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American Marine Corp., New Orleans LA

(formerly Lester F. Alexander & Co. [1939-1944], and Alexander Shipyards [1945-1955])

Most recent update: July 31, 2014.


Lester F. Alexander started this shipyard on the east side of the Industrial Canal in New Orleans, immediately south of the I-10 bridge, before World War II.  It was bought by Les Durant, a Webb-trained naval architect and rig designer, in 1955 and renamed American Marine Corp.  The yard was a pioneer of the offshore industry, building not only the "Breton Rig 20" and John LaBorde's early submersibles but also the first supply boats for Tidewater.  After the collapse of the offshore industry in 1982, it transitioned into being more of a repair yard and was bought by Trinity Industries in 1995.  Trinity renamed it Halter Gulf Repair and moved a Panamax floating dry-dock from its Beaumont TX yard to this facility.  The yard was spun off as part of Halter Marine Group in 1996 and sold to Bollinger in 2001.  It was badly damaged by Katrina in 2005 and closed permanently in 2007.  If anyone can add to the table below, please e-mail timcolton@aol.com.  See the shipyard from the air on Google here.

Hull # O.N. Original Name Original Owner Type GT Feet Delivery

Disposition

Built by Lester F. Alexander & Co.

  240183 East Wind   Tug 40 60 1940  
  240321 West Wind   Tug 53 60 1941 Later Russell 2, West Wind
  South Wind   Tug 53 60 1941 To USN as YT 243, sold 1947
  na YC 729 US Navy Open Lighter 75 92 1941  
  na YC 730 US Navy Open Lighter 75 92 1941  
  na YC 731 US Navy Open Lighter 75 92 1941  
  na YC 732 US Navy Open Lighter 75 92 1941 Later YNG 33, to MARAD 1948
  na YC 738 US Navy Open Lighter 75 96 1941  
  na YC 739 US Navy Open Lighter 75 96 1941  
  na YC 740 US Navy Open Lighter 75 96 1941 Later YOS 29
  na YC 741 US Navy Open Lighter 75 96 1941  
  na BG 257 US Army Tank Barge   120 Feb-42  
  na BG 258 US Army Tank Barge   120 Feb-42  
  na BG 259 US Army Tank Barge   120 Feb-42  
  na BC 283 US Army Deck Barge   110 Apr-42  
  na BC 284 US Army Deck Barge   110 Apr-42  
  na BC 285 US Army Deck Barge   110 Apr-42  
  na BC 286 US Army Deck Barge   110 Apr-42  
  na CAPT A. L. Barber US Army Tug   68 Apr-42  
  na CAPT Chas A. Bader US Army Tug   68 Mar-42  
  na MAJ Henry J. Connor US Army Tug   96 1942  
257 S. T. B. No. 17   Tank Barge     1942  
258 21B 195-1   Derrick Barge     May-42  
262 S. T. B. No. 18   Tank Barge     1942  
263 S. T. B. No. 3   Tank Barge     1942  
268 Neomonni (YT 349) US Navy Tug 181   30-Dec-42 Sold 1946 as Tanda 9, reefed 1989
270 Gulbarco No. 3   Tank Barge     1942  
277 S. T. B. No. 33   Tank Barge     1942  
  Barge 444   Tank Barge   120 1942 To USN 1944 as YOG 43
  Barge 445   Tank Barge   120 1942 To USN 1944 as YOG 44
  Barge 446   Tank Barge   120 1942 To USN 1944 as YOG 45
  Barge 447   Tank Barge   120 1942 To USN 1944 as YOG 46
  252682 Smitty 13   Tank Barge 261 120 1942 NLD
  175652 L. T. C. No. 34   Tank Barge 720 200 1942 Active
na North Lake (W 08) Canadian Navy Tug 99 74 1942 Sold 1946 as W. J. Williamson, active
na North Shore (W 09) Canadian Navy Tug 99 74 1942 Sold 1946 as Marpole, sank 1973
na North Star (W 10) Canadian Navy Tug 99 74 1942 Sold 1946 as La Grebe, scrapped 1970
na North Wind (W 11) Canadian Navy Tug 99 74 1942 Sold 1946 as L'Aiglon, scrapped 1970
243706 Sanco Sanco Towing Tug 63 63 1942 NLD
246974 Quarter Horse   Tug 63 63 1942 NLD
283 DPC 77 Defense Plant Corp. Tug 146 86 1944 Sold 1946 as Jim Brown, later Norman D (1950)
284 DPC 78 Defense Plant Corp. Tug 146 86 1944 Sold 1946 as Geo. E. Roper, later Mogul (1950), Netty (1952/54), Dalzellite (1962)
285 DPC 79 Defense Plant Corp. Tug 146 86 1944 To USA as ST-762, sold 1950 as Monte Cristo (Italy), laid up 2000
286 DPC 80 Defense Plant Corp. Tug 146 86 1944 To USA as ST-780, sold 1948 as Bulbider (Denmark), later Stylianos K, Kappa Guard
292 DPC 549 Defense Plant Corp. Tank Barge     Jan-44  
294 DPC 554 Defense Plant Corp. Barge     Apr-44  
295 DPC 555 Defense Plant Corp. Barge     May-44  
296 DPC 556 Defense Plant Corp. Barge     May-44  
297 DPC 557 Defense Plant Corp. Barge     Jul-44  

Built by Alexander Shipyards Inc.

  255176 A G Thomas   Tug 37 46 1948 NLD
  256700 Harry Allsman   Tug 185 88 1948 Later R. Thomas McDermott, Muffy S, Scott S, Katherine S
  257673 W A Wansley    Tug  148  82  1949 Later William-Guy
416 257721 Lone Star American Dredging Tug 179 82 1949 NLD
  257722 Southern Cross American Dredging Tug 179 82  1949 Total loss, scrapped 2009
  257991 Propeller Suderman & Young Tug 146 82 1949 Later Bantry Bay, now Patricia Hoey
443? 258651 S. M. Dean   Tug 173 110  1949 Later David McAllister, Maryann, Gregg McAllister
  258662 Evening Star   Tug 149 82 1949 Later Capt Begley, Protector, now Nicole S
  257513 Laura Haden   Tug 146 82 1949 Later B G Terrell
    Breton Rig 20 Barnsdall Submersible 160   1949 Scrapped
  260008 Navajo   Tug 146 82  1950 Later Seaval, Mary T. Tracy, Yankee, Minn, William S. Bell, Newcastle, Laura Lynn, Susan Hoey, now Anna Marie Altman
  260908 Frank B Durant   Towboat 354 108 1950  
479 261843 Atlas Barworth Corporation Tug 149 82  1951 Later Susan Hoey, Atlas, Carolyn Hoey, now William Hoey
  261761 Messenger   Tug 149 82  1951 Later Patricia Hoey, New Hampshire, Sea Tractor, Shark, reefed 2010
  262152 Ellen S. Bouchard Bouchard Tptn. Tug 134 82 1951 Later Carville, Sharon B, scrapped 1993
  262153 Frederick Bouchard Bouchard Tptn. Tug 128 82 1951 Later Betty Moran, Russell 16, Nancy McAllister, Tammy M, scrapped 199x
  262361 Coal King     Towboat  440 109  1951 Later A. V. Criss, Mr Toad, Ethel Marie, now Eva Mae Hamm 
  297593 Chickasaw     549 161 1951 Later Vincenzo I, now Venture
  545934 RVC 101   Ferry 173 240 1951  
508   Pegasus   Tug 208 82 1952 Later San Salvador, existence in doubt 1991.
  263206 Pere Marquette   Towboat 240 93 1952 Later Beverley Ann, Port of Mobile
526 954880 D V III   Barge 317 115 1953 Active
527 954879 D V II   Barge 317 115 1954 Active
528 929163 D V I   Barge 317 115 1954 Active
541   Rogge   Cargo Barge 965   1952 Later Mammoet Transport, now HS 3
  263745 Rhea I. Bouchard Bouchard Tptn. Tug 128 82 1952 Later Polly Moran, Cardinal, Erin Kehoe, Colleen Kehoe, Colleen, reefed off New Jersey
  263869 Jennifer George   Tug 149 82  1952 Later Galway Bay, Oregon, Gull, American Pride, scrapped 2011
  264127 Bonita   Tug 148 82  1952 Later Susan Hoey, Blackie B, Susan Hoey, Mary Kay, Susan Hoey, now Robin Lynn
550 265053 Valmette (Valmet?)   Tug 147 82 1953 Later Michael Tracy, Brian F, Cittie Pointe, scuttled 2008
574 266886 Teal   Tug 208 81 1953 Existence in doubt 2005
  267238 Delilah   Tug 76  62 1954 Later Michael Keen, Big Al
  268312 Dixie Challenge   Tug 197 89  1954 Later Jaunea Jones, Universal Challenge, now Clearwater
  na Sullivan Corps of Engineers Buoy Tender     1954  
  na

FMS 6

US Army Machine Shop 1,270 210 1954 To USN as YR 84, sold 2006
  1212495

FMS 811 

US Army Machine Shop 1,270 210 1954 To USN as YR 86, sold 2006 as Alaska Solution, active
  267936 Mr. Charlie ODECO Submersible     1954 Museum in Morgan City LA
  269588 John Hayward ODECO Submersible     1955 Scrapped 1985
    Offshore No. 53 Offshore Company Submersible     1955 Scrapped 1971
    Par 1 Offshore Company Submersible     1955 Scrapped 1990
  270144 Christina Christiansen Tug 199 89 1955 Later Pamela Gale, Rusty Titan

Built by American Marine Corp.

593 279293 Abaco Pittsburg Oil Transport, Inc. Tank Barge 1,348 290 1955 Active
594 279311 Abaco Louisville Oil Transport, Inc. Tank Barge 1,348 290 1955 Active
600 513062 MGM 114   Deck Barge 687 137 1955 Now Illuminator
    Ebb Tide Tidewater Marine OSV 147 119 1955 The first OSV
  270048 Rip Tide Tidewater Marine OSV 147 119 1955 Scrapped 1999
607 271022 High Tide Tidewater Marine OSV 192  127 1956 Later Tilman J No. 4, now Abadan
618 271464 Flood Tide Tidewater Marine OSV 192 127 1956  
    St. Louis ODECO Submersible     1956 Scrapped 1985
620 272796 Berm Tide Tidewater Marine OSV 197 119 1956 Later Whisky Pass, Rex Horton, now fishing vessel Bering Explorer
  273292 James Bowie Commercial Tpt.  Towboat  479 125 1957 Later Duncan L. Hines, Norma Kellum, now Green Wave 
622   C. E. Tide Tidewater Marine OSV 191 135 1957 Later Timsufon, sank 1974
  273546 Chris Zeppa ODECO Submersible     1957 Scrapped 1971
623 273687 Kyle Tide Tidewater Marine OSV 185 135 1957 Later Delfino Bianco, scrapped 2010
624 274303 Burch Tide Tidewater Marine OSV 185 135 1957 Now Rio Panuco
  274324 Seadrill 3 Seadrilling Submersible     1957 Scrapped 1974
626 273824 Don Tide Tidewater Marine OSV 252 135 1957 Now Astro I (Panama)
  274571 Stephen F. Austin Commercial Tpt. Towboat  479 125 1957 Later Dorothy Hobart, Glenna Hollinger, now Rebel Yell  
628 274796 Ocean Tide Tidewater Marine OSV 191 135 Aug-57 Later Timshore, scrapped 2003
  275253 William B. Travis Commercial Tpt. Towboat  479 125 1957 Later Laura-Kathryn, Bayou Casotte, Megan Beesecker, now Emma Kate  
  290698 WWG3 Waterways Marine Tank Barge 717 136 1957 Active
  276560 Rimtide Rimrock Submersible     1958 Scrapped 1973
    Gulf Marine Rig No. 1 Gulf Marine Submersible     1958 Scrapped
    Seadrill 4 Seadrilling Submersible     1958 Scrapped 1974
  279463 Chesley Island 2   Deck Barge 869 195 1959 Active?
  279544 MS 916   Tank Barge 901 195 1959 Active
698 279914 C. T. Co. 165 Cenac Towing Tank Barge 916 189 Oct-59 Now Cuda
  280359 Reggie   Tank Barge 869 195 1959 Active?
  280411 Pacific Aggregates Pacific Transport Deck Barge 2,012 300 1960 Now Cativo
  281078 MB 203   Tank Barge 359 160 1960 Active
  281348 C. T. Co. 168   Tank Barge 916 198 1960 Now SJ 168
  282480 Gibson   Deck Barge 196 110 1960 Now Superior III
  284731 T G 201   Tank Barge 728 205 1961 Active
770 284957 Edwin N. Belcher Belcher Towing Towboat 191 85 Jan-61 Later Coastal Key West, now Key West
775 285848 Rapides Tidewater Marine  PSV 341 135 1961 Later Egabrag II, American Spirit, now Galvanic
787 287213 M. L. Levy Levy-Mellon Marine PSV 285 135 1961 Later Creole Seahorse, Betty A, New Direction, now Blue Sea II (Belize)
791 287149 Valoil Marine Petroleum Pug 168 85 1961 Later June C, Matty J, Tammy, Reliance, Kendall P Brake, now Thomas D Witte
  506976 Gert   Deck Barge 594 101 1961 Active
797 287770 C. T. Co. 173 Cenac Towing Tank Barge 916 188 Mar-62 Later Coastal 17, now CM 7
802 287771 C. T. Co. 174 Cenac Towing Tank Barge 700 195 Mar-62 Later MX 174, TFS 5, now TS 5
  288768 Oak Point   Deck Barge 529 130 1962 Active
821 289117 Bossier Perforadora Central PSV 178 130 1962 Active (Mexico)
827 289404 W. J. Levy Levy-Mellon Marine PSV 178 130 1962 Later Coastal Seahorse, now IMM Tender
828 289924 Bienville Tidewater Marine  PSV 199 135 1962 Now Negara (Honduras)
829 289678 Van Tide Tidewater Marine PSV 198 130 1962 Later fishing vessel Vega I, Diamond Head, now salvage vessel Makushin Bay
832 290010 Kermac Workboat IV Kerr-McGee PSV 196 130 1962 Later Cooperator, Gerardo, Hawk Star, Akav Express, total loss 1996
833 290547 Cheramie Bo-Truc No. 7 L. & M. Bo-Truc Rentals PSV 182 110 1962 Active.
834 289722 Production Mgmt #6   Deck Barge 204 110 1962 Active?
  290028 Pontchartrain Great Lakes Dredge Deck Barge 656 145 1962 Active
  290472 Port Gibson   Tug 108 62 1963 Active
840 290481 Eastpet No 3 Sun State Marine Tank Barge 708 200 1963 Later Sun State 1101, now Tioga
841 290596 Concordia Tidewater Marine PSV 189 143 1963 Now research vessel Coastal Aransas
842 290619 Livingston Tidewater Marine PSV 189 143 1963 Later Champion, scrapped 2003
845 290922 South Tide Tidewater Marine PSV 199 143 1963 Sank 1979
846 291164 East Tide Tidewater Marine PSV 261 143 1963 Now Mars 2 (Dubai)
849 291465 West Tide Tidewater Marine PSV 190 143 1963 Scrapped 2000
  292109 Pegasus Arthur Levy Boats PSV 294   1963  
852 292153 W. C. Smith   Tug 178 85 Jan-63 Later Coastal Biscayne, now Biscayne
857 293191 Baroid Hustler Baroid Offshore PSV 284 124 1963 Later Raphael Semmes, Joey D, Island Seal, wrecked 2006
860 297337 Baroid Rocket Baroid Offshore PSV 199 124 1964 Later Thomas Drayton, now fishing vessel Polar Command
861 293859 Rebecca Theriot Nolty J. Theriot PSV 440 135 1964 Later Ven Tide, now Jaumave Asetec (Mexico)
862 293858 Martha Theriot Nolty J. Theriot PSV 195 135 Jan-64 Later Stacey Tide, Response 1, Clean Waters I, Tamuno-Ibi, burnt 2012
874   Cheramie Bo-Truc No. 8 L. & M. Bo-Truc Rentals PSV 132 76 1964 Now Tyson B
883 293624 OB 482   Deck Barge 230 120 1963 Active
887 294631 Bob Charles Bourg Towing PSV 189 130 1964 Later Montco, now Sea Systems (Bahrain)
889 295337 M. S. Levy Levy-Mellon Marine PSV 198 150 Jan-64 Later Caillou Seahorse, J. W. Powell, now Megolly Hawk
890 294882 Strong Tide Tidewater Marine PSV 370 130 1964 Later fishing vessel Agabrag III, now Kamchadal-II (Russia)
894 295520 Sea Transport Int'l. Marine Services PSV 192 130 1964 Active (Dubai)
  296653       186 72 1964 Now fishing vessel North Point
896 296664 Pointe Coupee Tidewater Marine PSV 797 150 1964 Later Geomar I, Wrahanala, Cope, now Tenacious (Panama)
899 298030 Cheramie Bo-Truc No. 11 L. & M. Bo-Truc Rentals PSV 297 147 Jan-65 Later Don Bollinger, Cape Romano, Romano, now Brone Explorer (Nigeria)
901 Egypt Avoyelles Gulf of Suez Petroleum PSV 635 153 1964 Active (Egypt)
902 297307 Beauregard Tidewater Marine PSV 185 162 1964 Reefed 1984
    Legitime du Nord     121   1965 Now cargo vessel Anita
904 297530 L. A. Levy Levy-Mellon Marine PSV 183 144 1965 Later Cypress Seahorse, Spirit of the North, now Honua
905 297853 Wide Tide Tidewater Marine PSV 197 148 1965 Active (Honduras)
906   Eliska Theriot Nolty J. Theriot PSV 189 130 1964 Later Anthony G (Abu Dhabi)
907   Evelyn Collins Nolty J. Theriot PSV 189 130 1965 Later Albert C, Anchor IV, scrapped 1987
908   Work Tide Tidewater Marine PSV 312 141 1965 Later Semarca 13, Work Tide, Colheita, Bob Enterprise, ASL Enterprise, Sabine, now Lara (Singapore)
909 299124 Mobil Explorer Mobil Shipping Research 454 136 1965 Later Vast Explorer, Paul Langevin III, Phoenix, Eastbound One, now Pilgrim (Panama)
910? 955317 Chuck   Deck Barge 862 153 1957? Active
911   Cheramie Bo-Truck No. 9 L. & M. Bo-Truc Rentals PSV 137 76 1964 Later Capt Johnny, Viking Express, now Midnight Express 1 (BVI)
913   North Tide Tidewater Marine PSV 177 162 1965 Later Snopac Alaska, Saturn, Pig Iron, Iron Man, Perseverance, Haitian Pride, now Chelsea
914   Task Tide Tidewater Marine PSV 195 162 1965 Later Martina, Stefanos, now Liwa 1 (Greece)
915 299400 Rough Tide Tidewater Marine PSV 177 162 1965 Active
916 299803 Deep Tide Tidewater Marine PSV 393 162 1965 Later Alco Tide, Captain Rusty, now Sun Express (Eq. Guinea)
917 500072 Heavy Tide Tidewater Marine PSV 1,432 162 Jan-65 Now fishing vessel Discovery Star
918   American Tide Tidewater Marine PSV 195 162 1965 Now Lestari
919   Cheramie Bo-Truc No. 13 L. & M. Bo-Truc Rentals PSV 272 162 1967 Later Ocean I, Gonave Express, sank 1997
922 501390 State Point State Offshore Services PSV 474 142 Dec-65 Later Polaris, now J. W. Powell
923   E. R. Levy Levy-Mellon Marine PSV 497 153 1966 Later Crescent Seahorse, General Marshall, Meridian, Priscilla, Suparat, Joshua, Sea Mate III, now Star I (Dubai)
924   Khatri Sea Trade Investments PSV 231 162 1966 Now Noor (Sharjah)
925 502318 Domar 1501 Dome Petroleum PSV 198   1966 Later Obi-I, Dot 1
926   Pollard   PSV 282   1966 Later Zamzam, Lynx I, Nimbus, Adnil II, Governor, Runner, now Four Corners-I
927 299199 D. M. Levy Levy-Mellon Marine PSV 179 156 1965 Later Delta Seahorse, now Black Hawk
928   Mr. Jones   PSV 149   1966 Later Mr Don, US Rabbit, scrapped 2004
    Sabine Seahorse Zapata Marine PSV 197   1966 Sank 1978
930 502691 FS-23   Deck Barge 1,948 315 1966 Now SC-214
931 510965 Cheramie Bo-Truc No. 14 L. & M. Bo-Truc Rentals PSV 199 162 1967 Now Lady Eagle (Bahamas)
932 504782 Cheramie Bo-Truc No. 15 L. & M. Bo-Truc Rentals PSV 199 162 1967 Later Michael David, sank 1985
934 502314 Baroid Ranger Baroid Offshore PSV 310 162 1966 Later Ranger, Ramanda, Tracy, reefed 1999
935 507961 Sacal Borincano   Cargo Ship 631   1967 Now Siboney
941   Caribe Tide Tidewater Marine PSV 194 162 1966 Later Tide, Supernova 87, Adventure, now Bianca (Curacao)
942 502791 Arctic Tide Tidewater Marine PSV 177 162 1966 Active (Sharjah)
943   Kermac Workboat V Kerr-McGee PSV 195 153 1966 Later Manato, Jorge, Audrey, Kefah F, Richard B, now Benson (Belize)
944   State Arrow State Offshore Services PSV 483 162 1966 Later Bayou Express, Lady Perlyn, St. Yves Express, St Andres Express, Estefania Express, now Mateo I (Panama)
945 505676 I. E. Schilling Belcher Towing Tug 132   1966 Later Coastal Tallahassee, now Lisa Michelle  
946 505353 Belcher No. 10 Belcher Towing Tank Barge 808 225 1966 Later Coastal 10
947 505354 Belcher No. 11 Belcher Towing Tank Barge 808 225 1966 Later Coastal 11, now DES No. 1
950 503567 Sun State No. 501 Sun State Marine Tank Barge 316 126 1966  
953 504351 J. H. Levy Levy-Mellon Marine PSV 195 162 1966 Now Southern Seahorse
954 503734 Atlantic Tide Tidewater Marine PSV 177 162 1966 Active (Liberia)
955   Brick Tide Tidewater Marine PSV 177 162 1966 Later Alco Trader (Panama), sank 1991
956 505857 Mr. Offshore J. E. Davis PSV 198 127 1966 Active
957 506014 Baroid Bullet Baroid Offshore PSV 194 124 1966 Later Jessica-Lori, now Christi-Caroline
960 506191 DEL-11 Del-Ile Barge Deck Barge 209 120 1966 Active
963 506171 Stout Tide Tidewater Marine PSV 198 153 1966 Now Horizon
964 506360 Tough Tide Tidewater Marine PSV 194 153 1966 Later fishing vessel Captain Hook, Sharon A, now Saskia Linnae (Mexico)
966 511822 Bea Theriot Nolty J. Theriot AHT 186 113 Nov-67 Later Suzan McAllister, Captain Bill, now Capt Bill
967   Bull Tide Tidewater Marine PSV 254 162 1967 Active
968 512950 SC 700   Deck Barge 1200 220 1967 Now JPP 700
969 512489 AC 701   Deck Barge 1205 220 1967 Now BCT 12
971 507304 Search Tide Tidewater Marine PSV 254 162 1967 Later Aristeo, sank 1987
972   M. A. Levy Levy-Mellon Marine PSV 199 162 1967 Now Breton Seahorse (Dominica)
974   Bonny Tide Tidewater Marine AHTS 254 175 1967 Scrapped 1985
975 513007 Lone Star 8   AHT 199 116 Feb-68 Later Robert L, now Heidi L Brusco
976 507460 Tide Mar VII Tidewater Marine Tank Barge 641 160 Mar-67 No AMECS I
  511351 Lady Maria II   Cargo Ship 277 157 1967 Now Lady Seahorse (Belize)
981   Blue Dolphin Garber Brothers PSV 289 162 1967 Later All American, stranded 1996, then scuttled
982   King Tide Tidewater Marine PSV 196 162 1967 Later research vessel Genesis, sank 1999
999   Warn Tide Tidewater Marine AHTS 196 162 1967 Scrapped 1983
1000   Halliburton 215 Halliburton Well Service 159 130 1968 Later Lady Suyapa, Minerva,  Painkira, scrapped 2000
1001 514469 Halliburton 216 Halliburton Well Service 199 130 Jun-68 Active (Honduras)
1005 516256 Blue Fin Garber Brothers PSV 195 162 1968 Now Reliance
1006   Pathfinder Arthur Levy Boats PSV 156 153 1968 Later Rudolph Charles, Carla J, now Salara 1 (Singapore)
1007 514699 Elizabeth Turner   Tank Barge 2,016 250 May-68 Now Smith Point
1008 515485 Bayou Pierre   Tank Barge 1749 340 1968 Now Claudia G