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Ingalls Iron Works, Decatur AL

Most recent update: September 28, 2013.


Ingalls Iron Works was started in 1910, by Robert Ingalls, in Birmingham AL.  In 1930, they started building barges and a few other small vessels, using their Birmingham plant for fabrication, the former Gulf Shipbuilding facility in Chickasaw AL for assembly and an unidentified facility in Mobile AL for outfitting and completion of the more complex hulls.  Hull #s were assigned sequentially, regardless of facility. 

In 1936, Ingalls built a new shipyard in Decatur AL which was capable of building all types of small vessels, and in 1938, they built a new shipyard in Pascagoula MS which was capable of building all types of large vessels.  At this time, the Chickasaw yard was returned to its owners and the name of the company was changed to Ingalls Shipbuilding Corporation.  In 1943, the hull numbering system was changed, with hull #s 400-499 assigned to Pascagoula for Maritime Commission contracts, hull #s 500-599 assigned to Pascagoula for other contracts and hull #s 600-999 assigned to Decatur.  In 1955, after the Decatur yard overshot hull #999, hull #s 1000 through 1499 were assigned to Pascagoula and hull #s 1500 through 1999 were assigned to Decatur. 

In 1957, Ingalls bought the Arnold V. Walker Shipyard, which was immediately north of their Pascagoula yard: this yard continued to operate under its own name until 1961, when it was merged into the Ingalls yard.  In 1961, Ingalls sold the Pascagoula yard to Litton Industries and it became the Ingalls Shipbuilding Division of Litton Industries, while the Decatur yard became the Marine Division of Ingalls Iron Works.  In 1975, the Decatur yard started farming out work to a facility called Seminole Steel, in Bainbridge GA and this continued until 1981, when Ingalls Iron Works was sold to Trinity Industries and Trinity almost immediately closed the Marine Division.  The area in Decatur where the shipyard was is now called Ingalls Harbor: see it from the air on Google here.

Altogether, Ingalls built over 2000 vessels.  This table lists those built in Decatur: the list for Pascagoula is here.  If anyone has any additions or corrections, please send them to me at timcolton@aol.com

Hull # Yard O.N. Original Name Original Owner Ship Type GT (Com'l) LDT (Naval) Length (ft.) Delivered Disposition
1 C   IWC 646 Inland Waterways Corp Freight Barge 1,800 230 1931  
2 C   IWC 647 Inland Waterways Corp Freight Barge 1,800 230 1931  
3 C   IWC 648 Inland Waterways Corp Freight Barge 1,800 230 1931  
4 C   IWC 649 Inland Waterways Corp Freight Barge 1,800 230 1931  
5 C   IWC 650 Inland Waterways Corp Freight Barge 1,800 230 1931  
6 C 174784 W.H.W. Co. Inc. No. 3 W. Horace Williams Co Piledriver 115 65 1932  
7     McBride   Derrick Barge     1932  
8         Freight Barge     1932  
9         Freight Barge     1932  
10         Freight Barge     1932  
11         Freight Barge     1932  
12         Freight Barge     1932  
13         Freight Barge     1932  
14 M 271733 Sam Houston USACE Galveston Dredge 863 160 Aug-32 Hull only
15   na   USACE Montgomery Pontoon     Jan-33  
16   na   USACE Montgomery Pontoon     Jan-33  
17   na   USACE Montgomery Pontoon     Jan-33  
18   na   USACE Montgomery Pontoon     Jan-33  
19   na   USACE Montgomery Pontoon     Jan-33  
20   na   USACE Montgomery Pontoon     Jan-33  
21   na   USACE Montgomery Pontoon     Jan-33  
22   na   USACE Montgomery Pontoon     Jan-33  
23   na   USACE Montgomery Pontoon     Jan-33  
24   na   USACE Montgomery Pontoon     Jan-33  
25   na   USACE Montgomery Pontoon     Jan-33  
26   na   USACE Montgomery Pontoon     Jan-33  
27   na   USACE Montgomery Pontoon     Jan-33  
28   na   USACE Montgomery Pontoon     Jan-33  
29   na   USACE Montgomery Pontoon     Jan-33  
30   na   USACE Montgomery Pontoon     Jan-33  
31   na   USACE Montgomery Pontoon     Jan-33  
32   na   USACE Montgomery Pontoon     Jan-33  
33   na   USACE Montgomery Pontoon     Jan-33  
34   na   USACE Montgomery Pontoon     Jan-33  
35   na   USACE Montgomery Pontoon     Jan-33  
36   na   USACE Montgomery Pontoon     Jan-33  
37   na   USACE Montgomery Pontoon     Jan-33  
38   na   USACE Montgomery Pontoon     Jan-33  
39   na   USACE Montgomery Pontoon     Jan-33  
40   na   USACE Montgomery Pontoon     Jan-33  
51   na   USACE Montgomery Pontoon     Jan-33  
42   na   USACE Montgomery Pontoon     Jan-33  
43   na   USACE Montgomery Pontoon     Jan-33  
44   na   USACE Montgomery Pontoon     Jan-33  
45       Alexander Shipyard Freight Barge     Sep-33  
46       Alexander Shipyard Freight Barge     Sep-33  
47       Alexander Shipyard Freight Barge     Sep-33  
48       Alexander Shipyard Freight Barge     Sep-33  
49 C 174480 W.H.W. Co. Inc. # 201 W. Horace Williams Co. Freight Barge 195 105 1933  
50 C 174795 W.H.W. Co. Inc. # 202 W. Horace Williams Co. Freight Barge 197 105 1933  
51 C 174796 W.H.W. Co. Inc. # 203 W. Horace Williams Co. Freight Barge 198 105 1933  
52 C 250821 A-72 Jahncke Inc. Freight Barge 186 105 1933  
53 C 250822 A-78 Jahncke Inc. Freight Barge 186 105 1933  
54       Southern Sand & Gravel Freight Barge   100 Oct-33  
55       Southern Sand & Gravel Freight Barge   100 Oct-33  
56       Jefferson Lake Oil Co Drilling Barge   60 Oct-33  
57   176587     Derrick Barge 266   1933 Later Allsman Derrick Barge No. 3
58         Freight Barge     1933  
59         Freight Barge     1933  
60         Freight Barge     1933  
61         Freight Barge     1933  
62         Freight Barge     1933  
63         Freight Barge     1933  
64         Freight Barge     1933  
65         Freight Barge     1933  
66 C   McWilliams Barge No. 188 McWilliams Dredging Co Tank Barge   149 1933  
67         Freight Barge     1933  
68                  
69                  
70                  
71                  
72                  
73 C     City of Greenville Wharf Barge   230 Apr-34  
74                  
75                  
76                  
77   na   Tennessee Valley Auth. Freight Barge        
78   na   Tennessee Valley Auth. Freight Barge        
79   na   Tennessee Valley Auth. Freight Barge        
80   na   Tennessee Valley Auth. Freight Barge        
81       McWilliams Dredging Co Dredge 1,093   Feb-34  
82 C 176543 B. B. L.101 Barker Barge Line Freight Barge 611 200 1934  
83 C 176544 B. B. L 102 Barker Barge Line Freight Barge 611 200 1934  
84 B na   USACE Louisville Pontoon   40 1934  
85 B na   USACE Louisville Pontoon   40 1934  
86 B na   USACE Louisville Pontoon   40 1934  
87 B na   USACE Louisville Pontoon   40 1934  
88 B na   USACE Louisville Pontoon   40 1934  
89 B na   USACE Louisville Pontoon   40 1934  
90 B na   USACE Louisville Pontoon   40 1934  
91 B na   USACE Louisville Pontoon   40 1934  
92 B na   USACE Louisville Pontoon   40 1934  
93 B na   USACE Louisville Pontoon   40 1934  
94 B na   USACE Louisville Pontoon   40 1934  
95 B na   USACE Louisville Pontoon   40 1934  
96 B na   USACE Louisville Pontoon   40 1934  
97 B na   USACE Louisville Pontoon   40 1934  
98 B na   USACE Louisville Pontoon   40 1934  
99 B na   USACE Louisville Pontoon   40 1934  
100 B na   USACE Louisville Pontoon   40 1934  
101 B na   USACE Louisville Pontoon   40 1934  
102 B na   USACE Louisville Pontoon   40 1934  
103 B na   USACE Louisville Pontoon   40 1934  
104 B na   USACE Louisville Pontoon   40 1934  
105 B na   USACE Louisville Pontoon   40 1934  
106 B na   USACE Louisville Pontoon   40 1934  
107 B na   USACE Louisville Pontoon   40 1934  
108 B na   USACE Louisville Pontoon   40 1934  
109 B na   USACE Louisville Pontoon   40 1934  
110 B na   USACE Louisville Pontoon   40 1934  
111 B na   USACE Louisville Pontoon   40 1934  
112 B na   USACE Louisville Pontoon   40 1934  
113 B na   USACE Louisville Pontoon   40 1934  
114 B na   USACE Louisville Pontoon   40 1934  
115 B na   USACE Louisville Pontoon   40 1934  
116 B na   USACE Louisville Pontoon   40 1934  
117 B na   USACE Louisville Pontoon   40 1934  
118 B na   USACE Louisville Pontoon   40 1934  
119 B na   USACE Louisville Pontoon   40 1934  
120 B na   USACE Louisville Pontoon   40 1934  
121 B na   USACE Louisville Pontoon   40 1934  
122 B na   USACE Louisville Pontoon   40 1934  
123 B na   USACE Louisville Pontoon   40 1934  
124 B na   USACE Louisville Pontoon   40 1934  
125 B na   USACE Louisville Pontoon   40 1934  
126 B na   USACE Louisville Pontoon   40 1934  
127 B na   USACE Louisville Pontoon   40 1934  
128 B na   USACE Louisville Pontoon   40 1934  
129 B na   USACE Louisville Pontoon   40 1934  
130 B na   USACE Louisville Pontoon   40 1934  
131 B na   USACE Louisville Pontoon   40 1934  
132 B na   USACE Louisville Pontoon   40 1934  
133 B na   USACE Louisville Pontoon   40 1934  
134 C 174916 City of Columbia Petroleum Carrier Corp Tank Barge 190 110 1935  
135   na No. 130 USACE Kansas City Pontoon   46 1935  
136   na No. 131 USACE Kansas City Pontoon   46 1935  
137   na No. 132 USACE Kansas City Pontoon   46 1935  
138   na No. 133 USACE Kansas City Pontoon   46 1935  
139   na No. 134 USACE Kansas City Pontoon   46 1935  
140   na No. 145 USACE Kansas City Pontoon   46 1935  
141   na No. 146 USACE Kansas City Pontoon   46 1935  
142   na No. 147 USACE Kansas City Pontoon   46 1935  
143   na No. 148 USACE Kansas City Pontoon   46 1935  
144   na No. 149 USACE Kansas City Pontoon   46 1935  
145 C na CDA-3 USACE Jacksonville Freight Barge   75 Mar-35  
146 C na CDA-4 USACE Jacksonville Freight Barge   75 Mar-35  
147 C na CDA-5 USACE Jacksonville Freight Barge   75 Mar-35  
148 C na CDA-6 USACE Jacksonville Freight Barge   75 Mar-35  
149 C na CDA-7 USACE Jacksonville Freight Barge   75 Mar-35  
150 C na CDA-8 USACE Jacksonville Freight Barge   75 Mar-35  
151 B na No. 17 USACE Charleston Tank Barge   80 Jun-35  
152   na   Bureau of Bio Survey Houseboat   45 Aug-35  
153   na   Bureau of Bio Survey Houseboat   45 Aug-35  
154       J F Klein Company Freight Barge     1935  
155       J F Klein Company Freight Barge     1935  
156       J F Klein Company Freight Barge     1935  
157       J F Klein Company Freight Barge     1935  
158       J F Klein Company Freight Barge     1935  
159       J F Klein Company Freight Barge     1935  
160 B na Barge No. 35-1 USACE Wilmington NC Freight Barge   75 1935  
161 B na Barge No. 35-2 USACE Wilmington NC Freight Barge   75 1935  
162 C na No. 1 USACE Philadelphia Freight Barge   115 1935  
163 C na No. 2 USACE Philadelphia Freight Barge   115 1935  
164 C na No. 3 USACE Philadelphia Freight Barge   115 1935  
165 C na   Tennessee Valley Auth. Freight Barge     Sep-35  
166 D na No. 21 USACE Pittsburgh Dump Scow   100 1936  
167 D na No. 22 USACE Pittsburgh Dump Scow   100 1936  
168 D na No. 23 USACE Pittsburgh Dump Scow   100 1936  
169 D na No. 24 USACE Pittsburgh Dump Scow   100 1936  
170 C                
171 C 234569 Transoil American Tankers Corp. Tanker 1,571   29-Feb-36 Later Oil Transporter, Oil Transport, Wit, scrapped 1975
172 D 174255 L.T.C. No. 10 Lake Tankers Corp Tank Barge 449 175 1936  
173 D 174256 L.T.C. No. 11 Lake Tankers Corp Tank Barge 449 175 1936  
174 D 174257 L.T.C. No. 12 Lake Tankers Corp Tank Barge 449 175 1936  
175 D 174258 L.T.C. No. 13 Lake Tankers Corp Tank Barge 449 175 1936  
176 C 172367 Blue Line 103 Blue Line Inc. Tank Barge 971 208 Jun-36  
177 C na   Tennessee Valley Auth. Crane Barge     Jul-36  
178 C na   Tennessee Valley Auth. Ferry Barge   70 Jun-36  
179 C na La Chocoana  South American Gold Co Dredge   120 Oct-36 To Colombia
180 C       Freight Barge   132 1936 For stock
181 C     Standard Oil of Kentucky Tank Barge     1936  
182 C na G 34 Tropical Oil Co Tank Barge   150 Nov-36 To Colombia
183 C na G 35 Tropical Oil Co Tank Barge   150 Nov-36 To Colombia
184 C na G 36 Tropical Oil Co Tank Barge   150 Nov-36 To Colombia
185 C na H 37 Tropical Oil Co Tank Barge   125 Nov-36 To Colombia
186 C na H 38 Tropical Oil Co Tank Barge   125 Nov-36 To Colombia
187 C na H 39 Tropical Oil Co Tank Barge   125 Nov-36 To Colombia
188 C 173689 Warner Co. No. 11 Warner Co Freight Barge 396 130 1937  
189 C 173690 Warner Co. No. 12 Warner Co Freight Barge 396 130 1937  
190 C 173692 Warner Co. No. 14 Warner Co Freight Barge 396 130 1937  
191 C 173693 Warner Co. No. 15 Warner Co Freight Barge 396 130 1937  
192 C 173694 Warner Co. No. 16 Warner Co Freight Barge 396 130 1937  
193 C 173695 Warner Co. No. 17 Warner Co Freight Barge 396 130 1937  
194 M na Tallawampa USACE Mobile Dredge   87 1937  
195 M na No. 10 USACE Savannah Quarter Boat   60 1937  
196 C 173567 V B L No. 1 Valley Barge Line Barge 510 140 Apr-37  
197 M na No. 15 USACE Savannah Quarter Boat   50 1937  
198 M na No. 16 USACE Savannah Quarter Boat   50 1937  
199 C 175506 CKC 32 Cornelius Kroll & Co Tank Barge 243 132 Apr-37  
200 D 176507 CKC 33 Cornelius Kroll & Co Hopper Barge   132 1937  
201 D 176508 CKC 34 Cornelius Kroll & Co Hopper Barge   132 1937  
202 D 176509 CKC 35 Cornelius Kroll & Co Hopper Barge   132 1937  
203 D 176510 CKC 36 Cornelius Kroll & Co Hopper Barge   132 1937  
204 D 176511 CKC 37 Cornelius Kroll & Co Hopper Barge   132 1937  
205 D 176512 CKC 38 Cornelius Kroll & Co Hopper Barge   132 1937  
206 C 173748 Vegoil No. 6 New York Tank Barge Co Tank Barge 934 195 Nov-37  
207       Waters & McCrary Ferry   50    
208 D na Bluestone No. 41 USACE Huntington Derrick Barge   110 Oct-37  
209 D na No. 44 USACE St. Louis Tank Barge   152 1937  
210 D na No. 45 USACE St. Louis Tank Barge   152 1937  
211 D na No. 46 USACE St. Louis Tank Barge   152 1937  
212 D na No. 47 USACE St. Louis Tank Barge   152 1937  
213 D na No. 48 USACE St. Louis Tank Barge   152 1937  
214 D na No. 49 USACE St. Louis Tank Barge   152 1937  
215 D na No. 50 USACE St. Louis Tank Barge   152 1937  
216 D na No. 51 USACE St. Louis Tank Barge   152 1937  
217 M 237016 Amsco American Mineral Spirits Tanker 4,626 370 1938 Conversion of Torrino
218 D 238197 Betty I Ingalls Shipbuilding Tug 14 40 Sep-39 Later Casey D
219 D 273180 I W C 280 Inland Waterways Corp Freight Barge 1,564 280 Jul-38 Later FBL 280, TSM 280
220 D 273181 I W C 281 Inland Waterways Corp Freight Barge 1,564 280 Jul-38 Later FBL 281, GB 4
221 D 273182 I W C 282 Inland Waterways Corp Freight Barge 1,564 280 Aug-38 Later FBL 282
222 D 273183 I W C 283 Inland Waterways Corp Freight Barge 1,564 280 Aug-38 Later FBL 283
223 D 273184 I W C 284 Inland Waterways Corp Freight Barge 1,564 280 Oct-38 Later FBL 284
224 C 273185 I W C 285 Inland Waterways Corp Freight Barge 1,564 280 Jul-38 Later FBL 285
225 C 273186 I W C 286 Inland Waterways Corp Freight Barge 1,564 280 Jul-38 Later FBL 286, GB 6
226 C 273187 I W C 287 Inland Waterways Corp Freight Barge 1,564 280 Jul-38 Later FBL 287, GB 7
227 C 273188 I W C 288 Inland Waterways Corp Freight Barge 1,564 280 Sep-38 Later FBL 288, GB 5
228 D 273189 I W C 289 Inland Waterways Corp Freight Barge 1,564 280 Oct-38 Later FBL 289
229 D na   USACE Mobile Derrick Barge     May-38  
230 D na Elm USACE Memphis Tender   63 Oct-38  
231 D 288287 Maple USACE Memphis Tender   63 Oct-38  
232 C 173936 Independent Oil Co. No. 2 Chas. J. King Tank Barge 267 132 1938  
233 C 174021 Independent Oil Co. No. 3 Chas. J. King Tank Barge 267 132 1938  
234         Tank Barge        
235       Smoot Sand & Gravel Co Freight Barge   100 1939  
236       Smoot Sand & Gravel Co Freight Barge   100 1939  
237       Smoot Sand & Gravel Co Freight Barge   100 1939  
238       Smoot Sand & Gravel Co Freight Barge   100 1939  
239       Smoot Sand & Gravel Co Freight Barge   100 1939  
240       Smoot Sand & Gravel Co Freight Barge   100 1939  
241       Smoot Sand & Gravel Co Freight Barge   100 1939  
242       Smoot Sand & Gravel Co Freight Barge   100 1939  
243       Smoot Sand & Gravel Co Freight Barge   100 1939  
244       Smoot Sand & Gravel Co Freight Barge   100 1939  
Hulls 245-248 built in Pascagoula
249 M 174852 J.H.C. No. 4 J. H. Coppedge Tank Barge 362 135 1938  
Hull 250 built in Pascagoula
251 D   A O & R Co No 11 Ashland Oil Tank Barge   195 May-39  
252 D   A O & R Co No 12 Ashland Oil Tank Barge   195 May-39  
Hulls 253-256 built in Pascagoula
257 D 259219 Sidney   Tank Barge 558 195 May-39 Later LRL 109
258         Sand and Gravel Barge   100   For stock
259         Sand and Gravel Barge   100   For stock
260   na   Tennessee Valley Auth. Sweeping Barge   87 1939  
261                  
262                  
263       Port St Joe Lumber Co Freight Barge   70 1939  
264 D 266361 Vicksburg Standard Dredging Co Tank Barge 308 135 Oct-39  
Hulls 265-268 built in Pascagoula
269 B na No. 618 USACE New Orleans Anchor Barge   60 1939  
270 B na No. 619 USACE New Orleans Anchor Barge   60 1939  
271 D 239826 Pointe a la Hache Parish of Plaquemines Ferry 139 105 Jul-40 Later Plaquemines
272 D   Westvaco No. 1 Westvaco Deck Barge   105 Feb-40  
273 D   Westvaco No. 2 Westvaco Deck Barge   105 Feb-40  
274 D 240063 St Paul Socony Socony Vacuum Oil Co Tug 468 126 Oct-40 Later Mobil St. Paul
275 D na   Panama Canal Authority Tank Barge   93 Apr-40  
276 D na   Panama Canal Authority Tank Barge   93 Apr-40  
277 D   No. 7 Doullut & Ewin Derrick Barge   80 Apr-40  
278 D     Standard Oil of Indiana Mooring Barge   100 1940  
279 D   A O & R Co. No. 17 Ashland Oil & Refining Tank Barge   195 May-40  
280 D   A O & R Co. No. 18 Ashland Oil & Refining Tank Barge   195 May-40  
281 D 174871 M.T.C. 440 Marine Transportation Co Tank Barge 396 167 1940  
282 D   No. 75 Tennessee Valley Sand Deck Barge 430 110 1940  
283 D   No. 76 Tennessee Valley Sand Deck Barge 430 110 1940  
284 D   No. 77 Tennessee Valley Sand Deck Barge 430 110 1940  
285 D   No. 78 Tennessee Valley Sand Deck Barge 430 110 1940  
286 D   No. 79 Tennessee Valley Sand Deck Barge 430 110 1940  
287 D   No. 80 Tennessee Valley Sand Deck Barge 430 110 1940  
288 D 174848 No. 15 Standard Oil of Kentucky Tank Barge 687 225 Sep-40  
289 D 174885 Handy Andy Dunbar & Sullivan Derrick Barge 358 100 Nov-40  
290 D 240313 Minneapolis Husky Husky Transit Tanker 1,071 228 Jun-41 Later Republic 1944, Pittsburgh, Clark 1954, Milwaukee, Limni 1964, scrapped 1973
291 D na   USACE St. Louis Service Barge   274 1941  
292 D     Goyer Oil Co Tank Barge   135 Jan-41  
Hulls 293-299 built in Pascagoula
300 D na M 43 Tropical Oil Co Tank Barge   125 Dec-40 To Colombia
301 D na M 44 Tropical Oil Co Tank Barge   125 Dec-40 To Colombia
302 D na M 45 Tropical Oil Co Tank Barge   125 Dec-40 To Colombia
303 D       Tank Barge   225 Jan-41  
304 D 174996 No 201 Tennessee Valley Sand Deck Barge 430 175 Apr-41  
305 D 175011 No 202 Tennessee Valley Sand Deck Barge 430 175 Apr-41  
306 D 175021 No 203 Tennessee Valley Sand Deck Barge 430 175 Apr-41  
307 D 175034 Clem Luce Stoll Oil Refining Co Tank Barge 577 225 1941  
308 D 174838 I.O.C. No. 4 Independent Oil Co Tank Barge 547 195 1940  
309 D na Barge No. 1 Government of Venezuela Barge   295 1941 To Venezuela
310 D na Barge No. 2 Government of Venezuela Barge   147 1941 To Venezuela
311 D na Barge No. 3 Government of Venezuela Barge   60 1941 To Venezuela
312 D na   Government of Venezuela Barge   24 1941 To Venezuela
313 D       Barge   110   For stock
314 D       Barge   110   For stock
315 D 175215 EB 105 E.Erlbacher Tank Barge 571 195 Jun-41  
316 D 175264 EB 106 E.Erlbacher Tank Barge 571 195 Jul-41  
317 D 175284 EB 107 E.Erlbacher Tank Barge 571 195 Aug-41  
318 D   Westvaco No. 5 Westvaco Deck Barge   105 Aug-41  
319 D   Westvaco No. 6 Westvaco Deck Barge   105 Aug-41  
Hulls 320-323 built in Pascagoula
324 D 174953 S-T No. 1 L. C. Silvey Tank Barge 383 135 Jul-41  
Hulls 325-336 built in Pascagoula
337 D 175429 EB 108 E. Erlbacher Tank Barge 570 195 1941  
338 D 175447 EB 109 E. Erlbacher Tank Barge 569 195 1941  
339 D 175389 Sohio XVIII Standard Oil of Ohio Tank Barge 569 195 Nov-41  
340 D 175390 Sohio XIX Standard Oil of Ohio Tank Barge 569 195 Nov-41 Later LRL 111
341 D 259362 Sohio XX Standard Oil of Ohio Tank Barge 569 195 Nov-41 Later LRL 209
342 D 259222 Sohio XXI Standard Oil of Ohio Tank Barge 569 195 Jan-42  
343 D