Clooney Construction, Westlake LA

Most recent update: January 29, 2021.


Clooney Construction & Towing Company was started in 1906 by John F. Clooney, a Newfoundlander who had relocated to Lake Charles: his son, Thomas, later took over and subsequently sold the business.  It closed after WWI.  Initially, the yard was on the east side of the Calcasieu River, just south of the Highway Bridge, but later moved downstream to a larger site, the location of which is not clear but was in the vicinity of Clooney Island.  As usual with the older yards, Clooney's construction record is seriously incomplete: if anyone can add to the table below, please send your info to timcolton@aol.com

Hull # O.N. Original Name Original Owner Type GT Ft. Built Disposition
  166833 Transfer   Barge 381   1908  
  208137 Skipper   Tug 16 52 1910  
  208518 Willie   Tug 20 56 1911  
  164911 Cuba   Barge 213   1912  
  166744 Houston   Dredge Barge 699   1912  
  Federal Edwin R. Kimble Corps of Engineers Dredge Barge 725 36 1912  
   Federal Everett Sherrill Corps of Engineers Launch 9 47 1914  
   Federal Eleanor U.S. Coast Guard Launch 25 81 1914 Later LT A. C. Tippin
  165787 Duke   Barge 253   1914  
165677 F-8 Barge 510 1914
  212069 Jane   Motor Ship 18 46 1914  
  212227 Rowan   Tender 21 43 1914  
  212578 Oscar J. II   Tug 21 50 1914  
  220846 Dispatch   Tug 10 33 1914  
  213649 Ankla   Schooner 285 143 1915  
  166125 Vaska   Sch. Barge 285   1915  
  166096 Thekla   Barge 290   1915  
  166375 F-14   Barge 519   1916  
  166365 F-15   Barge 519   1916  
  166272 Colonel Moore   Tank Barge 647   1916  
  166384 Wansley   Tank Barge 697   1916  
  166538 W. E. Maxson   Barge 945   1916  
  214635 Geo. T. Lock   Schooner 801 180 1916  
  214600 Sarah E. Turner George A. Tooker Motor Ship 739 176 1916  
  213983 T. G. Powell   Motor Ship 142   1916  
  214276 Tamboyache   Steamer 185   1916  
  214570 Verda E. Turner   Motor Ship 449   1916  
  167137 U   Barge 661   1917  
  167072 Cia. do Nav. Interior SA No. 109   Barge 661   1917  
  167009 Cia. do Nav. Interior SA No. 110   Barge 709   1917  
  215737 A. H. Olwine Eastern Tptn. Co. Sch. Barge 1,077 204 1917  
  215305 Alla G. Turner   Motor Ship 677   1917  
  216212 Col. Bowie Gulf Export & Tptn. Steamer 1,363   1917  
  214927 Hellas   Schooner 581   1917  
  215723 Irma Am. Cargo Tptn. Co. Freighter 614 164 1917  
  214928 James M. Hudson   Schooner 1,011 205 1917  
  214906 N. E. Turner   Motor Ship 724   1917  
  215601 Paciencia   Steamer 313 141 1917  
  167336 Humberto   Barge 641   1918  
  217023 Col. Keith Gulf Export & Tptn. Schooner 884 180 1918  
  167776 F-26   Barge 588   1919 Later S. N. 102
  218803 Jesse C. Barbour   Schooner 1,908 249 1919  
  218756 Major Slack   Steamer 183 124 1919  
  219768 Panuco   Steamer 433   1920  
  167813 Central Niquero 1   Barge 229   1920  
  167824 Central Niquero 2   Barge 229   1920  
  167825 Central Niquero 3   Barge 229   1920  
  167874 Cia Transcon do Pet. SA No. 120   Barge 591   1920  
  167875 Cia Transcon do Pet. SA No. 121   Barge 591   1920  
  167877 E   Barge 811   1920  
  167885 Clooney   Barge 230   1920  
  167913 Cia Transcon do Pet. SA No. 123   Barge 591   1920  
  167930 Cia Transcon do Pet. SA No. 124   Barge 591   1920  
  167942 Cia Transcon do Pet. SA No. 125   Barge 591   1920  
  167972 Cia Transcon do Pet. SA No. 126   Barge 480   1920  
  168137 Cia Transcon do Pet. SA No. 300   Barge 219   1920  
  168138 Cia Transcon do Pet. SA No. 301   Barge 219   1921