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Barbour Boatworks, New Bern NC

Most recent update: June 30, 2014.


Barbour Boatworks was founded by Herbert W. Barbour in 1933: it closed in 2001.  The yard was on the Trent River, at the foot of Metcalf Street, and is now the site of the North Carolina History Education Center: see it from the air on Google here.  Will anyone who can add to this table, please send your info to timcolton@aol.com

Hull # O.N. Name Customer Type Navy Type Pennant # Tons Delivery Disposition
  233603 Pocket Change   Fishing Vessel     8 1934 Active
  na American Salvor US Navy Rescue Ship BARS 5 1,089 27-Dec-42 To RN 1942, returned 1946
  na Boston Salvor US Navy Rescue Ship BARS 6 1,089 20-Feb-43 To RN 1943, CTL 1945, scrapped
  na   US Navy Minesweeper BYMS 29 278 8-Jun-42 To RN 1942, returned and sold 1948
  na   US Navy Minesweeper BYMS 30 278 29-Jul-42 To RN 1942, mined off Le Havre and lost 1944
  na   US Navy Minesweeper BYMS 37 278 14-Mar-43 To RN 1943, to Italy 1947 as Orchidea (M 5412)
  na   US Navy Minesweeper BYMS 38 278 14-Apr-43 To RN 1943, to the Netherlands 1946 as Marsdiep (M834), withdrawn 1962
  na   US Navy Minesweeper BYMS 39 278 14-Jun-43 To RN 1943, returned and sold 1948
  na   US Navy Minesweeper BYMS 40 278 12-Aug-43 To RN 1943, returned and sold 1947
  na   US Navy Minesweeper BYMS 41 278 7-Oct-43 To RN 1943, to Egypt 1949 as Darfur (M 107), to Algeria 1962 as Sidi Fradj, discarded 1971
  na   US Navy Minesweeper BYMS 42 278 11-Nov-43 To RN 1943, to Italy 1947 as Gladiolo (M5416), struck 1966
  na Abele US Navy Net Layer YN 77 1,100 6-Feb-44 Completed as Abele (AN 58), sold 1947
  na Balm US Navy Net Layer YN 78 1,100 5-Aug-44 Completed as Terebinth (AN 59), sold 1946
  na Precept US Navy Net Layer YN 79 1,100 11-Apr-44 Completed as Precept (AN 73), to RN 1944 as Precept (Z 266), returned 1945, sold 1947
  na Boxelder US Navy Net Layer YN 80 1,100 20-Jul-44 Completed as Boxelder (AN 74), to RN 1944 as Precise (Z 285), returned 1945, sold 1947
  252800 BK Too   Tug     18 1947 Active
    Deborah Ann   Tug     18 1947 Active
    Stardust (#1) RR Rivenbank 42-ft Yacht         In existence ?
    Stardust (#2) RR Rivenbank 46-ft Yacht       1956+ Unfinished ?
778 274402 Emmett Winslow State of North Carolina Ferry     78 1957 Now Capt. Vic
779 274736 Governor Cherry State of North Carolina Ferry     194 1957 Active
4417 903316 Atlantic V City of Wilmington Tug     52 1961 Active
  289683 John Warren State of North Carolina Tug     13 1962 Active
  na Towline U.S. Coast Guard Harbor Tug WYTL 65605 72 27-Mar-62 To Mass. Maritime 1995
  na Catenary U.S. Coast Guard Harbor Tug WYTL 65606 72 Apr-62 To USMMA 1995 as Growler
  na Bridle U.S. Coast Guard Harbor Tug WYTL 65607 72 3-Apr-63 Active
  na Pendant U.S. Coast Guard Harbor Tug WYTL 65608 72 Aug-63 Active
  na Shackle U.S. Coast Guard Harbor Tug WYTL 65609 72 7-May-63 Active
  na Hawser U.S. Coast Guard Harbor Tug WYTL 65610 72 17-Jan-63 Active
  na Line U.S. Coast Guard Harbor Tug WYTL 65611 72 21-Feb-63 Active
  na Wire U.S. Coast Guard Harbor Tug WYTL 65612 72 19-Mar-63 Active
118 645511 AB-3 Bertucci Contracting Freight Barge     653 1968 Active
122 517139 Carolina  State of North Carolina Unclassified     175 1968 Active
123 515338 Oil Barge NC2 State of North Carolina Tank Barge     23 1968 Active
124 515339 Derrick Barge NC3 State of North Carolina Floating Crane     26 1968 Active
  518181 Ruth M   Fishing Vessel     121 1969 Later Donna, Debbie Lynn, now Vigorous
  518180 Sheela L   Fishing Vessel     121 1969 Later Kathleen & Mary, now Ocean Reign
4000   Esso Islander Esso Shipping (Bahamas) Tanker     435 Jul-70 Later Texaco Trader, now Tropic Trader, scrapped 2005
4002   Esso Centam Esso Shipping (Colombia) Tanker     1,125 Apr-72 Later Captain John, now Don Gustavo (Colombia)
8888 541033 Fairway William H Bruce Yacht     64 1972 Now Bobalong
  554607 Western Wave Stinson Marine Fishing Vessel     121 1974 Active
4411 563125 Marian Leigh   Fishing Vessel     67 1974 Now Capt Ellery
4005 578527 Buxton II City of Wilmington Freight Barge     147 1976 Active
4006 582711 Albemarle  State of North Carolina Tug     68 1977 Active