Olson & Winge, Seattle WA

Most recent update: January 21, 2015.


Olson & Winge Marine Works was formed in 1941 by Oscar E. Olson and Carl B. Winge, who had both worked for King & Winge, a yard started in 1899 by Carl's uncle, Albert Winge, a Norwegian immigrant, and Thomas King.  After WWI, Winge moved to California and Olson partnered with Norman C. Sunde in the shipbuilding firm Olson & Sunde Marine Works.  With the coming of war, they joined forces as Olson & Winge, in a yard that was located on the Lake Washington Ship Canal.  Its address was 4125 Burns Avenue Northwest, which doesn't exist today but which was at the foot of 8th Avenue Northwest, where Marine Fluid Systems is now.  The yard devoted its production facilities completely to the war effort, primarily doing conversion and repair work, but they also built the boats listed below.  After the war, Olson & Winge switched to the commercial market but closed in the late 1940s. 

Hull # O.N. Original Name or # Original Owner Type Tons Ft. Built Disposition
    J 258 US Army Launch   40 Nov-41  
  255306 J 259 US Army Launch   40 Nov-41 Sold as Barracuda
  254567 J 260 US Army Launch   40 Nov-41 Sold as A. F. & F. P. 1, later Tradewind
  264218 J 261 US Army Launch   40 Nov-41 Sold as Danny J
  255816 J 262 US Army Launch   40 Nov-41 Sold as Nancy S, later Nanuk
  259672 J 263 US Army Launch   40 Nov-41 Sold as Witch
  256249 J 279 US Army Launch   40 Jan-42 Sold as Audrey V
  257895 J 280 US Army Launch   40 Jan-42 Sold as Bluefin
  242618 Kimberly Dee Albert A. Jackson Fishing Vessel 17 38 1942 Later Reanna, Bergensgute
    YC 836 US Navy Open Lighter 138 110 1942  
    YC 837 US Navy Open Lighter 138 110 1942 Lost 1946
    YC 838 US Navy Open Lighter 138 110 1942  
    YC 839 US Navy Open Lighter 138 110 1942  
    YC 840 US Navy Open Lighter 138 110 1942  
    YC 841 US Navy Open Lighter 138 110 1942 To MARAD 1947
    YC 842 US Navy Open Lighter 138 110 1942 To MARAD 1947
    YFN 469 US Navy Covered Lighter 138 110 1943 To MARAD 1947
    YFN 470 US Navy Covered Lighter 138 110 1943 To MARAD 1947
    YFN 471 US Navy Covered Lighter 138 110 1943 To MARAD 1947
    YFN 472 US Navy Covered Lighter 138 110 1943 To MARAD 1947
    YFN 473 US Navy Covered Lighter 138 110 1943 To MARAD 1947
    YFRN 832 US Navy Covered Lighter 138 110 1943  
    YFRN 833 US Navy Covered Lighter 138 110 1943 To MARAD 1946
    YFRN 834 US Navy Covered Lighter 138 110 1943 To MARAD 1946
    YFRN 835 US Navy Covered Lighter 138 110 1943 To MARAD 1946
    YFRN 836 US Navy Covered Lighter 138 110 1943 To MARAD 1946
    YFRN 837 US Navy Covered Lighter 138 110 1943 To MARAD 1946
    YFRN 838 US Navy Covered Lighter 138 110 1943 To MARAD 1946
    YFRN 839 US Navy Covered Lighter 138 110 1943 To MARAD 1946
    YFRN 840 US Navy Covered Lighter 138 110 1943 To MARAD 1946
    YFRN 841 US Navy Covered Lighter 138 110 1943 To MARAD 1946
    CG 50054 US Coast Guard Harbor Patrol Boat   50 1943  
    CG 50055 US Coast Guard Harbor Patrol Boat   50 1943  
    CG 50056 US Coast Guard Harbor Patrol Boat   50 1943  
    CG 50057 US Coast Guard Harbor Patrol Boat   50 1943