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Walter Butler Shipbuilders, Duluth MN

(formerly McDougall-Duluth Company and Barnes-Duluth Shipbuilding)

Most recent update: July 6, 2013.


Not much is known about McDougall's second shipyard.  McDougall sold it to Julius Barnes, who renamed it Barnes-Duluth Shipbuilding.  Barnes sold it to Walter Butler Shipbuilders in 1943 and it closed in 1945.  The yard was located at the end of Spring Street, in the Riverside section of West Duluth: the site is now a marina but you can see in Google here that it used to be a shipyard.  If anyone can fill any of the gaps in this table, please e-mail me at tim@coltoncompany.com

Hull # O.N. Original Name Original Owner Vessel Type USSB or MC # Dwt or Disp. Delivered Disposition

McDougall-Duluth Company

1 215115 R. L. Barnes R. L. Barnes S.S. Co. Laker     Jul-17 Later Hasu Maru 1942, Fortune 1945, M.T.S. No. 2 1946, scrapped 1949
2 215770 Maski/Lakemoor US Shipping Board Laker 1320 3,600 Nov-17 Torpedoed and lost 1918
3 216150 War Centaur/Lake Traverse US Shipping Board Laker 1321 3,600 Apr-18 Foundered 1955
4 216409 Lake Portage US Shipping Board Laker 1322 3,600 Jun-18 Torpedoed and lost 1918
5 216587 Allette/Lake Markham US Shipping Board Laker 1322 3,600 Jul-18 Later Chicago 1927, scrapped 1937
6 216718 Meurthe/Lake Pepin US Shipping Board Laker 1324 3,600 Aug-18 Later Samoa 1923, scrapped 1947
7 216827 Lake Geneva US Shipping Board Laker 1323 3,600 Aug-18 Later John J. O'Hagan 1925, Manomet (AG 37) 1941, Aries (AK 51) 1942, John J. O'Hagan 1946, Adelanto 1947, scrapped 1952
8 216892 Macon/Lake Helen US Shipping Board Laker 1325 3,600 Sep-18 Later York 1926, Skogak 1929, Kama 1933, scrapped 1970
9 216990 Jean Duluth/Lake Indian US Shipping Board Laker 1322 3,600 Sep-18 Later Rose Murphy 1925, scuttled 1927
10 217151 Zenith City/Lake Orange US Shipping Board Laker 1326 3,600 Oct-18 Later John Gehm 1923, Menemshah (AG 39) 1941, WAG 274, John Gehm 1946, scrapped 1950
11 217299 Cedar Spring US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 1327 3,600 Nov-18 Later Harriet 1930, Dan 1932, Luciano 1936, Ulysse 1937, Rita Ievoli 1958, Atlantis 1959, Garigliano 1961, scrapped 1966
12 217471 Ceralvo US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 1328 3,600 Apr-19 Later Svarv 1930, Sirehei 1933, Ingul 1933, wrecked 1941
13 217802 Cerosco US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 1329 3,600 Apr-19 Later Stein 1930, Sirendal 1933, Kura 1933, scrapped by 1960
14 217803 Cerro Gordo US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 1330 3,600 May-19 Scrapped 1930
15 218075 Chamberino US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 1331 3,600 Jun-19 Later Marjory Weems 1929, Marjory 1931, wrecked 1952
16 217804 Chamblee US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 1332 3,600 May-19 Later Shoko Maru 1928. sunk by a mine 1945
17 218070 Chaperel US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 1333 3,600 Jun-19 Later Gunda 1928, torpedoed and lost 1942
18 218076 Chantier US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 1334 3,600 Jul-19 Later Roholm 1929, burnt and sank 1933
19 217805 Chappell US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 1335 3,600 May-19 Later Isobel Weems 1926, Isobel 1931, Lanital 1937, Erice 1938, bombed and lost 1943
20 218040 Chautauqua US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 1336 3,600 Jun-19 Later Frances Weems 1925, Frances 1931, North Brook 1940, Pei Chuen 1946, wrecked 1948
21 218805 Lake Flagon US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 1853 4,145 Sep-19 Scrapped 1937
22 218831 Lake Flagstaff US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 1854 4,145 Oct-19 Later Stella Lykes 1926, Josephine 1941, Leslie 1941, torpedoed and lost 1942
23 218832 Lake Flambeau US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 1855 4,145 Oct-19 Later James River 1924, Frances Salman 1939, torpedoed and lost 1942
24 219069 Lake Flanders US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 1856 4,145 Oct-19 Later Neches 1925, in collision and sank 1930
25 219068 Lake Flatonia US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 1857 4,145 Oct-19 Later Texas Planter 1932, West Planter 1935, Vannes 1940, Cap de Fer 1950, Aristalex 1951, scrapped 1954
26 219188 Lake Flattery US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 1858 4,145 Nov-19 Later Buenaventura 1923, Caribsea 1940, torpedoed and lost 1942
27 219228 Lake Strymon US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 1859 4,145 Nov-19 Later City of Houston 1923, Hai Wan 1946, scrapped 1954
28 219248 La Crosse US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 1860 4,145 Apr-20 Later City of Fort Worth 1924, Hai Chi 1946, scrapped 1951
29 219247 Fargo US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 1861 4,145 Apr-20 Later Nantucket 1933, Norlago 1941, Hai Hsiang 1946, Chang Hua 1951, scrapped 1952
30 219249 Sioux Falls US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 1862 4,145 Apr-20 Scrapped 1930
31 219659 Great Falls US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 1863 4,145 Jan-20 Later Haiti 1922, Ingrid 1936, wrecked 1942
32 219654 Lake Floravista US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 1864 4,145 Apr-20 Later Falmouth 1925, Pinta 1947, Miget 1951, wrecked 1952
33 219655 Lake Florian US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 1865 4,145 Feb-20 Later Tillie Lykes 1926, torpedoed and lost 1942
34 219656 Lake Floris US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 1866 4,145 Apr-20 Later Merrimack 1933, torpedoed and lost 1942
35 219657 Lake Flournoy US Shipping Board Cargo Ship 1867 4,145 May-20 Later South Seas 1923, Velma Lykes 1929, torpedoed and lost 1942
36 220530 Theodore F. Reynolds Sugar Products Co. Tanker     Aug-20 Later Athelstane 1923, Gard 1927, Gard Maru 1929, Hojo Maru 1929, Izumi Maru No. 1 1953, deleted 1979
37   Julius Kessler Sugar Products Co. Tanker     Jul-20 Later cable ship Silvergray 1922, scrapped 1934
39 220607 Philip Publicker Sugar Products Co. Tanker     Sep-20 Later Paco 1930, Camor 1931, Phoenix 1941, Remsen Heights 1941, Santa Barbara 1946, Navem Barbara 1954, Carlos Malburg 1961, deleted 1966
40 220797 Josefa   Cargo Ship   3,350 Sep-20 Later Jose Tartiere 1928, scrapped 1965
41 220798 Antonio   Cargo Ship   3,350 Oct-20 Later Elizabeth R 1921, Tachira 1922, torpedoed and lost 1942
42-50                
50 221276 Interwaterways 101 Interwaterways Line Cargo Ship   1,040 May-21 Later Richard J. Barnes 1936, Day Peckinpaugh 1958
51 221286 Interwaterways 102 Interwaterways Line Cargo Ship   1,040 Jun-21 Later Andrew M. Barnes 1936, scrapped 1950
52 221344 Interwaterways 103 Interwaterways Line Cargo Ship   1,040 Jun-21 Later Robert Barnes Fiertz 1936, Pocahontas 1964, Andros Mariner
53 221484 Interwaterways 104 Interwaterways Line Cargo Ship   1,040 Jul-21 Later Alden Barnes Fiertz 1936, Coastal Carrier 1950, Bay Transport 1968, scrapped 1977
54 221467 Interwaterways 105 Interwaterways Line Cargo Ship   1,040 Jul-21 Later Michigan 1936, scrapped 1976

Barnes-Duluth Shipbuilding

1 168462 Tarentum

US Maritime Comm.

T1-M-A1 599 1,124 May-43 To Britain, to China 1946 as Yung Huai, scuttled in Whangpoo River 1949
2 169589 Titusville US Maritime Comm. T1-M-A1 600 1,124 Jun-43 To Britain, to China 1946 as Yung Han, scuttled in Whangpoo River 1949
3 168495 Mannington US Maritime Comm. T1-M-A1 601 1,124 May-43 To Britain, to China 1946 as Yung Siang, later Chieh She 4 and Da Qing 4, scrapped 1992
4 169610 Salt Creek

US Maritime Comm.

T1-M-A1 602 1,124 Jul-43 To Britain, to Argentina 1947 as Punta Rasa, later Gauchito 1970, scrapped 1989
5 169592 Glen Pool US Maritime Comm. T1-M-A1 603 1,124 Jun-43 To Britain, to China 1946 as Yung Fei, scrapped 1959
6 169598 Jennings US Maritime Comm. T1-M-A1 604 1,124 Jun-43 To Britain, to China 1946 as Yung Loo, scuttled in Whangpoo River 1949
7 169630 Tonkawa

US Maritime Comm.

T1-M-A1 605 1,124 Aug-43 To Britain, to China 1946 as Yung Luan, scrapped 1965
8 169659 Cromwell US Maritime Comm. T1-M-A1 606 1,124 Sep-43 To Britain, to China 1946 as Yung Chang, scrapped 1963
9 169628 Benton Field US Maritime Comm. T1-M-A1 731 1,124 Aug-43 To Britain, to China 1946 as Yung Lu, scrapped 1959
10 169645 Rio Bravo

US Maritime Comm.

T1-M-A1 732 1,124 Sep-43 To Britain, torpedoed and lost in Ostend Roads 1944
11 169751 Walnut Bend US Maritime Comm. T1-M-A1 733 1,124 Oct-43 To Britain, to China 1946 as Yung Wei, later Chieh She 2 and Da Qing 2, scrapped 1992
12 169663 Loma Novia US Maritime Comm. T1-M-A1 734 1,124 Oct-43 To Britain, to China 1946 as Yung Fu, scrapped 1962
13 na Carpito Creole Petroleum Tanker    3,401 Sep-43 Later Esso Lambeth 1956, scrapped 1965
14 na San Joaquin Creole Petroleum Tanker    3,401 Sep-43 Later Esso San Joaquin 1948 and Pemex A 1959, wrecked 1960
15 na Temblador Creole Petroleum Tanker    3,401 Sep-43 Later Liquilassie1960, reefed 1987 in Tonga
16 na San Cristobal Creole Petroleum Tanker    3,401 Sep-43 Later Esso San Cristobal 1950, Bermuda Explorer 1960, Witwater 1968, sank 1968
17 na Guarico Creole Petroleum Tanker    3,401 Oct-43 Later Esso Wandsworth, in collision and scrapped 1965
18 na Guiria Creole Petroleum Tanker    3,401 Oct-43 Later Esso Guiria 1948, scrapped 1962
19 na Valera Creole Petroleum Tanker    3,401 Oct-43 Torpedoed and lost in Caribbean 1944
20 245493 David R. Le Craw

US Maritime Comm.

N3-S-A2 1634 1,870 May-44 Sold 1948 as Drakvik, later Armira and los Caribes, exploded and sank 1958
21 245486 James Miller US Maritime Comm. N3-S-A2 1635 1,870 May-44 Scrapped 1966
22 245489 Samuel Samuels US Maritime Comm. N3-S-A2 1636 1,870 May-44 Sold 1948 as Treviso, later Didi, Paprika and Milonga, sank 1965
23 245488 Joseph Hamilton

US Maritime Comm.

N3-S-A2 1637 1,870 May-44 Sold 1947 as Santa Rosa, scrapped 1967
24 245487 John D. Whidden US Maritime Comm. N3-S-A2 1638 1,870 May-44 To USA 1949, to USN 1951 as Aquarius (AK 263), scrapped 1960
25 245485 George W. Brown US Maritime Comm. N3-S-A2 1639 1,870 Jun-44 Sold 1948 as Rovigo, scrapped 1963
26 245484 George Crocker

US Maritime Comm.

N3-S-A2 1640 1,870 Jun-44 Scrapped 1966
27 245483 Frank Dale US Maritime Comm. N3-S-A2 1641 1,870 Jun-44 Sold 1948 as Caleta Olivia, scrapped 1970

Walter Butler Shipbuilders

328 246500 Cape Somerset US Maritime Comm. C1-M-AV1 2239 3,805 Aug-44 Completed as James W. Reese, sold 1945 as Cringle Reefer, scrapped 1974
329 246501 Cape Stanhope

US Maritime Comm.

C1-M-AV1 2240 3,805 Oct-44 Completed as Rodger W. Young, sold 1945 as Bowline Reefer, scrapped 1973
330 246506 Elmer J. Burr US Maritime Comm. C1-M-AV1 2241 3,805 Oct-44 Completed as Crown Reefer, wrecked and scrapped 1946
331 246513 William G. Fournier US Maritime Comm. C1-M-AV1 2242 3,805 Nov-44 Completed as Star Reefer, scrapped 1974
332 246509 Kenneth E. Gruennert

US Maritime Comm.

C1-M-AV1 2243 3,805 Dec-44 Completed as Grommet Reefer, to USN 1950 as T-AF 53, wrecked and scrapped 1953
333 247088 Lewis Hall US Maritime Comm. C1-M-AV1 2244 3,805 Nov-44 Completed as Mesh Knot, to Taiwan 1948, later Union Power, Seven Stars and Timber Three, scrapped 1968
334 247163 Joe P. Martinez US Maritime Comm. C1-M-AV1 2245 3,805 Feb-45 Completed as Round Splice, to USA 1947 as PVT Jose F. Valdez, to USN 1950 as APC 119, later T-AG 169, to NDRF 1970, scrapped 1977
335 247311 William N. Nelson

US Maritime Comm.

C1-M-AV1 2246 3,805 Jul-45 Completed as Cable Eye, sold 1948 as Union Star, scrapped 1968
336 247260 Alexander R. Nininger, Jr. US Maritime Comm. C1-M-AV1 2247 3,805 Mar-45 Completed as Acorn Knot, to USA 1947 as SGT George D. Keathley, to USN 1950 as T-APC 117, converted 1966 to T-AGS 35, to Taiwan 1972 as Chu Hwa, sunk as target 1989
337 247269 Roband Hitch US Maritime Comm. C1-M-AV1 2248 3,805 Mar-45 Completed as Roband Hitch, sold 1946 as Jutahy, later Sargent, Pamit and Bambero, scrapped 1970
338 247270 Harold W. Roberts

US Maritime Comm.

C1-M-AV1 2249 3,805 Apr-45 Completed as Irish Splice, scrapped 1970
339 247684 Honda Knot US Maritime Comm. C1-M-AV1 2250 3,805 Apr-45 Scrapped 1972
340 247905 Shamrock Knot US Maritime Comm. C1-M-AV1 2137 3,805 May-45 Sold 1947 as Manaqui, later Victoria T, Vaquline Pierce, Santiago Express, Paola IX, Venus and Astro, scrapped 1984
341 248052 Fiador Knot

US Maritime Comm.

C1-M-AV1 2138 3,805 May-45 Sold 1946 as Petrochem and converted to chemical carrier, scuttled with obsolete ammo 1970
342 248122 Lever's Bend US Maritime Comm. C1-M-AV1 2139 3,805 Jun-45 Sold 1946 as Galena, scrapped 1972
343 248170 Manrope Knot

US Maritime Comm.

C1-M-AV1 2140 3,805 Jul-45 Hulked 1972, sold 1979 as Esk-Ind-Al Sea and converted to fish factory ship, scrapped 1993
344 248358 Marline Hitch US Maritime Comm. C1-M-AV1 2135 3,805 Jul-45 Sold 1946 as Don Aurelio, later Normarti, converted 1958 to the world's first LNG carrier, Methane Pioneer, converted 1971 to LPG storage barge Aristotle, in Recife, reported scrapped 1979
345 248568 Mainsheet Eye US Maritime Comm. C1-M-AV1 2136 3,805 Aug-45 Sold 1947 as Republica de Colombia, later Ciudad de Turbo, scrapped 1994