Canadian Shipbuilders and Boatbuilders


These tables would not have been possible without the assistance of Rollie Webb and Kevin Kopp: many thanks to each of them.  Additional data comes from the Canadian Vessel Registry, various other U.S. and Canadian web sites and the Miramar Ship Index.  Note the use of "closed" and "suspended" in the "Disposition" column of these pages: these terms simply mean that a vessel is no longer in the Canadian Registry: it may have been lost or scrapped and no longer exists, but it could have been laid up or transferred to another flag.  Most of these tables have gaps in them.  If anyone can fill a gap, please e-mail the info to me at TimColton@aol.com  

Shipbuilder

Location

Prov. Most Recent Update

ACTIVE SHIPBUILDERS (3):

Davie Canada Lauzon QC Oct-17
Irving Shipbuilding (formerly Halifax Shipyards) Halifax NS Oct-17
Vancouver Shipyards North Vancouver BC Oct-17

INACTIVE SHIPBUILDERS (17):

Burrard Dry Dock (formerly Wallace SB, later Burrard Yarrows) North Vancouver BC Feb-15
Canadian Vickers Montreal QC Feb-15
Collingwood Shipbuilding Collingwood ON Feb-15
Kingston Shipbuilding Kingston ON Feb-15
Marine Industries Ltée (MIL) Tracy QC Feb-15
Midland Shipyards Midland ON Feb-15
Morton Engineering (later St. Lawrence Metal & Marine) Quebec QC Feb-15
Polson Iron Works Toronto ON Feb-15
Port Arthur Shipbuilding, (formerly Western Dry Dock) Thunder Bay ON Feb-15
Port Weller Dry Dock St. Catherines ON Aug-17
Prince Rupert Dry Dock Prince Rupert BC Feb-15
Redfern Construction (formerly John Doty & Sons, Bertram EW, Canadian SB, Toronto SY, Thor IW, Dominion SB & R, Dufferin SB and Toronto SB) Toronto ON Feb-15
Saint John Shipbuilding (formerly Saint John Dry Dock) Saint John NB Feb-15
Victoria Machinery Depot Victoria BC Feb-15
Western Bridge/West Coast Shipbuilders (formerly J. Coughlan & Sons) Vancouver BC Feb-15
Yarrows (later Burrard Yarrows) Esquimalt BC Feb-15

ACTIVE BOATBUILDERS (13):

ABCO Industries Lunenburg NS Oct-17
ABD Boats North Vancouver BC Jan-17
Canadian Alberni Engineering (CAE) Port Alberni BC Jan-17
East Isle Shipyard (formerly Bathurst Marine and Georgetown SY, now part of Irving SB) Georgetown PE Feb-16
Chantier Naval Forillon (formerly Gaspe Shipbuilding, Enterprises Maritimes, Chantier Maritime de Gaspe and Solmer Marine) Gaspe QC Oct-17
Glovertown Shipyard Glovertown NL Feb-16
Hike Metal Products Wheatley ON Oct-17
Meridien Maritime (formerly C. N. Matane) Matane QC Oct-17
Metalcraft Marine Kingston ON Oct-17
Ocean Industries (formerly Chantier Maritime de l'Île-aux-Coudres and Chantier AML) Île-aux-Coudres QC Oct-17
Sylte Shipyard Maple Ridge BC Oct-17
Theriault & Son, A. F. Meteghan River NS Oct-17
Victoria Shipyards Esquimalt BC Feb-15

INACTIVE BOATBUILDERS (38):

Allied Shipbuilders N. Vancouver BC Feb-15
B.C. Marine Shipbuilders Vancouver BC Feb-15
Les Bateaux de Mer Cocagne NB Feb-15
Bay d'Espoir Enterprises Saint Albans NL Feb-15
Bel-Aire Shipyard N. Vancouver BC Feb-15
Benson Bros. Shipbuilding Vancouver BC Feb-15
Boeing Canada (formerly Hoffar Motor Boat Co.) Vancouver BC Feb-16
Breton Industrial & Marine Point Tupper NS Feb-15
Burry's Shipyard (formerly Clarenville Shipyard) Clarenville NL Feb-15
Calvin Shipyard Garden Island ON Feb-15
Canadian Dredge & Dock Kingston ON Feb-15
Caraquet Marine Caraquet NB Feb-15
Davie Brothers/Industries A. C. Davie Levis QC Feb-15
George T. Davie Lauzon QC Feb-15
Eastern Equipment Montreal QC Feb-15
Erieau Shipbuilding Erieau ON Feb-15
Government Shipyard Sorel QC Feb-15
Industrial Shipping Mahone Bay NS Feb-15
Maffey Steel Boats Fort Frances ON Feb-15
John Manly Ltd. New Westminster and Vancouver BC Feb-15
Marystown Shipyard (now part of Kiewit Offshore) Marystown NL Feb-15
Matsumoto Shipyards N. Vancouver BC Feb-15
McKay Cormack Victoria BC Feb-15
McKenzie Barge & Derrick (later McKenzie Barge & Marine Ways) N. Vancouver BC Feb-15
Menchions' Shipyard Vancouver BC Aug-17
Northern Shipbuilding Bronte ON Feb-15
Paspebiac Shipyard Paspebiac QC Feb-15
Pictou Shipyard (formerly Pictou Foundry & Machine Co., Foundation Maritime Ltd., Ferguson Industries and Pictou Industries) Pictou NS Feb-15
Riverton Boat Works Riverton MB Feb-15
RivTow Industries (Formerly RivTow Marne and RSL Shipyards) Vancouver BC Feb-15
Russel Brothers (later the Steelcraft div. of Russel-Hipwell Engines) Owen Sound ON Feb-15
Shelburne Shipbuilding Shelburne NS Feb-15
Smith & Rhuland Lunenburg NS Jan-16
Star Shipyards (Mercer's) New Westminster BC Feb-15
Stone, Henry W. Monroe NL Feb-15
T.W.L. Enterprises (formerly Trinity SB and Vokey's SY) Trinity NL Feb-15
Vito Steel Boat & Barge Construction Delta BC Feb-15
Wagstaff & Hatfield Port Greville NS Feb-15
West Coast Salvage & Contracting Vancouver BC Feb-15

EMERGENCY SHIPBUILDERS OF WWI (19):

British American Shipbuilding

Welland ON Feb-15

Cameron Genoa Mills

Victoria BC Feb-15

Canadian Allis-Chalmers

Fort Erie ON Feb-15

Canadian Car

Fort William ON Feb-15
Foundation Company Victoria BC Feb-15

Fraser, Brace & Company

Montreal QC Feb-15

Grant & Horne

Saint John NB Feb-15

Great Lakes Dredging

Fort William ON Feb-15
William Lyall Shipbuilding N. Vancouver BC Feb-15

New Westminster Shipbuilding

New Westminster BC Feb-15

Northern Construction

Vancouver BC Feb-15

Nova Scotia Steel & Coal

New Glasgow NS Feb-15

Pacific Construction

Coquitlam BC Feb-15

Quinlan & Robertson

Montreal QC Feb-15

Southern Salvage Company

Liverpool NS Feb-15

Three Rivers Shipyard Company (later National Shipbuilding Co.)

Three Rivers QC Feb-15

Tidewater Shipbuilding

Three Rivers QC Feb-15

Toronto Dry Dock

Toronto ON Feb-15

Western Canada

Vancouver BC Feb-15

EMERGENCY SHIPBUILDERS OF WWII (2):

North Vancouver Ship Repair (later Pacific Dry Dock) North Vancouver BC Feb-15
United Shipyards Montreal QC Feb-15

EMERGENCY BOATBUILDERS OF WWII (34):

Canadian Bridge Walkerville ON Feb-15
Canadian Power Boat Montreal QC Feb-15
Central Bridge Trenton ON Feb-15
M. R. Chappell Sydney NS Feb-15
Clare Shipbuilders Meteghan NS Feb-15
Dartmouth Lumber Dartmouth NS Feb-15
John Etherington Co. Shelburne NS Feb-15
Falconer Marine Industries Victoria BC Feb-15
Foundation Maritime Montreal QC Feb-15
Greavette Boats Gravenhurst ON Feb-15
Grew Boats Penetanguishene ON Feb-15
Honey Harbour Navigation Midland ON Feb-15
Hunter Boats Orillia ON Feb-15
J. H. LeBlanc Shipbuilding Weymouth NS Feb-15
Mac-Craft, Inc. Sarnia ON Feb-15
S. G. Mason Tancook NS Feb-15
Kenneth McAlpine & Son Shelburne NS Feb-15
W. C. McKay & Sons Shelburne NS Feb-15
Midland Boat Works Midland ON Feb-15
Minett-Shields Ltd. Bracebridge ON Feb-15
Montreal Drydocks Montreal QC Feb-15
Newcastle Shipbuilding Nanaimo BC
Feb-15
Palmer & Williams Summerside PE Feb-15
Walter Pinaud Baddeck NS Feb-15
Port Carling Boat Works Port Carling ON Feb-15
S. S. Rafuse Bridgewater NS Feb-15
Saint-Laurent, Ch. M. de Saint-Laurent QC Feb-15
Silver's Agencies, Ltd. Halifax NS Feb-15
Malcolm L. Spears Sheet Harbour NS Feb-15
Steers Shipbuilding St. John's NL Feb-15
Taylor & Sons, J.J. Toronto ON Feb-15
Thompson Bros. Machinery Liverpool NS Feb-15
Vaughan Shipbuilding St. Andrews NB Feb-15
Victoria Motor Boat & Repair Works, Ltd. Victoria NS Feb-15

OTHER BOATBUILDERS (~300)

Other Boatbuilders in Newfoundland and Labrador (~25) Feb-15
Other Boatbuilders in New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island (~20) Aug-11
Other Boatbuilders in Nova Scotia (~50) Aug-11
Other Boatbuilders in Quebec (~55) Aug-11
Other Boatbuilders in Ontario (~60) Oct-11
Other Boatbuilders in Alberta, Manitoba and the Territories (~10) Aug-11
Other Boatbuilders in British Columbia (~70) Aug-11
Other Boatbuilders (~5) Jan-15