General Ship, East Boston MA

Most recent update: July 23, 2014.


General Ship & Engine Works was started in 1932 by Carl Hedblom, a Danish immigrant, and his son, Byron Hedblom, in a portion of the property used by the Bertelsen & Petersen shipyard, but in 1936 the company moved to the site of Donald McKay's shipyard on Border Street, where so many famous clipper ships were built.  The yard changed hands several times and closed in 1991.  See the shipyard from the air on Google here.  If anyone can provide any additional information for the table below, please e-mail it to me at timcolton@aol.com.

Hull # O.N.

Original Name

Original Owner

Type

Type # GT Built Disposition
232868 Luzitania Empire Petroleum Tanker 288 1934  
na Birch U.S. Coast Guard Tender WAGL 256 137 1939 Sold 1964
401 240877 Hudson Electric Ferry Co. Ferry 569 Jul-41 To USN as Gould Island (YFB 31), later Hudson, Chester, scrapped 1979
402 272189 Port Clyde U.S. Mar. Comm. Tug V2-ME-A1 461 200 Feb-42 To USA 1942 as LTC William R. Kendricks, later Resolute, scrapped
403 251637 Port Huron U.S. Mar. Comm. Tug V2-ME-A1 462 200 Feb-42 To USA 1942 as LTC Herbert L. Kidwell, later Port Huron, Dalzelloch, Dalzellido, Joan McAllister, scrapped
404 242176 St. George Electric Ferry Co. Ferry 569 1942 Later Bridgeport, Jamestown
405 244160 Moose Peak U.S. Mar. Comm. Tug V4-M-A1 613 1,117 Aug-43 To Mexico 1969 as R 4, foundered 1974
406 244458 Boon Island U.S. Mar. Comm. Tug V4-M-A1 614 1,117 Oct-43 Sank off Point Arena 1976
407 244465 Gay Head U.S. Mar. Comm. Tug V4-M-A1 615 1,117 Dec-43 Scrapped 1977
408 245021 Bodie Island U.S. Mar. Comm. Tug V4-M-A1 616 1,117 Dec-43 Scrapped 1973
409 245575 Great Isaac U.S. Mar. Comm. Tug V4-M-A1 617 1,117 Apr-44 Sank following collision near Barnegat Light 1947
410 245584 Tybee U.S. Mar. Comm. Tug V4-M-A1 618 1,117 May-44 Scrapped 1978
  na Fret Dutch Navy Frigate PCE 1604 975 4-May-54 F 818: scrapped 1998
  na Hermelijn Dutch Navy Frigate PCE 1605 975 5-Aug-54 F 819: scrapped 1997
  na Vos Dutch Navy Frigate PCE 1606 975 2-Dec-54 F 820: scrapped 1998
  250946 Frederick M Gahagan Dredging Tug     45 1946  
  251218 Janelle Ardo I. Garvin II Tanker     47 1946 Later Neptune
  278567 Alice Jane John J. Kavanagh Recreational     87 1959 Later fireboat City of Portland
  na No name U.S. Navy Landing Craft LCU 1627 190 1967 Active
  na No name U.S. Navy Landing Craft LCU 1628 190 1967 Later ASDV 3, active
  na No name U.S. Navy Landing Craft LCU 1631 190 1968 Active
  na No name U.S. Navy Landing Craft LCU 1632 190 1968 Active
  na No name U.S. Navy Landing Craft LCU 1633 190 1968 Active
  na No name U.S. Navy Landing Craft LCU 1634 190 1968 Active
  na No name U.S. Navy Landing Craft LCU 1635 190 1968 Active
  na No name U.S. Navy Landing Craft LCU 1636 190 1968 Later YFB 88, sold 1997 as Beach Lander, now Pacific Lander
  na Manassas U.S. Army Landing Craft LCU 1667 190 1974 Sold 2006
  na Belleau Wood U.S. Army Landing Craft LCU 1668 190 1974 Sold 2003 as Thor's Hammer
  na Marseilles U.S. Army Landing Craft LCU 1669 190 1974 To Marshall Islands 2000, wrecked 2003
  na San Isidro U.S. Army Landing Craft LCU 1670 190 1974 Sold 2003
347 na Hayward Corps of Engineers Salvage Vessel     385 Jan-75 Active