Bellingham Marine, Bellingham WA

(formerly Bellingham Marine Railway & Boatbuilding, Bellingham Iron Works and Bellingham Shipyards)

Most recent update: August 22, 2016.


Bellingham Marine Railway Co. was a boat repair business going back to the early years of the 20th century: it became Bellingham Marine Railway and Boatbuilding Co. in 1921 when they built a new facility on the west side of Whatcom Creek waterway, on Squalicum Creek.  It was owned by O. I. Thorsen and J. G. Brown, who were joined in 1928 by A. S. Nilsen, of Nilsen & Keletz, the Seattle shipbuilders.  In 1941, it became Bellingham Shipyards when it merged with Bellingham Iron Works, and after the war it was renamed Bellingham Marine.  It closed in 1963.  See the yard from the air on Google here The good people of Bellingham have a history project going - visit their web site here.  If anyone can add to the table below, please send your info to timcolton@aol.com.

Hull # O.N. Original Name Original Owner Type Navy Type # Tons Ft. Delivery Disposition
214872 Carlisle II Kitsap Transit Ferry     95 59 1917 Active
  227309 Robert A   Recreational         1928 NLD
228810 Ursa Major   Recreational     54 57 1929 Deleted 2010
  na   Royal Navy Minesweeper BYMS 17 278 136 30-May-42 To China 1948, struck 1976
  na   Royal Navy Minesweeper BYMS 18 278 136 16-Jul-42 To South Korea 1947 as YMS 517
  na   Royal Navy Minesweeper BYMS 19 278 136 8-Aug-42 Mined off Cotrone and lost 1943
  na   Royal Navy Minesweeper BYMS 20 278 136 29-Aug-42 Returned 1946, sold 1947
  na Lincoln Salvor Royal Navy Rescue Ship BARS 9 1,089 213 27-Dec-42 Returned 1946
  na Southampton Salvor Royal Navy Rescue Ship BARS 10 1,089 213 20-Feb-43 Returned 1946
  na Quebec Salvor Royal Navy Rescue Ship BARS 11 1,089 213 24-Feb-44 Retained as USS Valve (ARS 28), struck 1948
  na Queen Salvor Royal Navy Rescue Ship BARS 12 1,089 213 6-Apr-44 Retained as USS Vent (ARS 29), struck 1948
na   US Navy Lighter  YFN 698 170 110 1943 Disposed of 1946
na   US Navy Lighter  YFN 699 170 110 1943 Later YC 1354
na   US Navy Lighter  YFN 700 170 110 1943 Disposed of 1946
na   US Navy Lighter  YFN 701 170 110 1943 Lost 1946
na   US Navy Lighter  YFN 702 170 110 1943 Disposed of 1946
na   US Navy Lighter  YFN 703 170 110 1943 Lost 1946
na   US Navy Lighter  YFN 704 170 110 1943  
na   US Navy Lighter  YFN 705 170 110 1943  
na   US Navy Lighter  YFN 706 170 110 1943  
na   US Navy Lighter  YFN 707 170 110 1943 Later YC 1570, active
  na   US Navy Minesweeper YMS 269 278 136 23-Feb-43 Struck 1946
  253153   US Navy Minesweeper YMS 270 278 136 25-Mar-43 Sold 1946 as Pauline
  na   US Navy Minesweeper YMS 271 278 136 21-Apr-43 Reclassified 1947 as Lorikeet (MSC(O) 49), scrapped 1968
  na   US Navy Minesweeper YMS 272 278 136 28-May-43 To the USSR 1945 as T 597
  na   US Navy Minesweeper YMS 273 278 136 7-Jul-43 To the USSR 1945 as T 598
  253418   US Navy Minesweeper YMS 274 278 136 29-Jul-43 Sold 1946 as Plaxco
  na   US Navy Minesweeper YMS 275 278 136 20-Aug-43 Lost 1945 
  255684   US Navy Minesweeper YMS 276 278 136 22-Sep-43 Sold 1946 as Wolf IV
  na   US Navy Minesweeper YMS 342 278 136 16-Oct-43 Struck 1946
  254858   US Navy Minesweeper YMS 343 278 136 11-Nov-43 Sold 1946 as K. A. Covell
  254445   US Navy Minesweeper YMS 344 278 136 26-Nov-43 Later YDG 6, sold 1946 as Joe M
  na   US Navy Minesweeper YMS 345 278 136 11-Dec-43 Struck 1946
  na   US Navy Sub Chaser PCS 1461 278 136 1-Feb-44 Destroyed by typhoon Louise 9-Oct-45
  na   US Navy Sub Chaser PCS 1462 278 136 15-Mar-44 Completed asYMS 480, later YDG 7, sold 1947
  na   US Navy Sub Chaser PCS 1463 278 136 15-Mar-44 Completed as YMS 481, sunk off Borneo and lost 1945 
  na   US Navy Sub Chaser PCS 1464 278 136 1-Jan-45 Later Medric (AMC 203)
  na   US Navy Sub Chaser PCS 1465 278 136 1-Jan-45 Later Minah (AMC 204)
  na   US Navy Tug ATR 68 850 165 15-May-44 Disposed of 1946
  na   US Navy Tug ATR 69 850 165 8-Jul-44 Disposed of 1946
  na   US Navy Tug ATR 70 850 165 28-Aug-44 Disposed of 1946
  na   US Navy Tug ATR 71 850 165 12-Oct-44 Disposed of 1946
  na   US Navy Tug ATR 72 850 165 25-Nov-44 Disposed of 1946
  na   US Navy Tug ATR 73 850 165 1-Jan-45 Disposed of 1946
  251670   US Navy Minesweeper YMS 410 278 136 18-Sep-44 Sold 1946 as Santa Teresa
  na   US Navy Minesweeper YMS 411 278 136 9-Aug-44 To the Philippines 1947, disposition unknown
  na   US Navy Minesweeper YMS 412 278 136 16-Sep-44 Struck 1946
  na   US Navy Minesweeper YMS 413 278 136 26-Oct-44 To South Korea 1948 as Kwang Chu, struck 1972
na   US Navy  Yard Tug  YTL 430 70 65 1944 Sold 1970
na   US Navy  Yard Tug  YTL 431 70 65 1944 Now a diving platform at PSNSY
na   US Navy  Yard Tug  YTL 432 70 65 1944 Sold 1972
na   US Navy  Yard Tug  YTL 433 70 65 1944 To Cambodia 1973
na   US Navy  Yard Tug  YTL 434 70 65 1944 To be museum ship Eugene H at MINSY
na   US Navy  Yard Tug  YTL 435 70 65 1944 Struck 1979
na   US Navy  Yard Tug  YTL 436 70 65 1944 Struck 1970
na   US Navy  Yard Tug  YTL 437 70 65 1944 To France 1953 as Cygne
932518   US Navy  Yard Tug  YTL 583 70 65 1945 Sold 1985, later Dry Pass, Dixie Star, now No 5
na   US Navy  Yard Tug  YTL 584 70 65 1945 To Taiwan 1964
na   US Navy  Yard Tug  YTL 585 70 65 1945 To Taiwan 1964
na   US Navy  Yard Tug  YTL 586 70 65 1945 To Vietnam 1971
536304   US Navy  Yard Tug  YTL 587 70 65 1945 Sold 1969, now Fury
1218705   US Navy  Yard Tug  YTL 588 70 65 1945 Sold, now barge Millewa
na   US Navy  Yard Tug  YTL 589 70 65 1945 To Uruguay 1965
na   US Navy  Yard Tug  YTL 590 70 65 1945 To Vietnam 1963
na   US Navy  Yard Tug  YTL 591 70 65 1945 Sold 1985
na   US Navy  Yard Tug  YTL 592 70 65 1945 To Vietnam 1963
na   US Navy Lighter  YFN 925 170 110 1944 Later YC 1511, active
na   US Navy Lighter  YFN 926 170 110 1944 Lost 1945
na   US Navy Lighter  YFN 927 170 110 1944 Later YC 1547, scrapped 1999
na   US Navy Lighter  YFN 928 170 110 1944  
na   US Navy Lighter  YFN 929 170 110 1944  
na   US Navy Lighter  YFN 930 170 110 1944  
na   US Navy Lighter  YFN 931 170 110 1944  
na   US Navy Lighter  YFN 932 170 110 1944  
na   US Navy Lighter  YFN 933 170 110 1944  
na   US Navy Lighter  YFN 934 170 110 1944  
na   US Navy Lighter  YFN 935 170 110 1944  
na   US Navy Lighter  YFN 936 170 110 1944  
na   US Navy Lighter  YFN 937 170 110 1944  
na   US Navy Lighter  YFN 938 170 110 1944 Later YC 1343
na   US Navy Lighter  YFN 939 170 110 1944  
251356   US Navy Tank Barge  YO 216 220 165 1946 Cancelled, completed as Foss 96, now Rollie
253421   US Navy Tank Barge  YO 217 220 165 1946 Cancelled, completed as Foss 97, now Amix IX (Canada O.N. 809672)
270154   US Navy Patrol Craft  YP 641 403 117 1945 Sold as Del Sur, San Joaquin 1956, Katherine M 1972, derelict 1991
256409   US Navy Patrol Craft  YP 642 403 117 1945 Sold 1949 as Helen Ann, burnt 1958
536292 Calico   Fishing Vessel     234 125 1943 Deleted 1990
543958 Ex-YTL ?   Tug     52 61 1944 Later Shad W. Sanders, Doris L, now Doris
532533 Ex-YTL ?   Tug     50 61 1944 Later Pronto, now Seaway 2
1119218 Ex-YFN ?   Freight Barge     149 110 1944 Later H, now YC 1
512027 Ex-YFN ??   Freight Barge     336 110 1944 Later KC 41
280477 Seafisher   Passenger     12 36 1945 Deleted
258139 Arline   Fishing Vessel     40 50 1949 Active
258247 Nancy Rose   Fishing Vessel     48 50 1949 Active
257779 St. Peter   Fishing Vessel     40 50 1949 Deleted 2002
260117 St. Peter   Fishing Vessel     44 50 1950 Active
262266 Yankee   Fishing Vessel     51 50 1951 Now Tlingit Lady
266209 Tormentor V   Recreational     29 45 1953 Later Sea Bell, deleted 2007
267862 Little Mo   Tug     10 32 1954 Deleted 2004
  na Berneval French Navy Minesweeper MSO 450 780 172 23-Dec-53 M 613, struck 1987
  na Bir Hacheim French Navy Minesweeper MSO 451 780 172 24-Feb-54 M 614, to Uruguay 1970 as Maldonado (MS 33): scrapped 1979
  na Garigliano French Navy Minesweeper MSO 452 780 172 29-Apr-54 M 617, sunk as target 1996
  na Alencon French Navy Minesweeper MSO 453 780 172 23-Jun-54 M 612, struck 1983
  na Dompaire French Navy Minesweeper MSO 454 780 172 23-Jun-54 M 616, struck 1987
  na My Tho French Navy Minesweeper MSO 475 780 172 1-Dec-53 M 615, struck 1989
  na Can Tho French Navy Minesweeper MSO 476 780 172 1-Oct-54 M 618, struck 1987
  na Vinh Long French Navy Minesweeper MSO 477 780 172 5-Jan-55 M 619, scrapped 1992
  na Sao Jorge Portuguese Navy Minesweeper MSO 478 780 172 30-Apr-54 M 415, discarded 1973
  na Pico Portuguese Navy Minesweeper MSO 479 780 172 18-Jun-54 M 416, discarded 1973, sunk in Ostend harbor
  na Olno Italian Navy Minesweeper MSO 133 390 144 30-Mar-54 M 5512, scrapped 1980
  na Pino Italian Navy Minesweeper MSO 134 390 144 13-May-54 M 5514, scrapped 1989
  na Pioppo Italian Navy Minesweeper MSO 135 390 144 30-Jun-54 M 5515, scrapped 1980
  na Platano Italian Navy Minesweeper MSO 136 390 144 9-Sep-54 M 5516, struck 1990
  na Quercia Italian Navy Minesweeper MSO 137 390 144 4-Nov-54 M 5517, struck 1981
  na Muhafiz Pakistani Navy Minesweeper MSO 138 390 144 6-Feb-55 M 163, sunk by Indian Navy 1971
  na Lagen Norwegian Navy Minesweeper MSO 498 780 172 27-Sep-55 M 950, to Belgium 1966 as A.F. Dufour (M 903), scrapped 2002
  na Nansen Norwegian Navy Minesweeper MSO 499 780 172 1-Nov-55 M 951, to Belgium 1966 as De Brouwer (M 904), scrapped 2002
  na Berlaimont French Navy Minesweeper MSO 500 780 172 12-Dec-55 M 620, struck 1989
  na Origny French Navy Minesweeper MSO 501 780 172 23-Jan-56 M 621, converted to A 640 in 1962
  na Autun French Navy Minesweeper MSO 502 780 172 14-Mar-56 M 622, scrapped 1985
  na Vireo U.S. Navy Minesweeper MSC 205 390 144 7-Jun-55 To Fiji 1976 as Kiro (M 205): discarded 1985
  na Warbler U.S. Navy Minesweeper MSC 206 390 144 23-Jul-55 To Fiji 1976 as Kula (M 206): discarded 1990
  na Whippoorwill U.S. Navy Minesweeper MSC 207 390 144 20-Oct-55 To Singapore 1975 as Jupiter (M101): discarded 1990
  na Widgeon U.S. Navy Minesweeper MSC 208 390 144 16-Nov-55 Scrapped 1974
  na Woodpecker U.S. Navy Minesweeper MSC 209 390 144 3-Feb-56 To Fiji 1976 as Kikau (M 204): discarded 1990
  na Zambales Philippine Navy Minesweeper MSC 218 390 144 15-Feb-56 Struck 1979
  na Zamboanga del Norte Philippine Navy Minesweeper MSC 219 390 144 3-Apr-56 Struck 1979
  na Jucar Spanish Navy Minesweeper MSC 220 390 144 4-Jun-56 M 23, active
  na Omosund Danish Navy Minesweeper MSC 221 390 144 23-May-56 Struck 1982
676231 C-103967 U.S. Navy       15 36 1956 Now fishing vessel Oosik
523486 Cin-Mar   Unidentified     9 34 1956 Deleted 2008
273804 Kemo Sabay Peter Kink Fishing Vessel     46 49 1957 Deleted 2010
273805 Patty J S. A. Johnson Fishing Vessel     46 49 1957 Deleted 2010
273844 Yankee Paul Glenovich Fishing Vessel     46 49 1957 Later Rebound, now Sea Fury
273845 Yankee Boy Robert Glenovich Fishing Vessel     46 49 1957 Active
274080 Yankee Girl John Glenovich Fishing Vessel     46 49 1957 Deleted
  na Samsun Turkish Navy Minesweeper MSC 268 390 144 30-Sep-58 M 510, active
  na Ebro Spanish Navy Minesweeper MSC 269 390 144 19-Dec-58 M 26, struck 2005
  na Sinop Turkish Navy Minesweeper MSC 270 390 144 23-Jan-59 M 511, struck 2004
  na Surmene Turkish Navy Minesweeper MSC 271 390 144 27-Mar-59 M 512, active
  na Seddulbahir Turkish Navy Minesweeper MSC 272 390 144 24-Apr-59 M 513, active
  na Munsif Pakistani Navy Minesweeper MSC 273 390 144 25-Jun-59 Struck 1979
  na Mukhtar Pakistani Navy Minesweeper MSC 274 390 144 25-Jun-59 Struck 1995
  na Shahbaz Iranian Navy Minesweeper MSC 275 390 144 22-Nov-59 M 32, lost by fire 1975
  na Shahrokh Iranian Navy Minesweeper MSC 276 390 144 28-Oct-59 M 31, active
  na Cove U.S. Navy Minesweeper MSI 1 232 112 20-Nov-58 Scrapped 1984
  na Cape U.S. Navy Minesweeper MSI 2 232 112 27-Feb-59 To Johns Hopkins 1970, returned 1985, sold 1992, active
285281 Admiral Donald J. Newman Fishing Vessel     53 50 1961 Active