Pacific Boatbuilding, Tacoma WA

Most recent update: June 3, 2014.


Pacific Boatbuilding was founded in 1937 by Arne Strom and Haldor Dahl, who were also co-owners of Tacoma Boatbuilding.  The yard was at 759 Port of Tacoma Road, where the container terminal is now.  In 1945 John & Robert Brescovich, the owners of Puget Sound Boatbuilding, bought it and started a pleasure boat division, producing small aluminium cruisers up to about 30 ft long, with production of larger vessels then being concentrated at Puget Sound Boatbuilding.  If you can add to the table, please send your info to timcolton@aol.com

Hull # O.N. Original Name Original Owner Type Tons Feet Built Disposition
  241146 Cape Flattery C., L. & S. Jangard Fishing 102 71 1941 Later Bebop
  241744 Oceanic Oceanic Fisheries Fishing 117 75 1942  
  241745 Victory   Fishing 117 75 1942 Active
  242056 Corregidor J. Jerkovich Fishing 119 75 1942  
    YC 865 US Navy Open Lighter 138 110 1942  
    YC 866 US Navy Open Lighter 138 110 1942  
    YC 867 US Navy Open Lighter 138 110 1942  
    YC 868 US Navy Open Lighter 138 110 1942  
    YC 869 US Navy Open Lighter 138 110 1942 Lost 1945
    YC 870 US Navy Open Lighter 138 110 1942  
    YC 871 US Navy Open Lighter 138 110 1942  
    YC 872 US Navy Open Lighter 138 110 1942  
  243318 Shield   Recreational 20 38 1943  
    TP 231 US Army Tug, Harbor   97 1944 Later Sea Giant, La Brise, Seaspan Breeze, now Breeze (Canada)
    TP 232 US Army Tug, Harbor   97 1944 Sold 1948 as Helena, Mac Cluer 1953
    ST 381 US Army Tug   73 11/43-3/44  
    ST 382 US Army Tug   73 11/43-3/44  
    ST 383 US Army Tug   73 11/43-3/44  
    ST 384 US Army Tug   73 11/43-3/44  
    ST 385 US Army Tug   73 11/43-3/44  
    ST 386 US Army Tug   73 11/43-3/44  
    ST 468 US Army Tug   73 1/44-3/44  
    ST 469 US Army Tug   73 1/44-3/44  
    ST 470 US Army Tug   73 1/44-3/44  
    ST 471 US Army Tug   73 1/44-3/44  
    ST 472 US Army Tug   73 1/44-3/44  
    ST 473 US Army Tug   73 1/44-3/44  
    BSP 3131 US Army Barge, SP   88 12/44-3/45  
    BSP 3132 US Army Barge, SP   88 12/44-3/45  
    BSP 3133 US Army Barge, SP   88 12/44-3/45  
  246212 Liberator   Fishing 163 78 1944 Now Pioneer [USCG: builder Bert Broback]
  246595 Sea Spray   Fishing 135 78 1944 Later Southern Explorer, existence in doubt 1991
  1108121 Barren Islands   Fishing 145 81 1944  
  249559 Dorothea   Fishing 199 82 1945  
  na Fanney Govt. of Iceland Fishing   85 1945  
  250121 Tacoma   Fishing  112 71 1946 Later Northwyn, now Tacoma
    New Esperia   Fishing     1946  
    Sun Rocket Sun Harbor Packing Fishing   112 1946  
    Sun Voyager Sun Harbor Packing Fishing   112 1947  
    Sun King Sun Harbor Packing Fishing 269 112 1947 Lost 1986
    Johnny B   Fishing 145 81 1948  
  255962 Julia B Spiro Babich Fishing 67 62 1948 Later Highlander, now Sarah Hannah
    Pan Pacific Andrew Kuliis Fishing   103 1948  
    Pacific   Fishing     1949  
  257604 Dreamland Paul Martinis Fishing 75 66 1949  
  258175 Maria Rose Mato Ivanovich Fishing 55 50 1949 Later Mount Pavlof
  260225 New Georgia Tony & John Kuliis Fishing 40 50 1950 Later Little Lady, Ilse, Lively Jane
  524645 John M. Manning F & W S Research   86 1950 Sold c1970 as R B Hendrickson, sank 1979 
29 MSC 116 Bleuet French Navy Minesweeper 390   10-Nov-53 M 670, sold 1983
  MSC 117 Eglantine French Navy Minesweeper 390   16-Feb-54 M 675, scrapped 1985
  MSC 118 Glycine French Navy Minesweeper 390   7-Apr-54 M 679, scrapped 1985