Pensacola Shipbuilding, Pensacola FL

Smith's Shipyard, Pensacola FL

Most recent update: November 30, 2016.


Pensacola Shipbuilding Company was a wholly owned subsidiary of Ketler-Elliot Erection Company of Chicago, created for the war effort.  It continued in peacetime and was an active boatbuilder in WWII under the ownership of C. W. Smith.  The yard was located at the foot of Myrick Street, on the eastern shore of Bayou Chico, and is today a part of the Pensacola Shipyard Marine Complex.  If anyone can add to the table below, please send your info to timcolton@aol.com

Hull # USSB # O.N. Name Owner Type GT LOA Delivery Disposition

Built by Pensacola Shipbuilding

1 965 219055 Escambia

U.S. Shipping Board

Cargo Ship 5,400 400 Oct-19 Scrapped 1931
2 966 218329 Cushnoc U.S. Shipping Board Cargo Ship 5,400 400 Sep-19 Scrapped 1931
3 967 219328 Noccalula U.S. Shipping Board Cargo Ship 5,400 400 Dec-19 Scrapped 1931
4 968 219442 Red Mountain

U.S. Shipping Board

Cargo Ship 5,400 400 Dec-19 Scrapped 1931
5 969 219517 Rockport

U.S. Shipping Board

Cargo Ship 5,400 400 Feb-20 Later Margarita Chandris 1938, scrapped 1964
6 970 219606 City of Sherman U.S. Shipping Board Cargo Ship 5,400 400 Apr-20 Scrapped 1931
7 971 219872 City of Vernon U.S. Shipping Board Cargo Ship 5,400 400 Jun-20 Scrapped 1931
8 972 220161 City of Weatherford U.S. Shipping Board Cargo Ship 5,400 400 Sep-20 Later Ponce de Leon 1940, Sarazen 1943, scrapped 1947
9 973 220551 Hastings U.S. Shipping Board Cargo Ship 5,400 400 Sep-20 Torpedoed and lost 1943
10 974 220653 Naquog/Bayou Chico U.S. Shipping Board Cargo Ship 5,400 400 Oct-20 Scrapped 1946
  2264-2269     U.S. Shipping Board Tanker       Cancelled
11   221069 Adler River & Ocean Towing Tug 523 129 May-21 Later La Boca 1942, G. W. Whiteman 1953, deleted 1979
12   222514 Margaret Hall   Tug 406 132 1922  
    168595 No. 1 Belcher Asphalt Tank Barge 318 129  1921  
        Alexandria Coaling Tank Barge   135   ?
        Alexandria Coaling Tank Barge   135   ?
        Am. Mex. Oil Co. Tank Barge       ?
        Am. Mex. Oil Co. Tank Barge       ?
        Am. Mex. Oil Co. Tank Barge       ?
        Am. Mex. Oil Co. Tank Barge       ?

Built by Smith's Shipyard

1     ST 714 US Army Tug 150d 86 1944 Sold 1949 as Herman W. Duncan
2     ST 715 US Army Tug 150d 86 1944 Sold 1951 as Armadores
3   252595 ST 716 US Army Tug 150d 86 1944 Sold 1947 as Commandant, Dalzellido 1950, Tanda 11 1958, Joann Krause 1993
4     ST 717 US Army Tug 150d 86 1944 Sold 1947 as Saratoga, Capt. Rob Face 1990, scrapped 1997
5     ST 718 US Army Tug 150d 86 1944 Sold 1946 as Lilla, Jarl 1947, Atlas 1949
6     ST 719 US Army Tug 150d 86 1944 Torpedoed and lost in the North Atlantic
7     ST 720 US Army Tug 150d 86 1944 Torpedoed and lost in the North Atlantic
8     ST 721 US Army Tug 150d 86 1944 Sold 1947 as George R
9     ST 722 US Army Tug 150d 86 1944  
10     ST 723 US Army Tug 150d 86 1944  
11     ST 724 US Army Tug 150d 86 1944 To USN as Albemarle, sold as Hiram Abiff
12   252350 ST 725 US Army Tug 150d 86 1944 Sold 1946 as Utility, Marilyn 1964, Mary St. Philip 1965, Castle Hill 1969, Marjorie J. Winslow 1977, now Capt. Macintire
      YO 126 U.S. Navy  Tank Barge 440d 174 1944 Sunk as target 1976
      YO 127 U.S. Navy  Tank Barge 440d 174 1944  
      YO 128 U.S. Navy  Tank Barge 440d 174 1944 Scrapped 1974
      YO 129 U.S. Navy  Tank Barge 440d 174 1944 Scrapped 1995
      YO 178 US Navy Tank Barge 440d 174 1945 Sold 1953
      YO 179 US Navy Tank Barge 440d 174 1945 To Korea 1975
      YO 180 US Navy Tank Barge 440d 174 1945 To NDRF 1974
      YO 181 US Navy Tank Barge 440d 174 1945  
      YO 205 US Navy Tank Barge 440d 174 1945 Sunk as target 1977
      YO 206 US Navy Tank Barge 440d 174 1945  
      YO 207 US Navy Tank Barge 440d 174 1945  
      YO 208 US Navy Tank Barge 440d 174 1945  
      YO 209 US Navy Tank Barge 440d 174 1945