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Ira S. Bushey & Sons, Inc., Brooklyn NY

Most recent update: April 4, 2011.


The Bushey shipyard was founded before WWI and was active until sold to Amerada Hess in 1977.  It was the parent company of Red Star Towing and was located on Gowanus Creek, in the Red Hook section, at the foot of Court Street: the site is now occupied by the Hess storage terminal and Vane Towing's yard.  See the shipyard site from the air on Google here.  If anyone can add to the table below, which is obviously a long way from being complete, please e-mail me at timcolton@aol.com.

Hull # Original Name Original Owner Type GT Delivery Disposition
  Ivernia   Barge   1907  
  Reno James T. O'Donnell Barge   1908  
  Thomas McElroy   Tanker 183  1912  
  Monterey   Barge   1913  
  Captain M. Quinn   Barge   1913  
  Sonoma   Barge   1913  
  Shasta   Barge   1913  
  P. R. R. No. 469 Pennsylvania R. R. Barge   1913  
  P. R. R. No. 470 Pennsylvania R. R. Barge   1913  
  Phoenix Eastern Transportation Barge   1913  
  Tucson Eastern Transportation Barge   1913  
  Richard Cleary Bros. Barge   1913  
  Stockton Capitol Materials Co Barge   1913  
  Improvement   Barge   1914  
  Kosciusko James T. O'Donnell Barge   1914  
  Lizzie Harvey Ira S. Bushey & Sons Barge   1914  
  John H. Flannery   Barge   1915 Later Blue Cloud, Milton D and He,pstead 
  F. W. Gwinn, Jr. James T. O'Donnell Barge   1915  
  Concord   Barge   1916  
  Clermont   Barge   1916  
  Francis S. Bushey   Barge   1916  
  Coast Transit No. 5 The Barrett Co. Barge   1916  
  Edward McKenna Cleary Bros. Barge   1916  
  Ideal Michael J Derby Barge   1916  
  John M. Lowe James T. O'Donnell Barge   1916  
  P. R. R. No. 483 Pennsylvania R. R. Barge   1916  
  P. R. R. No. 484 Pennsylvania R. R. Barge   1916  
  P. R. R. No. 485 Pennsylvania R. R. Barge   1916  
  P. R. R. No. 486 Pennsylvania R. R. Barge   1916  
  John J. Smith   Barge   1917  
  Thomas Cleary Cleary Bros. Barge   1917  
  YF 98 U.S. Navy Barge  138 1918  
  YF 99 U.S. Navy Barge  138 1918  
  YF 100 U.S. Navy Barge  138 1918  
  YF 101 U.S. Navy Barge  138 1918  
  YF 102 U.S. Navy Barge  138 1918  
  YF 103 U.S. Navy Barge  138 1918  
  YF 104 U.S. Navy Barge  138 1918  
  YF 105 U.S. Navy Barge  138 1918  
  YF 106 U.S. Navy Barge  138 1918  
  YF 107 U.S. Navy Barge  138 1918  
  YF 108 U.S. Navy Barge  138 1918  
  YF 109 U.S. Navy Barge  138 1918  
  YF 110 U.S. Navy Barge  138 1918  
  Walter C. Witherbee   Canal Boat 341 1918 Later R. Lenahan, to USN as Chanticleer (AMc 60) 1941, later YF 318, discarded 1943
  Ellen Bushey   Barge   1922  
  Loyal   Tug   1926 Ex-MT 31, later YT 491, returned to owner 1944 
  Ira S. Bushey Spentonbush Fuel Tanker 241 1930 Later Mildred 1960, hulked 1968
444 Ellen Bushey Spentonbush Fuel Tanker 373 1931 Later YO 51 1941, Morania Marlin 1946, Albert H Reinauer 1951, Mary Ann McKay 1956, Chem  Trader 1962, active
  J. A. Cummings Spentonbush Fuel Tanker 112 1932 Later YO 165, Transoil 
  V. L. Keegan Spentonbush Fuel Tanker 112 1932 Later YO 166, sank at pier, raised and reefed off Sandy Hook NJ 1989
  Harvest Queen   Barge   1933  
453 Paul Dana Spentonbush Fuel Tanker 374 1934 Deleted 1968
454 J. A. Martin Spentonbush Fuel Tanker 178 1935 Later Margaret T 
455 Chippewa Ira S. Bushey & Sons Tug 95 1935 Later Russell 15, YNT 18, Annawan (YT 739), Franklin, Mary Ann, Tricia A, Sandy
456 Cheyenne Ira S. Bushey & Sons Tug 95 1935 Later Russell 12, Alloway (YT-170), Soumatco, Cheyenne, Sandpiper, Mist, Rojowe, now Cheyenne
457 J. J. Kelly Spentonbush Fuel Tanker   1935 Later YOG 38, then J.J. Kelly again 
  Cayuga Ira S. Bushey & Sons Tug 86 1936 Later Hooper Boys, Arundel
  Choctaw Ira S. Bushey & Sons Tug 84 1936 Later Calatco, Tahchee (YT 736), Calatco, Barbara McAllister, Jonathan, now Sea Horse
  Comanche Ira S. Bushey & Sons Tug 84 1936 Now Kevin Buchanan
460 S. D. Maddock Spentonbush Fuel Tanker 296 1936 Scrapped 1963
461 Carmelite Ira S. Bushey & Sons Tug 129 1937 Ex-YNT 1, later Hopocan (YT 728) 1940, Carmelite 1947, Roslyn, H. J. Sheridan, Capt. Cory 1993, Captain C.
  Canadargo Ira S. Bushey & Sons Tug 84 1937 Later Elizabeth Teti, Rainbow, now Patriotic
  Chemung Ira S. Bushey & Sons Tug 84 1937 Now P. T. Teti
467 Coast Transit No. 4 The Barrett Co Barge   1937 Later Barrett No. 4, then Arlene 
  Flushing Red Star Towing Tug   1937  
  Cardinal Ira S. Bushey & Sons Tug 99 1938 Later Magnetic, Rocktow, Carroll Brothers, Laurie Ann Reinauer
  Chancellor Ira S. Bushey & Sons Tug 99 1938 Later James J. Kehoe, Chancellor, now museum at Waterford NY
  Cree Ira S. Bushey & Sons Tug 86 1938 Later Joan Kehoe
  Crow Ira S. Bushey & Sons Tug 86 1938 Later Elsa Carroll, Kerry K. Kehoe, Osceola, Kerri K.
472 Chaplain Ira S. Bushey & Sons Tug 127 1939 Later Providence, sank
473 Crusader Ira S. Bushey & Sons Tug 187 1940 Ex-YNT 4, later Mahaska (YT 730), sold 1970, now Thameship
477 Consultor Ira S. Bushey & Sons Tug   1940 To USN as Menewa (YN 34, later YNT 2) 
478 Counselor Ira S. Bushey & Sons Tug 135 1940 To USN as Oneka (YN 35, YNT 3, YTB 729), sold 1963
474 D. T. Sheridan Sheridan Towing Tug   1940 Foundered 1948 
481 Carpathian Ira S. Bushey & Sons Tug   1940 To USA as COL Amos W. Kimball, later Sherman X 1973, scuttled 1996 
482 Corinthian Ira S. Bushey & Sons Tug   1940 To USA as COL Henry C. Bonnycastle, later Star 30 
483 Cheyenne II Ira S. Bushey & Sons Tug 84 1941 Later Salley Carroll, Martin J. Kehoe, Jared S., sank 
484 Chippewa II Ira S. Bushey & Sons Tug 84 1941  
486 Consultor II Ira S. Bushey & Sons Tug 182 1941 Later Ocean Queen; total loss 1969
M. J. Derby Spentonbush Fuel Tanker 661 1941 Later YO 50 1942
Ellen Bushey Spentonbush Fuel Tanker 661 1941 Later YO 51 1942
490 American American Dredging Tug 125 1941 To USA as ST 185, later Frank H. Caven, John J. Richards, active
493 Crusader II Ira S. Bushey & Sons Tug 182 1941 Later Devon 1958; scrapped 2000
494 Stamford Red Star Towing Tug 125 1941 Deleted 1970s
496 Hartford Red Star Towing Tug 125 1941 Now Cape Florida
497 Carmelite II Ira S. Bushey & Sons Tug 119 1941 Active
498 M. J. Derby II Spentonbush Fuel Tanker 661 1942 Later YO 135 1942, M.J.Derby II 1945, Dee Dee 1964, deleted 1993
499 Ellen Bushey II Spentonbush Fuel Tanker 661 1942 Later YO 136 1942, Ellen Bushey II 1945, scrapped 1968
500 Pessacus (YT 192) U. S. Navy Yard Tug 260 1942 Struck 1965
501 Sassacus (YT 193) U. S. Navy Yard Tug 260 1942 Struck 1963, to Venezuela as Dianca III (R-15)
502 Squanto (YT 194) U. S. Navy Yard Tug 260 1943 Struck 1963
503 Port Chester U. S. Maritime Commission V2-ME-A1 325 1942 To US Army 1943 as LT 233, sold 1946 as Capt Ed, later Peggy H; now Signet Resolute
504 Port Crane U. S. Maritime Commission V2-ME-A1 325 1942 To US Navy 1942 as Swatane (YT 344), sold 1964 as Lewis Bourgeois II, scrapped
505 No name (YFD 24) U. S. Navy Dry Dock   1942  
506 No name (YFD 25) U. S. Navy Dry Dock   1942  
  Rahway Pennsylvania RR Tug 213 1942 Now Pernell J
510 No name  A. J. Harper Barge   1942  
511 Port Henry U. S. Maritime Commission V2-ME-A1 325 1943 Sold 1945 as Captain Rodger, wrecked 1947
512 Port Jervis U. S. Maritime Commission V2-ME-A1 325 1943 Sold 1945 as Newport, later Felicia, Terror, now R. H. Tripp
513 Port Kent U. S. Maritime Commission V2-ME-A1 325 1942 To US Navy 1942 as Oratamin (YT 347), sold 1969 as Martha M, later Susan Elizabeth, now Lacey von Riedel
  Iwana (YT 272) U. S. Navy Yard Tug 260 1943 Sold 1974 as George R, later Polar Crusader, Skagit Chief
  Tecumseh (YT 273) U. S. Navy Yard Tug 260 1943 Later Olathe (YTM 273), sold 1975
  Pokagon (YT 274) U. S. Navy Yard Tug 260 1943 Sank 1947
  Epanow (YT 275) U. S. Navy Yard Tug 260 1943  
525 Apalachee (WYT 71) US Coast Guard Yard Tug 224 1943 Decommissioned 1986, museum in Cleveland
526 Yankton (WYT 72) US Coast Guard Yard Tug 195 1944 Decommissioned 1984, later Russell Jr., Cetus,  Mike Azzolino, active
527 Mohican (WYT 73) US Coast Guard Yard Tug 193 1944 Decommissioned 1986, later Darlene Bisso 1987, Catuan 2001, foundered 2005
528 Chinook (WYT 96) US Coast Guard Yard Tug 193 1944 Decommissioned 1986, later Tracie B, now Danicia
529 Ojibwa (WYT 97) US Coast Guard Yard Tug 147 1944 Decommissioned 1980, later John G. Amato, now Gen. Oglethorpe
530 Snohomish (WYT (98) US Coast Guard Yard Tug  195 1944 Decommissioned 1986, later yacht Sarah Rose, Dami Dew, now Snohomish
531 Sauk (WYT 99) US Coast Guard Yard Tug  189 1944 Decommissioned 1985, later Alison Lake, sank 2003
532 Waneta (YT 384) U. S. Navy Yard Tug 260 1944 Struck 1974, later Jackie B 1975, Taino 1997
533 Wannalancet (YT 385) U. S. Navy Yard Tug 260 1944 To Venezuela 1965 as Favio Gallipoli (R-14), decommissioned 1979, now fishing vessel
534 Washakie (YT 386) U. S. Navy Yard Tug 260 1944 Struck 1975
535 Watseka (YT 387) U. S. Navy Yard Tug 260 1944 Sold 1972, later Deborah W, Beaver, Seahorse, SB IX, Seahorse, now Glen Cove
536 DPC 55 U. S. Army Tug  146 1944 Sold 1946 as Grace No. 2, later Dalzellea (1956), Chrisnick, Thomas H. (1988), scuttled 1995
537 DPC 56 U. S. Army Tug  146 1944 Sold 1946 as Pennsbury, later Nanticoke, Bay Pride, Jordon Pointe (1997), sank 1998
538 DPC 51 U. S. Army Tug  146 1944 To WSA as WSA 6, sold 1946 as Chas. E. Trout, later Naomi Marie (1979), South Haven (1980), Becky E. (1989), White Lake (1996), NLD 2010
539 DPC 52 U. S. Army Tug  146 1944 To USA as ST-758, sold 1948 as Titan (Denmark), later Titan II (1949), Herkules (1949), sank off Trondheim 1957
540 DPC 53 U. S. Army Tug  146 1944 To WSA as WSA 21, sold 1945 as Salutation, later Christina (1947), Tanda 10 (1955), Delbar, NLD
541 DPC 54 U. S. Army Tug  146 1944 To USA as ST-759, sold 1947 to Greek interests
542 DPC 57 U. S. Army Tug  146 1945 To USA as ST-770, sold 1947 to Greek interests
543 DPC 58 U. S. Army Tug  146 1944 To USA as ST-772, sold 1947 as Perseus (Greece), later OLP 1
544 DPC 59 U. S. Army Tug  146 1945 To USA as ST-781, sold 1951 as Sirius (Greece), later Regulus (Yugoslavia)(1968), scrapped 2001
545 DPC 60 U. S. Army Tug  146 1945 To USA as ST-794, sunk in Le Havre 1944
548 Boston Red Star Towing Tug  146 1944 Later Norwalk, foundered 1973 
  YO 153 U. S. Navy Yard Oiler 370 1943 Scuttled 2006
  YO 154 U. S. Navy Yard Oiler 370 1943 Later fishing vessel Aldebaran VII, now Pavlof, in Vancouver BC
553 YO 167 U. S. Navy Yard Oiler 370 1943 Later Jet Trader, scuttled 2005
554 YO 168 U. S. Navy Yard Oiler 370 1943 Later fishing vessel Aleut Packer, now Blue Gadus
555 YO 169 U. S. Navy Yard Oiler 370 1943 Sold 1974 as Marlin
556 YO 170 U. S. Navy Yard Oiler 370 1943 Now fishing vessel Stormy Sea
  Coshecton (YT 404) U. S. Navy Yard Tug 260 1944 Redesignated as small boat 1985, later sold
  Cusseta (YT 405) U. S. Navy Yard Tug 260 1944 Sold 1985, now Tom Banks
  Kittaton (YT 406) U. S. Navy Yard Tug 260 1945 Sold 1987, now Stingray
  Lonoto (YT 407) U. S. Navy Yard Tug 260 1945 Sold 1973, now Sea Devil
  Minniska (YT 408) U. S. Navy Yard Tug 260 1945 Sold 1975, later Piti
  Anamosa (YT 409) U. S. Navy Yard Tug 260 1945 Sold 1978, later Boxer 1982
  Allamakee (YT 410) U. S. Navy Yard Tug 260 1945 Scuttled 1960s
  Ponkabia (YT 411) U. S. Navy Yard Tug 260 1945 Sank 1945
  Conchardee (YT 412) U. S. Navy Yard Tug 260 1945 Later Francis W 1945, Umgowa 1989, fishing vessel Icy Point 1993, Enterprise 2004, Tim-Tom 2006, Grace I 2007
  Portobago (YT 413) U. S. Navy Yard Tug 260 1945 Sold 1985
568 J. A. Cobb Spentonbush Fuel Tanker 502 1944 Later Savfuel 1964, wrecked 1974
569 R. J. Perry Spentonbush Fuel Tanker 614 1945 Later John J. Tabeling 1966, Patricia N. Gellatly 1992, Nemo, scrapped 2005
570 J. F. Gaffney Spentonbush Fuel Tanker 614 1945 Later Gran Orinoco 1966, deleted 1993
571 Abinago (YT 493) U. S. Navy Yard Tug 147 1945 Sold 1975, later Carla
572 Alnaba (YT 494) U. S. Navy Yard Tug 147 1945 Sold 1972, now Cape San Juan
573 Barboncito (YT 495) U. S. Navy Yard Tug 147 1945 Sold 1975, later Christina
574 Chahao (YT 496) U. S. Navy Yard Tug 147 1946 Struck 1981, sunk as target 1996
575 Tlingit (YT 497) U. S. Navy Yard Tug 147 1945 Struck 1963
580 F. L. Hayes Spentonbush Fuel Tanker 899 1946 Later Reliable 1981, Aquarius 1989, Shivani 1997, Victory J. 1999, active
581 YO 210 U. S. Navy Yard Oiler 499 1945 Sold 1974 as Clifford K, now fishing vessel Wizard
582 YO 211 U. S. Navy Yard Oiler 499 1945 Sunk as target 1975
583 YO 212 U. S. Navy Yard Oiler 499 1945 To NDRF 1974
584 YO 213 U. S. Navy Yard Oiler 499 1945 To Colombia as Capitan W. Arvelo (BT 4)
585 YO 214 U. S. Navy Yard Oiler 499 1945 Later Irving Hemlock, Scotia Trader
586 YO 215 U. S. Navy Yard Oiler 499 1945 Later Capitan Beotegui 1964, to Dominican Republic 1990
587 Chaplain Ira S. Bushey & Sons Tug 179 1945 Later Margaret Sheridan, Ocean King, now Carina
588 Takos (YT 546) U. S. Navy Yard Tug 149 1945 Struck 1986, reefed off Atlantic Beach NC 2000
589 Yanaba (YT 547) U. S. Navy Yard Tug 149 1945 Sold 1985, later Mar Azul, scrapped 2004
590 Matunak (YT 548) U. S. Navy Yard Tug 149 1945 Struck 1985
591 Migadan (YT 549) U. S. Navy Yard Tug 149 1946 To Air Force 1987, sunk as target
592 N. W. Gokey Spentonbush Fuel Tanker 1,488 1947 Later Christian F. Reinauer 1971, Bobby J 1988, Jax Fuel 1994, Stella D 1994, active
593 Philip Lemler Spentonbush Fuel Tanker 478 1947 Later Sam Berman 1969, scuttled 1987 
  Ira S. Bushey & Sons No. 2 Ira S. Bushey & Sons Tug   1947  
600 D. T. Sheridan Sheridan Towing Tug 383 1951 Scuttled 1986
602 Huntington Red Star Towing Tug 144 1951 Later Nathan S 2007, active
604 Maurania II Providence Steamboat Tug 181 1952 Later Valiant, now Towmaster
605 Chaplain Ira S. Bushey & Sons Tug 132 1952 Active
606 Hygrade No. 30 Spentonbush Fuel Tank Barge 1,161 1952 Later hygrade No. 10, Hossl 1 
609 V. L. Keegan II Spentonbush Fuel Tanker 860 1955 Later Elliot Poling, scuttled 1990
610 Francis S. Bushey Spentonbush Fuel Tanker 1,528 1955 Scuttled 1986
611 Hygrade No. 32 Spentonbush Fuel Tank Barge   1954  
612 Port Jefferson Red Star Towing Tug 198 1957 Later Port Service 2001, now Ursa
615 Ocean Prince Red Star Towing Tug 198 1959 Later Anne A. Richards 2005, active
616 Chemung Ira S. Bushey & Sons Tug 152 1959 Reefed
619 Red Star No. 11 Red Star Towing Tank Barge   1960  
620 Red Star No. 12 Red Star Towing Tank Barge   1960  
621 Red Star No. 14 Red Star Towing Tank Barge   1960  
622 Red Star No. 15 Red Star Towing Tank Barge   1960  
623 Red Star No. 20 Red Star Towing Tank Barge   1962  
624 Red Star No. 21 Red Star Towing Tank Barge   1962  
625 Red Star No. 22 Red Star Towing Tank Barge   1962  
626 Red Star No. 23 Red Star Towing Tank Barge   1962  
627 Crow Ira S. Bushey & Sons Tug 152 1963 Active
628 Glenwood Red Star Towing Tug 152 1965 Later Cheyenne 1970, active
629 Boston Ira S. Bushey & Sons Tug 152 1966 Later Choctaw, reefed off NJ 1991