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Barbour Boatworks, New Bern NC

Most recent update: September 14, 2011.


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 # Name Customer Type Navy Type Pennant # Tons Delivery Disposition
  Pocket Change   Fishing Vessel     8 1934 Active
  American Salvor US Navy Rescue Ship BARS 5 1,089 27-Dec-42 To Britain 1942, returned 1946
  Boston Salvor US Navy Rescue Ship BARS 6 1,089 20-Feb-43 To Britain 1943, CTL 1945, scrapped
    US Navy Minesweeper BYMS 29 278 8-Jun-42 To Britain 1942, returned and sold 1948
    US Navy Minesweeper BYMS 30 278 29-Jul-42 To Britain 1942, mined off Le Havre and lost 1944
    US Navy Minesweeper BYMS 37 278 14-Mar-43 To Britain as J 837 1943, to Italy 1947 as Orchidea (DR 406/M 5412)
    US Navy Minesweeper BYMS 38 278 14-Apr-43 To Britain as J 838 1943, to the Netherlands 1946 as Marsdiep (MV 36/MV 24/M834/A 906), withdrawn 1962
    US Navy Minesweeper BYMS 39 278 14-Jun-43 To Britain as J 839 1943, returned and sold 1948
    US Navy Minesweeper BYMS 40 278 12-Aug-43 To Britain as J 840 1943, returned and sold 1947
    US Navy Minesweeper BYMS 41 278 7-Oct-43 To Britain 1943, to Egypt 1949 as Darfur (M 107), to Algeria 1962 as Sidi Fradj, discarded 1971
    US Navy Minesweeper BYMS 42 278 11-Nov-43 To Britain 1943, to Italy 1947 as Gladiolo (DR 417/M5416), struck 1966
  Abele US Navy Net Layer YN 77 1,100 6-Feb-44 Completed as Abele (AN 58), sold 1947
  Balm US Navy Net Layer YN 78 1,100 5-Aug-44 Completed as Terebinth (AN 59), sold 1946
  Precept US Navy Net Layer YN 79 1,100 11-Apr-44 Completed as Precept (AN 73), to Britain 1944 as HMS Precept (Z 266), returned 1945, sold 1947
  Boxelder US Navy Net Layer YN 80 1,100 20-Jul-44 Completed as Boxelder (AN 74), to Britain 1944 as HMS Precise (Z 285), returned 1945, sold 1947
  BK Two   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 Emmett Winslow State of North Carolina Ferry     78 1957 Now Capt. Vic
779 Governor Cherry State of North Carolina Ferry     194 1957 Active
4417 Atlantic V City of Wilmington Tug     52 1961 Active
  John Warren State of North Carolina Tug     13 1962 Active
  Towline U.S. Coast Guard Harbor Tug WYTL 65605 72 27-Mar-62 To Mass. Maritime 1995
  Catenary U.S. Coast Guard Harbor Tug WYTL 65606 72 Apr-62 To USMMA 1995 as Growler
  Bridle U.S. Coast Guard Harbor Tug WYTL 65607 72 3-Apr-63 Active
  Pendant U.S. Coast Guard Harbor Tug WYTL 65608 72 Aug-63 Active
  Shackle U.S. Coast Guard Harbor Tug WYTL 65609 72 7-May-63 Active
  Hawser U.S. Coast Guard Harbor Tug WYTL 65610 72 17-Jan-63 Active
  Line U.S. Coast Guard Harbor Tug WYTL 65611 72 21-Feb-63 Active
  Wire U.S. Coast Guard Harbor Tug WYTL 65612 72 19-Mar-63 Active
118 AB-3 Bertucci Contracting Freight Barge     653 1968 Active
122 Carolina  State of North Carolina Unclassified     175 1968 Active
123 Oil Barge NC2 State of North Carolina Tank Barge     23 1968 Active
124 Derrick Barge NC3 State of North Carolina Floating Crane     26 1968 Active
  Ruth M   Fishing Vessel     121 1969 Later Donna, Debbie Lynn, now Vigorous
  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 2004
4002 Esso Centam Esso Shipping (Colombia) Tanker     1,125 Apr-72 Later Captain John, now Don Gustavo
8888 Fairway William H Bruce Yacht     64 1972 Now Bobalong
  Western Wave Stinson Marine Fishing Vessel     121 1974 Active
4411 Marian Leigh   Fishing Vessel     67 1974 Now Capt Ellery
4005 Buxton II City of Wilmington Freight Barge     147 1976 Active
4006 Albemarle  State of North Carolina Tug     68 1977 Active