Lynch Shipbuilding, San Diego CA
(formerly Martinolich Shipbuilding)
Most recent update: October 19, 2016.
This yard had been idle for years when it was acquired and reactivated in 1940 by Martinolich Shipbuilding. Martinolich got into difficulties early, however, and Frank Lynch, who had moved to San Diego from Idaho in 1926 and was in the lumber business, took over the yard in 1941. The yard was at the foot of 28th Street, immediately adjacent to NASSCO, and Lynch sold it to NASSCO in 1948. If anyone can add to the table below, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hull # O.N. Original Name Original Owner Ship Type GT Delivery Disposition Built by Martinolich Shipbuilding 250 Rhea (AMc 58) U.S. Navy Minesweeper 307d 15-Oct-41 To MARAD 1946 251 Ruff (AMc 59) U.S. Navy Minesweeper 307d 15-Oct-41 To MARAD 1946 Built by Lynch Shipbuilding Conte Grande Tuna Seiner 296 1942 To USN 1942 as YP 520, scrapped 1947 258868 AMc 187/APc 45 US Navy Coastal Transport 100d 27-Apr-43 Sold 1949 as Halawai, later Tonquin AMc 188/APc 46 US Navy Coastal Transport 100d 11-Feb-43 Sold 1951 as Retriever, later Pelican, lost 1969 AMc 189/APc 47 US Navy Coastal Transport 100d 9-Jun-43 Fate unknown 255400 AMc 190/APc 48 US Navy Coastal Transport 100d 30-Apr-43 Sold 1946 as Allen Cody, now a yacht AMc 191/APc 49 US Navy Coastal Transport 100d 27-Apr-43 Fate unknown AMc 192/APc 50 US Navy Coastal Transport 100d 9-Jun-43 Fate unknown YNG 37 US Navy Gate Tender 1943 Sold 1947 ATR 35 US Navy Rescue Tug 850d 5-May-44 Disposed of 1946 ATR 36 US Navy Rescue Tug 850d 27-Jul-44 Disposed of 1946 ATR 37 US Navy Rescue Tug 850d 30-Sep-44 Sold 1946 as Beaver ATR 38 US Navy Rescue Tug 850d 15-Nov-44 Disposed of 1946 ATR 39 US Navy Rescue Tug 850d 10-Jan-45 Disposed of 1946 ATR 40 US Navy Rescue Tug 850d 39-Apr-45 Disposed of 1946 104 1047746 Ghost Seawind Fisheries Fishing Vessel 572 1944 Now Sea Bird 249363 West Coast Anthony Mascarenhas Cargo Vessel 199 1946 NLD 250929 Heroic Manuel O. Medina Fishing Vessel 274 1946 NLD 251190 Katie Lou Felix Budzilko Fishing Vessel 296 1946 NLD Illusive (MSO 448) U.S. Navy Minesweeper 780d 14-Nov-53 Scrapped 1993 Impervious (MSO 449) U.S. Navy Minesweeper 780d 15-Jul-54 Scrapped 2002 Enhance (MSO 437) U.S. Navy Minesweeper 780d 16-Apr-55 Scrapped 2000 Esteem (MSO 438) U.S. Navy Minesweeper 780d 10-Sep-55 Scrapped 2000 Storione (MSO 506) U.S. Navy Minesweeper 780d 1-Feb-56 To Italy as M 5434, active Salmone (MSO 507) U.S. Navy Minesweeper 780d 1-Jun-56 To Italy as M 5430, struck 1996