Doullut & Williams, New Orleans LA

Doullut & Ewin, New Orleans LA

Most recent update: March 10, 2016.


Milton P. Doullut was a steamboat captain, originally from Bordeaux.  Famous in New Orleans for developing the 9th Ward's unique "steamboat houses" and the Doullut Market, he teamed up in 1907 with W. H. Williams, an engineer retired from the Army Corps of Engineers, to form a construction company called Doullut & Williams, which they expanded into shipbuilding for the duration of WWI.  After the war, Doullut's son Paul and James P. Ewin took over management of the company, which became Doullut & Ewin.  The shipyard was at the Lake Pontchartrain end of the Industrial Canal.  I am pretty sure that this yard also built tugs and  other commercial vessels but I can find no record of them.  If anyone can add to the table below, please send your info to timcolton@aol.com 

Hull # USSB # O.N. Name Owner Type GT Delivery Disposition
Built by Doullut & Williams
1 1907 220621 New Orleans U.S. Shipping Board Cargo Ship 6,631 Nov-20 Converted to diesel 1929, later Exbrook 1940, New Orleans 1941, scrapped 1946
2 1908 220620 Potter U.S. Shipping Board Cargo Ship 6,171 Dec-20 Converted to diesel 1929, sunk as a breakwater at Normandy 1944
3 1909 220961 Wichita U.S. Shipping Board Cargo Ship 6,171 Jan-21 Converted to diesel 1929, torpedoed and lost 1942
4 1910 220962 City of Elwood U.S. Shipping Board Cargo Ship 6,171 Mar-21 Converted to diesel 1929, later Fortune (AVS 1) 1944, scrapped 1946
5 1911 221112 Jeff Davis U.S. Shipping Board Cargo Ship 6,171 Apr-21 Converted to diesel 1929, scrapped 1947
6 1912 221110 Galveston U.S. Shipping Board Cargo Ship 6,171 Apr-21 Converted to diesel 1929, sunk as a breakwater at Normandy 1944
7 1913 221111 Ward U.S. Shipping Board Cargo Ship 6,171 May-21 Converted to diesel 1929, later Exton 1940, Ward 1942, Supply (AVS 2) 1944, Ward 1946, scrapped 1948
8 1914 221113 Oldham U.S. Shipping Board Cargo Ship 6,171 Jun-21 Converted to diesel 1929, scrapped 1946
    169395 Humble Oil No. 1 Humble Oil 125' Tank Barge 253 1921  
          125' Tank Barge 253 1921  
          125' Tank Barge 253 1921  
    168601 No. 415   175' Tank Barge 595 1921  
          175' Tank Barge 595 1921  
          175' Tank Barge 595 1921  
          175' Tank Barge 595 1921  
          175' Tank Barge 595 1921  
          175' Tank Barge 595 1921  
Built by Doullut & Ewin
      AFD 24 U.S. Navy Dry-Dock 800 1944 Later AFDL 24, to the Philippines 1948 as YD 200, active
      AFD 25 U.S. Navy Dry-Dock 800 1944 Later AFDL 25, sold 1997
      AFD 26 U.S. Navy Dry-Dock 800 1944 Later AFDL 26, to Paraguay 1977 as DF 1, active
      AFD 27 U.S. Navy Dry-Dock 800 1944 Later AFDL 27
      AFD 28 U.S. Navy Dry-Dock 800 1944 Later AFDL 28, to Mexico 1978
      AFD 29 U.S. Navy Dry-Dock 800 1944 Later AFDL 29, scrapped 1983