Zenith Dredge Company, Duluth MN

Most recent update: January 11, 2015.


Zenith Dredge was formed in 1905 as a harbor construction company: it only built ships during WWII.  It was located at the foot of 13th Avenue West, where Georgia Pacific is now, and had two ways, launching northeasterly into Slip #7, which was filled in the 1950s: see the site from the air on Google here.  If anyone can add to the table below, please e-mail me at timcolton@aol.com.

Hull # O.N. Name Customer Type Tons Delivery Disposition
598508 Balsam (WAGL 62) US Coast Guard Tender 935 14-Oct-42 Sold 1977 as f/v Baranof
3 647243 Woodbine (WAGL 289) US Coast Guard Tender 935 17-Nov-42 Scrapped 2007
2 Gentian (WAGL 290) US Coast Guard Tender 935 3-Nov-42 To Colombia 2007 as San Andres, active
4 1121576 Laurel (WAGL 291) US Coast Guard Tender 935 24-Nov-42 Sold 2010 as r/v Coral Vision (Trinidad)
1097357 Sorrel (WAGL 296) US Coast Guard Tender 935 15-Apr-43 Sold 1996 as Fearless
6 Madrona (WAGL 302) US Coast Guard Tender 935 30-May-43 To El Salvador 2002 as Manuel Jose Arce (BL-01), active
7 606117 Tupelo (WAGL 303) US Coast Guard Tender 935 30-Aug-43 Sold 1977 as f/v Courageous
8 YW 85 US Navy Water Tanker 440 1944 Scrapped 1975
9 YW 86 US Navy Water Tanker 440 1944 Sunk as target 2001
10 YW 87 US Navy Water Tanker 440 1944  
11 YW 88 US Navy Water Tanker 440 1944  
12 YW 89 US Navy Water Tanker 440 1944 Sunk as target 1976
13           Not used
14 YW 90 US Navy Water Tanker 440 1944 Scrapped 1975
15 No. 15 Zenith Dredge Barge 200g 1942 NLD 1972
16 Salvia (WAGL 400) US Coast Guard Tender 935 19-Feb-44 Decommissioned 1991, sunk as target
17 Sagebrush (WAGL 399) US Coast Guard Tender 935 1-Apr-44 Decommissioned 1998, reefed 1998
18 Bittersweet (WAGL 389) US Coast Guard Tender 935 11-May-44 To Estonia 1997 as Valvas (PVL 109), active
19 1143702 Bramble (WAGL 392) US Coast Guard Tender 935 22-Apr-44 Decommissioned 2003: now a museum in Port Huron MI
20 Mallow (WAGL 396) US Coast Guard Tender 935 6-Jun-44 Decommissioned 1997, in storage in Curtis Bay
21 Mariposa (WAGL 397) US Coast Guard Tender 935 1-Jul-44 To USN 2000 as training hulk, scrapped 2008
22 Firebush (WAGL 393) US Coast Guard Tender 935 20-Jul-44 To Nigeria 2003 as Nwanba (A-503), active
23 Iris (WAGL 395) US Coast Guard Tender 935 11-Aug-44 Decommissioned 1995, in storage at Suisun Bay
24 1190686 Acacia (WAGL 406) US Coast Guard Tender 935 1-Sep-44 Decommissioned 2006, now a museum in Manistee MI
25 Woodrush (WAGL 407) US Coast Guard Tender 935 22-Sep-44 To Ghana 2001
26 YW 107 US Navy Water Tanker 440 1945 Scrapped 1974
27 930503 YW 108 US Navy Water Tanker 440 1945 Sold 2006 as f/v YW 108 (Mexico)
28 Tunxis (YN 119) US Navy Net Layer 775 28-Mar-45 AN 90, to Venezuela 1955 as Puerto Nutrias (H 02), discarded
29 Waxsaw (YN 120) US Navy Net Layer 775 6-May-45 AN 91, to Venezuela 1963 as Puerto Miranda (H 80), discarded
30 Yazoo (YN 121) US Navy Net Layer 775 31-May-45 AN 92, scrapped 1975
31 YN 122 US Navy Net Layer 775   Cancelled
32 No. 16 Zenith Dredge Barge 383g 1947 Active
33 G.L. 166 GLD&D Barge 200g 1948