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 timcolton@aol.com

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