Vessels Built by the Union Boat Works Ltd.

compiled by John M. MacFarlane 2013

The Union Boat Works Ltd. was originally known as the Bidwell Shipyard and was established by Tom Nakamoto and operated 1933–1942 when it was closed by the Canadian Government.

24 matches. 1 page. Max 50 records per page.
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Name Registration Vessel Type Year Built
Arashio 171791 Fishpacker 1939
B.C. Pride 170420 Fishboat, general 1937
Barkley Sound (H.M.C.S.) 172543 Fishboat, seiner 1940
Barkley Sound (I) 172543 Fishboat, seiner 1940
Carlysle IV 153338 Fishboat, seiner 1926
Chief Maquinna 158291 Work Boat 1933
Dan D. 158600 Fishboat, general 1936
Forest Cruiser 158291 Work Boat 1933
Ina Beryl 158600 Fishboat, general 1936
Irene W. 173420 Fishboat, seiner 1941
Jeremiah 170420 Fishboat, general 1937
Kitty D. 177781 Fishboat, general 1935
Madelon 173885 Fishboat, troller 1942
Marine Explorer 158291 Work Boat 1933
Nootka Sound (I) 172549 Fishboat, general 1940
Ripple Point 171797 Work Boat 1939
Sea Ox 158291 Work Boat 1933
Shannon M. 171777 Fishboat, general 1938
Smith Sound 172530 Fishboat, seiner 1939
Smith Sound (H.M.C.S.) 172530 Fishboat, seiner 1939
Surf (H.M.C.S.) 171791 Fishpacker 1939
Venture H. 171776 Fishboat, general 1939
Yip 153338 Fishboat, seiner 1926
Yukatrivol 158291 Work Boat 1933

Author’s Note: This is a partial list (work in progress).

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