Ballard Marine Railway, Seattle WA

(now Pacific Fishermen Shipyard & Electric, LLC)

Most recent update: September 24, 2018.


Ballard Marine Railway (and the related company, Ballard Shipbuilding) was a significant small shipyard from the 19th century through WWII.  It was located at the foot of 24th Avenue NW, where the Pacific Fishermen shipyard is today.  It was taken over in 1946 by Pacific Fishermen, a collective of Ballard fishermen who wanted control over who repaired their boats.  Visit them at www.pacificfishermen.com and see the yard from the air on Google here.  Will anyone who can add to the table below, please send your info to timcolton@aol.com

Hull #

O.N. Original Name Original Owner Type GT Ft. Built Disposition
Built by Ballard Marine Railway
  3488 Bailey Gatzert   Ferry 560 177 1890  
  209855 Hydra   Fishing Vessel 31 48 1912 Active
  212310 Miss Debbri   Fishing Vessel 25 44 1914 Active
  216193 T. C. Reed American Tugboat Cargo Vessel 277 199 1918 NLD
  216542 Salmon King Alaska Packers Assoc. Fishing Vessel 1,377 202 1918 Later H. B. Lovejoy
  221172 Creosote   Tug 31 50 1921 Active
  224527 Deception Pass   Fishing Vessel 63 64 1924 Active
  224680 Mahoe Hawaiian T & B Tug 231 111 1925 Said, at the time, to be the world's largest diesel tug
  226195 Sultan   Fishing Vessel 14 38 1926 Active
  226921 El Mistico   Recreational 20 43 1927 Active
  228291 Mikimiki Hawaiian T & B Tug 264 115 1928  
    BYMS 25 US Navy Minesweeper 278d 136 14-Jul-42 Returned 1946, sold 1947
    BYMS 26 US Navy Minesweeper 278d 136 22-Aug-42 Sold 1946 as car ferry, later Jacques Cousteau's research ship Calypso
    BYMS 27 US Navy Minesweeper 278d 136 20-Sep-42 To Italy 1947 as Oleandro, struck 1966
    BYMS 28 US Navy Minesweeper 278d 136 29-Oct-42 To Egypt 1949 as Arish, discarded 1970
    YMS 326 US Navy Minesweeper 278d 136 15-Mar-43 Struck 1946
    YMS 327 US Navy Minesweeper 278d 136 19-Apr-43 Reclassified 1947 as Ruff (AMS 54), sold 1969
  290117 YMS 328 US Navy Minesweeper 278d 136 26-May-43 Sold 1946, to John Wayne in 1965 as Wild Goose, now a dinner cruise boat in Newport Beach CA
    YMS 329 US Navy Minesweeper 278d 136 3-Jul-43 Scuttled 1948
    YMS 330 US Navy Minesweeper 278d 136 6-Aug-43 To Korea 1948 as Kang Kyong, scrapped 1963
    YMS 331 US Navy Minesweeper 278d 136 10-Sep-43 Struck 1946
    YMS 332 US Navy Minesweeper 278d 136 12-Oct-43 To the USSR 1945 as T-611, scrapped 1956
    YMS 333 US Navy Minesweeper 278d 136 2-Dec-43 Struck 1946
    PCS 1457 US Navy Sub Chaser 245d 136 26-Feb-44 Later John Blish (AGS 10, then AGSC 10), scrapped 1950
    PCS 1458 US Navy Sub Chaser 245d 136 17-May-44 Later Derickson, sold 1948
    YP 635 US Navy Patrol Craft 403d 117 1945 To USFWS 1948 as Hugh M. Smith, to Am. Samoa 1963, to Philippine MMA 1965 as Habagat, wrecked 1969
    YP 636 US Navy Patrol Craft 403d 117 1945 Lost 1946
Built by Pacific Fishermen
  284991 Northern Light II   Fishing Vessel 59 50 1961 Now Cinnamon Girl
  292022 Jerilyn Peter Jack, Sr. Fishing Vessel 41 49 1963 Active
  293252 Mary D   Fishing Vessel 41 49 1963 Now Julie Ann
  298580 Cape Falcon John M. Kristovich Fishing Vessel 42 49 1965 Active
  504144 Sea Ern Sea Ern Llc Fishing Vessel 197 106 1966 Active
  506261 Tempest Northwest Tempest Fishing Vessel 174 106 1966 Active
  506986 Shellfish J & R Dooley Shellfish Fishing Vessel 196 92 1967 Active
  508212 Viking Queen Icicle Seafoods Fishing Vessel 195 103 1967 Active
6 511315 Amatuli Amatuli Fishing Fishing Vessel 197 103 1967 Active
  Dauntless   Fishing Vessel 194 109 1967  
  Teejin   Fishing Vessel 194 109 1967  
  512076 North Star   Fishing Vessel 194 109 1967 Later Pacific Star, Tugidak, now Silver Bay
9 513354 Tuxedni Trident Seafoods Fishing Vessel 187 101 1968 Active
  522574 Valiant Bowlden Inc Fishing Vessel 195 105 1969 Active
11 523762 Confidence Haerling Enterprises Fishing Vessel 182 90 1969 Active
  523787 Endeavor   Fishing Vessel 198 89 1969 Sank 1983
  Resolution   Fishing Vessel 198 89 1969  
  523458 Seaview Alf O. Sorvik Fishing Vessel 197 98 1969 Sank 1986
  525956 Adventure L F K Inc Fishing Vessel 188 90 1970 Active
  526037 Discovery   Fishing Vessel 199 81 1970 Now Elizabeth F