, J. H. Brandon OR     Gleaner Gardiner Mill Co Tug 154 1908 Later ST 216, Erik Foss 1952
Price, J. H. St Helens OR     Celilo C. R. McCormick Co Cargo Ship 943 1913 Scrapped 1945
Price, J. H. St Helens OR     Henry J. Biddle   Cargo Ship 229 1913  
Price, J. H. Seattle WA     Donna Lane   Cargo Ship 2,185 1919 Scrapped 1947
Price, J. H. Seattle WA     Muriel   Cargo Ship 2,220 1920 Later Z. R. 3 1926, scuttled as breakwater Oyster Bay BC 1942
Reed, A. Fort Bragg CA     Sequoia J. S. Kimball Co Cargo Ship 411 1898 Wrecked near Humboldt Bar 1907
Reed, H. R. Coquille OR     Homer C. H. Butler & Co Cargo Ship 501 1891 Barge 1938, deleted 1944
Reed, H. R. Coos Bay OR     Santa Ana A. W. Beadle & Co Cargo Ship 767 1900 Deleted 1935
Reed, H. R. Bay City OR     Arctic J. S. Kimball Co Cargo Ship 392 1901 Wrecked Point Arena 1922
Reed, H.R. Marshfield OR     Coos Bay   Cargo Ship 545 1884 Wrecked Ventura CA 1914
Renck & Stone Oakland CA     Palawan C. H. Kroll, San Francisco Cargo Ship 818 1918 Aux schooner, burnt off Hango 1932
Robertson, J. Benicia CA     La Merced Standard Oil of California Cargo Ship 1,696 1917 Aux schooner, scrapped 1965
Robertson, J. Benicia CA     Oronite Standard Oil of California Cargo Ship 1,704 1918 Aux schooner, later Aneiurong 1925, scrapped 1932 
San Francisco SB Redwood City CA     Faith San Francisco S.S. Co Cargo Ship 3,427 1918 Deleted 1922
Simpson, A. M. North Bend OR     Brunswick C. A. Hooper & Co Cargo Ship 436 1898 Burnt at Puntarenas 1947
Simpson, A. M. North Bend OR     Mandalay Simpson Lumber Co Cargo Ship 438 1900 Wrecked Klamath River 1918
Sloan & Hill Seattle WA     San Juan   Cargo Ship 284 1904   
Smith Bros Watson Portland OR     Tacoma   Ferry 1,362 1884 Later M.T. No. 6 1918, in collision and sank 1949
Sorensen, E. Portland OR     Yaquina Z. J. Hatch & D. S. Suthill Cargo Ship 356 1881 Wrecked Hueneme Bar 1897
Southern Pacific Oakland CA     Melrose Southern Pacific RR Co Ferry 2,662 1908 Wrecked off White Point, Los Angeles 1932
Southern Pacific Oakland CA     Thoroughfare Southern Pacific RR Co Ferry 2,620 1912 Scrapped 1935
Southern Pacific Oakland CA     Contra Costa Southern Pacific RR Co Ferry 5,373 1914 Scrapped 1934
Southern Pacific SY Oakland CA     Alameda     2,302 1914  
Springer, Nicholas A. Aberdeen WA     Florence B.       1907  
Steffen, J. F. Portland OR     Sehome Oregon Railway & Nav Co Passenger 692 1889 Rammed and sunk in San Pablo Bay, Cal. 1918
Steffen, J. H. Portland OR     Victorian Union Pacific RR Co Passenger 1,504 1891 Scrapped 1913
Timberman, Max Marshfield OR     Hilda       1906  
Tull, E.J. Pocomoke City OR     W. R. Rowe   Trawler (FV) 218 1901   
Tull, E.J. Pocomoke City OR     Helen Euphane   Trawler (FV) 168 1902   
Tull, E.J. Pocomoke City OR     John B. Hinton Seaboard Oil & Guano Co Trawler (FV) 309 1912 Later Suzann D 1920, Nicolazic 1921, Agnar 1925, foundered off Lindesnes 1928
Tull, E.J. Pocomoke City OR     Delaware   Trawler (FV) 246 1913   
Turner, M. San Francisco CA     Dora Alaska Commercial Co Cargo Ship 198 1880 Wrecked Alert Bay 1920
Turner, M. Benicia CA     Karluk   Cargo Ship 321 1884 Crushed in ice off Herald Is 1914
Turner, M. Benicia CA     Bertha Karluk Packing Co Cargo Ship 597 1888 Wrecked Uyak Bay 1915
Turner, M. Benicia CA     Eclipse   Cargo Ship 211 1900  
Turner, M. Benicia CA     Gazelle   Cargo Ship 151 1901 Wrecked 1909
Unknown Astoria OR     General Miles   Passenger 331 1891 Later Gedney 1893, scrapped 1930
Unknown Port Townsend WA     Scout  US Revenue Service Cutter 22 1896 Sold 1915
Unknown Everett WA     City of Everett   Cargo Ship 212 1900 Later Intrepid
Unknown Ballard WA     Charles Counselman   Tug 123 1900 Later Willapa 1891, Bellingham 1892, burnt Seattle 1950
Unknown Wilmington CA     Warrior   Cargo Ship 122 1901  
Unknown Seattle WA     Heather U.S. Coast Guard Tender 730 1903 To US Army 1940
Unknown Wilmington CA     Santa Rosa Island   Cargo Ship 140 1903  
Unknown Lopez WA     Calcite John McMillin Yacht   1907 Later Nancy Foss 1939, Nancy Bear 1975
Unknown Seattle WA         Tug   1912 Later Peggy Foss 1923
Unknown Wilmington CA     Vaquero   Cargo Ship 231 1913  
Washington Marine Seattle WA     Washington Washington Marine Co Cargo Ship 520 1906 Wrecked Eureka 1932
Washington Sg Corp Seattle WA     Tacoma Skibs A/S Tacoma Cargo Ship 1,608 1917 Aux schooner, later Helem B. Stirling 1921, foundered Three Kings Is 1922
Watson Bros Astoria OR     Wahkeena C. R. McCormick & Co Cargo Ship 1,030 1916 Wrecked Aberdeen WA 1928
West & Slade Aberdeen WA     Aberdeen Beadle Bros Cargo Ship 499 1899 Wrecked outside Golden Gate 1916
Whelan, F. Astoria OR     General Miles   Tug 137 1882 Later Willapa 1891, Bellingham 1903, scuttled by fire 1950
Whidden, G.R. New Whatcum     General Frisbie Monticello S.S. Co Passenger 544 1901 Later Commander 1930, houseboat on Lake Washington 1967
White, C.G. San Francisco CA     Santa Maria   Cargo Ship 344 1884 Sold in Peru 1894
White, C.G. San Francisco CA     Alcatraz   Cargo Ship 256 1887   
White, C.G. San Francisco CA     South Coast West Coast S.S. Co Cargo Ship 302 1887 Missing - sailed Coos Bay 1930
White, C.G. San Francisco CA     Encinal Southern Pacific RR Co Ferry 2,014 1888 Scrapped 1930
White, C.G. Alameda CA     Albion J. S. Kimball Co Cargo Ship 319 1892 Wrecked near Stewart's Point CA 1913
White, C.G. Alameda CA     Rosalie J. J. Ebert Passenger 319 1893 Burnt Seattle 1918
White, C.H. Everett WA     John S. Kimball Kimball S.S. Co Cargo Ship 1,588 1900 Later James Dollar 1903, Santa Clara 1905, wrecked Coos Bay 1915
White, G.I. Everett WA     Johan Poulsen SS Johan Poulsen Co Cargo Ship 650 1906 Later Evelyn Berg 1934, Chatham 1938, burnt Ward's Cove, near Ketchikan, 1938
Whitelaw, T.P.H. Alameda CA     Whitelaw T.P.H.Whitelaw Cargo Ship 363 1895 Burnt Skagway 1898
Willamette Portland OR     H. B. Kennedy H. B. Kennedy Passenger 499 1909 Later Seattle 1927, barge 1946
Wilmington SB  San Pedro CA     Ghislaine Soc Gen des Houilles & Agglomeres Cargo Ship 1,517 1917 Later Whitney Olson 1922, Catherine II 1947, Fire Bird 1948, scrapped 1949
Wilmington SB San Pedro CA     Lucinda Hanify J. R. Hanify & Co Cargo Ship 1,517 1917 Later Utique 1918, Thomas Crowley 1922, Jane Nettleton 1925, scuttled 1937