J. F. Duthie & Company, Seattle WA

Most recent update: March 8, 2016.


J. F. Duthie came from the well-known Scottish shipbuilding family in Aberdeen: he worked briefly at Herreshoff, in Bristol RI, and then at Wolf & Zwicker, in Portland OR, before starting his own yard in 1911.  It was located on the East Waterway, on land leased from the Port of Seattle, just north of the S.W. Spokane Street bridge: see the site from the air on Google here.  The yard was enlarged in WWI to build cargo ships for the U.S. Shipping Board.  In 1928, the name was changed to Wallace Bridge Company - Wallace Duthie was J.F.'s son - and they left the maritime sector.  If anyone can add to the table below, please e-mail your info to timcolton@aol.com

Hull # USSB # O.N. Original Name Original Owner

Type

GT Delivery Disposition
1   209710 Unimak Alaska Whaling Whalecatcher 146 May-12  
2   209709 Kodiak Alaska Whaling Whalecatcher 146 May-12  
3   210542 Starr San Juan Fishing Trawler 371 Sep-12 Scrapped 1940
4   211875 Leschi Port of Seattle Ferry 433 Dec-13 Later trawler St. Elias 1977, wrecked 1980.  Click here for some great pictures.
5   213019 K. L. Ames NW Fisheries Tender 184 1915
6     Rose USLHS Tender 427d Aug-16
7   214903 Robert Bridges Port of Seattle Ferry 168 1916 Later Mount Vernon 1923, scrapped c1952
8   215924 War Leopard/West Point US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 5,600 Jan-18 Scrapped 1938 
9   215951 Hallbjorg/Westerner US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 5,600 Feb-18 Scrapped 1933 
10   216008 War General/Westfield US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 5,600 Feb-18 Scrapped 1930
11   216348 War Topaz/West Bridge US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 5,600 May-18 Later Barbara Cates 1929, Pan Gulf 1938, Lermontov 1945, scrapped 1966
12   216465 War Emerald/Western Sea US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 5,600 Jun-18 Scrapped 1931
13     Not used
14   216130 War Sun/Westover US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 5,600 May-18 Torpedoed and lost 1918 
15   216223 War Moon/Westboro US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 5,600 Apr-18 Later Jane Christenson 1926, Stalingrad 1942, Kharkov 1945, scrapped 1968
16   216785 Viviani/Western Star US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 5,600 Aug-18 Scrapped 1933 
17   216073 War Fort/Western King US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 5,600 Mar-18 Scrapped 1938 
18   216826 War Disk/Western Cross US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 5,600 Aug-18 Scrapped 1931 
19   216949 War Ruby/Western Hope US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 5,600 Sep-18 Scrapped 1933 
20   217127 Petain/Westpool US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 5,600 Oct-18 Torpedoed and lost 1941
21 1471 217727 West Helix US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 5,600 May-19 Later Pacific Hemlock 1927, Vermont 1937, Izmail 1945, scrapped 1965
22 1472 217981 West Hembrie US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 5,600 May-19 Later Pacific Oak 1929, Ingul 1943, Taras Shevchenko 1945, scrapped 1963
23 1473 218111 West Hematite US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 5,600 Jun-19 Later Irish Pine 1941, torpedoed and lost 1942 
24 1474 218426 West Henshaw US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 5,600 Jul-19 Later Golden Cross 1928, Kohala 1938, Petr Tchaikovsky 1945, hulked 1966
25 1475 218628 West Hepburn US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 5,600 Aug-19 Later Charles Christenson 1927, Plekhanov 1945, Professor Lobachevskiy 1949, scrapped 1956
26 1476 218733 West Herkimer/Seattle Spirit US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 5,600 Aug-19 Torpedoed and scuttled 1942 
27 1477 218990 West Herrick/Dewey US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 5,600 Sep-19 Later Golden Fleece 1928, Louisianan 1937, Empire Gannet 1940, Arion 1946, St. Elefterio 1956, foundered 1958
28 1478 219209 West Hesperia/Deuel US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 5,600 Nov-19 Later Capac 1926, Cardina 1940, torpedoed and lost 1942 
29 1479 219437 West Hesseltine US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 5,600 Jan-20 Later Monfiore 1926, captured by U.S. 1941 and renamed White Clover, Lev Tolstoi 1945, Carla Laviosa 1956, scrapped 1960
30 1480 219541 West Ivan US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 5,600 Jan-20 Later Golden West 1928, Canadian 1937, Hokusei Maru 1941, Nikkin Maru 1941, torpedoed and lost 1944
31 2602 219682 West Campgaw US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 5,600 Mar-20 Later Capira 1941, torpedoed and lost 1942 
32 2603 220091 West Mahwah US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 5,600 May-20 Later Norse King 1938, torpedoed and lost 1942 
33 2604   West Tri State US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 5,600 Cancelled
34 2605   West Wykoff US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 5,600 Cancelled
35 2606   West Kashuga US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 5,600 Cancelled
36   220642 Griffco Coastwise SS Co. Cargo Ship 1,500 Sep-20 Later Kaala 1928, wrecked off Molokai 1932 
37   220755 Griffdu Coastwise SS Co. Cargo Ship 1,500 Oct-20 Later Noyo 1935, Nang Suang Nawa 1940, Empire Adur 1942, Nang Suang Nawa 1948, lost en route to breakers 1955