Decatur Iron & Steel, Decatur AL

Most recent update: January 3, 2015.


Decatur Iron & Steel Co. was a subsidiary of Decatur Cornice & Roofing Co.  It was in operation in the 1930s and after the war but appears to have built ships only during WWII.  If anyone can provide any information about either the yard or the ships it built, please e-mail it to me at timcolton@aol.com.

Hull # O.N. Navy Type Pennant # Customer Type LDT Ft. Delivery Disposition
    LCT(5) 332 US Navy Landing Craft 133 114 Aug-42 Sunk 1944
    LCT(5) 333 US Navy Landing Craft 133 114 Aug-42  
    LCT(5) 334 US Navy Landing Craft 133 114 Aug-42 To Britain as LCT 2334 
    LCT(5) 335 US Navy Landing Craft 133 114 Aug-42 To Britain as LCT 2335, lost 1943
    LCT(5) 336 US Navy Landing Craft 133 114 Aug-42  
    LCT(5) 337 US Navy Landing Craft 133 114 Sep-42 To Britain as LCT(CB) 2337
    LCT(5) 338 US Navy Landing Craft 133 114 Sep-42 To Britain as LCT(CB) 2338
    LCT(5) 339 US Navy Landing Craft 133 114 Sep-42 To Britain as LCT 2339
    LCT(5) 340 US Navy Landing Craft 133 114 Sep-42 Sunk 1944
    LCT(5) 341 US Navy Landing Craft 133 114 Sep-42 To Britain as LCT 2341, lost 1943
    LCT(5) 342 US Navy Landing Craft 133 114 Oct-42 Sunk 1943
    LCT(5) 343 US Navy Landing Craft 133 114 Oct-42 To Britain as LCT 2343
    LCT(5) 344 US Navy Landing Craft 133 114 Oct-42 To Britain as LCT 2344, lost 1943
    LCT(5) 345 US Navy Landing Craft 133 114 Oct-42 To Britain as LCT 2345
    LCT(5) 346 US Navy Landing Craft 133 114 Oct-42  
    LCT(5) 347 US Navy Landing Craft 133 114 Nov-42  
    LCT(5) 348 US Navy Landing Craft 133 114 Nov-42  
    LCT(5) 349 US Navy Landing Craft 133 114 Nov-42  
    LCT(5) 350 US Navy Landing Craft 133 114 Nov-42  
    LCT(5) 351 US Navy Landing Craft 133 114 Oct-42 Assembled at MINSY
    LCT(5) 352 US Navy Landing Craft 133 114 Nov-42 Assembled at MINSY, sunk 1945
    LCT(5) 353 US Navy Landing Craft 133 114 Nov-42 Later YG 68 
    LCT(5) 354 US Navy Landing Craft 133 114 Nov-42  
    LCT(5) 355 US Navy Landing Craft 133 114 Nov-42  
    LCT(5) 356 US Navy Landing Craft 133 114 Nov-42  
    LCT(5) 357 US Navy Landing Craft 133 114 Nov-42  
    LCT(5) 358 US Navy Landing Craft 133 114 Nov-42  
    LCT(5) 359 US Navy Landing Craft 133 114 Nov-42  
    LCT(5) 360 US Navy Landing Craft 133 114 Dec-42  
    LCT(5) 361 US Navy Landing Craft 133 114 Dec-42 To Britain as LCT 2361
    LCT(5) 362 US Navy Landing Craft 133 114 Dec-42 Sunk 1944
    LCT(5) 363 US Navy Landing Craft 133 114 Dec-42 To Britain as LCT/LCT(A) 2363
    LCT(5) 364 US Navy Landing Craft 133 114 Dec-42 Sunk 1944
          one of above 133 114 1943? Sold as Tampa Roro I
  254108 ST 686 US Army Tug   86 Jul-44 Sold 1947 as Southland 
  252959 ST 687 US Army Tug   86 Jul-44 Sold 1947 as Tarpon 
  na ST 688 US Army Tug   86 Jul-44 To Italy 1948 as Leon Pancaldo, sold 1981 as Cala Rossa
    ST 689 US Army Tug   86 Jul-44 Sold 1949 as America, Algeria 1955, Aris 1973, Naftellinas 1996
  na ST 690 US Army Tug   86 Aug-44 To France 1947 as ST 90, sold to Egypt 1950 as Garii.  
  na ST 691 US Army Tug   86 Aug-44 To France 1947 as ST 91, sold to Egypt 1950 as Yakez, Yakez 95 1969
  na ST 692 US Army Tug   86 Sep-44 To France 1947 as Wedo, sold 1948 as Priamar, scrapped 1986
    ST 693 US Army Tug   86 Sep-44 To USACOE as Wilmington, sold 1979 as Sea Islander, Kathy Lynn 1992
    ST 694 US Army Tug   86 Nov-44  
  253997 ST 695 US Army Tug   86 Nov-44 Sold as LAHD No. 10, later LAHD Angels Gate, Angels Gate, museum in San Pedro CA
  245364 DPC 38 US Army Tug   86 1944 Sold 1946 as Zenith, later Oscar H. Westin 1957, Lynn Marie 1970, Raven 1975
  245365 DPC 39 US Army Tug   86 1944 Sold 1946 as Percheron
  245366 DPC 40 US Army Tug   86 1944 To WSA as WSA 23, to USN as YT 606, 1944, back to WSA, later TD-82, Brian Arthur
    DPC 41 US Army Tug   86 1944 Sold 1946 as TD-51
  245603 DPC 42 US Army Tug   86 1944 Sold 1946, later Skipper 1948, Viatic 1952, Dalzellance 1957, Cecilia J. Brown, scuttled 1993
  na DPC 45 US Army Tug   86 1944 To USA as ST-775, sold 1947 as Balder (Norway), later Aldebaran 1968, Voluja (Croatia)1993
  na DPC 46 US Army Tug   86 1944 To USA as ST-776, sold 1951 as Vulcan (Britain), later Vega 1968, Barakuda (Croatia) 1992
  244783 DPC 47 US Army Tug   86 1944 Sold 1946 as F. F. Clain, later Ben F. Royal 1980, Susan Richards, C-2, Warrior
  244838 DPC 48 US Army Tug   86 1944 Sold 1946 as Albatross, later Baton Rouge 1961, Kevin S. Candies 1964, Powhatan
    DPC 49 US Army Tug   86 1944 To USA as ST-779, sold 1948 as Steinbock, later Argus 1968, scrapped 2002
  224910 DPC 50 US Army Tug   86 1944 Sold 1946 as Margaret Kehoe, later Penn No. 5 1947, Morania No. 5 1956, Linda 1961, Capt. J. P.
  244247 DPC 61 US Army Tug   86 1944 Sold 1946 as C. R. Haden, later Elizabeth Bauer 1961
  244295 DPC 62 US Army Tug   86 1944 To USA as ST-778, sold 1947 as Bartow, later Elizabeth Moran 1957
  244296 DPC 63 US Army Tug   86 1944 Sold 1946 as Vincent C. Turecamo, later Ponce de Leon 1961
  244311 DPC 64 US Army Tug   86 1944 Sold 1946 as Orleans, later Leo
    DPC 65 US Army Tug   86 1944 Sold 1946 as TD-42, to USCG 1973 as CG-85010 Research, later Delilah
    DPC 66 US Army Tug   86 1944 Sold 1946 as Pauline L. Moran, later Mafra (Portugal) 1947
  244344 DPC 67 US Army Tug   86 1944 Sold 1946 as Cile, later Eastern Cities 1947, Dalzellage 1959, Spartan, Clive 1993
  244345 DPC 68 US Army Tug   86 1944 To WSA as WSA 26, sold 1946 as Long Beach, later Clifford G.
  na DPC 69 US Army Tug   86 1944 To USN as YT-470, sold 1946 as H. A. Lumb (Australia), scuttled off Port Noarlunga 1994
  244508 DPC 70 US Army Tug   86 1944 To WSA as WSA 17, to USN 1944 as YT 476, WSA 17 again, later TD-72
  244509 DPC 71 US Army Tug   86 1944 To WSA as WSA 18, to USN 1944 as YT 722, WSA 18 again, later TD-81, in Spain
  244510 DPC 72 US Army Tug   86 1944 To WSA as WSA 19, sold 1946 as Los Angeles, later Sea Shepherd
    DPC 73 US Army Tug   86 1944 Sold 1946 as TD-52
  na DPC 74 US Army Tug   86 1944 To USA as ST-761, sold 1950 as Ryhope (Britain), later Kastor (Yugoslavia) 1970, scrapped 1986
  na DPC 75 US Army Tug   86 1944 To USA as ST-773, sold 1951 to British interests, sank off Malta 1951
  na DPC 76 US Army Tug   86 1944 To USA as ST-774, sold 1948 as Groensund (Denmark), later Baus (Norway) 1949, Deneb 1969, Rot (Croatia) 1992