Andrew Petersen, Aberdeen WA

Grant Smith-Porter, Aberdeen WA and Portland OR

Most recent update: March 9, 2016.


Grant Smith and Andrew Porter started the Grant Smith-Porter Ship Company in 1917 and by mid-1918 had 6000 employees in two yards - Andrew Petersen's shipyard in Aberdeen WA and a new yard in Portland OR.  The Aberdeen yard was at 4th Avenue and B Street, where the Robert Gray Elementary School is today: see the site from the air on Google here.  The Portland yard was at the foot of North Saint Louis Avenue, in the St. Johns neighborhood: see the site from the air on Google here.  If anyone can add to the table below, please send your info to timcolton@aol.com.

Hull # USSB # O.N. Original Name Original Owner Type Tons Delivery Disposition

Built in Aberdeen WA by Andrew Petersen

    214322 Oregon Det Forenede D/S Cargo Ship 989 1916 Deleted 1953
    214504 Columbia River   Cargo Ship 1,200 1916  
    214627 Idaho   Cargo Ship 1,047 1916  
    214757 Phyllis   Cargo Ship 1,266 1917  
    215999 Suzanne   Cargo Ship 1,431 1918  
    216370 Fanestrand   Cargo Ship 2,557 1918  

Built in Aberdeen WA by Grant Smith-Porter

  285 216750 Manada U. S. S. B. Cargo Ship 2,594 1918 Scrapped 1924
  286 216952 Bancroft U. S. S. B. Cargo Ship 2,594 1918 Scrapped 1924
  287 216944 Boxley U. S. S. B. Cargo Ship 2,594 1918 Scrapped 1924
  288 217188 Moraine  U. S. S. B. Cargo Ship 2,594 1918 Scrapped 1924
  289 217175 Wihaha U. S. S. B. Cargo Ship 2,594 1918 Scrapped 1924
  290 217187 Itanca U. S. S. B. Cargo Ship 2,594 1918 Scrapped 1924
  291 217261 Aiken  U. S. S. B. Cargo Ship 2,594 1918 Scrapped 1924
  292 217344 Anthera  U. S. S. B. Cargo Ship 2,594 1918 Scrapped 1924
  2180 217467 Fort Snelling U. S. S. B. Cargo Ship 2,594 1919 Scrapped 1924
  2181 217579 Fort Seward  U. S. S. B. Cargo Ship 2,594 1919 Later Salvatore Saritis, scrapped 1924
  2182   Fort Stanvix U. S. S. B. Cargo Ship Hull 2,594   Launched but not completed
  2183   Abilla U. S. S. B. Cargo Ship Hull 2,594   Launched but not completed
  2184   Abnoba U. S. S. B. Cargo Ship Hull 2,594   Launched but not completed
  2185   Abydos U. S. S. B. Cargo Ship Hull 2,594 1919 Completed as Forest King, later Alice Tebb, foundered 1940 off Jacksonville
  2186   Academia U. S. S. B. Cargo Ship Hull 2,594 1919 Completed as a barge
  2270 217260 Medford  U. S. S. B. Cargo Ship Hull 2,594 1919 Scrapped 1924
  2271 217699 Alector U. S. S. B. Cargo Ship Hull 2,594 1919 Scrapped 1924
  2272     U. S. S. B. Cargo Ship Hull 2,594   Cancelled
  2273     U. S. S. B. Cargo Ship Hull 2,594   Cancelled
  2274     U. S. S. B. Cargo Ship Hull 2,594   Cancelled
  2275     U. S. S. B. Cargo Ship Hull 2,594   Cancelled

Built in Portland OR

  250 216398 Wasco  U. S. S. B. Cargo Ship Hull 3,021 1918 Scrapped 1924
  251 216490 Biloxi U. S. S. B. Cargo Ship Hull 3,021 1918 Scrapped 1924
  252 216550 Kasota U. S. S. B. Cargo Ship Hull 3,021 1918 Scrapped 1924
  253 216564 Blandon  U. S. S. B. Cargo Ship Hull 3,021 1918 Scrapped 1924
  254 216602 Boilston U. S. S. B. Cargo Ship Hull 3,021 1918 Scrapped 1924
  255 216632 Calusa  U. S. S. B. Cargo Ship Hull 3,021 1918 Scrapped 1924
  256 216703 Moritz U. S. S. B. Cargo Ship Hull 3,021 1918 Sold 1921, scrapped 1930
  257 216729 Dumaru  U. S. S. B. Cargo Ship Hull 3,021 1918 Burnt off Guam 1918
  258 216783 Wakan  U. S. S. B. Cargo Ship Hull 3,021 1918 Scrapped 1924
  259 216784 Caponka U. S. S. B. Cargo Ship Hull 3,021 1918 Sold for scrap 1922 but abandoned, burnt 1949
  260 216829 Kuwa U. S. S. B. Cargo Ship Hull 3,021 1918 Scrapped 1924
  261 216830 Nankan U. S. S. B. Cargo Ship Hull 3,021 1918 Later Holbrook
  1355 217096 Neeolah U. S. S. B. Cargo Ship Hull 2,594 1918 Scrapped 1924
  1356 217034 Nashotah  U. S. S. B. Cargo Ship Hull 2,594 1918 Scrapped 1924
  1357 217100 Nupolela  U. S. S. B. Cargo Ship Hull 2,594 1918 Scrapped 1924
  1358 217259 Latoka  U. S. S. B. Cargo Ship Hull 2,594 1918 Scrapped 1924
  1359 217344 Kokomo U. S. S. B. Cargo Ship Hull 2,594 1918 Scrapped 1924
  1360 217342 Kanakee  U. S. S. B. Cargo Ship Hull 2,594 1918 Scrapped 1924
  1361 217174 Tillamook  U. S. S. B. Cargo Ship Hull 2,594 1918 Scrapped 1924
  1362 217463 Fort Scott  U. S. S. B. Cargo Ship Hull 2,594 1919 Sold for scrap 1922 but abandoned, burnt 1949
  2172 217464 Fort Stevens  U. S. S. B. Cargo Ship Hull 2,594 1919 Scrapped 1924
  2173 217466 Fort Smith  U. S. S. B. Cargo Ship Hull 2,594 1919 Scrapped 1924
  2174 217465 Fort Sill U. S. S. B. Cargo Ship Hull 2,594 1919 Scrapped 1924
  2175 217577 Afrania U. S. S. B. Cargo Ship Hull 2,594 1919 Scrapped 1924
  2176 217697 Ahala U. S. S. B. Cargo Ship Hull 2,594 1919 Scrapped 1924
  2177 217578 Agarista  U. S. S. B. Cargo Ship Hull 2,594 1919 Scrapped 1924
  2178 217698 Alcis U. S. S. B. Cargo Ship Hull 2,594 1919 Scrapped 1924
  2179 217700 Aculeo  U. S. S. B. Cargo Ship Hull 2,594 1919 Scrapped 1924