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Chickasaw Shipbuilding (1917-1925)

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Gulf Shipbuilding (1939-1948)(also in Madisonville LA)

Halter Marine Chickasaw (1978-1982)

Most recent update: September 8, 2014.


The shipyard in Chickasaw AL had four lives.  It was originally established in 1917, by Chickasaw Shipbuilding & Car Company, a subsidiary of U.S. Steel: it closed in 1925.  In the 1930s, the yard was leased by Ingalls Iron Works, but was returned to its owners in 1938 when Ingalls' new yards in Decatur and Pascagoula got started.  It was then acquired by Gulf Shipbuilding, a subsidiary of Waterman Steamship Lines, along with a sister yard for naval contracts in Madisonville LA, on the site of the old Baham Shipyard: this company closed after WWII.  After sitting Idle for a while, it was revived a fourth time in 1979, by Halter Marine, as a builder of supply boats and tugs: it closed yet again in 1983 and is now a small general cargo terminal.  See the site of the shipyard from the air on Google here.

Hull # O.N.

Original Name

Original Owner Type # GT Delivered Disposition

Built by Chickasaw Shipbuilding

1 219875 Chickasaw City U.S. Steel Cargo Ship   6,081 May-20 Torpedoed and lost 1942
2 220100 Birmingham City U.S. Steel Cargo Ship   6,032 Jun-20 Torpedoed and lost 1943
3 220136 Mobile City U.S. Steel Cargo Ship   6,157 Sep-20 Later Dioni 1947, Capetan Ilias 1955, Elpis 1960, scrapped 1962
4 220275 Ensley City U.S. Steel Cargo Ship   6,157 Jul-20 Later Escalante 1946, Susana 1948, scrapped 1963
5 220795 Montgomery City U.S. Steel Cargo Ship   5,686 Nov-20 Later Henrietta Szold 1950, Tinamar 1955, scrapped 1958
6 220885 Tuscaloosa City U.S. Steel Cargo Ship   5,687 Dec-20 Torpedoed and lost 1942
7 221032 Bessemer City U.S. Steel Cargo Ship   5,687 Feb-21 Wrecked 1936
8 221143 Fairfield City U.S. Steel Cargo Ship   5,687 Mar-21 Bombed and lost 1942
9 221193 Selma City U.S. Steel Cargo Ship   5,686 Apr-21 Bombed and lost 1942
10 221292 Anniston City U.S. Steel Cargo Ship   5,687 May-21 Later Doris N 1954, Western Cay 1955, San Nazaro 1955, scrapped 1958
11 221380 Atlanta City U.S. Steel Cargo Ship   5,687 Jun-21 Later Meir Dizengoff 1950, Neptune 1956, Marina D 1959, scrapped 1959
12 221511 Memphis City U.S. Steel Cargo Ship   5,686 Jul-21 Later Maria 1947, wrecked off Doel, R.Scheldt, 1947
13 221587 Knoxville City U.S. Steel Cargo Ship   5,687 Aug-21 Torpedoed and lost 1942
14 221643 Chattanooga City U.S. Steel Cargo Ship   5,687 Sep-21 Torpedoed and lost 1943
  168334 Seneca Gulf Oil Tank Barge   653 1921 Later Annette C
  168335 Pawnee Gulf Oil Tank Barge   653 1921  
  236217 Virginia A Sam A. McDonald Towboat   19 1925  

Built by Ingalls Iron Works

1   IWC 646 Inland Waterways Corp Freight Barge   1,800 1931  
2   IWC 647 Inland Waterways Corp Freight Barge   1,800 1931  
3   IWC 648 Inland Waterways Corp Freight Barge   1,800 1931  
4   IWC 649 Inland Waterways Corp Freight Barge   1,800 1931  
5   IWC 650 Inland Waterways Corp Freight Barge   1,800 1931  
6 174784 W.H.W. Co. Inc. No. 3 W. Horace Williams Co Piledriver   115 1932  
7   McBride   Derrick Barge     1932  
49 174480 W.H.W. Co. Inc. # 201 W. Horace Williams Co. Freight Barge   195 1933  
50 174795 W.H.W. Co. Inc. # 202 W. Horace Williams Co. Freight Barge   197 1933  
51 174796 W.H.W. Co. Inc. # 203 W. Horace Williams Co. Freight Barge   198 1933  
52 250821 A-72 Jahncke Inc. Freight Barge   186 1933  
53 250822 A-78 Jahncke Inc. Freight Barge   186 1933  
54     Southern Sand & Gravel Freight Barge     Oct-33  
55     Southern Sand & Gravel Freight Barge     Oct-33  
56     Jefferson Lake Oil Co Drilling Barge     Oct-33  
57 176587 Allsman Derrick Barge No. 3   Derrick Barge   266 1933  
66   McWilliams Barge No. 188 McWilliams Dredging Tank Barge     1933  
73     City of Greenville Wharf Barge     Apr-34  
81     McWilliams Dredging Dredge   1,093 Feb-34  
82 176543 B. B. L.101 Barker Barge Line Freight Barge   611 1934  
83 176544 B. B. L 102 Barker Barge Line Freight Barge   611 1934  
134 174916 City of Columbia Petroleum Carrier Corp Freight Barge   190 1935 Later HTB No. 60
145 na CDA-3 USACE Jacksonville Freight Barge     Mar-35  
146 na CDA-4 USACE Jacksonville Freight Barge     Mar-35  
147 na CDA-5 USACE Jacksonville Freight Barge     Mar-35  
148 na CDA-6 USACE Jacksonville Freight Barge     Mar-35  
149 na CDA-7 USACE Jacksonville Freight Barge     Mar-35  
150 na CDA-8 USACE Jacksonville Freight Barge     Mar-35  
162 na No. 1 USACE Philadelphia Freight Barge     1935  
163 na No. 2 USACE Philadelphia Freight Barge     1935  
164 na No. 3 USACE Philadelphia Freight Barge     1935  
166 na No. 21 USACE Pittsburgh Dump Scow     1936  
167 na No. 22 USACE Pittsburgh Dump Scow     1936  
168 na No. 23 USACE Pittsburgh Dump Scow     1936  
169 na No. 24 USACE Pittsburgh Dump Scow     1936  
171 234569 Transoil American Tankers Corp. Tanker   1,571 29-Feb-36 Later Oil Transporter, Oil Transport, Wit, scrapped 1975
176 172367 Blue Line 103 Blue Line Inc. Tank Barge   971 Jun-36  
177 na   Tennessee Valley Auth. Crane Barge     Jul-36  
178 na   Tennessee Valley Auth. Ferry Barge     Jun-36  
179 na La Chocoana  South American Gold Co Dredge     Oct-36 To Colombia
180       Freight Barge     1936 For stock
181     Standard Oil of Kentucky Tank Barge     1936  
182 na G 34 Tropical Oil Co Tank Barge     Nov-36 To Colombia
183 na G 35 Tropical Oil Co Tank Barge     Nov-36 To Colombia
184 na G 36 Tropical Oil Co Tank Barge     Nov-36 To Colombia
185 na H 37 Tropical Oil Co Tank Barge     Nov-36 To Colombia
186 na H 38 Tropical Oil Co Tank Barge     Nov-36 To Colombia
187 na H 39 Tropical Oil Co Tank Barge     Nov-36 To Colombia
188 173689 Warner Co. No. 11 Warner Co Freight Barge   396 1937  
189 173690 Warner Co. No. 12 Warner Co Freight Barge   396 1937  
190 173692 Warner Co. No. 14 Warner Co Freight Barge   396 1937  
191 173693 Warner Co. No. 15 Warner Co Freight Barge   396 1937  
192 173694 Warner Co. No. 16 Warner Co Freight Barge   396 1937  
193 173695 Warner Co. No. 17 Warner Co Freight Barge   396 1937  
196 173567 V B L No. 1 Valley Barge Line Freight Barge   510 Apr-37  
199 175506 CKC 32 Cornelius Kroll & Co Tank Barge   243 Apr-37  
200 176507 CKC 33 Cornelius Kroll & Co Hopper Barge     1937  
201 176508 CKC 34 Cornelius Kroll & Co Hopper Barge     1937  
202 176509 CKC 35 Cornelius Kroll & Co Hopper Barge     1937  
203 176510 CKC 36 Cornelius Kroll & Co Hopper Barge     1937  
204 176511 CKC 37 Cornelius Kroll & Co Hopper Barge     1937  
205 176512 CKC 38 Cornelius Kroll & Co Hopper Barge     1937  
206 173748 Vegoil No. 6 New York Tank Barge Co Tank Barge   934 Nov-37  
224 273185 I W C 285 Inland Waterways Corp Freight Barge   1,564 Jul-38 Later FBL 285
225 273186 I W C 286 Inland Waterways Corp Freight Barge   1,564 Jul-38 Later FBL 286, GB 6
226 273187 I W C 287 Inland Waterways Corp Freight Barge   1,564 Jul-38 Later FBL 287, GB 7
227 273188 I W C 288 Inland Waterways Corp Freight Barge   1,564 Sep-38 Later FBL 288, GB 5
228 273189 I W C 289 Inland Waterways Corp Freight Barge   1,564 Oct-38 Later FBL 289
232 173936 Independent Oil Co. No. 2 Chas. J. King Tank Barge   267 1938  
233 174021 Independent Oil Co. No. 3 Chas. J. King Tank Barge   267 1938  
  237669 Corten Ohio Barge Line Towboat   13 1938  

Built by Gulf Shipbuilding in Chickasaw

1   Fairport Maritime Comm. C2-S-E1 849 6,165 Apr-42 Torpedoed and lost in the North Atlantic 16-Jul-42
2   Fairisle Maritime Comm. C2-S-E1 850 6,165 Jul-42 Wrecked 1956 but repaired, later Sea Isle, Nemea, scrapped 1969
3 242073 Fairland Maritime Comm. C2-S-E1 472 6,165 Aug-42 Containership 1957, scrapped 1975
4 242074 Raphael Semmes Maritime Comm. C2-S-E1 473 6,165 Oct-42 Containership 1957, scrapped 1978
5 251506 Iberville/Sumter (APA 52) Maritime Comm. C2-S-E1 474 6,165 Apr-43 Sold 1947 as Gateway City, containership 1957, scrapped 1978
6 251507 Jean Lafitte/Warren (APA 53) Maritime Comm. C2-S-E1 475 6,165 Feb-43 Sold 1947 as Arizpa, containership 1965, scrapped 1977
7 251508 Afoundria/Wayne (APA 54) Maritime Comm. C2-S-E1 476 6,165 May-43 Sold 1947 as Beauregard, containership 1958, scrapped 1977
8 243436 Azalea City Maritime Comm. C2-S-E1 477 6,165 Jul-43 Containership 1957, scrapped 1976
9 243438 Bienville Maritime Comm. C2-S-E1 478 6,165 Jun-43 Containership 1958, scrapped 1976
10 243815 Warrior Maritime Comm. C2-S-E1 479 6,165 Jul-43 Containership 1966, scrapped 1978
11 243814 Jean Lafitte Maritime Comm. C2-S-E1 480 6,165 Sep-43 Scrapped 1969
12   Iberville/Hyades (AF 28) Maritime Comm. C2-S-E1 481 6,165 Sep-43 Scrapped 1984
13 na Maritime Comm.     Not used
14 244018 Afoundria Maritime Comm. C2-S-E1 482 6,165 Nov-43 Containership 1966, scrapped 1979
15   Antinous/Baxter (APA 94) Maritime Comm. C2-S-E1 483 6,165 Nov-43 Sold 1947 as La Salle, scrapped 1968
16   Maiden Creek Maritime Comm. C2-S-E1 484 6,165 Jan-44 Torpedoed off North Africa 1944, CTL, scrapped 1953
17 251504 Topa Topa/Graffias (AF 29) Maritime Comm. C2-S-E1 485 6,165 Feb-44 Scrapped 1974
18 247102 Fra Berlanga Maritime Comm. R2-ST-AU1 1648 6,165 Feb-45 Sold private 1970, scrapped 1971
19 247934 San Jose Maritime Comm. R2-ST-AU1 1649 6,165 Jun-45 Sold private 1970, scrapped 1976
20 247552 Limon Maritime Comm. R2-ST-AU1 1650 6,165 May-45 Sold private 1970, scrapped 1977
21 248253 Esparta Maritime Comm. R2-ST-AU1 1651 6,165 Sep-45 Sold private 1970, scrapped 1977
22 248767 Junior Maritime Comm. R2-ST-AU1 1652 6,165 Dec-45 Sold private 1969, scrapped 1975
23 249059 Comayagua Maritime Comm. R2-ST-AU1 1653 6,165 Feb-46 Sold private 1969, scrapped 1975
24 245189 Wacosta Maritime Comm. C2-S-E1 1602 6,165 Apr-44 Converted to containership 1966, scrapped 1978
25 245398 De Soto Maritime Comm. C2-S-E1 1603 6,165 May-44 Scrapped 1973
26 245979 Antinous Maritime Comm. C2-S-E1 1604 6,165 Jul-44 Scrapped 1970
27 246335 Yaka Maritime Comm. C2-S-E1 1605 6,165 Sep-44 Scrapped 1972
28 246617 Hastings Maritime Comm. C2-S-E1 1606 6,165 Nov-44 Scrapped 1973
29 246992 Madaket Maritime Comm. C2-S-E1 1607 6,165 Jan-45 Scrapped 1973
30 247303 Andrew Jackson Maritime Comm. C2-S-E1 1608 6,165 Mar-45 Scrapped 1973
31 247592 City of Alma Maritime Comm. C2-S-E1 1609 6,165 May-45 Scrapped 1972
32 247906 Topa Topa Maritime Comm. C2-S-E1 1610 6,165 Jul-45 Scrapped 1973
33 248489 Iberville Maritime Comm. C2-S-E1 1611 6,165 Aug-45 Scrapped 1972
34 248654 Kyska Maritime Comm. C2-S-E1 1612 6,165 Nov-45 Scrapped 1972
35 248998 Maiden Creek Maritime Comm. C2-S-E1 1613 6,165 Jan-46 Scrapped 1972
36 249072 Fairport Maritime Comm. C2-S-E1 1614 6,165 Feb-46 Scrapped 1970
37 249234 John B. Waterman Maritime Comm. C2-S-E1 2826 6,165 Mar-46 Scrapped 1972
38   Maritime Comm. R2-ST-AU1 2827 6,165 Cancelled 1945
39-53   Maritime Comm. T2-SE-A1 2828-2842   Cancelled
  Capps U.S. Navy DD 550   23-Jun-43 To Spain as Lepanto 1957, struck 1985
  David W. Taylor U.S. Navy DD 551   18-Sep-43 To Spain as Almirante Ferrandiz 1957, struck 1987
  Evans U.S. Navy DD 552   11-Dec-43 Scrapped 1947
  John D. Henley U.S. Navy DD 553   2-Feb-44 Scrapped 1970
  Bearss U.S. Navy DD 654   12-Apr-44 Scrapped 1976
  John Hood U.S. Navy DD 655   7-Jun-44 Scrapped 1976
  Van Valkenburgh U.S. Navy DD 656   2-Aug-44 To Turkey as Izmir 1967, struck 1987
  Fort Marion U.S. Navy LSD 22   29-Jan-46 To Taiwan as Chen Hai (L 618) 1974, struck 1999
  Fort Snelling U.S. Navy LSD 23     Cancelled 1945, sold 1956 as Caribe Queen, to USN 1959 as Taurus (AK 273), later LSV 8, scrapped 1969
  Hilton Head U.S. Navy LSD 24     Cancelled 1945, sold 1945, disposition unknown
  251537 Expediter Warrior & Gulf Nav. Towboat   16 1946  
  265055 106 Fort Myers Shell Freight Barge   179 1946  
  265056 107 Fort Myers Shell Freight Barge   179 1946  
  265057 108 Fort Myers Shell Freight Barge   179 1946  
  265058 109 Fort Myers Shell Freight Barge   179 1946  
  265059 110 Fort Myers Shell Freight Barge   179 1946  
  265060 111 Fort Myers Shell Freight Barge   179 1946  
  265061 112 Fort Myers Shell Freight Barge   179 1946  
  265062 113 Radcliff Materials Freight Barge   212 1948  
  265063 114 Radcliff Materials Freight Barge   212 1948  
  265064 115 Radcliff Materials Freight Barge   212 1948  
  265065 116 Radcliff Materials Freight Barge   212 1948  
  265066 117 Radcliff Materials Freight Barge   212 1948  
  265067 118 Radcliff Materials Freight Barge   212 1948  
  265068 119 Radcliff Materials Freight Barge   212 1948  

Built by Gulf Shipbuilding in Madisonville

1 Token U.S. Navy AM 126 890d 31-Dec-42 Scrapped 1967
2 Tumult U.S. Navy AM 127 890d 27-Feb-43 Scrapped 1967
3 Velocity U.S. Navy AM 128 890d 4-Mar-43 To Mexico 1972 as Ignacio L. Vallarta (C 82), active
4 Vital U.S. Navy AM 129 890d May-43 To Britain 1943 as HMS Strenuous (J 338), sold 1948 as Evening Star, later Pride of the West, scrapped 1956
5 Usage U.S. Navy AM 130 890d Jun-43 To Britain 1943 as HMS Tourmaline (J 339), to Turkey 1947 as Cardak (M 507), struck 1974
6 Zeal U.S. Navy AM 131 890d 9-Jul-43 Sunk as target 1967
7 HMS Sepoy U.S. Navy BAM 30 890d 8-Sep-43 Retained as USS Dextrous (AM 341), to Korea 1967 as Koje (PCE 713), struck 1984
8 HMS Steadfast (J 375) U.S. Navy BAM 31 890d 17-Jan-43 To Britain 1943, returned 1946, to Turkey 1947 as Eregli, struck 1973
9 HMS Tattoo (J 374) U.S. Navy BAM 32 890d 27-Jan-43 To Britain 1943, returned 1946, to Turkey 1947 as Carsamba, struck 1985
10 Notable U.S. Navy AM 267 890d 23-Dec-43 To China 1946, disposition unknown
11 Nucleus U.S. Navy AM 268 890d 19-Jan-44 To USSR 1945 as T 276, disposition unknown
12 Opponent U.S. Navy AM 269 890d 18-Feb-44 Scrapped 1961
13              
14 Palisade U.S. Navy AM 270 890d 9-Mar-44 To USSR 1945 as T 279, mined and lost off Korea 1945
15 Penetrate U.S. Navy AM 271 890d 31-Mar-44 To USSR 1945 as T 280, disposition unknown
16 Peril U.S. Navy AM 272 890d 22-May-44 To USSR 1945 as T 281, scrapped 1956
17 Phantom U.S. Navy AM 273 890d 17-May-44 To China 1948 as Yung Ming, to Taiwan 1949, scrapped
18 Pinnacle U.S. Navy AM 274 890d 24-May-44 To China 1948 as Yung Hsiu, to Taiwan 1949, struck
19 Pirate U.S. Navy AM 275 890d 16-Jun-44 Mined and lost off Korea 1950
20 Pivot U.S. Navy AM 276 890d 12-Jul-44 To China 1948 as Yung Shou, to Taiwan 1949, struck
21 Pledge U.S. Navy AM 277 890d 29-Jul-44 Mined and lost off Korea 1950
22 Project U.S. Navy AM 278 890d 22-Aug-44 To the Philippines 1948 as Samar (M 33), struck
23 Prime U.S. Navy AM 279 890d 12-Sep-44 To China 1948 as Yung Feng, to Taiwan 1949, struck
24 Prowess U.S. Navy AM 280 890d 27-Sep-44 To Vietnam 1970 as Ha Hoi (HQ 13), active
25 Quest U.S. Navy AM 281 890d 25-Oct-44 To the Philippines 1948 as Pagasa (APO 21), struck
26 Rampart U.S. Navy AM 282 890d 18-Nov-44 To USSR 1945, disposition unknown
27 Roselle U.S. Navy AM 379 890d 6-Feb-45 To Mexico 1972 as Melchior Ocampo, now Manuel Gitierrez Zamora (C 78), active
28 Ruddy U.S. Navy AM 380 890d 28-Apr-45 To Peru 1960 as Galvez (MSF 68), struck 1981
29 Scoter U.S. Navy AM 381 890d 13-Mar-45 To Mexico 1972 as Manuel Gutierrez Zamora, now  Melchior Ocampo (C 84), active
30 Shoveler U.S. Navy AM 382 890d 22-May-45 To Peru 1960 as Diez Canseco (MSF 69), struck 1981
    U.S. Navy YS 69   1945  
    U.S. Navy YS 70   1945  
    U.S. Navy YS 71   1945  
    U.S. Navy YS 72   1945 Later YF 182
    U.S. Navy YS 73   1945 Later YF 183
    U.S. Navy YS 74   1945  
    U.S. Navy YS 75   1945 Later YF 184
    U.S. Navy YS 76   1945  
    U.S. Navy YS 77   1945 To US Army 1920
    U.S. Navy YS 78   1945  

Built by Halter Marine

799 601973 Maya Cudd Pressure Cont OSV   90 1979 Active
800 604101 Toltec Cudd Pressure Cont OSV   90 1979 Active
805 613059 Autumn Leaf Don F. Levy, Inc. OSV   233 Oct-79 Later E. W. Lutz, Miss Rosie, now Mr. Harlan Jr.
806 612997 Winter Wind Don F. Levy, Inc. OSV   233 Dec-79 Later Joni Bruce, Ensco Sail, Sail Tide, now Caroline Morrison
822 631787 Jacksonville Sheridan Tptn ITB Tug   1,443 May-82 Scrapped 2008
823 647320 Groton Sheridan Tptn ITB Tug   1,443 Jun-82 Scrapped 2008
851 611003 Mister Briley Briley Marine OSV     1980 Later Gulf Fleet No. 301, now Lady Rosalind
874 622756 Point Au Fer Point Marine OSV   93 Jun-80 Later Red Finch, Willy 4003, now Demas Fortune (Nigeria)
875 626141 Point T Point Marine OSV   199 Aug-80 Later HOS Secretariat, now Secretariat
887   Mooring Service Zapata Marine OSV   122 Feb-80 Active (Venezuela)
892 623437 Phyllis Briley Briley Marine OSV   186 Jun-80 Later Force Five, James A. Miers, Gulf Terra I, now Enterprise I
893 635879 Al Breaux   Liftboat   92 1980 Later Superior Culture, now Pike
894 629195 D J Viator   Liftboat   92 1980 Later Superior Performance, now Seabream
918 629254 Rae Lemoine Briley Marine OSV   233 Nov-80 Now Gulf Fleet No. 302
924 648935 New York Sheridan Tptn ITB Tug   1,443 Jan-83 Scrapped 2009
925 654191 Acadia    Sheridan Tptn ITB Tug   1,443 May-83 Later Baltimore, scrapped 2009
926 654192 Philadelphia Sheridan Tptn ITB Tug   1,443 Jun-84 Scrapped 2010
927 654193 Mobile Sheridan Tptn ITB Tug   1,443 Aug-84 Scrapped 2010
943 649569 Moku Pahu Matson Navigation ITB Tug   1,455 Oct-82 Active
948 638342 Petromar Bravo Petromar OSV   265 Jul-81 Later Quist Tide, now Quist Teus (Panama)
949 639679 Petromar Dorado Petromar OSV   265 Aug-81 Now Maridive 55 (Egypt)
950 641454 Petromar Explorer Petromar OSV   265 Sep-81 Later Nico Rashidya, now Lourdes (Sharjah)
951 642161 Petromar Falcon Petromar OSV   265 Oct-81 Now fishing vessel Aleutian Falcon
1028 646693 Leam Mississippi Leam Marine OSV   288 Jan-82 Later Seabulk Mississippi, now GAC Pearl (Abu Dhabi)
1029 645258 Leam Texas Leam Marine OSV   288 Jan-82 Later Seabulk Texas, Maad Hunter II, now Beverly G
1030 645686 Leam Florida Leam Marine OSV   288 Jan-82 Later Seabulk Florida, now Imiloa
1031 645964 Leam Alabama Leam Marine OSV   288 Feb-82 Later Seabulk Alabama, Maad Hunter III, now Lola
1032 644987 Leam California Leam Marine OSV   288 Mar-82 Later Seabulk California, Maad Hunter IV, now Gertie C
1065 650478 Petromar Odyssey Petromar OSV   265 Aug-82 Now Odyssey Tide, scrapped 2006
1079 662081 Petromar ? Petromar OSV   265 Dec-82 Later Osco Service II, State Defender, GMMOS Defender, Seabulk Defender, now Interocean