Chilman Shipyard, Hoquiam WA

Most recent update: January 15, 2015.


Ivar Chilman, a Swedish immigrant, built his shipyard in Hoquiam in 1915.  He died in 1950 and his son Gilbert ran it until 1976, when he retired and sold the business.  The yard was at the foot of C Street, on the east bank of the Hoquiam River - see it from the air on Google here - it is still recognizably a boatyard although it is now used for storage.  They must have had more of a production record than is shown in this table and there may be some confusion between the production record of this yard and that of Hoquiam Shipyard.  If anyone can provide any additional information, or add to the table below, please e-mail your input to me at timcolton@aol.com 

Hull #
O.N. Original Name or # Original Owner Ship Type GT Feet  Delivery Disposition
  207091 Union Owens Bros. Tug 13 35 1910  
  Belgium Ady Cie de Transports Mar. Belges Aux. Schooner 373 137  1918 Lost by fire off Jamaica 1919
  Belgium Gaby Cie de Transports Mar. Belges Aux. Schooner 364 137 1918 Later Rubens 1921, wrecked off Honduras 1946
  221528 Heather Irving Rhoades Fishing Vessel 10 31 1921  
  222658 Tussler Ultican Towing Tug 30 55 1922  
  225012 Tyee Allman-Hubble Tugboat Co Tug 100 77 1925 Later Sandra Foss, Tyee, abandoned Bainbridge I. WA
  228405 Sunrise Ole Aurdal Fishing Vessel 22 47 1929  
  237244 Doreen Edward S. Kary Fishing Vessel 16 42 1938  
  240659 Guide Louis Salvesen Fishing Vessel 45 55 1941  
 

241568

Cavalier Fritz B. Bold Fishing Vessel 41 50 1942  
 

254375

YP 634 US Navy Patrol Boat 128 117 1943 Sold 1948 as Sun Dawn, foundered off Punta Banda 1957
 

254400

YP 635 US Navy Patrol Boat 128 117 1943 Sold 1949 as Corsair, lost 1965
  258895 FS 35 US Army Coastal Freighter 270 114 May-43 Later FP-35, to Alaska as Hygiene
    FS 36 US Army Coastal Freighter 270 114 Jul-43  
    LT 362 US Army Large Tug 275 127 Jan-44 Later Pte John I Hickok, sold 19xx as Columbia, scrapped 1975
  249776 LT 363 US Army Large Tug 275 127 Apr-44 Sold 194x as Commodore, reefed in GoM 1967
    MT 1318 US Army Tractor Tug   26 Feb-44  
    MT 1319 US Army Tractor Tug   26 Feb-44  
    MT 1320 US Army Tractor Tug   26 Feb-44  
    MT 1321 US Army Tractor Tug   26 Feb-44  
    MT 1322 US Army Tractor Tug   26 Mar-44  
    MT 1323 US Army Tractor Tug   26 Mar-44  
    MT 1324 US Army Tractor Tug   26 Mar-44  
    MT 1325 US Army Tractor Tug   26 Mar-44  
    MT 1326 US Army Tractor Tug   26 Apr-44  
    MT 1327 US Army Tractor Tug   26 Apr-44  
    MT 1328 US Army Tractor Tug   26 Apr-44  
    MT 1329 US Army Tractor Tug   26 Apr-44  
    MT 1330 US Army Tractor Tug   26 May-44  
    MT 1331 US Army Tractor Tug   26 May-44  
    MT 1332 US Army Tractor Tug   26 May-44  
    MT 1333 US Army Tractor Tug   26 May-44  
    MT 1334 US Army Tractor Tug   26 Jun-44  
    MT 1335 US Army Tractor Tug   26 Jun-44  
    MT 1336 US Army Tractor Tug   26 Jun-44  
    MT 1337 US Army Tractor Tug   26 Jun-44