Hillstrom Shipbuilding, North Bend and Coos Bay OR

Most recent update: January 19, 2015.


Hillstrom Shipbuilding Company was started in North Bend by Bill Hillstrom in 1940, moved to 912 N. Front Street in Coos Bay after the war and closed in 1979.  If anyone can add to the table below, please send your info to timcolton@aol.com.

Hull # O.N. Original Name or # Original Owner Ship Type GT Feet  Delivery Disposition
Built at North Bend
  P 218 US Army Patrol Boat   105 Jul-43  
  P 219 US Army Patrol Boat   105 Jul-43  
  251489 P 220 US Army Patrol Boat   105 Jul-43 Sold as Hattie D
  251993 BSP 1777 US Army Barge, SP   70 Jul-43 Sold as Grampus
  267981 BSP 1778 US Army Barge, SP   70 Aug-43 Sold as Alix
  276382 BSP 1779 US Army Barge, SP   70 Aug-43 Sold as South Bay
  250720 BSP 1780 US Army Barge, SP   70 Aug-43 Sold as Etolin
  252305 BSP 1781 US Army Barge, SP   70 Aug-43 Sold as Beaver
  ARB C 105362 ? US Navy Crash Boat 140 c100 1943 Later Norman D, Alan
  LT 518 US Army Tug 282 127 Jun-44 Sold as Captain, abandoned in Vietnam
  249867 LT 519 US Army Tug 282 127 Sep-44 Sold 1946 as Sea Fox, scrapped 1975
  Kalama Corps of Engineers Survey Boat   79 1944  
  248586 Cygnet   Fishing Vessel 45 57 1945 Active
  249349 Nel Ron Dic   Fishing Vessel 31 51 1946 Active
  254486 The Goose Knutson Towboat Co Tug 16 36 1947 Active
Built at Coos Bay
  274367 Kawliga   Fishing Vessel 11 33 1952 Active
  276650 Reef Fisher   Fishing Vessel 12 31 1953 Active
  285422 Captain Louie Knutson Towboat Co Tug  28 43 1961 Active
  501228 Kangaroo Michael E Hodges Fishing Vessel 39 50 1965 Now Cape Alitak
  298527 Rustler   Tug  13 43 1965 Later Negotiator, now Dispatcher
  504404 Renegade W S Construction Fishing Vessel 30 50 1966 Active
29 518969 Coos Bay Coos Bay Towboat Co Tug 85 71 1969 Active
30 526744 Betty A   Yacht 118 70 1970 Active
31     Fishing Vessel   78 1970  
32 553846 North Bend Coos Bay Towboat Co Tug 85 66 1973 Active
33 557771 Connie   Fishing Vessel 41 44 1974 Now Ruby Lily
34 582900 Willamette Rebel Manson Construction Offshore Supply 28 41 1977 Now Rebel
35 591482 Sleep Robber Burns Enterprises Fishing Vessel 144 68 1978 Active
36 Elusive MacDonald T&K Fishing Vessel 143 c80  1979  
37 609344 Norselander   Fishing Vessel 145 71  1979 Now Let's Go
38 619796 Nordic Monarch Rasmussen & Ptnrs  Fishing Vessel 989 162  1980 Later Yukon Princess, now Clipper Epic