Menchions' Shipyard, Vancouver BC

Most recent update: February 6, 2018.


Menchions' Shipyard was founded in 1912 by William R. Menchions, a Newfoundlander who had moved to Vancouver in 1896: he was succeeded by his nephew Albert and by Albert's son George.  The company closed in 1990.  The original yard was in the Coal Harbour neighbourhood, on the west side of what is now the Westin Bayshore, but in 1938 they moved to the north end of Cardero Street, on the east side of the Westin Bayshore.  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
Built in the Coal Harbour yard
  131143 Fredna E & F Cunningham Workboat   8 42 1912 Sank 1949
  130845 Emoh Richard W. Holland Yacht 17 44 1912 H.C. 44 1942, Emoh 1945
  152943 Foam Crest Min. of Mar. & Fish. Fishboat 16 41 1913  
    Watla   Yacht 90 50 1913 Later Saturna
  158595 Curly Alva ‘Curly’ Snyder Tug  9 35 1913 Standon 1937, retired 2008
  134087 Charles Todd Ministry of Interior Workboat   23 46 1914 Miss Mary Beth 1919, Eljac 1968, active
  134092 Wekeninnish Ministry of Interior Workboat  23 46 1914 Gi-Kumi II 1919, retired 2010
  152941 Bonilla Rock Min. of Mar. & Fish. Workboat 36 49 1914 Yellow Cedar 1942, active
    Turenga B. T. Rogers R-class Yacht     1914  
    Foam Ministry of Fisheries Patrol Boat   45 1915  
    Gull Ministry of Fisheries Patrol Boat   45 1915  
  134218 Margalice   Fishboat 11 108 1915 Retired 2008
      Empire Cannery Tender     1915  
    China Hat B. C. Packers Fish Packer 33 60 1916  
    Chukwala       68 1917 Now Western Pilot
  138362 J R D B. C. Packers Fish Packer 45 58 1917  
    Zeballos   Seiner 30 55 1918  
  141194 Tonopah Belmont Mines Tug 12 46 1918 Standby 1937, Island Imp 1946, converted to jetty 1963
  141304 Elva M   Fishboat 37 53 1919  
  141432 Cloe   Tug 29 41 1919  
  150654 Norsal Powell River Co. Yacht 168 122 1921 To RCN 1939, Maui Lu 1973, sank 1992
    Bonilla   Yacht   40 1921  
    Turenga   Yacht   30 1921  
  150660 Greta M Powell River Co Yacht 52 61 1922 Thomas Crosby IV 1937, Argonaut II (USA 1131516) 1992, active
    Teeshoe   Tug 27 55 1924  
    Prosperity A   Fishboat 33 58 1924  
  152690 Sundown Nelson Bros Seiner 44 54 1924 Yacht (USA 293434) 1964, active
    Cape Beale         1924  
  152711 East Point   Seiner 41 52 1924  
  152666 Emma K.   Seiner 41 54 1925 Miss Keely 1980, W 8 1983
  152806 Ray Roberts John Henry Workboat  43 54 1925 Wrecked 1947
  152902 Sweet Marie            
    Izumi II   Fishboat 39 60 1925  
    Carol M   Fishboat 41 60 1925  
    Betty G   Fishboat 41 60 1925  
  153042 W. No. 7 Wallace Diesel Ships Seiner 44 54 1926 Active
  153043 W. No. 8 Wallace Diesel Ships Seiner 50 59 1926 Miss Keely 1980, Emil K. 1983, active
  153187 W. No. 9 Wallace Diesel Ships Seiner 46 55 1926 Penelope Isl. 2004, active
  153188 W. No. 10 Wallace Diesel Ships Seiner 44 55 1926  
  153273 W. No. 11 Wallace Diesel Ships Seiner 47 55 1926 Active 
    Chamis   Fishboat 43 59 1926  
  153398 Valencia Robert Hobbs Schooner 35 50 1927 Western Fisher 1957
  153401 Westview Martin Dyke Seiner 43 55 1927 Westview Three 1973, active
  153408 Gospak Gosse Packing Co Seiner 43 55 1927 Active
  154372 Kobe H. Fujiwara Seiner 38 50 1927 Burnt and lost 1933
  154373 Ibuki   Seiner 38 50 1927 Sunrise Maid 1945, Alice A I 2003
  154548 Nora Jane George S. Harrison Tug 75 66 1927 Burnt and lost 1950
  154662 Velma C Whitfield Cook Fishboat 32 48 1928 Active 
  154672 Carlyle S. Carlyle Shannon Seiner 20 44 1928  
  154925 Brockton   Workboat 17 45 1928  
  154926 Chamiss Bay Rayotara Kita Seiner 62 66 1928 To RCN 1942, returned 1944
    Pursepa Ministry of Fisheries Patrol Boat 21 47 1928  
  155275 Lila N. Kelly Logging Tug 5 28 1929 Active 
  156608 Naskeena Min. of Mar. & Fish. Workboat 32 48 1929 Burnt and lost 1952
    Ryvo   Fishboat 58 60 1929  
  156618 Loyal No.2 Kanzo Maekawa Fishpacker  71 64 1930 To RCN 1942, Foam 1943, Loyal No. 2 1958
  156625 C. S. F. & P. No. 1 Chatham Sound F & P Scow 12 40 1928  
  156636 Violet Prince   Fishboat 49 54 1930  
  156883 P.G.D. No. 1 Atty. Gen. for BC Launch  12 32 1930 Mareca II 1963, Townley Isle 1967, active
  156900 Carlyle III John C. Shannon Seiner 18 44 1930 Toklat 2000, Alafare 2000, Carlyle III 2015, active
  157217 P.G.D. No. 2 Atty. Gen. for BC Launch  16 38 1931 Dowager 1965, scrapped 2015
  157108 P.M.L. 10 Atty. Gen. for BC Patrol Boat 9 28 1932 M.L. 10 1950
  157236 Tapawinga South Sea Traders Workboat  37 55 1932 Burnt and lost 1935
  158313 Melvin Swartout George Kidd Yacht  53 65 1934 To RCN as Meander 1939, Meander 1945, Melvin Swartout 1950
  326593 Yacker   Yacht 8 31 1935 Simpson 1977
    Knockabout II Min. of Public Works Workboat  13 35 1936  
  158899 Dovre B Anton Martinsen Seiner 48 57 1936 Active 
158935 Ethber Albert J W Page Yacht  24 39 1936 Brendan 1937, active
  192072 Lalapalooza   Fishboat 6 30 1936 Fulford Queen 1956, Lynn IV 1971, active
  170422 Joan W II James & Joan Fiddler Fishing  63 62 1937 To RCN 1940, Joan W. II 1944
    BC Clipper   Fishboat 59 58 1937  
  170783 Joan F James Fiddler Fishboat 14 36 1938  
    Shannon M   Fishboat 44 58 1938  
Built in the Cardero Street yard
  171785 Kitimat Min. of Mar. & Fish. Fishboat 79 80 1939  
  171806 Allaverdy Roland Roberts Seiner 67 61 1939 To RCN 1939, Allaverdy 1945
    Reel Fisher   Fishboat 60 62 1940  
    Dollina   Fishboat 23 44 1940  
  172318 Cancolim II Canadian Can Co Cannery Tender 82 76 1940 To RCN 1940, Flores 1942, Loligo 1957, Gillian Lindsay 1958, La Salle 1964, barge Sea Fox II 1969, Pacific Oyster 1980, sank 2016
  172493 Sooke Driver No. 1            
  172514 Molly Rose I            
  173473 Invercan No. 3   Seiner 30 50 1941 Tony C 1971, Levi Michelle 2003, active
    Northern Breeze   Fishboat 44 50 1941  
    Western Challenger   Fishboat 77 69 1941  
  173725 White Swan            
  173782 C. F. Todd J H Todd & Sons Fishboat 68 63 1942  
  174070 Western Girl Charles H Clark Fishboat 100 74 1942 To RCASC 1942, Western Girl 1949
  174110 Tatchu BC Packers Seiner 104 74 1943 Vicisle 1957
  174116 A. & D. No. 16            
  174043 Wm. C. Todd J H Todd & Sons Yacht  111 74 1944  
  175149 Western Warrior Nelson Bros Fisheries Seiner 110 74 1944 Active
    Dollina II   Fishboat 97 63 1944  
  178216 Marinet Nelson Bros Fisheries Seiner 51 55 1947 Active 
  312838 P.M.L. 17 Atty. Gen. for BC Patrol Boat 15 32 1948 M.L. 17 1950, Otter 1961, Poplar III 1979
  192044 Western Breeze   Fishboat 60 60 1949 Active 
  192072 Lalopalooza   Fishboat 6 30 1936 Fulford Queen 1957, Lynn IV 1971, active
    Western Wind   Fishboat     1949  
  192510 Titanium Bill Babcock Fishing  15 38 1950 Active 
  193488 Nanceda Nanceda Fishing Fishing 108 73 1950 Lost 1987
  194658 Gail Diane   Fishing  121   1951 Later Tatchu
    Madcap   Log Salvage        
    Seascape   Yacht   44 1956  
    Gregory   Log Salvage 11 32 1959  
    Silver Slipper   Fishboat   40 1962  
  319441 Karen O Klaus Ostrom Troller 27 46 1962 Active