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Brown Shipbuilding, Houston TX

Most recent update: June 14, 2012.


Brown Shipbuilding was built in 1941 by George and Herman Brown at the junction of Green's Bayou and the Houston Ship Channel, with $9mm from the Navy.  They built 12 PCs and 32 LCI(L)s before changing up to DEs, of which they built 61, and then closing out with 254 LSMs: a total output of 359 vessels in four years.  After the war, the yard was sold to Todd and became Todd Houston (although not to be confused with the WWII Todd Houston Shipbuilding, which closed after the war).  Todd Houston closed in 1985 and the yard became an offshore fabrication yard, owned by Brown & Root, a company that was also started by George Brown.  It was liquidated in 2004.

Hull # Name Type # Keel Laid Launched Delivered Days on Ways Days in Water Total Days Disposition
    PC 565     25-May-42       Named Gilmer 1956, to Venezuela 1960 as Alcatras (P 03)
    PC 566     15-Jun-42       Named Honesdale 1956, to Venezuela 1960 as Calamar (P 02), struck 1978
    PC 567     27-Jun-42       Named Riverhead 1956, to USAF 1960
    PC 568     13-Jul-42       Named Altus 1956, to USAF 1960, to the Philippines 1963 as Nueva Viscaya (PS 80), sank in typhoon 1993
    PC 608     18-Aug-42       To Mexico 1952 as Guardacosta (GC 31), scrapped 1964
    PC 609     7-Sep-42       To Thailand 1947 as Khamronsin (PC 3)
    PC 610     28-Sep-42       Wrecked 1950 and used as a target
    PC 611     26-Oct-42       Sold to Dulien Steel 1948, scrapped
    LCI(L) 319     3-Feb-43       To NDRF 1948
    LCI(L) 320     8-Feb-43       Sold 1946
    LCI(L) 321     6-Feb-43       To NDRF 1947
    LCI(L) 322     15-Feb-43       To NDRF 1947
    LCI(L) 323     9-Feb-43       Sold 1946
    LCI(L) 324     10-Feb-43       Sold 1946
    LCI(L) 325     12-Feb-43       Sold 1946
    LCI(L) 326     15-Feb-43       Sold 1946
    LCI(L) 327     31-Oct-42       Destroyed at Kwajalein 30-Oct-47
    LCI(L) 328     31-Oct-42       Sold 1946
    LCI(L) 329     8-Nov-42       Scuttled at Kwajalein 16-Mar-48
    LCI(L) 330     9-Nov-42       Sold 1946 as ferry Siasconset
    LCI(L) 331     16-Nov-42       Sold 1946
    LCI(L) 332     17-Nov-42       Scuttled at Kwajalein 28-Sep-47
    LCI(L) 333     24-Nov-42       Destroyed 1946
    LCI(L) 334     24-Nov-42       Sold 1946
    LCI(L) 335     27-Nov-42       To NDRF 1946
    LCI(L) 336     3-Dec-42       Unknown
    LCI(L) 337     21-Dec-42       Sold 1947
    LCI(L) 338     26-Dec-42       To NDRF 1948
    LCI(L) 339     30-Dec-42       Lost at Lae 4-Sep-43
    LCI(L) 340     12-Dec-42       Sold 1946
    LCI(L) 341     26-Dec-42       Sold 1946
    LCI(L) 342     30-Dec-42       To NDRF 1948
    LCI(L) 343     8-Jan-43       Sold 1946
    LCI(L) 344     18-Jan-43       To NDRF 1948
    LCI(L) 345     22-Jan-43       Sold 1948
    LCI(L) 346     25-Jan-43       Sold 1946
    LCI(L) 347     28-Jan-43       To NDRF 1948
    LCI(L) 348     27-Jan-43       To NDRF 1948
    LCI(L) 349     31-Jan-43       To NDRF 1948
    LCI(L) 350     4-Feb-43       To NDRF 1948
    PC 1251     27-Feb-43       Named Ukiah 1956, scrapped 1960
    PC 1252     27-Mar-43       Named Tarrytown 1956, to Venezuela 1960, used for parts
    PC 1253     1-Apr-43       To Thailand as PC-7
    PC 1254     13-Apr-43       To Taiwan 1954 as Po Kiang (PC-114)
Phase II - DEs
10 Stewart DE 238 15-Jul-42 22-Nov-42 31-May-43 130 190 320 To Galveston TX as memorial 1974
11 Sturtevant DE 239 15-Jul-42 3-Dec-42 16-Jun-43 141 195 336 Scrapped 1973
12 Moore DE 240 20-Jul-42 21-Dec-42 1-Jul-43 154 192 346 Sunk as target 1975
13 Keith DE 241 4-Aug-42 21-Dec-42 19-Jul-43 139 210 349 Scrapped 1974
14 Tomich DE 242 15-Sep-42 28-Dec-42 27-Jul-43 104 211 315 Scrapped 1974
15 J. Richard Ward DE 243 30-Sep-42 6-Jan-43 5-Aug-43 98 211 309 Scrapped 1972
16 Otterstetter DE 244 9-Nov-42 19-Jan-43 6-Aug-43 71 199 270 Sunk as target 1976
17 Sloat DE 245 21-Nov-42 21-Jan-43 16-Aug-43 61 207 268 Scrapped 1972
18 Snowden DE 246 7-Dec-42 19-Feb-43 23-Aug-43 74 185 259 Sunk as target 1969
19 Stanton DE 247 7-Dec-42 21-Feb-43 7-Aug-43 76 167 243 Sunk as target 1972
20 Swasey DE 248 30-Dec-42 18-Mar-43 31-Aug-43 78 166 244 Scrapped 1974
21 Marohand DE 249 30-Dec-42 20-Mar-43 8-Sep-43 80 172 252 Scrapped 1974
22 Hurst DE 250 27-Jan-43 14-Apr-43 30-Aug-43 77 138 215 To Mexico as Comodoro Manuel Azueta Perillos (E 30) 1972, active
23 Camp DE 251 27-Jan-43 16-Apr-43 16-Sep-43 79 153 232 To Vietnam 1971 as Tran Hung Dao (HQ 01), to Philippines as Rajah Lakandula (PF 4) 1976, struck 1988
24 Howard D. Crow DE 252 6-Feb-43 26-Apr-43 27-Sep-43 79 154 233 Scrapped 1970
25 Pettit DE 253 6-Feb-43 28-Apr-43 23-Sep-43 81 148 229 Sunk as target 1974
26 Ricketts DE 254 16-Mar-43 10-May-43 5-Oct-43 55 148 203 Scrapped 1974
27 Sellstrom DE 255 16-Mar-43 12-May-43 12-Oct-43 57 153 210 Scrapped 1966
28 Ramsden DE 382 26-Mar-43 24-May-43 19-Oct-43 59 148 207 Sunk as target 1974
29 Mills DE 383 26-Mar-43 26-May-43 12-Oct-43 61 139 200 Scrapped 1975
30 Rhodes DE 384 19-Apr-43 29-Jun-43 25-Oct-43 71 118 189 Scrapped 1975
31 Richey DE 385 19-Apr-43 30-Jun-43 30-Oct-43 72 122 194 Sunk as target 1969
32 Savage DE 386 30-Apr-43 15-Jul-43 29-Oct-43 76 106 182 Sunk as target 1982
33 Vance DE 387 30-Apr-43 16-Jul-43 1-Nov-43 77 108 185 Scrapped 1985
34 Lansing DE 388 15-May-43 2-Aug-43 10-Nov-43 79 100 179 Scrapped 1974
35 Durant DE 389 15-May-43 3-Aug-43 16-Nov-43 80 105 185 Scrapped 1974
36 Calcaterra DE 390 28-May-43 16-Aug-43 17-Nov-43 80 93 173 Scrapped 1974
37 Chambers DE 391 28-May-43 17-Aug-43 22-Nov-43 81 97 178 Scrapped 1975
38 Merrill DE 392 1-Jul-43 29-Aug-43 27-Nov-43 59 90 149 Scrapped 1974
39 Haverfield DE 393 1-Jul-43 30-Aug-43 29-Nov-43 60 91 151 Scrapped 1971
40 Swenning DE 394 17-Jul-43 13-Sep-43 1-Dec-43 58 79 137 Scrapped 1974
41 Willis DE 395 17-Jul-43 14-Sep-43 10-Dec-43 59 87 146 Scrapped 1973
42 Janssen DE 396 4-Aug-43 4-Oct-43 18-Dec-43 61 75 136 Scrapped 1973
43 Wilhoite DE 397 4-Aug-43 5-Oct-43 16-Dec-43 62 72 134 Scrapped 1972
44 Cockrill DE 398 31-Aug-43 29-Oct-43 24-Dec-43 59 56 115 Sunk as target 1974
45 Stockdale DE 399 31-Aug-43 30-Oct-43 31-Dec-43 60 62 122 Sunk as target 1974
46 Hissem DE 400 6-Oct-43 26-Dec-43 13-Jan-44 81 18 99 Sunk as target 1982
47 Holder DE 401 6-Oct-43 27-Nov-43 18-Jan-44 52 52 104 Scrapped 1947
48 Richard S. Bull DE 402 18-Aug-43 16-Nov-43 26-Feb-44 90 102 192 Sunk as target 1969
49 Richard M. Rowell DE 403 18-Aug-43 17-Nov-43 9-Mar-44 91 113 204 Scrapped 1969
50 Eversole DE 404 15-Sep-43 3-Dec-43 21-Mar-44 79 109 188 Sunk by Japanese sub off Leyte 1944
51 Dennis DE 405 15-Sep-43 4-Dec-43 20-Mar-44 80 107 187 Scrapped 1973
52 Edmonds DE 406 1-Nov-43 17-Dec-43 3-Apr-44 46 108 154 Scrapped 1973
53 Shelton DE 407 1-Nov-43 18-Dec-43 4-Apr-44 47 108 155 Sunk by Japanese sub off Morotai 1944
54 Straus DE 408 18-Nov-43 30-Dec-43 6-Apr-44 42 98 140 Sunk as target 1973
55 La Prade DE 409 18-Nov-43 31-Dec-43 20-Apr-44 43 111 154 Scrapped 1973
56 Jack Miller DE 410 29-Nov-43 10-Jan-44 13-Apr-44 42 94 136 Scrapped 1969
57 Stafford DE 411 29-Nov-43 11-Jan-44 19-Apr-44 43 99 142 Scrapped 1973
58 Walter C. Wann DE 412 6-Dec-43 19-Jan-44 2-May-44 44 104 148 Scrapped 1969
59 Samuel B. Roberts DE 413 6-Dec-43 20-Jan-44 28-Apr-44 45 99 144 Sunk by Japanese ships off Samar 1944
60 Leray Wilson DE 414 20-Dec-43 28-Jan-44 10-May-44 39 103 142 Scrapped 1973
61 L.C. Taylor DE 415 20-Dec-43 29-Jan-44 13-May-44 40 105 145 Scrapped 1973
62 Melvin R. Nawman DE 416 3-Jan-44 7-Feb-44 16-May-44 35 99 134 Scrapped 1973
63 O. Mitchell DE 417 3-Jan-44 8-Feb-44 14-Jun-44 36 127 163 Scrapped 1973
64 Tabberer DE 418 12-Jan-44 18-Feb-44 23-May-44 37 95 132 Scrapped 1973
65 Robert F. Keller DE 419 12-Jan-44 19-Feb-44 17-Jun-44 38 119 157 Scrapped 1974
66 Leland E. Thomas DE 420 21-Jan-44 28-Feb-44 19-Jun-44 38 112 150 Scrapped 1973
67 C.T. O'Brien DE 421 21-Jan-44 29-Feb-44 3-Jul-44 39 125 164 Scrapped 1974
68 Douglas A. Munro DE 422 31-Jan-44 8-Mar-44 11-Jul-44 37 125 162 Sunk as target 1965
69 Dufilho DE 423 31-Jan-44 9-Mar-44 21-Jul-44 38 134 172 Scrapped 1973
70 Haas DE 424 23-Feb-44 20-Mar-44 2-Aug-44 26 135 161 Scrapped 1967
    DE 841-872             Cancelled 1943
Phase III - LSMs
    LSM 1     5-May-44       Scrapped 1947
    LSM 2     8-May-44       Sold to Tidewater BL 1946, converted to grain barge Big Moose
    LSM 3     16-May-44       Sold to Creole Petroleum 1946, scrapped 1964
    LSM 4     20-May-44       Sold to West India Fruit 1947
    LSM 5     22-May-44       Wrecked in Saipan 6-Jul-48
    LSM 6     23-May-44       Sold to Hughes Bros. 1946
    LSM 7     29-May-44       Sold to Mech. Eqpmt. Co. 1947
    LSM 8     26-May-44       Sold to Georgia Marine Salvage 1947, converted to barge
    LSM 9     27-May-44       Sold to Ernest A. Judd 1947
    LSM 10     29-May-44       Sold to A. G. Schoonmaker Co. 1946
    LSM 11     31-May-44       Sold to Georgia Marine Salvage 1947, converted to barge
    LSM 12     31-May-44       Wrecked at Okinawa 4-Apr-45
    LSM 13     1-Jun-44       To China 1946, escaped to Taiwan 1949, converted to coastal minesweeper CMC-348 1960s, scrapped 1972
    LSM 14     1-Jun-44       Sold to Fairbanks Morse 1948 for scrapping
    LSM 15     2-Jun-44       Sunk by typhoon in Buckner Bay 9-Oct-45
    LSM 16     10-Jun-44       Sold to Hughes Bros. 1947
    LSM 17     14-Jun-44       Laid up 1946, to France 1954 as L 9017, returned 1956, to Korea 1956
    LSM 18     14-Jun-44       Sold to A. G. Schoonmaker Co. 1947, converted to barge
    LSM 19     15-Jun-44       Laid up 1946, to Korea 1956 as Ki Rin (LSM-610)
    LSM 20     17-Jun-44       Sunk in Surigao Strait 5-Dec-44
    LSM 21     19-Jun-44       Sold to National Metal 1946 for scrapping
    LSM 22     21-Jun-44       Sold to Sturgeon Bay SB 1947
    LSM 23     23-Jun-44       Sold to Hill Dredging 1948
    LSM 24     24-Jun-44       Sold to Southeastern Pipeline 1948
    LSM 25     26-Jun-44       Sold to National Metal 1946 for scrapping
    LSM 26     27-Jun-44       Scuttled 1947
    LSM 27     28-Jun-44       Sold to Smallship Sales 1947
    LSM 28     1-Jul-44       Sold to Hill Dredging 1947
    LSM 29     3-Jul-44       Sold to Parker Bros. 1946
    LSM 30     3-Jul-44       Laid up 1946, to Korea 1956 as Ku Moon (LSM-606)
    LSM 31     7-Jul-44       Sold to Gunter & Zimmerman 1948
    LSM 32     8-Jul-44       Sold to Tidewater BL 1946, converted to grain barge Onondaga
    LSM 33     11-Jul-44       Sold to Georgia Marine Salvage 1947, barge Donald Sawyer 1948, sold 1960 to Hall Corp., scrapped
    LSM 34     13-Jul-44       Sold to Georgia Marine Salvage 1947, converted to barge
    LSM 35     14-Jul-44       Sold to Hugo Neu 1948 for scrapping
    LSM 36     17-Jul-44       Sold to Alexander Shipyard 1947
    LSM 37     19-Jul-44       Laid up 1947, sold to Tidewater BL 1957, converted to barge No. 547
    LSM 38     20-Jul-44       Sold to JeffBoat 1948, converted to barge
    LSM 39     21-Jul-44       Sold to Berkwit & Co. 1947 for scrapping
    LSM 40     24-Jul-44       Sold to E. F. Jardine 1947
    LSM 41     3-Aug-44       Sold to Morris Schrier 1948
    LSM 42     4-Aug-44       To China 1946, seized by PRC 1949 as HUA-208
    LSM 43     28-Jul-44       To China 1946, seized by PRC 1949
    LSM 44     28-Jul-44       Sold to Crowley 1949
    LSM 45     31-Jul-44       To Greece 1958 as L-161, returned for use as a museum, sold 2010 for conversion to barge
    LSM 46     1-Aug-44       Sold to Charles N. Wilson 1948
    LSM 47     9-Aug-44       To DoI 1946, sold to Foss 1948, converted to barge Foss 162
    LSM 48     7-Aug-44       Laid up 1946, sold to Stanolind Oil 1948
    LSM 49     14-Aug-44       Sold to Nick Bez 1948 as Western Venturer, wrecked in the Bahamas 1970
    LSM 50     9-Aug-44       Sold to Indian River Lines 1947, converted to barge
    LSM 51     11-Aug-44       Sold to Charles Weaver & Co. 1948, converted to barge
    LSM 52     14-Aug-44       Sold to W.R. & B.K. Parker 1948
    LSM 53     16-Aug-44       Sold to Indian River Lines 1947, converted to barge
    LSM 54     17-Aug-44       Laid up 1946, to Korea 1956 as Mine Force Flagship, scrapped 1984
    LSM 55     21-Aug-44       To UNRRA 1946
    LSM 56     21-Aug-44       Sold to Charles N. Wilson 1948, converted to barge
    LSM 57     18-Aug-44       Laid up 1946, to Korea 1958
    LSM 58     21-Aug-44       To France 1954 as L 9018, returned 1956, sold to Ron Pickard 1957
    LSM 59     23-Aug-44       Sunk at Okinawa 10-Jun-45
    LSM 60     25-Aug-44       Obliterated at Bikini 25-Jul-46
    LSM 61     2-Sep-44       Sold to Angelo Conti, Inc. 1947
    LSM 62     27-Aug-44       To China 1946
    LSM 63     30-Aug-44       Sold to Robert P. Miller 1947
    LSM 64     30-Aug-44       Sold to R. J. McCallum 1947, converted to towboat Captain J. G. Van Ness, sold 1982 as Tidewater
    LSM 65     3-Sep-44       Sold to Sturgeon Bay SB 1947
    LSM 66     6-Sep-44       Sold to Peter F. Bullen 1948
    LSM 67     8-Sep-44       Sold to Berkwit Co. 1946 for scrapping
    LSM 68     10-Sep-44       Sold to Fairbanks Morse 1948 for scrapping
    LSM 69     9-Sep-44       To Taiwan 1948
    LSM 70     13-Sep-44       Sold to Hugo Neu 1948 for scrapping
    LSM 71     15-Sep-44       Sold to Luzon Stevedoring 1947
    LSM 72     17-Sep-44       Sold to Capitol Salvage 1947 for scrapping
    LSM 73     16-Sep-44       Sold to Chesapeake Bay Ferry 1948, later to Virginia Ferry as Kiptopeke, to S. America 1963
    LSM 74     20-Sep-44       Sold to JeffBoat 1948, converted to barge
    LSM 75     22-Sep-44       Sold to Alexander Shipyard 1947
    LSM 76     23-Sep-44       To China 1946, escaped to Taiwan 1949 as LSM 349
    LSM 77     26-Sep-44       Sold to Anderson-Tuffy Co. 1949
    LSM 78     27-Sep-44       Sold to Saint John Tugboats 1947, converted to barge
    LSM 79     30-Sep-44       Sold to Ernest A. Judd 1947
    LSM 80     2-Oct-44       To China 1948
    LSM 81     5-Oct-44       Sold to E. F. Jardine 1947
    LSM 82     7-Oct-44       Sold to Georgia Marine Salvage 1947, converted to barge Alfred J. Harris, scrapped 1961
    LSM 83     8-Oct-44       Sold to Capitol Salvage 1947, converted to barge John Chapman, scrapped 1961
    LSM 84     10-Oct-44       Laid up 1947, to Korea 1956
    LSM 85     12-Oct-44       Laid up 1946, to France 1954 as L 9051, to Vietnam 1956 as Ninh Giang (HQ 403)
    LSM 86     13-Oct-44       To Argentina 1948 as BDM No. 42, minesweeper Corrientes, to Paraguay 1972 as Boqueron, scrapped 2003
    LSM 87     15-Oct-44       Sold to Southeastern Pipeline 1948
    LSM 88     17-Oct-44       To China 1948
    LSM 89     18-Oct-44       Sold to Saint John Tugboats 1947, converted to barge
    LSM 90     20-Oct-44       Sold to Gunter & Zimmerman 1948
    LSM 91     22-Oct-44       Sold to Georgia Marine Salvage 1947, converted to barge
    LSM 92     24-Oct-44       Sold to Georgia Marine Salvage 1947
    LSM 93     25-Oct-44