Pendleton Shipyard, New Orleans LA

Calmes Engineering, New Orleans LA

Most recent update: November 30, 2016.


Pendleton Shipyard Company was formed by Pendleton E. Leyde in 1941: it closed in 1947 and was sold to Calmes Engineering, which had been organized by John Wise Calmes.  The yard was at the Florida Avenue Wharf in New Orleans - see the site from the air on Google here - and was unusual in that its primary activity was handling inspection and delivery to the Navy of the many small vessels built by inland shipyards and shipped down the Mississippi.  The yard closed following the death of Calmes in April 1958.  If anyone can add to the table below, please send your info to timcolton@aol.com 

Hull # O.N.

Original Name

Original Owner Type MC # GT Ft. Delivered Disposition
 Built by Pendleton Shipyard
101 243244 Matagorda U.S. Mar. Comm. V4-M-A1 607 1,117 185 May-43 Sank 1946
102 243293 Aransas Pass U.S. Mar. Comm. V4-M-A1 608 1,117 185 Jun-43 Scrapped 1973
103 243664 Sombrero Key U.S. Mar. Comm. V4-M-A1 609 1,117 185 Jun-43 To Argentina 1965 as Thompson, scrapped
104 243745 Dry Tortugas U.S. Mar. Comm. V4-M-A1 610 1,117 185 Jul-43 To Argentina 1965 as Goyena, scrapped
105 243920 Southwest Pass U.S. Mar. Comm. V4-M-A1 611 1,117 185 Aug-43 Scrapped 1973
106 244012 Montauk Point U.S. Mar. Comm. V4-M-A1 612 1,117 185 Sep-43 To Mexico 1969 as R 2, later Quetzalcoatl (A 12)
107 244128 Bayou St. John U.S. Mar. Comm. V4-M-A1 1281 1,117 185 Nov-43 Scrapped 1977
108   Mobile Point U.S. Mar. Comm. V4-M-A1 1282 1,117 185 Dec-43 Sank 1944
109 244485 Race Point U.S. Mar. Comm. V4-M-A1 1283 1,117 185 Feb-44 Scrapped 1972
110 245395 Samuel F. Dewing U.S. Mar. Comm. N3-S-A2 1630 1,885 250 Apr-44 Sold 1948, scrapped 1963
111 245634 Samuel A. Fabens U.S. Mar. Comm. N3-S-A2 1631 1,885 250 May-44 Sold 1948, wrecked 1960, salvaged, wrecked 1966
112 245629 Alfred M. Lunt U.S. Mar. Comm. N3-S-A2 1632 1,885 250 Jul-44 Sold 1946, wrecked 1968
113 245849 Benjamin M. Melcher U.S. Mar. Comm. N3-S-A2 1633 1,885 250 Aug-44 Sold 1946, scrapped
114-119     U.S. Mar. Comm. N3-S-A2 2550-2555       Cancelled
120-128     U.S. Mar. Comm. N3-S-A2         Cancelled
 Built by Calmes Engineering
  529180 Walnut Corps of Engineers Towboat   26  50  1947 Sold 1992 as Walnut, later Sara C, now M/V Sara C
    Chestnut Corps of Engineers Towboat   26  50  1948 Sold 1996
      Florida Power Corp Tank Barge   642 175 1949  
  257176 Gator Florida Power Corp Tank Barge   642 175 1949 Active
  263048 CMT 18 Canton Marine Towing Tank Barge   276 139 1951 Active
    BC 64** to 64** US Army Open Lighter   170 110 1952 10 deck barges
  of which BC 6470 US Army Open Lighter   170 110 1952 To USN as YC 1568, sold 2004
  1063624 Redstone Corps of Engineers Towboat   62 64 1952 Sold 1997 as Redstone, then Hunter Eagle, Retriever, now Chris D
  263887 Barge No. 29 Hannah Marine Corp Freight Barge   1,387 254 1952  
  907610 Robert G. West Corps of Engineers Towboat    203 84  1953 Sold 1986 as Robert G. West, now Hanging Dog
  267173 MR-403 Trinity Marine Baton Rouge Freight Barge   786 200 1954  
  267424 Sinclair Memphis Sinclair Refining Towboat   175 85 1954 Later Fat Lady Pie, now Kalliope
  267874 Shawnee Capt. Paul J. Griffin Towboat   34  47  1954 Now Barbara Sue
  269330 Bunker Delaware Bunker Group Virginia Tank Barge   1,307 227 1955 Active
  270213 Sallie Estelle Randolph Construction Towboat   50  47  1955 Later Nathan J, now Judy Rae
  270342 Intercity No 1 TT Barge Services Freight Barge   1,258 270 1955 Active
      Corps of Engineers 10 Barges       1955-6  
  270754 Electra Electric Energy Towboat   39  48  1956 Active.
  275052 Captain Archie Mike Hooks Towboat   37 49 1957