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SteelShip Corp., Pine Bluff AR

Most recent update: June 16, 2014.


SteelShip was started by Ed Fry, of Grafton Boat Works, in conjunction with MonArk Boats, of Monticello AR.  It went bankrupt in 1976 and was bought by Dravo, who sold it to J. B. Hunt, the trucking company, in 1982.  It closed in 1989 and is now a river terminal.  This table is obviously incomplete.  Any help in making it better would be very welcome: please send any additions and/or corrections to timcolton@aol.com.

Hull # O.N. Original Name Original Owner Ship Type GT Delivery Disposition

Built by SteelShip Corp.

29 550309 Brooks L. Brown Mobley Construction Towboat  51 1973 Now Bobby R
30 552033 Morris    Material Service Corp. Towboat  52 1973 Active
31 551839 Betty Lou   Pitmarine Corp. Towboat  60 1973 Retired 2005
  553651 Little Rock Eby Construction Towboat  56 1973 Now Annette G
33 555899 Louise M   Pennsylvania Power Towboat  72 1974 Active
  557897 W. F. McAuley Patton-Tully Tptn. Towboat  58 1974 Now Scout
  557987 Rosedale    Greenville River Services Towboat  63 1974 Active
  559501 Holly J   Southern Illinois Sand Towboat  104 1974 Active
43 559820 Tribune   Velvet Marine Systems Towboat  87 1974 Now Tom Zupan
  560111 Harriet Sue General Intermodal Towboat  86 1974 Now IMT Progress
  560941 Sheila K Talens Marine & Fuel Towboat  76 1974 Now Jordan Elyse
  560942 McM VII McMenamy Contractor Towboat  76 1975 Now Halle Kate
    Clinton Corps of Engineers Towboat    1974 Active
  561669 Shawnee    Cincinnati Gas & Electric Towboat  87 1975 Now Earl Hensley
  563628 Weck Dunlap   Pine Bluff Sand & Gravel Towboat  67 1975 Active
  563983 McM VI McMenamy Contractor Towboat  91 1975 Now Miss Claudette
  564941 Marsha Gayle   MGM Towing Towboat  76 1975 Total loss 2004
  564949 Mary Dalton Badger Fleet Towboat  150 1975 Now Gladiator
60 567019 McM VIII McMenamy Contractor Towboat  103 1975 Now Sharin K
63 565236 Linnie W. Mobley Mobley Construction Towboat  63 1975 Now Jesse Z
  565620 R. F. Meek Piedmont & Southern Leasing Towboat    1975 Now Missouri
  566271 Robert L. Ross Roger J. Au & Sons Towboat  62 1975 Now Joe Avery
  566828 Ruffin    Pine Bluff Sand & Gravel Towboat  42 1975 Active
  566831 Badger Boy Badger Fleet Towboat  150 1975 Now Trojan
  566832 Evie B Badger Fleet Towboat  150 1975 Now Spartan
    Channahon    Corps of Engineers Towboat    1975 Active
66 569109 Mar G   Weber Marine Towboat  48 1975 Active
  569436 Shelby J   Beardstown Harbor & Fleeting Towboat  62 1976 Active
71 567901 Lisa Jo Inland River Boats Towboat  76 1975 Now Tammy T
72 568367 General Ellis   Cleancoal Terminal Towboat  69 1975 Active
73 587336 Ruth McCoy   Midstream Fuel Service Towboat  63 1976 Now Miss Sammylee
74 570857 Marvis Jean  Ruhr Valley Marine Towboat  76 1976 Now Mary G
    Muscatine    Corps of Engineers Towboat    1976 Active

Built by Dravo SteelShip Corp.

  574339 J. W. Lizon Ohio Power Towboat  69 1977 Active
76 579633 Forest Queen International Paper Towboat  167 1977 Now Inland Cardinal
78 610020 Fuel Pusher Petroleum Products of Del. Towboat  43 1977 Now Full Steam
79 592771 Ajay    Hex Stone Towboat  43 1978 Active
80 600380 Ceco    Commonwealth Edison Towboat  27 1978 Active
81 585021 Jack Crowley   Lemont Harbor & Fleeting Towboat  68 1977 Active
82 587330 Becky Sue   Taylor Towing Towboat  76 1977 Active
83 588835 P. N. Ellis Koch-Ellis Marine Contracting Towboat  77 1978 Now Danielle C
84 600672 Lady Joan Kathryn Rae Towing Towboat  71 1978 Now Chloe Lee
85 600334 Cap'n Bill J Apac Arkansas Towboat  77 1978 Active
86 615693 Pleasants K   Monongahela Power Towboat  64 1979 Active
  Bienville    Corps of Engineers Towboat    1979 Active
  Goodwin Corps of Engineers Towboat    1979 Active
  Strong Corps of Engineers Towboat    1979 Active
  1187926 65NS7901 US Navy Passenger 52 1979 Now Activa
95 614957 Elizabeth D   Dravo Aggregates Towboat  204 1979 Active
150 615180 Boone    Cincinnati Gas & Electric Towboat  68 1980 Active
151 620544 Lady Genevieve Deep South Towing Towboat  83 1980 Now Sandy Lou
152 621575 Jo Ree   Weber Marine Towboat  83 1980 Active
153 636848 Bud Weber   Dravo Mechling Towboat  130 1981 Now Carolyn Z
154 638850 Charlotte Lynn   William F. Conley Towboat  132 1981 Now Steve M
  McNamara    Corps of Engineers Towboat    1980 Active
  Wells    Corps of Engineers Towboat    1980 Active
  Gelberman Corps of Engineers Towboat  170 1980 Active
162 624179 Pintail Stevens Towing Towboat  251 1980 Now Crosby Progress
163 626256 Kingfisher    Radcliff Materials Towboat  251 1980 Active
164 626357 Julie White Vane Line Bunkering Towboat  251 1980 Now Doris Hamlin
168 629840 Marilin R American Tugs Towboat  113 1980 Active
169 633608 Outrageous G. T. Gator Inc. Towboat  113 1981 Active
170 643443 Walter E. Blessey  Blessey Marine Services Towboat  219 1981 Active
171 631837 Goog-E    Weber Marine Towboat  99 1981 Active
172 631838 Mar-Lo    Weber Marine Towboat  99 1981 Active
206 639568 Mobilian    Warrior & Gulf Navigation Towboat  227 1981 Active
207 640835 Tuskegee    Warrior & Gulf Navigation Towboat  227 1981 Active
208 641456 Caddo    Warrior & Gulf Navigation Towboat  227 1981 Now Maxx B
209 645674 Naniaba    Warrior & Gulf Navigation Towboat  227 1982 Active
210 646010 Tunica    Warrior & Gulf Navigation Towboat  227 1982 Active
211 646741 Tahome    Warrior & Gulf Navigation Towboat  227 1982 Active
212 647380 Biloxi    Warrior & Gulf Navigation Towboat  227 1982 Active
213 648798 Pascagoula    Warrior & Gulf Navigation Towboat  227 1982 Active
214 650594 Piachi    Warrior & Gulf Navigation Towboat  227 1982 Active
215 650648 Pushmataha    Warrior & Gulf Navigation Towboat  227 1982 Active

Built by Hunt's SteelShip Corp.

216 655097 Manitou Old Mission Schooners Passenger 82 1983 Active
217 670316 Mobile Island SCNO Barge Lines Towboat  236 1984 Now Ernie T. Wellhausen
    E. B. Wallace  Corps of Engineers Towboat    1986 Active
222 965975 Ponderosa    Hex Stone Towboat  50 1989 Active