Prothero Boat Co., Seattle WA

(also known as Prothero Bros. and including Prothero & McDonald [1929-1942])

Most recent update: September 17, 2016.


The Prothero Boat Company was started in 1870 and closed in 1959.  Between 1929 and 1942, the Protheros were joined by Ernest McDonald and the name was changed to Prothero & McDonald Boat Co.  The shipyard was on the west side of Lake Union, at 2046 Westlake Drive W., where the Electric Boat Company is today: see the site from the air on Google 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 GT Ft. Built Disposition
  229826 Mickey   Fishing Vessel 9 33 1930 Active
  231002 Allure   Recreational 20 42 1931 Later Santa Guadalupe, Allure
  231719 Sonsie   Recreational 14 37 1932 NLD
  233158 Trixter   Recreational 14 33 1934 Active
    Q 48 US Army Launch     1942  
    Q 51 US Army Launch     1942  
  274565 ST 379 US Army Tug 23 52 Jun-43 Later CivAir 21, Skookum
    ST 380 US Army Tug   52 Jul-43  
  269022 ST 388 US Army Tug 16 52 Jul-43 Later Arlington
  246044 Ursus   Fishing Vessel 12 32 1944 NLD
  246195 Roberta Irving Stamnes Freighter 56 58 1944 NLD
  248401 Alrita   Fishing Vessel 72 63 1945 NLD
  248589 Coral Sea   Fishing Vessel 35 48 1945 Later Ginny Lee
  250226 Vigorous   Fishing Vessel 56 58 1946 NLD
  253755 Connie Halvorson Towing Tug 39 55 1947 Later Kinnickinnic, Yeomalt, now Susan H
  261837 P & T Pioneer Pope & Talbot Recreational 59 60 1951 Now Pacific Pioneer
  265385 Sierra Madre Mick Vodjokovich Fishing Vessel 52 50 1953 NLD
  271314 Alcyone   Recreational 29 57 1956 Active
  271816 Peniel   Recreational 14 40 1956 NLD
  273547 Lakesider Lakeside Gravel Recreational 12 34 1957 Now Heron
  276632 Seven Seas   Fishing Vessel 73 58 1958 Later Sierra Seas, now St. Francis