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Southern Shipbuilding, Slidell LA

(formerly Canulette Shipbuilding)

Most recent update: March 20, 2014.


The shipyard in Slidell was originally established by Fritz Salmen in the 1880s: it became Slidell Shipbuilding in 1914 and Canulette Shipbuilding in 1919.  It was sold in 1954 and renamed J. & S. Shipbuilding, then sold again in 1957 and renamed Southern Shipbuilding.  Southern Shipbuilding closed in 1993 and the facility has been razed.  See the site from the air on Google here.

Hull # O.N. Original Name Original Owner Ship Type MC or Navy Type # GT or Disp. (d) Feet  Delivery Disposition
Built by Fritz Salmen            
  200590 F. N. Canulette

McKinney Towing

Tug

    40 63 1903  
  200631 St. Tammany

Gulf Coast Towing

Tug

    75 69 1903

Later Lee L. Salmen

  211761 S. L. Elam         272   1913  
Built by Slidell Shipbuilding            
    Baltic 1/Flush Bulk Oil Transport Cargo Ship     1,474 228 1917 Wrecked 1919
    Baltic 2/Flirt Bulk Oil Transport Cargo Ship     1,474 228 1917 Burnt 1919
    Baltic 3/Ferm D/S A/S Bing Cargo Ship     1,579 247 1918 Wrecked 1921
    Baltic 4/Fulvia Newfoundland SB Cargo Ship     1,579 247 1918 Foundered 1920
    Maple C. L. Dimon Cargo Ship     1,098 172 1919 Scrapped 1931
    Buckhannon   Cargo Ship     2,469   1919  
    Campello   Cargo Ship     2,469   1919  
Built by Canulette Shipbuilding            
  222167 Andrew

Lake Arthur Dredging

Tug     30 55 1922  
    Salvation         359   1923  
  225203 Not known Capt. George Prince Ferry     244 116 1923 Later Ollie K. Wilds, laid up 1983
  223936 St. Tammany         103   1924  
  225128 V. J. Kurzweg

Sherburne Transportation

Ferry     250 155 1925  
  224772 Edwin P. Krozat

Producers Transport Co.

Tug     36 71 1925  
  226050 Hiway

Francis Waguespack

Ferry     147 100 1926  
  225838 Red Taylor

New Orleans Lighterage

Tug     31 56 1926  
  174190 Louisiana

McWilliams Dredging

Dredge     630 138 1927  
  227129 Geo. A. Bisso

Kenner Ferry Co.

Ferry     160 97 1927  
  229260 A. D. Canulette

Gulf Coast Towing

Tug

    70 71 1929 Later Wakulla
  230006 American

American Barge Line

Tug     326 142 1930  
  171346 Hempstead No. 1

Warrior Towing

Tank Barge     357 136 1931  
    Jennie Barbour LA TX Waterways Tug      130 100 1932  
  231849 Noydena

Brix Maritime

Tug      122  99 1932 Later Chief, now Stacy T
  232654 Kaitlyn Mai   Fishing     31 53 1933 NLD
  248266 Martha

Wilbanks & Pierce

Passenger     10 32 1934  
  235245 Dorothy C B. K. Parker Yacht     23 43 1936  
  238601 Rowen Card Card Towing Tug     263 105 1936 To USN 1940 as Tamaha (YN 44), later YNT 12, sold 1947 as A. J. McAllister, scuttled 2003
  236825 George Prince Burnside-Donaldsonville Co. Tug     207 120 1937  
  174336 Liquids No. 1 Liquids Tptn. Co. Tank Barge     301 135 1938
  238237 Huck Finn Inland Waterways Corp. Towboat     607 149 1939 Burnt and sank 1980
  239011 L. P. Runkel Central Barge Towboat     266 122 1939
  239131 A. D. Canulette Canulette Shipbuilding Tug     129 87 1939 To USN 1940 as Katlian (YN 48), sold 1948 as Capt. Rudy, later A. D. Canulette, Ethel McDermott
  241092 Dubby Canulette Shipbuilding Tug     25 45 1941  
  242522 Crescent Algiers Public Service Co. Ferry     477 142 1943 Now Thomas Jefferson.
1   Port Allen U.S. Mar. Comm. Tug V2-ME-A1 438 237d 100 Mar-43 To USN 1942 as YT 723, sold 1945 as Port Allen, later Ed Colle, scrapped
2 243118 Port Barre U.S. Mar. Comm. Tug V2-ME-A1 439 237d 100 Mar-43 Sold 1946 as Standard No. 2, scrapped
3 243308 Port Hudson U.S. Mar. Comm. Tug V2-ME-A1 440 237d 100 Apr-43 Transfer to USN as Wabaquasset (YTB 724) cancelled, sold 1946 as Port Hudson, active
4 243309 Port Vincent U.S. Mar. Comm. Tug V2-ME-A1 441 237d 100 May-43 Sold 1946 as Standard No. 3, later Port Vincent 1993, Thunderbird 1996, active
  na Palo Blanco U.S. Navy Net Tender AN 64 1100d 194 25-Sep-44 Ex-YN 85, ATA 214 1944, sold 1947 as Radnik, lost 1953
  na Palo Verde U.S. Navy Net Tender AN 65 1100d 194 17-Dec-44 Ex-YN 86, ATA 215 1944, later The Port of Beaumont, sold 1949
  na Shellbark U.S. Navy Net Tender AN 67 1100d 194 12-Apr-44 Ex-YN 91, to China 1946 as Kuo Foo
  na Silverleaf U.S. Navy Net Tender AN 68 1100d 194 26-May-44 Ex-YN 92, scrapped 1947
  na Stagbush U.S. Navy Net Tender AN 69 1100d 194 30-Aug-44 Ex-YN 93, sold 1947, burnt 1954
  na Allthorn U.S. Navy Net Tender AN 70 1100d 194 30-Oct-44 Ex-YN 94, ATA 216 1944, sold 1948 as Kara Gay, later El Sol.
  na Tesota U.S. Navy Net Tender AN 71 1100d 194 16-Jan-45 Ex-YN 95, ATA 217 1944, sold 1947 as Del Mar, burnt 1949.
  na Yaupon U.S. Navy Net Tender AN 72 1100d 194 10-Mar-45 Ex-YN 96, ATA 218 1944, decommissioned 1945, scrapped 1947
  247936 Cappy Bisso Towing Tug     29 47 1945  
Built by Southern Shipbuilding            
  295914 Diamond Dredge No. 6 Diamond Services Supply Boat     341 130 1957 Active
  291174 Ajax Bisso Towing Deck Barge     679 121 1957 Active
  277276 Iberville Louisiana DoT Ferry     223 97 1958 Active
  na   U.S. Navy Landing Craft LCU 1620 172d 134 1959 Now YFU 92
  1190182   U.S. Navy Landing Craft LCU 1621 172d 134 1959 Later ASDV 1, sold 2006 as Tilloo, now Totorame (Mexico)
  na   U.S. Navy Landing Craft LCU 1622 172d 134 1959 Later YFU 99, scrapped 1977
16 278238 Hollywood 1301 Kirby Inland Marine Tank Barge     677 140 1959 NLD
17 278352 APT-102   Tank Barge     677 140 1959 NLD
18 279806 Assistant Proteus Corp. Pilot Boat     26 46 1959 Later Cape Lookout, NLD
  278258 CBC 132 Canal Barge Co. Tank Barge     810 123 1959 Active
  279164 Star Shamrock Kearny Barge Co. Freight Barge     1,040 210 1959 Later NaOCl, now Hughes 210
29 282380 Esso Pelham Esso Shipping Tug     175 80 1960 Later Exxon Pelham, MPT Pelham, now Tucana
30 279678 Bobcat Thomas Pet.  Transit Towboat     14 33 1959 Later Newter, now H. C. Landing
  na   U.S. Navy Repair Barge YRBM 7 236 112 15-Jul-61 Sold 1997
34 1104217 Pontiac  U.S. Navy Yard Tug YTB 756 356d 102 11-Jan-61 Sold 2000 as Kaleen McAllister, active
35 1137788 Oshkosh U.S. Navy Yard Tug YTB 757 356d 102 20-Jan-61 Sold 1999 as Oshkosh, NLD
36 1135055 Paducah U.S. Navy Yard Tug YTB 758 356d 102 24-Feb-61 Sold 2001 as Patricia Ann, active 
37   Bogalusa U.S. Navy Yard Tug YTB 759 356d 102 24-Feb-61 To MARAD 1996, active
38 1171799 Natick U.S. Navy Yard Tug YTB 760 356d 102 30-Jun-61 Sold 2005 as Natick, active
39 284059 Ned Merrick Canal Barge Co. Towboat     481 135 1961 Active
40   Leonidas Polk Canal Barge Co. Towboat     481 135 1961 Later Big D
39 1217632 Ottumwa U.S. Navy Yard Tug YTB 761 356d 102 9-Oct-61 Sold 2004 as Holly Ann, active
40 284580 Tuscumbia  U.S. Navy Yard Tug YTB 762 356d 102 14-Nov-61 Sold  as Accu II, NLD
41   Muskegon U.S. Navy Yard Tug YTB 763 356d 102 19-Apr-63 Active
42 1175148 Mishawaka U.S. Navy Yard Tug YTB 764 356d 102 19-Apr-63 Sold 2002 as Alois, active
43 1194780 Okmulgee U.S. Navy Yard Tug YTB 765 356d 102 25-Jul-63 Sold 2006 as Steven McAllister, active
44 1127419 Wapakoneta  U.S. Navy Yard Tug YTB 766 356d 102 25-Jul-63 Sold 2001 as Hercules, NLD
45                    
46 1235788 Albatross IV  N.O.A.A. Research R 342 1,089d 187 15-May-63 Laid up 2008
47 287190 Lehigh No. 1 Lehigh Portland Cement Cement Barge     1,775 270 Nov-61 Active
48 287518 Pitcairn Capital Towing Tug     154 66 1962 Later Shellen R, Bonnie Pertsch, now Freedom
  288320 DT-1 Central Oil Tank Barge     1,131 174 1962 Later CENCO 11, NLD
57 292748 Margaret Moran Moran Towing Tug     289 136 Sep-63 Later Gale B., Guardian, NLD
58 293323 Betty Moran Moran Towing Tug     194 136 Nov-63 Later Albert J, Ocean Gulf, Polar Viking, now John Brix
61   IPAC No. 2 Iran Pan American Tug & Barge Tug     196 98 1964 Now Maryam
  296459 Clarke Berry Langenfelder & Son Tug     196 81 1964 Now Sharps Island
  938785   U.S. Navy Landing Craft LCU 1625 172d 134 1964 Sold 1979 as YFU 93, NLD
  na   U.S. Navy Landing Craft LCU 1626 172d 134 1964 Active
69 501792 Manta G. & H. Towing Tug     299 109 1965 Now Baton Rouge
70   Hugh Rodman  Coastal Tug & Barge Tug     304 88 1966 Later Cristobal I, Coastal Savaneta, Alpha Bravo, now Cecilia S
71   Gulf King   Tug     190 121 1967 Later Howard H, now Tamayo
72 507302 Gulf Explorer   Tug     190 121 1967 Later Patrice McAllister, Columbia,  Patrice McAllister, lost 2009
73   Harry Russeau   Tug     219 108 1967 Later Balboa, VB Balboa, scrapped 2004
74 na   U.S. Navy Landing Craft LCU 1629 190d 120 1968 Active
75 na   U.S. Navy Landing Craft LCU 1630 190d 120 1968 Active
76 na Trinidad II Panama Canal Commission Tug     310   1968 Active
77 na Schley Panama Canal Commission Tug     310   1968 Active
78 517095 Walton   Tug     181 89 Oct-68 Now Jason Reinauer
79 na Natchitoches U.S. Navy Yard Tug YTB 799 356d  107 22-May-69 To Corps of Engineers 1995 as D L Billmaier
80 na Eufaula U.S. Navy Yard Tug YTB 800 356d 107 3-Jul-69 To NDRF 1992
81 1127421 Palatka U.S. Navy Yard Tug YTB 801 356d 107 25-Nov-69 Sold as Maverick, NLD
82 na Cheraw U.S. Navy Yard Tug YTB 802 356d  107 29-Jan-70 To US Army Corps of Engineers 1996 as Cheraw, active
83 521907 Gatco Florida Gatco Tug     190 107 Jul-69 Later Mobile Pride, now Ernest Campbell
84                    
85 524726 Chippy T.   Tug     189 136 Feb-70 Later Elizabet Adams, La Marie, NLD
86 525887 Billy B.   Tug     193 106 Apr-70 Later Elizabeth Turecamo, Bay Titan, Fournier Boys, now Crosby Power
87 527215 Rusty B.   Tug     193 106 Jun-70 Later Roderick McAllister, now American Eagle
88 528415 Robert Alario Nolty J Theriot Tug     189 141 Aug-70 Later Morania No.6, now Penn No. 6
89 na Chester Harding Panama Canal Commission Tug     277 92 1970 Active
90 na Joseph C. Mehaffey Panama Canal Commission Tug     277 92 1970 Active
91 533104 Martha R. Ingram Ingram Ocean Systems Tug     989 144 1971 Later Discovery, scrapped 1996
92 na Morrow Panama Canal Commission Tug     277 92 1970 Active
93 na Quality Surinam Aluminium Towboat     337 85 1972 Now Kite
94 538087 Carole G. Ingram Ingram Ocean Systems Tug     193 129 Mar-72 Later Constitution, OSG Constitution, NLD
95 537964 Cabot   Tug     181 89 Mar-72 Now Harold A. Reinauer II
96 539033 Daley   Tug     181 89 Apr-72 Now Vincent D. Tibbetts, Jr.
97                    
98 675605 Agria   Tug     953 125 1972 Now B. T. Frederick (Venezuela)
99                    
100 546112 Acadian Freedom Kemar Shipping  Supply Boat     199 180 1973 NLD
101 547281 Acadian Victory Kemar Shipping  Supply Boat     487 208 Apr-73 Later Alaskan Victory, now C-Truc No. 4
102 549349 Melvin E. Lemmirhirt Great Lakes Dredge Tug     173 117 Jun-73 Active
103 554030 Defender   Supply Boat     199 180 1974 Now fishing vessel Defender
104 556069 Volunteer   Supply Boat     199 180 Mar-74 Later fishing vessel Prosperity, Alaska Destiny, Global Explorer, NLD
105 551908 Mobil 2 Mobil Shipping Tug     191 101 Oct-73 Later Tahchee, S/R Albany, Baltic Sea, NLD
106 558074 Acadian Defender Kemar Shipping  Supply Boat     199 197 Jul-74 Later Hawaiian Victory, now C-Truc No. 5
107 560191 Acadian Valor Kemar Shipping  Supply Boat     199 180 Oct-74 Later Jaramac 67, Cashat Tide, NLD
108 562455 Acadian Patriot Kemar Shipping Supply Boat     199 180 Oct-74 NLD
109 565673 Acadian Liberty Kemar Shipping  Supply Boat     199 180 Jun-75 Later Recovery VII, now Old de Mar
110   Jaramac 46 J. Ray McDermott  Supply Boat     199 157 Sep-75 Later Pete Tide III, now Nashwan (Dubai)
111   Jaramac 49 J. Ray McDermott  Supply Boat     199 160 1975 Lost 1982
112 578241 Valerie F Intercoastal Bulk Carriers ITB Tug     1,597 151 Jan-77 Later Calrice Transport, Zorra, burnt 1999
113 567374 Anthony P. St. Philip St. Philip Towing Tug     174 136 Jul-75 Later Debbie Rankin, NLD
114 571437 Alice St. Philip St. Philip Towing Tug     180 136 Mar-76 Later Linda Taggart, Frances S, Lisa W, NLD
115                    
116                    
117 583706 Manhattan Island Ballast Nedam Dredging Dredge     2,748 266 30-Jun-77 NLD
118                    
119 606519 Sugar Island Ballast Nedam Dredging Dredge     2,820 270 4-Jun-79 NLD
120 625348 Dodge Island Ballast Nedam Dredging Dredge     2,820 270 23-Aug-80 Active
121                    
122 639291 Padre Island Ballast Nedam Dredging Dredge     2,820 267 2-Sep-81 Active
123                    
124                    
125 648238 Southern No. 8 Madcon Corp. Unclassified     68 50 20-Sep-82 Later Lisa S, NLD
126 664129 Northerly Island Ballast Nedam Dredging Dredge     1,786 194 11-Jan-84 NLD
127                    
128 685133 Free State Great Lakes Dredge Unclassified     37 41 11-Jul-85 Active
129 693809 Arthur F. Zeman, Jr. Great Lakes Dredge Tug     137 77 9-Jan-85 Now Megan McAllister
130 908242 Chicago Great Lakes Dredge Dredge     1,516 232 23-Dec-86 Active