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Kruse & Banks, North Bend OR

Most recent update: June 24, 2014.


Kruse & Banks Shipbuilding was founded by Knut V. Kruse, who was from Denmark, in 1902: he was joined by Robert Banks, who was from Prince Edward Island, in 1905.  The original shipyard was in Marshfield but moved to North Bend about 1909.  It was located where the North Bend casino is now: see the site from the air on Google here.  It closed in 1946 and the land was sold to Weyerhaeuser.

Hull # O.N. Original Name Original Owner Type Tons Feet Built Disposition
      Asa Simpson Schooner     c1903  
      Asa Simpson Schooner     c1903  
      Asa Simpson Schooner     c1903  
    Wash-Cal-Ore   Schooner     1905  
    Casco Swayne & Hoyt Schooner 569 161 1906 Wrecked 1923 (or 1913?)
    Oakland Alaska Steamship Schooner 146 103 1906  
  204464 F S Loop Loop Lumber Co Schooner 794 193 1907 Engine removed 1937, sank 1947
  204695 E P Ripley A, T & S F RR Tug 179 115 1907 NLD
    R D Inman W Haydon Lumber Schooner 768 186 1907 Wrecked 1909
  204328 Bandon A F Estabrook Schooner 642 172 1907 Later Atrevido, foundered 1946
    Fifield A F Estabrook Schooner 634 174 1908 Wrecked 1916
  205054 Fairhaven J E Davenport Schooner 1,087 185 1908 Foundered 1922
  206261 Powers   Tug 99 90 1909 NLD
    Oshkosh   Schooner   89 1909 Wrecked 1911
    Owl   Schooner   60 1911  
  208718 Tillamook Pacific Alaska SS Schooner 440 119 1911 Later Norco
  209000 Patsy Columbia R. Packers Schooner 155 97 1911  
    Rustler Herman Edwards Schooner   65 1911 Burned 1919
  209565 A M Simpson Simpson Lumber Schooner 774 193 1911 Later Martha Buehner, hulked 1938, scrapped 1946
  210379 Speedwell A F Estabrook Schooner 914 192 1912 Foundered 1920
    Mirene Mirene Co Tug   61 1912  
  210507 Davenport     853   1912  
  210508 Fay No. 4     179   1912  
  210902 San Ramon E J Dodge & Co Schooner 994 199 1913 Later Katherine Donovan, wrecked 1941
  210992 Akutan     167   1913  
  211692 Wilmington     1,008   1913  
    River Florence ?   Schooner     1914  
  214500 Stanwood Byxbee & Clark Schooner 1,129 206 1916 Later Albay, burnt 1951
  214716 Port Angeles Charles Nelson Co Schooner 1,358 233 1916 Scrapped 1937
  214976 Florence Olson O J Olson Steamship 1,185 213 1917 Later Willapa, wrecked 1941
  215021 Johanna Smith Coos Bay Lumber Schooner 1,921 257 1917 Engine removed 1919, hulked 1928
  215342 Horace X Baxter J H Baxter & Co Steamship 1,293 214 1917 Later Port Orford, wrecked 1942
  215698 C A Smith Simpson Lumber Schooner 1,878 257 1917 Wrecked 1923
  215829 Fred Baxter J H Baxter & Co Steamship 1,294 213 1917 Scrapped 1933
    Yolande F Mouton, Rouen Steamship 1,384 225 1917 Later Virginia Olson, Sierra, burnt 1926
  216317 North Bend US Shipping Board Schooner 3,009 275 1917 Converted to barge 1940, burnt 194x
  216521 Quidnic US Shipping Board Schooner 3,019 275 1918  
  216701 Kickapoo US Shipping Board Schooner 3,017   1918  
  216861 Baladan US Shipping Board Schooner 3,004   1918  
  216983 Coconino US Shipping Board Schooner 3,013   1918  
    Yainax US Shipping Board Schooner 3,013   1918  
  218531 Fort Leavenworth US Shipping Board Steamship 2,532 266 1919 Scrapped 1924
  218720 Fort Logan US Shipping Board Steamship 2,532 266 1919 Scrapped 1926
  219520 K V Kruse J E Davenport Schooner 1,728 242 1920 Converted to barge 1939, wrecked 1941
  219645 Anne Hanify J R Hanify & Co Schooner 1,343 235 1920 Later Salina Cruz, burnt 1949
  220052 Ryder Hanify J R Hanify & Co Schooner 1,343 235 1920 Later Joseph S, foundered 1950
  220724 Fort Laramie US Shipping Board Steamship 2,532 266 1919 Engine removed 19xx, scrapped 1935
    Fort Lewis US Shipping Board Steamship 2,532 266 1919  
  220743 Pacific W R Chamberlin Schooner 1,240 221 1920 Later Barbara C, foundered 1946
  220998 North Bend Arrow Tug & Barge Schooner 981 204 1921 Stranded 1928 but refloated herself, sank 1940
  221647 Roosevelt Oregon Hwy Comm. Ferry   95 1921 Dismantled 1933
    Arrow Arrow Tug & Barge       1925  
  na Brant Bureau of Fisheries Tender   100 1927  
    Haviside   Barge     1930  
    Enegren Ferry   Ferry   56 1930 Retired 1952
    Sea Giant         1936 To USN 1942 as YP 312, returned 1946
    Three Star Maskake Kuwabara Fishing 126 77 1937 To USN 1940 as Pintail (AMc 17), sold 1945
    Mineo Bros Frank Mineo Fishing 102 78 1939 To USN 1942 as YP 313, burnt 1979
    YMS 121 US Navy Minesweeper 278d 136 22-Jul-42 Struck 1946
    YMS 122 US Navy Minesweeper 278d 136 24-Aug-42 Struck 1946, sold 1951 as Uchuck III
    YMS 123 US Navy Minesweeper 278d 136 24-Sep-42 Sold 1946 as Tahsis Chief II, then fishing vessel W F Gibson, Marjorie Todd
    YMS 124 US Navy Minesweeper 278d 136 23-Oct-42 Star of the 1943 movie "Minesweeper", struck 1946
    YMS 265 US Navy Minesweeper 278d 136 6-Mar-43 Struck 1947
    YMS 266 US Navy Minesweeper 278d 136 8-Apr-43 To the USSR 1945 as T-601, scuttled 1956
    YMS 267 US Navy Minesweeper 278d 136 21-Jun-43 Sold 1947
    YMS 268 US Navy Minesweeper 278d 136 28-Jun-43 Reclassified 1947 as Lapwing (AMS 48/MSCO 48), sold 1960 as fishing vessel Weems, later Endeavor
    ATR 80 US Navy Tug 850d  165 1944 Sold 1946 as Western King
    ATR 81 US Navy Tug 850d  165 1944 Disposed of 1946
    ATR 86 US Navy Tug 850d  165 1944 Disposed of 1947
    ATR 87 US Navy Tug 850d  165 1944 Disposed of 1947
      US Navy Tug 703 165 1944 Later Hila, sold for scrap 1959, still derelict off Staten I.