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Hickinbotham Bros., Stockton CA

Most recent update: April 20, 2009.


The Hickinbothams started in business in 1852 and the company continues in operation today.  The shipyard was established in 1942 as Hickinbotham's Construction Division, in partnership with Ronald Guntert and L. R. Zimmerman.  It was located in downtown Stockton, on the Banner Island waterfront: you can see it from the air on Google here.  After the war, Guntert and Zimmerman bought Hickinbotham's interest in the shipyard and established Guntert & Zimmerman Construction.  G-Z moved to Ripon CA in 1984 and continues in business there.  If anyone can fill any gaps in this table, please send it to timcolton@aol.com

Hull # Original Name Original Owner Type Navy Type Pennant # Tons Feet Delivery Disposition
    US Army Tank Landing Barge BTL 455   50 12/42-1/43  
    US Army Tank Landing Barge BTL 456   50 12/42-1/43  
    US Army Tank Landing Barge BTL 457   50 12/42-1/43  
    US Army Tank Landing Barge BTL 458   50 12/42-1/43  
    US Army Tank Landing Barge BTL 459   50 12/42-1/43  
    US Army Tank Landing Barge BTL 460   50 12/42-1/43  
    US Army Tank Landing Barge BTL 461   50 12/42-1/43  
    US Army Tank Landing Barge BTL 462   50 12/42-1/43  
    US Army Tank Landing Barge BTL 463   50 12/42-1/43  
    US Army Tank Landing Barge BTL 464   50 12/42-1/43  
    US Army Tank Landing Barge BTL 465   50 12/42-1/43  
    US Army Tank Landing Barge BTL 466   50 12/42-1/43  
    US Army Tank Landing Barge BTL 467   50 12/42-1/43  
    US Army Tank Landing Barge BTL 468   50 12/42-1/43  
    US Army Tank Landing Barge BTL 469   50 12/42-1/43  
    US Army Tank Landing Barge BTL 470   50 12/42-1/43  
    US Army Tank Landing Barge BTL 471   50 12/42-1/43  
    US Army Tank Landing Barge BTL 472   50 12/42-1/43  
    US Army Tank Landing Barge BTL 473   50 12/42-1/43  
    US Army Tank Landing Barge BTL 474   50 12/42-1/43  
    US Army Tank Landing Barge BTL 546   50 12/42-1/43  
    US Army Tank Landing Barge BTL 547   50 12/42-1/43  
    US Army Derrick Barge BD 482   110 3/43-4/43  
    US Army Derrick Barge BD 483   110 3/43-4/43  
    US Army Derrick Barge BD 799   110 6/43-9/43  
    US Army Derrick Barge BD 800   110 6/43-9/43  
    US Army Derrick Barge BD 801   110 6/43-9/43  
    US Army Derrick Barge BD 802   110 6/43-9/43  
    US Army Tug ST 146   74 6/43-10/43  
    US Army Tug ST 147   74 6/43-10/43  
    US Army Tug ST 148   74 6/43-10/43  
    US Army Tug ST 149   74 6/43-10/43 To Portugal 1953 as "Monte Grande"
    US Army SP Balloon Barge BSP 1621   52 Sep-43  
    US Army SP Balloon Barge BSP 1622   52 Sep-43  
    US Army Balloon Barge BB 1623   52 9/43-10/43  
    US Army Balloon Barge BB 1624   52 9/43-10/43  
    US Army Balloon Barge BB 1625   52 9/43-10/43  
    US Army Balloon Barge BB 1626   52 9/43-10/43  
    US Army Balloon Barge BB 1627   52 9/43-10/43  
    US Army Balloon Barge BB 1628   52 9/43-10/43  
    US Army Balloon Barge BB 1629   52 9/43-10/43  
    US Army Balloon Barge BB 1630   52 9/43-10/43  
    US Army Balloon Barge BB 1631   52 9/43-10/43  
    US Army Balloon Barge BB 1632   52 9/43-10/43  
    US Army Balloon Barge BB 1633   75 9/43-10/43  
    US Army Balloon Barge BB 1634   75 9/43-10/43  
    US Army Balloon Barge BB 1635   75 9/43-10/43  
    US Army Balloon Barge BB 1636   75 9/43-10/43  
    US Army Balloon Barge BB 1637   75 9/43-10/43  
    US Army Balloon Barge BB 1638   75 9/43-10/43  
    US Army Balloon Barge BB 1639   75 9/43-10/43  
    US Army Balloon Barge BB 1640   75 9/43-10/43  
    US Army Balloon Barge BB 1641   75 9/43-10/43  
    US Army Balloon Barge BB 1642   75 9/43-10/43  
  Christmas US Army Tender       62 1944  
  Tantalus US Army Tender       62 1944  
    US Army Coastal Freighter FS 404 560 176 10/44-4/45 USCG-manned, to the Philippines as "Venus"
    US Army Coastal Freighter FS 405 560 176 10/44-4/45 USCG-manned, to the Philippines as "Vizcaya"
    US Army Coastal Freighter FS 406 560 176 10/44-4/45 USCG-manned, lost in typhoon off Okinawa 1945
    US Army Coastal Freighter FS 407 560 176 10/44-4/45 USCG-manned, to USN 1950 as AKL 31, to DoI 1975 as "Robert de Brum"
    US Army Coastal Freighter FS 408 560 176 10/44-4/45 USCG-manned
    US Army Coastal Freighter FS 409 560 176 10/44-4/45 USCG-manned
    US Army Coastal Freighter FS 410 560 176 10/44-4/45 USCG-manned, lost in typhoon off Okinawa 1945
    US Army Coastal Freighter FS 411 560 176 10/44-4/45 USCG-manned, to USN 1950 as AG 177

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