McKay Cormack, Victoria BC

(formerly Armstrong Bros. [1908-1942] and Falconer Marine Industries [1942-1949])

Most recent update: August 4, 2020.


McKay Cormack was formed by H. Malcolm McKay and Alan Cormack, reactivating the facility previously operated by Falconer Marine Industries and, before that, by Armstrong Brothers.  The shipyard was on Kingston Street, where the Coast Victoria Hotel and Marina is today.  If anyone can add to the table below, please send your info to me at timcolton@aol.com

Hull # O.N. Name Owner Type GT LOA Built Disposition
Built by Armstrong Brothers
  171629 Milwin Canadian Coast Guard Patrol Boat 49 52 1939 Later PML 15, ML 15, Blue Fjord, sank 2006
  172103 New America Harold Manson Fish Boat 13 34 1939 Later HC 87, New America, burned 1962
  172104 Phylgail Fred. Manning Work Boat   8 25  1940 Later Jo-Mar, inactive 1977
  172492 Barnston Island BC Min. of Public Works Work Boat 10 31 1940 Inactive 1967
  172497 General Caldwell Canadian Army Work Boat 14 39 1941 Later Humphrey VI, inactive 2002
  173471 General Hertzberg Canadian Army Work Boat  18  39 1941 Later Namu, inactive 2014
  173780 Fisher Boy II John K. Homer Fish Boat 15 39 1942 Inactive
  177553 Talapus Canadian Navy Patrol Boat  109  79 1942 Later Parry, active
  178828 Kuitan Canadian Navy Patrol Boat  94 79 1942 Later Cape Bathurst, Kornat I, active
Built by Falconer Marine
  177585 HPC 35 Canadian Navy  Harbor Craft   14  45 1944 Sold 1946 as Deerco, later Valerie K II, Squamish Queen, Deerco, inactive 1996
  178867 HPC 36 Canadian Navy  Harbor Craft  14  45 1944 Sold 1946 as Windrush, sold to US owners 1948
  177612 HPC 37 Canadian Navy  Harbor Craft  14  45 1944 Sold 1946 as Rio III, burnt 1946
  322986 Lakewood (Z 63) Canadian Navy  Target Vessel 32 57 1944 Sold 1966 as Lakewood, later Discovery Princess, active
  347982 Oakwood (Z 64) Canadian Navy  Target Vessel 32  57 1944 Sold 1974 as Lochinvar, later Curious, Oakwood, active
  819454 Wildwood (Z 65) Canadian Navy  Target Vessel 32  57 1944 Sold 1959 as Wildwood, later Wildwood I, active
  176753 Baldpate Canadian Air Force Crash Boat 15 37 1944 Sold 1961, inactive 2011
  193361 Vida II Higgs Ferries Passenger 5 32 1945 Inactive 2008
  176654 Fisher Boy III John K. Homer Fish Boat 14 39 1946 Later San Marino, Kathy L , Little Stormer, idle 2019
  176671 Invercan No. 5 Todd & Sons Fish Boat 38 53 1946 Later Prosperity, Adriatic Wind, Pacific Odyssey, Linnee, active
  176679 Dunrone Alexander Paul Recreational 5 25 1946 Inactive 1977
  177367 Nipentuck John K. Homer Fish Boat 25 45 1946 Inactive 2008
  177369 Jeep   Recreational 5 25 1946 Inactive 2010
  177370 Thunderbird Seaview Holdings Recreational 28 42 1946 Active
  177390 Messenger 3 Shanteyman's Assn. Work Boat 28 45 1946 Later Messenger III, active
  322979 Maria S Bernhard Larson Fish Boat 7 32 1946 Inactive 2008
  178868 Tejos Walter S. Moore Recreational 20 34 1947 Later Pinafore II, inactive 2010
  178877 Falcon Marina Claude Harrison Recreational 5 25 1947 Later Notyett, Davey Pearl, El Lucianne, inactive 2013
  179086 Bay Falcon Geoffrey Simpson Recreational 8 25 1947 Later Gay Zone, Miss T Jane, inactive 2006
  179405 Weald   Recreational 7 25 1947 Later Lady Ann, inactive 2010
  190131 Dawn IV Archie Kennedy Recreational 7 25 1947 Inactive 2007
    Aspen BC Forest Service Work Boat 5 25 1947  
    Elder BC Forest Service Work Boat 5 25 1947  
    Juniper BC Forest Service Work Boat 5 25 1947  
    Mountain Ash BC Forest Service Work Boat 5 25 1947  
    Ow-Wahla BC Forest Service Work Boat 5 25 1947  
    Poplar BC Forest Service Work Boat 5 25 1947  
    Syringa BC Forest Service Work Boat 5 25 1947  
    White Pine BC Forest Service Work Boat 5 25 1947  
    Yew BC Forest Service Work Boat 5 25 1947  
  179392 Manana Roosevelt S. Olson Recreational 20 34 1948 Later Athlone, inactive 2007
  190625 Blue Fin II Richard A. Lipsey Recreational 19 34 1948 Later Temagami, Blue Fin V, active
Built by McKay Cormack
  190678 Tichuk Lawrence A. Genge Recreational  23 40 1949 Later Seascape II, inactive 2011
  192291 Sealeave II   Fish Boat 13  30 1950 Inactive 2008
  193330 Tzinquaw Hector C. Stone Recreational  11  29 1951 Inactive 2010
  MP 79 Westview R.C.M.P. Patrol Boat 25 33 1953 Sold 1970
  MP 87 Nanaimo R.C.M.P. Patrol Boat 44 65 1957 Sold 1973
  MP 93 Masset R.C.M.P. Patrol Boat 44 65 1958 Sold 1974 as Great Escape, active
  MP 98 Alert R.C.M.P. Patrol Boat 44 65 1958 Sold 1975
  371190 Sossity James M. Shell Recreational 48 62 1957 Active
  310289 M. J. Watson Canadian Explosives Tug 5 27 1958 Active
  312263 Neepawa McKay-Cormack Recreational 9 26 1959 Active
  312288 Lo-Isle Sydney J. Boatel Fishing 11 33 1960 Active
  312855 Falcon Rock Fisheries & Oceans Patrol Boat 26 45 1960 Later 1993-03, Falcon Rock, active
  314009 Terry Wayne Gordon Edwards Passenger 12 33 1961 Later Albert Charlie, active
  318638 Our-Own Frank E. Smith Fishing 65 51 1962 Inactive 2012
  320210 Barbarossa Buford E. Haines Fish Boat 25 41 1963 Foundered off Lasqueli I. 1989
  320069 Yukon Queen Yukon Queen Tours Passenger 19 42 1964 Later Scenic Queen, active
  320073 Yukon Belle Yukon Queen Tours Passenger 19 42 1964 Later Scenic Belle, inactive 2010
  320935 Kitandoh Min. of Transport Work Boat 12 32 1964 Inactive 1979
  322359 Surge Rock Fisheries & Oceans Patrol Boat 33 47 1964 Later 1997-17, Pacific Surveyor, Surge Rock, active
  325628 V.T. No. 164 Vancouver Towing Barge 778 165 1965 Later Seaspan 406, active
  325678 V.T. No. 165 Vancouver Towing Barge 778 165 1965 Later Seaspan 407, W.M.S. 3, active
  326494 V.T. No. 166 Vancouver Towing Barge 778 165 1965 Later Seaspan 408, West Island 408, inactive 2012
  327100 Island Master Island Tug & Barge Tug 149 80 1967 Later Seaspan Master, inactive 2012
  327101 Island Chief Island Tug & Barge Tug 149 80 1967 Later Seaspan Chief, sold foreign 2017
  328897 Harbour Exodus Harbour Ferries Cargo Boat 66 80 1967 Later Royal Chinook, active
  328909 Island West No. 1 Island Tug & Barge Barge 1,166 132 1967 Later P.P.S. Platform No.5, active
  330605 Dogwood Princess BC Ferries Passenger  5 28  1969 Inactive 2008
  331270 V.T. No. 155 Vancouver Towing Barge 1,686 266 1969 Later Seaspan 190, active
  CG 104 Bamfield Canadian Coast Guard SAR Boat 22 44 1969 Inactive 2001
  CG 105 Tofino Canadian Coast Guard SAR Boat 22 44 1969 Sold 2007
  CG 106 Bull Harbour Canadian Coast Guard SAR Boat 22 44 1969 Later Port Hardy, inactive 2004
  346377 Dirigo II John R. Parrish Fish Boat 9 31 1979  Inactive 2008