Wilmington Boat Works, Wilmington CA

Most recent update: June 1, 2016.


Wilmington Boat Works, Inc., or WILBO, was started by Hugh Angelman, Willard Buchanan and Tom Smith in 1920.  The yard was at Berths 193-195 on Yacht Street.  The table below is far from complete: if anyone can tell me more or 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
    Little Warrior         1920  
    Deep Water         1920  
    Jubilo   Motor Sailer   40 1920 Active
  220009 Leta D   Fishing 14 38 1920  
  221080 Gladiator   Fishing 26 49 1921  
  249446 Advance   Fishing 14 45 1922  
  222839 Captain William   Tug 65 77 1923 Later ST 577
    Bali   Schooner   55 1924 Bought by F. W. Murnau in 1929 and used for filming "Tabu" (1931)
  226457 Pasada Manana Lee A. Phillips Yacht 114 91 1927 To USA 1944 as Q 109, sold 1946, renamed Polaris 1957, to USGS 1966 as r/v, active in SF Bay
  228529 Sobre Las Olas   Yacht 122 105 1929 To USN 1941 as YP 131, sold 1945, later owned by J. Paul Getty, active
  229851 Endymion Donald W. Douglas  Sloop 38 54 1930  
  229988 Samoor   Yacht 15 40 1930  
    Angelita   Aux. Sloop   32 1930  
    Caprice   Sloop   23 1930  
    Bounty   Replica   35 193_  
    Pirate Tommy Lee          
  230525 Bodacious   Yacht 17 40 1931  
  230654 Joyita   Yacht 72 69 1931 To USN 1941 as YP 108, sold 1946
  234249 Viajera   Passenger 39 57 1935  
  234484 Santana W. L. Stewart Schooner 18 47 1935  
  587386 Sea Witch   Yacht 11 36 1937  
  237468 Serenade Jascha Heifetz Sloop 23 50 1938  
  238619 Chubasco   Aux. Yawl 29 46 1939  
  276608 Resolute   Passenger 15 39 1939  
    Sea Rover Hugh M. Angelman Ketch 11 36 1941  
  260964 Leeway   Yacht 9 30 1942  
    SC 1053 US Navy Sub Chaser 136 110 17-Mar-43 Reclassified PGM 4 1943, to FLC 1947
    SC 1054 US Navy Sub Chaser 136 110 6-Apr-43 To USCG 1945 as Air Ruff (WAVR 460)
  257294 SC 1055 US Navy Sub Chaser 136 110 10-May-43 To USCG 1945 as Air Sheldrake (WAVR 461), later DeEtta
    SC 1056 US Navy Sub Chaser 136 110 15-Jun-43 Reclassified PGM 5, to FLC 1947
    SC 1366 US Navy Sub Chaser 136 110 12-Aug-43 Reclassified PGM 8, to FLC 1947
    SC 1367 US Navy Sub Chaser 136 110 10-Sep-43 To USCG 1945 as Air Waxwing (WAVR 478)
  254669 SC 1368 US Navy Sub Chaser 136 110 13-Oct-43 Sold 1948 as Pacific Surveyor
    SC 1369 US Navy Sub Chaser 136 110 12-Nov-43 To USCG 1945 as Air Willet (WAVR 479)
  681344 TP 126 US Army Harbor Tug 134 96 Mar-44 Later Challenger, sank in Juneau AK 2015
    TP 127 US Army Harbor Tug 134 96 Apr-44  
    TP 128 US Army Harbor Tug 134 96 May-44  
    TP 129 US Army Harbor Tug 134 96 Jun-44  
    TP 130 US Army Harbor Tug 134 96 Jul-44  
    TP 131 US Army Harbor Tug 134 96 Aug-44  
  251870 P 518 US Army Rescue Boat 85d 85 Jun-44 Later Flying Shark
  256911 P 519 US Army Rescue Boat   85 Jun-44 Later Viking, Alaskan Song
  252576 P 520 US Army Rescue Boat 97g 85 Jul-44 Later Brigand
    P 521 US Army Rescue Boat   85 Jul-44  
  252762 P 522 US Army Rescue Boat   85 Aug-44 Later Vanities, Thunder Cloud, Dry Martini
  255689 P 523 US Army Rescue Boat   85 Aug-44 Later Thunderbird
  252985 P 524 US Army Rescue Boat   85 Sep-44 Later Thunderer
    P 525 US Army Rescue Boat   85 Sep-44  
    Black Dolphin   Ketch 18 32 1944 Later Island Girl, Bettina
  240818 Aquila   Fishing 35 47 1944 Later Leona B
  245712 Sam   Fishing 12 33 1944  
  246373 Vandal   Yacht 27 45 1944  
  258315 Sunbeam   Passenger 11 36 1944  
  249952 Sirius   Passenger 14 38 1946  
  250183 Sport King   Passenger 63 61 1946  
  250400 Patsy-K   Passenger 13 45 1946  
  250425 Gen. Patton   Fishing 22 38 1946  
  250708 Tim-O   Passenger 13 45 1946  
  933728 Sea Belle   Yacht 20 35 1946  
  251851 Speed King   Passenger 13 45 1947  
  252966 Toyon   Passenger 14 48 1947  
  253130 Marie Celine   Yacht 23 40 1947  
  253411 Little Star   Fishing 11 32 1947  
  256087 Jackie Rae   Fishing 21 40 1948  
  na Implicit (MSO 455) U.S. Navy Minesweeper 780d   10-Mar-54 To Taiwan 1995 as Yung Ky
  na Inflict (MSO 456) U.S. Navy Minesweeper 780d   11-May-54 Scrapped 1992
  na Loyalty (MSO 457) U.S. Navy Minesweeper 780d   11-Jun-54 Scrapped 1973
  na Pivot (MSO 463) U.S. Navy Minesweeper 780d   12-Jul-54 To Spain 1974 as Guadalmedina (M 42)
  na Pluck (MSO 464) U.S. Navy Minesweeper 780d   11-Aug-54 Scrapped 1992
  na Prestige (MSO 465) U.S. Navy Minesweeper 780d   11-Sep-54 Scrapped 1971
  na Prime (MSO 466) U.S. Navy Minesweeper 780d   11-Oct-54 Scrapped 1976
  na Reaper (MSO 467) U.S. Navy Minesweeper 780d   10-Nov-54 Scrapped 1976
  276192 Kamalii Bonsall Trust Recreational 47 75 1958