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Gibbs Gas Engine, Jacksonville FL

(later part of Jacksonville Shipyards, Inc.)

Most recent update: September 1, 2012.


Gibbs Gas Engine Company was founded in the early years of the 20th century and was a prolific builder of small vessels in both WWI and WWII.  It was sold in 1963 to Bill Lovett, who simultaneously bought Rawls Brothers Shipyard, the shipyard immediately across the river, and Bellinger Shipyards, in Jacksonville Beach, renaming them all Jacksonville Shipyards.  The new company was sold again in 1969, this time to Fruehauf Corporation.  Finally, in 1989, it was sold to Terex Corp., which closed all three yards for good in 1992.  The yard was located on Prudential Drive, where the Wyndham Hotel is now: see the site from the air on Google here.  If anyone can add to the table below, please e-mail me at timcolton@aol.com

Hull # Original Name Original Owner Type Type # GT Delivery Disposition
  Usona           1917 To USN 1942 as YP 191, to MARAD 1946
    U.S. Navy Sub Chaser SC 151 75d 14-Dec-17 Sold 1921
    U.S. Navy Sub Chaser SC 152 75d 17-Jan-18 To USCG 1919 as Vaughan, sold 1928
    U.S. Navy Sub Chaser SC 153 75d 14-Feb-18 To USCG 1919 as Taylor, sold 1925
    U.S. Navy Sub Chaser SC 154 75d 15-Feb-18 Sold 1926
    U.S. Navy Sub Chaser SC 155 75d 11-Apr-18 To USCG 1919 as Smith, struck 1937
    U.S. Navy Sub Chaser SC 365 75d 9-Jun-18 To France as C-70
    U.S. Navy Sub Chaser SC 366 75d 9-Jun-18 To France as C-71
    U.S. Navy Sub Chaser SC 367 75d 9-Jun-18 To France as C-72
    U.S. Navy Sub Chaser SC 368 75d 24-Oct-18 To France as C-95
    U.S. Navy Sub Chaser SC 369 75d 24-Oct-18 To France as C-96
    U.S. Navy Sub Chaser SC 370 75d 24-Oct-18 To France as C-97
29 Buzzard U.S. S. B. Tug   2691 387 1919 Later sold as Buzzard
30 Hawk U.S. S. B. Tug   2692 387 1920 To USN 1940 as YT 213, returned to owner 1945
31 Condor U.S. S. B. Tug   2693 387 1920 Later W. A. Atkins, Richard J. Moran, scrapped 1950
32 Cockatoo U.S. S. B. Tug   2694 387 1920 Later Fortune Pope, E. F. Moran Jr., scrapped 1953
  Fortuna Richmond Talbot Houseboat       1920  
    U.S. Coast Guard Patrol Craft CG 243 37d 1924-25 Destroyed 1931
    U.S. Coast Guard Patrol Craft CG 244 37d 1924-25  
    U.S. Coast Guard Patrol Craft CG 245 37d 1924-25 Sank 1935
    U.S. Coast Guard Patrol Craft CG 246 37d 1924-25  
    U.S. Coast Guard Patrol Craft CG 247 37d 1924-25 Lost in hurricane 1926
    U.S. Coast Guard Patrol Craft CG 248 37d 1924-25 Lost in hurricane 1926
    U.S. Coast Guard Patrol Craft CG 249 37d 1924-25  
    U.S. Coast Guard Patrol Craft CG 250 37d 1924-25  
    U.S. Coast Guard Patrol Craft CG 251 37d 1924-25 To USN 1934 as YP 30, destroyed 1937
    U.S. Coast Guard Patrol Craft CG 252 37d 1924-25 To USN 1934 as YP 26, lost 1942
    U.S. Coast Guard Patrol Craft CG 293 37d 1924-25  
    U.S. Coast Guard Patrol Craft CG 294 37d 1924-25  
    U.S. Coast Guard Patrol Craft CG 295 37d 1924-25  
    U.S. Coast Guard Patrol Craft CG 296 37d 1924-25  
    U.S. Coast Guard Patrol Craft CG 297 37d 1924-25  
    U.S. Coast Guard Patrol Craft CG 298 37d 1924-25  
    U.S. Coast Guard Patrol Craft CG 299 37d 1924-25  
    U.S. Coast Guard Patrol Craft CG 300 37d 1924-25  
    U.S. Coast Guard Patrol Craft CG 301 37d 1924-25 To USN 1934 as YP 27, to MARAD 1946
    U.S. Coast Guard Patrol Craft CG 302 37d 1924-25  
  Colonel         235 1924  
  Charles D. Leffer         255 1926  
  Florida Keys         129 1927  
  Jackson         224 1927  
  Monroe County         129 1927  
  Key West         129 1928  
  Monroe County         174 1929  
  Centaur           1929 To USN 1942 as YP 212, to MARAD 1946
  Gulfmist         227 1931  
    U.S. Coast Guard 15 Picket Boats PB 2385-2399   1931 Later 38300-38314
    U.S. Coast Guard 6 Patrol Craft PC 406-411   1937 Later 80300-80305, sold 1945-1946
    U.S. Coast Guard Patrol Craft PC ? 83 1937 Later yacht Seafarer
US Army Motor Skiff J 160   Apr-41  
Chimango US Navy Minesweeper AMc 42 205d 3-Jun-41 Sold 1947, disposition unknown
Cotinga US Navy Minesweeper AMc 43 205d 14-Jun-41 Sold 1947, disposition unknown
Courlan US Navy Minesweeper AMc 44 205d 25-Jun-41 Sold 1947, disposition unknown
Develin US Navy Minesweeper AMc 45 205d 9-Jul-41 Sold 1946 as fishing vessel Cutty Sark, later Joan Marie
Demand US Navy Minesweeper AMc 74 205d 5-Sep-41 Sold 1946, disposition unknown
Detector US Navy Minesweeper AMc 75 205d 18-Sep-41 Sold 1947 as Balsam Lake, now clubhouse at Stephenville Yacht Club, in Newfoundland
Dominant US Navy Minesweeper AMc 76 205d  29-Sep-41 Sold 1946, disposition unknown
Endurance US Navy Minesweeper AMc 77 205d 11-Oct-41 Sold 1947, disposition unknown
  US Navy Minesweeper YMS 54 278d 9-Feb-42 Struck 1946
  US Navy Minesweeper YMS 55 278d 3-Mar-42 To France 1944 as Geranium (D 331/D 26/M 666), decommissioned 1954
  US Navy Minesweeper YMS 56 278d 18-Mar-42 Struck 1946
  US Navy Minesweeper YMS 57 278d 30-Mar-42 Struck 1946
  US Navy Minesweeper YMS 58 278d 16-Apr-42 To France 1944 as Armoise (D 313/D 02/M 642), condemned 1959
  US Navy Minesweeper YMS 59 278d 24-Apr-42 To the USSR 1945 as T-521 (or T-156?), scrapped 1954
  US Navy Minesweeper YMS 60 278d 2-May-42 Struck 1947 
  US Navy Minesweeper YMS 61 278d 6-Jun-42 Struck 1946
  US Navy Minesweeper YMS 62 278d 23-May-42 To France 1944 as Clematite (D 323/D 07/M 647), decommissioned 1954
  US Navy Minesweeper YMS 63 278d 2-Jun-42 To France 1944 as Tiare (D 353/D 16/M 656/P 656), scrapped 1967
  US Navy Minesweeper YMS 64 278d 24-Jun-42 To France 1944 as Jonquille (D 336/D 20/M 660), decommissioned 1964
  US Navy Minesweeper YMS 65 278d 5-Jul-42 Struck 1947 
  Cargo     66 1942 Later T. H. Anderson II, Mary Isabel
US Army Barge B 76   1942  
US Army Barge B 78   1942  
US Army Barge B 79   1942  
US Army Barge B 80   1942  
US Army Barge B 83   1942  
US Army 29 Sea Skiffs OB 27-55   1/43-3/43  
US Army 10 Sea Skiffs OB 101-110   4/43-7/43  
US Navy Covered Lighter YFN 486 138d 1943 To MARAD 1947
US Navy Covered Lighter YFN 487 138d 1943 To MARAD 1947
US Navy Covered Lighter YFN 502 138d 1943 To MARAD 1947
US Navy Covered Lighter YFN 503 138d 1943 To MARAD 1947
US Navy Covered Lighter YFN 504 138d 1943 To MARAD 1947
US Navy Covered Lighter YFN 505 138d 1943 To MARAD 1947
  US Navy Minesweeper BYMS 43 278d  11-Nov-42 To Britain as BYMS-2043, returned 1946, sold 1948
  US Navy Minesweeper BYMS 44 278d  26-Nov-42 To Britain as BYMS-2044, to Finland 1948, to the Finnish Navy 1949 as Purunpaa
  US Navy Minesweeper BYMS 45 278d  31-Dec-42 To Britain as BYMS-2045, returned 1946, sold 1947
  US Navy Minesweeper BYMS 46 278d  19-Jan-43 To Britain as BYMS-2046, to the Netherlands 1946 as Westerschelde (MV 42/M 839/A 873), struck 1957
  US Navy Minesweeper BYMS 47 278d  9-Feb-43 To Britain as BYMS-2047, to Finland 1948, to the Finnish Navy 1951 as Katanpaa
  US Navy Minesweeper BYMS 48 278d  19-Feb-43 To Britain as BYMS-2048, to the Netherlands 1946 as Zuiderdiep (MV 43/M 840/A 904), struck 1962
  US Navy Minesweeper BYMS 49 278d  19-Mar-43 To Britain as BYMS-2049, to Finland 1948, to the Finnish Navy 1949 as Vahterpaa
  US Navy Minesweeper BYMS 50 278d  5-Apr-43 To Britain as BYMS-2050, to the Netherlands 1946 as Hollandschdiep (MV 36/M 833, scrapped 1957
  US Navy Minesweeper BYMS 51 278d  15-Apr-43 To Britain as BYMS-2051, returned 1947, sold 1948
  US Navy Minesweeper BYMS 52 278d  18-May-43 To Britain as BYMS-2052, returned 1948, sold 1948 to Greece
  US Navy Minesweeper BYMS 53 278d  7-Jun-43 To Britain as BYMS-2053, sunk by mine off Porto Corsini and lost 1945
  US Navy Minesweeper BYMS 54 278d  26-Jun-43 To Britain as BYMS-2054, to Greece 1946 as Aura, scrapped 1962 
  War Shipping Admin. 45-foot Tugs GYT 1-12   1943 12 tugs
    45-foot Tug GYT ?   1943 Sold 1947 as Jerry, later Jerry Foss, Trinity II
Black Fox US Navy Tug YT 177 210 1943 Struck 1975
Dekaury  US Navy Tug YT 178 210 1943 To Stockton FD 1985, now nuseum
Lone Wolf US Navy Tug YT 179 200 1943 Sold 1948 as Toro, later Dalzelleader, Victoria McAllister, sank 1988, scrapped 1992
Madokawando  US Navy Tug YT 180 200 12-Jun-43 To Army 1983, sold in 1980s as Maharlika
Mazepeta  US Navy Tug YT 181 196 12-Aug-43 Sold 1976 as Gail L. Sanders, later Mazapeta
  US Navy Sub Chaser PC 612 463d 1-May-43 Sold 1948 
  US Navy Sub Chaser PC 613 463d 2-Jun-43 To the Dominican Republic 1947 as 27 de Febrero (P 101/P 201), scrapped 1958
  US Navy Sub Chaser PC 614 463d 7-Jul-43 To Mexico 1964 as Guardacostas (GC 32), scrapped 1964
  US Navy Sub Chaser PC 615 463d 16-Jul-43 Scrapped 1948
  US Navy Minesweeper YMS 346 278d 16-Aug-43 To China 1948, struck 1976
  US Navy Minesweeper YMS 347 278d 24-Aug-43 Sold 1948
  US Navy Minesweeper YMS 348 278d 8-Sep-43 To Turkey 1947 as Kulluk (M 516), struck 1965
  US Navy Minesweeper YMS 349 278d 16-Sep-43 Sold 1948 as fishing vessel Commander
  US Navy Minesweeper YMS 350 278d 27-Sep-43 Mined off Normandy and lost 1944
  US Navy Minesweeper YMS 351 278d 9-Oct-43 Sold 1947
  US Navy Minesweeper YMS 352 278d 21-Oct-43 Sold 1947
  US Navy Minesweeper YMS 353 278d 9-Nov-43 To Thailand 1947 as Tadindeng
  US Navy Minesweeper YMS 354 278d 15-Nov-43 To South Korea 1947 as Kang Jim, later Geumgangsang, Gangjin (YMS 501), scrapped 1959
  US Navy Minesweeper YMS 355 278d 27-Nov-43 Sold 1947
  US Navy Minesweeper YMS 356 278d 10-Dec-43 To South Korea 1946 as Kim Hae, later Gimhae (YMS 505)
  US Navy Minesweeper YMS 357 278d 27-Dec-43 Sold 1947
US Navy Sub Chaser PC 1181 463d 17-Sep-43 Named Wildwood 1956, scrapped 1959
  US Navy Sub Chaser PC 1182 463d 27-Oct-43 To Taiwan 1954 as Yuan Kiang (PC-110), struck 1966
  US Navy Sub Chaser PC 1183 463d 7-Dec-43 To Indonesia 1960 as Tenggiri (TGR), scrapped 1976
  US Navy Sub Chaser PC 1184 463d 24-Jan-44  
  US Navy Sub Chaser PC 1185 463d 24-Apr-44 To Thailand as Phali (PC 4), sunk as target 1992
US Navy Sub Chaser PC 1186 463d 9-Jun-44 Named Ipswich 1956, scrapped 1959
  US Navy Sub Chaser PC 1187 463d 18-Jul-44  
  US Navy Sub Chaser PC 1188 463d 5-Sep-44 To Israel 1948 as Nogah (K 26/P 16/P 22), sunk by own torpedo in the mid-70s
  US Navy Sub Chaser PC 1187 463d 24-Nov-44 Reclassified PGM 17, struck reef off Okinawa 1945 and scuttled
  US Navy Sub Chaser PC 1190 463d 6-Feb-45  
  US Navy Sub Chaser PCS 1429 278d 9-Feb-44  
  US Navy Sub Chaser PCS 1430 278d 3-Mar-44  
US Navy Sub Chaser PCS 1431 278d 24-Mar-44 Named Grafton 1956, sold 1956 as fishing vessel Hugh Haynie, later SeaHarvester II
  US Navy Sub Chaser PCS 1432-1440 278d   Completed as YMS 464-472 (see below)
  US Navy Minesweeper YMS 464 278d 13-Jun-44 To the USSR 1945 as T-190, scrapped 1954
  US Navy Minesweeper YMS 465 278d 17-Jun-44 To the USSR 1945 as T-191, scrapped 1954
  US Navy Minesweeper YMS 466 278d 4-Jul-44 To the USSR 1945 as T-192, scrapped 1954
  US Navy Minesweeper YMS 467 278d 4-Aug-44 Sold 1947 as Colbur, later Cloverleaf, Hecate Prince, Hecate, Roland
  US Navy Minesweeper YMS 468 278d 31-Aug-44 To Turkey 1947 as Kusadasi (M 514), struck 1965
  US Navy Minesweeper YMS 469 278d 22-Sep-44 To the USSR 1945 as T-186, scrapped 1954
  US Navy Minesweeper YMS 470 278d 14-Oct-44 Reclassified as Swan (AMS 37/MSC(O) 37), sold 1961 as survey vessel Royal Taipan
  US Navy Minesweeper YMS 471 278d 27-Oct-44 Reclassified as Verdin (AMS 38/MSC(O) 38)
  US Navy Minesweeper YMS 472 278d 10-Nov-44 Lost 1945 
Winamac  US Navy Tug YT 394 260d 12-Sep-44 Sunk as target 2001
Wingina  US Navy Tug YT 395 260d 15-Dec-44 Sold 1986 as Murph, scuttled off Vashon Island 2007
Wovoka  US Navy Tug YT 396 260d 2-Mar-45 Sold 1974
Yanegua  US Navy Tug YT 397 260d 23-Mar-45 Sold 1987 as Narwhal
Natahki  US Navy Tug YT 398 260d 13-Apr-45 Scrapped 1987
Numa US Navy Tug YT 399 260d 22-Nov-44 Sold 2001 as Robert W. Tomlinson
Otokomi US Navy Tug YT 400 260d 14-May-45 Scrapped 1987
Owachomo US Navy Tug YT 401 260d 25-May-45 Sold 1975 as Blarney
Panameta US Navy Tug YT 402 260d 8-Jun-45 Sold 1978 as Cindy Lee, later Cindy, now Caleb
Pitamakan US Navy Tug YT 403 260d 29-Jun-45 Scrapped 1981
Hisada  US Navy Tug YT 518 260d 2-Aug-45 Sunk as target 1976
Mahoa  US Navy Tug YT 519 260d 21-Aug-45 Sunk as target 1978
Nabigwon  US Navy Tug YT 521 260d 22-Oct-45 Scrapped 1987
Sagawamick  US Navy Tug YT 522 260d 22-Jul-45 Sold 1982 as Elsie Guttmann, scrapped 2002
Senasqua  US Navy Tug YT 523 260d 11-Jul-45 Sold 1982
Tutahaco  US Navy Tug YT 524 260d 6-Nov-45 Scrapped 1986
Wabanquot  US Navy Tug YT 525 260d 13-Nov-45 Sold 1976 as Fort Johnston
Wahaka  US Navy Tug YT 526 260d 3-Dec-45 Scrapped 1986
Wahpeton  US Navy Tug YT 527 260d 2-Jan-46 Sold 1989 to Greece as Nestor
Wakonda  US Navy Tug YT 528 260d    Cancelled 1945 
Wickakee  US Navy Tug YT 529 260d    Cancelled 1945 
Aranca  US Navy Tug YT 530 260d    Cancelled 1945 
Yapashi  US Navy Tug YT 531 260d    Cancelled 1945 
  US Navy Tug YT ?   1945 Sold as America
  US Navy Tug YT ?   1945 Sold as Mary S, later Sunrise Trinity
  US Navy Tug YT ?   1945 Sold as Peter W, later Arctic Dawn, Theresa Marie
  Jesse Norris Jack Neilson, Inc. Towboat  75 1960 Now Dutch Gap
  Bahamas Improver Terry Higgs Cargo Ship 125 1960 Active
  Sea Ranger   Fishing Vessel 229 1960 Later Ranger
  Capstan U.S. Coast Guard Harbor Tug WYTL 65601 72 19-Jul-61 Active
  Chock U.S. Coast Guard Harbor Tug WYTL 65602 72 12-Sep-61 Struck 1999
  Swivel U.S. Coast Guard Harbor Tug WYTL 65603 72 27-Oct-61 To Governors Island 1995 as ferry, active
  Tackle U.S. Coast Guard Harbor Tug WYTL 65604 72 1962 Active
  Towline U.S. Coast Guard Harbor Tug WYTL 65605 72 27-Mar-62 To Mass. Maritime 1995 as Towline
  Catenary U.S. Coast Guard Harbor Tug WYTL 65606 72 Apr-62 To King's Point 1995 as Growler
  Obion U.S. Coast Guard Harbor Tug WYTL 65503 143d 5-Jan-62 Later WLR, active
  Scioto U.S. Coast Guard Harbor Tug WYTL 65504 143d 27-Mar-62 Later WLR, active
  Osage U.S. Coast Guard Harbor Tug WYTL 65505 143d 15-May-62 Later WLR, active
  Sangamon U.S. Coast Guard Harbor Tug WYTL 65506 143d 16-Jun-62 Later WLR, active
  Anvil U.S. Coast Guard Harbor Tug WYTL 75301 145d 14-May-62 Later WLIC, active
  Hammer U.S. Coast Guard Harbor Tug WYTL 75302 145d 20-Nov-62 Later WLIC, active
613 Robert D. Conrad U.S. Navy Research Ship AGOR 3 1,400d 29-Nov-62 Scrapped 2004
  Tank Barge 2,688 1966 Now CF-101-L
633 Oceanographer N.O.A.A. Research Ship R 101 3,700d 20-Apr-66 Sold 1996, now Sahara
634 Discoverer N.O.A.A. Research Ship R 102 3,700d 14-Dec-66 Sold 1996
639 Mount Mitchell N.O.A.A. Survey Ship S 222 1,800d 11-Mar-67 Sold 2003
644 Fairweather N.O.A.A. Survey Ship S 220 1,800d 30-Oct-67 Active
645 Rainier N.O.A.A. Survey Ship S 221 1,800d 31-Jan-68 Active
646 Esso Garden State Esso Shipping Tug 197 1967 Later Exxon Garden State, Exxon Bayou State, S/R Bayou State, now Charles D. McAllister
647 Esso Empire State Esso Shipping Tug 197 1967 Later Exxon Empire State, Empire State, S/R Empire State, now McAllister Responder
648 Esso Delaware Valley Esso Shipping Tug 197 1967 Later Exxon Delaware Valley, Exxon San Jacinto, S/R San Jacinto, now Roderick McAllister
649 Esso Barge No. 31 Esso Shipping Tank Barge 2,440 1967 Later Exxon Barge No. 31, now RTC 41
650 Tank Barge 2,440 1967
651 Tank Barge 2,440 1967