Astoria Marine, Astoria OR

Most recent update: June 20, 2014.


Astoria Marine Construction - originally called Astoria Shipbuilding - was started in 1924 by Joe Dyer, the son of a pioneer sawmill family.  It was originally a builder of fishing boats but became a leading builder of pleasure craft, including the Columbia River One Design, or CROD.  The yard, which closed in 2013, is on the east bank of the Lewis and Clark River, at its junction with Jeffers Slough: see it from the air on Google here.  There are a lot of gaps in the table below: if anyone can provide any data, please send it to me at timcolton@aol.com

Hull # O.N. Name/Number Customer Type GT Feet Delivery Disposition
235851 Arrow No. 4 Arrow Tug & Barge Tug 16 43 1937  
Kingfisher Joe Dyer Yacht     1925  
Ruth E H. C. Watkins Yacht  

65

1927  
Louie II   Tug     1929 To USN 1942 as YT 342, sold 1947
230687 B. F. Stone Port of Astoria Tug 30 55 1931  
230941 Tourist No. 3 Astoria North Beach Ferry Ferry 233

108

1931 Later Princess Roxane
234529 Phantom W. Haworth Yacht 27 48 1936  
233653 Joanne A. N. Prouty Yacht 13 35 1935  
237110 Evening Star M. Henderson  Yacht 26

44

1937 NLD
237938 Marymack J. W. McRae Yacht 19

42

1938 Now Merrimac
Pagan Edward Hefty Yacht   53 1938  
Port of Bandon Yacht        
John Day Yacht        
Jean II Dean Webster CROD        
E. Lester Jones USC&GS Survey 150d 88 1939  
995226 Summer Wind David M Schoeggl  Yacht 118

82

1940 Active
240653 Tralee Travis Evans  Fishing 40

55

1941 Active
240785 Evening Henry Fisheries  Fishing 14

43

1941 Active
240918 Pacific Fish Greg Peterson Fishing 23

48

1941 Now Tourmaline
YMS 100 US Navy Minesweeper 278d 137 20-Jun-42 To the USSR 1945 as T 602
YMS 101 US Navy Minesweeper 278d 137 17-Jul-42 Struck 1946
YMS 102 US Navy Minesweeper 278d 137 22-Aug-42 Struck 1947 
YMS 103 US Navy Minesweeper 278d 137 19-Sep-42 Mined off Okinawa and lost 1945
YMS 135 US Navy Minesweeper 278d 137 20-Feb-43 To the USSR 1945 as T 606
YMS 136 US Navy Minesweeper 278d 137 19-Mar-43 Reclassified as Egret (AMS 46), to Brazil 1960 as Jutai (M 14), struck 1969
YMS 137 US Navy Minesweeper 278d 137 17-Apr-43 To Britain 1943 as BYMS 2137, to Italy 1947 as Orchida, later Calisto, still afloat
YMS 138 US Navy Minesweeper 278d 137 7-Jun-43 To Thailand 1947 as Ladea, discarded
YMS 139 US Navy Minesweeper 278d 137 24-Jun-43 To the USSR 1945 as T 594
YMS 140 US Navy Minesweeper 278d 137 12-Aug-43 Sold private 1946 as Salvor, later Salvage Queen and Clearwater
YMS 141 US Navy Minesweeper 278d 137 28-Aug-43 To Britain 1943 as BYMS 2141, to Italy 1947 as Dalia, struck 1966
YMS 142 US Navy Minesweeper 278d 137 30-Sep-43 To Britain 1943 as BYMS 2142, to Italy 1947 as Azalea, struck 1966
MTL 1057 US Army Tug   47 Oct-43  
MTL 1058 US Army Tug   47 Oct-43  
MTL 1059 US Army Tug   47 Oct-43  
MTL 1060 US Army Tug   47 Oct-43  
MTL 1061 US Army Tug   46 Nov-43  
MTL 1062 US Army Tug   46 Nov-43  
MTL 1063 US Army Tug   46 Nov-43  
MTL 1064 US Army Tug   46 Nov-43  
MTL 1065 US Army Tug   46 Nov-43  
MTL 1066 US Army Tug   46 Dec-43  
MTL 1067 US Army Tug   46 Dec-43  
MTL 1068 US Army Tug   46 Dec-43  
MTL 1069 US Army Tug   46 Dec-43  
MTL 1070 US Army Tug   46 Dec-43  
MTL 1071 US Army Tug   46 Dec-43  
YT 312 US Navy Tug   70 1943-44 Destroyed 1948
YT 313 US Navy Tug   70 1943-44 Sold 1946
YT 314 US Navy Tug   70 1943-44 Sold 1947
YT 315 US Navy Tug   70 1943-44 Sold
PCS 1464 US Navy Minesweeper 338d

136

8-Jan-44 Later Medrick (AMc 203), to MARAD 1948
PCS 1465 US Navy Minesweeper 338d

136

15-Feb-44 Later Minah (AMc 204), later AMCU 14, MHC 14, sold 1960
YMS 422 US Navy Minesweeper 278d   27-Sep-44 Reclassified 1947 as Osprey (AMS 28), to Japan 1955 as Yakushima (YTE 10)
YMS 423 US Navy Minesweeper 278d   25-Oct-44 To South Korea 1948 as Kaya San, sunk 1949
YMS 424 US Navy Minesweeper 278d   24-Nov-44 Lost 1945 
YMS 425 US Navy Minesweeper 278d   21-Dec-44 Reclassified 1947 as Siskin (AMS 58), scrapped 1968
YMS 426 US Navy Minesweeper 278d   21-Dec-44 Reclassified 1947 as Siskin (AMS 58), scrapped 1968
YP 623 US Navy Patrol Craft  

128

1944 To MARAD 1947
YP 624 US Navy Patrol Craft  

128

1944 To MARAD 1947
246520 Trask Jon L. Andrews Fishing 83

64

1944 Active
  Shirley Lee   Fishing 83

64

1944 NLD
  Katy Ford   Yacht  

47

1945 NLD
252328 Jimco Jimco Charters Passenger 12

38

1947 NLD
Tom Tom Joe Dyer CROD        
  MSO 428 Dash U.S. Navy Minesweeper 780d   14-Aug-53 Scrapped 1983
  MSO 429 Detector U.S. Navy Minesweeper 780d   26-Jan-54 Scrapped 1983
  MSO 480 Onversaagd U.S. Navy Minesweeper 780d   19-May-54 To the Netherlands as M 884, scrapped 1979
  MSO 481 Onvevreesde U.S. Navy Minesweeper 780d   21-Sep-54 To the Netherlands as M 885, scrapped 1989
  MSO 482 Onverschrokken U.S. Navy Minesweeper 780d   18-Jan-55 To the Netherlands as M 886, torpedo trials ship 1972
267365 Mangoe Thomas Fulkerson Fishing 14

40

1954 Now Rose Marie
276467 Patronilla Bill Forrest Yacht 14

40

1957 NLD
504288 Jeanne Elizabeth Leah Pierce Yacht 27

39

1966 Later McKenzie Lady, now Princess Melissa