Blount Boats, Warren RI

(formerly Blount Marine, Blount Industries and Blount-Barker Shipbuilding)

Most recent update: September 19, 2018.


Blount Boats was established in 1949 by Luther Blount, who ran it right up to his death in 2006 at the age of 90.  Visit the company at www.blountboats.com.  The shipyard is on Water Street, between Haile Street and Longwharf Drive: see it from the air on Google here.  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

Built by Blount Marine

1

 

Rhodoyster, Jr.

Blount Marine

Oyster Planter

 

 

1949

 

2

258363

Rhodoyster  

Blount Marine

Oyster Boat

41

59

1949

 

3

260178

Wm. H. Bennett

West Shore Fuel Co.

Tanker

86

89

1950

 

4

Deborah June

J. L. Clemmey Co.

Oyster Boat

 

 

 

 

5

Anna B

Paqua Corp.

Oyster Boat

 

 

 

 

6

262924

Twintube

Blount Marine

Tanker

14

64

1951

Later Twin Tube

7

264890

Ceres

International Elevating

Grain Elev.

469

126

1952

Now Rigger II

8

264944

Yankee Clipper

Kinzie Brothers

Ferry

78

92

1952

Now Prudence Ferry

9

Silvio Pellas

S. F. Pellas Co.

Tanker 

 

 

1952

 

10

265576

Nancy B

Capt. Willis Carpenter

Fishing Boat

36

55

1953

11

265598

Aucocisco II 

Casco Bay Marine 

Ferry 

13

61

1953

Later Silver Star 1965, scrapped 2007

12

265852

Emita II 

Casco Bay Marine 

Ferry 

13

61

1953

Active

13

266306

Jerome Clark

Clark & O'Brien, Inc.

Tanker 

74

62

1953

Later Lesney Byrd, Whitney Suzanne, now Onnered

14

266496

Liberty II

Circle Line 

Ferry

14

64

1953

 

15

267394

Miss Liberty

Circle Line 

Ferry 

98

121

1954

Active

16

268096

Sherry and Scott

Sherry & Scott, Inc.

Fishing

68

59

1954

Lost 1956 off Port au Hebert NS

17

268260

Viking

Newport Cooperative

Passenger

48

61

1954

Active

18

268878

William McLoon

A. C. McLoon Oil Co.

Tanker 

97

72

1955

 

19

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

20

269257

Queen of France

Univ. of Rhode Island

Research

 26

43

1955

Later Josephine G 1965, scrapped 2009

21

269081

Parducon

Conrad Enterprises

Survey

74

61

1955

 

22

Unnamed

Ideal Windlass Co.

Barge

 

 

1955

 

23

Unnamed

Rupkus Goulart

Scow

 

 

1955

 

24

269552

Bide-A-Wee

American-Canadian Lock Tours

Excursion Boat

99

62

1955

Active

25

269660

Corsair

Neuman Boat Line

Ferry

13

92

1955

Active

26

269994

Steelfin

Offshore Boat Rental

OSV

26 

55

1955

Later Sydney E, Taza, Kendall S

27

270261

Searoad

Searoad Transportation

Truck Ferry

14

63

1955

Inactive

28

270671

Cumberland

Connecticut Highway Dept.

Tugboat

10

28

1955

Active

29

270672

Hollister III

Connecticut Highway Dept.

Ferry Barge

29

64

1955

Active

30

Grace Line Tug I

Grace Lines

Tug

 

 

 

 

31

Seatrac

Grace Lines

Tug

 

 

 

 

32

270956

Stanley Oiler

Stanley Oil Co.

Tank Barge

22

36

1956

Later Deliverance, NLD

33

271440

Capt. Milt

Galilee Marine Enterprises

Party Boat

10

62

1956

Later Shell Island, Sanco II, Gulf Breeze

34

271232

High Island

John Mecom

OSV

76

61

1956

Active

35

273426

King Philip 

Providence Steamboat Co.

Tug

148

95

1956

Later Active, now Chandler B

36

271920

Billy Boy

Long Island Pilots Association

Pilot Boat

31

46

1956

Later Lispaso, Strider, NLD

37

273451

Jean A

E. T. Calogne Offshore

OSV

73

62

1957

Deleted 1999

38

273911

Holiday

American-Canadian Lock Tours

Excursion Boat

90

61

1957

Active

39

274782

Boyceco

Boyce Machine Co.

Workboat

30

47

1957

Later Mark & Bruce, now Capt. R. M. Chace

40

274300

Botruc 

Bo-Truc, Inc.

OSV

12

62

1957

Out of service

41

275081

Ancon

Panama Canal Comm.

Crew Boat

12

72

1957

Later Balboa

42

275127

Cheramie Botruc II

Cheramie Brothers

OSV

72

62

1957

Now Acorn II

43

275786

Cheramie Botruc III

Cheramie Brothers

OSV

72

62

1957

Later Rebstock I 1965

44

275803

Rebel

Kinzie Brothers Steamer Line

Ferry

73

61

1957

Now Daufiskie Freight I, inactive

45

276030

Bethtug

Bethlehem Steel 

Tug 

57

57

1958

Now Bergen Point

46

276660

Bethtug II

Bethlehem Steel 

Tug 

57

57

1958

Later TDI Tug II, NLD

47

276725

Explorer

Luther H. Blount

Passenger

47

57

1958

To CoE 1960 as Ballance

48

277135

Bethtug III

Bethlehem Steel 

Tug 

57

57

1958

Now Vulcan III

49

276344

Beth I

Bethlehem Steel 

Tug

57

57

1958

Later Mister Jordan, Coney Island, Coastline Bay Star, now Bay Star

50

San Felix

Orinoco Mining Company

Ferry

 

 

 

 

51

Fajardo

Orinoco Mining Company

Ferry

 

 

 

 

52

Grace Line Tug II

Grace Lines

Tug

 

 

1958

 

53

Unnamed

Pond Village Cold Storage Co.

Scow

 

 

1958

 

54

278504

Cap'n Bill III 

Capt. Henry Klimm, Jr.

Fishing Vessel 

 113

76

1959

Now Beira Mar

55

278379

Baroid Express

Baroid Div., National Lead Co.

OSV

 97

83

1959

Sank in Gulf of Mexico 1965 

56

278723

Fort Ticonderoga II

1759 Inc.

Ferry Barge

94

106

1959

Active

57

278444

Isabel II

Calderone Enterprises

Cargo

 84

62

1959

 

58

279049

Hiawatha

American-Canadian Lock Tours

Excursion Boat

90

61

1959

Active

59

280540

Roger Williams 

Providence Steamboat 

Tug 

196

95

1960

Active

60

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

61

281507

L. G. Laduca 

West Shore Fuel Co.

Tanker 

296

113

1960

Later Scotty Sky, NLD

62

Manantiales

Cia. Maritima de Punta Arenas

Tanker 

 

 

1960

 

63

Lena Dura 

Cia. Maritima de Punta Arenas

Tanker 

 

 

1961

 

64

Kasai

African Rivers Line

Cargo

120

 

1960

Active

65

281744

Commuter

Neuman Boat Line

Ferry

81

64

1960

Later Joelle Anne Marie, NLD

 

283763

Rosa Maria Arcay

Puerto Rico Ports Authority

Ferry

89

61

1960

 

 

284420

Borinquen

Puerto Rico Ports Authority

Ferry

89

61

1961

Out of service

 

Unnamed

Puerto Rico Ports Authority

Skimmer

 

 

1960

 

 

282832

Explorer II

 

Fishing Vessel

53

59

1960

Inactive

 

Las Cruces

Panama Canal Co.

Tour Boat

 

 

1961

 

 

286467

F. Nelson Blount

F. Nelson Blount, Inc.

Fishing Vessel

82

62

1961

Active

 

287626

Michael Cosgrove

City of New York

Ferry

139

61

1961

Active

 

285596

Martha Washington

Wilson Line

Ferry

34

64

1961

Active

 

286092

Dolly Madison

 

Passenger

34

60

1961

Now Colonial Belle

 

Ituri

 

Cargo Ferry

 

 

1961

 

 

289118

Pinco

Prudence Island Nav. Co.

Passenger

49

53

1962

Later Storm King 2, Anhinga, scrapped 2009

78

Soberano

Aut. Portuaria de Guayaquil

Tug

91

 

1962

Now Triton

 

289738

Jamaica II

Ancon Inc

Passenger

92

86

1962

Now Captain Dave III

84

290358

Narragansett 

Independent Fishing 

Fishing Vessel 

113

74

1963

Scrapped 1997

 

1045922

Plum Isle

US Government

Passenger

68

72

1963

Sold, active

 

291259

Susie S.

 

Fishing Vessel

70

62

1963

Later Albert Ross, NLD

90

291962

M. S. Shahan

Hustad Marine Products

Passenger

148

98

1963

Later Viking Starliner, NLD

 

292461

Abenaki

 

Passenger

80

65

1963

Later Half Moon, now Avalon

 

294129

Teresa

 

Passenger

77

60

1964

Later Downtowner, inactive

97

294230

Sunbeam

 

Recreational

67

60

1964

Now Northern Sage

 

294423

Pamlico Queen

 

Passenger

77

60

1964

Now Lucille

 

294632

New Boston

Massachusetts Bay Lines

Passenger

77

65

1964

Out of service

 

294904

Nantascot

Massachusetts Bay Lines

Passenger

77

65

1964

Out of service

 

294832

Avco MTB-1

Avco Distributing

Passenger

24

37

1964

Later Pilot No. 3, now Lovetug V

 

296705

Chilmark Sword 

 

Fishing Vessel 

119

74

1964

Later Crown Royal

 

297129

Chilmark Voyager 

 

Fishing Vessel 

119

74

1964

Later Curlew II

 

298354

Miss Lisa

 

Fishing Vessel 

31

47

1965

Later Skimmer II, NLD

112

500051

Uncatena 

Woods Hole Steamship Auth.

Ferry 

439

193

1965

Later Casino Padre

116

Canyon Flyer 

American Canadian Line  

Passenger 

 

 

 

Out of service

117

503869

L. G. Laduca II 

West Shore Fuel Co.

Tanker 

402

126

1966

Now Patrick Sky

120

504234

Island Queen

Straits Transit, Inc.

Ferry

79

61

1966

Now Port City Princess

121

625760

A. E. Verrill

Marine Environmental Sciences 

Research Vsl

70

60

1966

Now Observer

124

King Philip 

 

Tug 

146

 

1966

Out of service

 

504870

Mohawk 

Moran Towing 

Tug 

95

57

1966

Now Clolinger

 

506205

Scorpius

Scorpius Llc

Passenger

93

81

1966

Active

 

506332

Danny C

 

Cargo

92

74

1966

Active

126

507259

Mr. Lucky

 

Passenger

92

78

1967

Out of service

 

Essex I

Lake Champlain Transportation

Ferry

 

63

1966

Sold 1970 to Puerto Matias de Galves, Guatemala

 

Bonanza 

Bonanza de Turismo S.A. 

Passenger

250

 

1967

Active

 

508358

Island Holiday

Rendezvous Cruise Lines

Passenger

84

60

1967

Later Fat Cat

 

509538

Abnaki

Lake Champlain Transportation

Ferry

88

60

1967

Later Dick Borch, now Burrard Queen (Canada ON 822610)

129

509568

Quaiapen 

Davis Park Ferry Co.

Ferry 

87

64

1967

Active

 

510289

Goodtime

 

Passenger

99

71

1967

Now Neil Henly

132

511107

North Channel

Champions' Auto Ferry, Inc.

Ferry

67

62

1967

Active

134

511616

Neptune

 

Fishing Vessel

99

76

1967

Active

 

514755

Algonquin

Lake Champlain Transportation

Ferry

88

80

1968

Now Ken Eichner

141

520611

Mount Hope 

American Canadian Line  

Passenger

98

104

1969

Now Wilderness Explorer

142

515077

Island Adventure

Rendezvous Cruise Lines

Passenger

84

60

1968

Active

143

515645

The Saint

Puerto Rico PA

Passenger

76

62

1968

Active (Dominica)

144

524616

Pathfinder 

Antigua Port Authority

Tug 

194

129

1968

Later Ocean Pathfinder, now Island Explorer

145

Usher 

Antigua Port Authority

Tug 

194

129

1969

Inactive

146

520405

Adventure V

Hawaiian Cruises, Ltd.

Passenger

90

103

1969

Grounded 1992 and scuttled

147

520828

Kelley Islander

Neuman Boat Line

Ferry

95

88

1969

Now Juliet Alicia

148

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

149

521774

Mt. Mansfield

Lake Champlain Transportation

Ferry

98

91

1969

Out of service

150

521407

Straits of Mackinac II

Straits Transit, Inc.

Ferry

89

90

1969

Active

151

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

152

524689

Royal Star

Blue & Gold Fleet

Ferry

98

105

1970

Active

153

534100

New Shoreham 

American Can. Carib. Line  

Passenger

99

115

1971

Later Pacific Monarch, NLD

 

527873

Pearl Kai

 

Passenger

94

93

1970

Later Starlet

 

525499

Acadian

New Horizons Cruise Corp.

Passenger

69

61

1970

Active

 

526153

Viking Star

Viking Star Inc

Passenger

87

88

1970

Active

 

529716

Atlantis 

 

Passenger

110

67

1970

Sank

158

528997

Pilgrim IV

 

Passenger

30

47

1970

Out of service

161

Tampa IV 

 

Charter Boat 

 

 

1970

Now Eagle

 

532040

Goodtime I

Goodtime Island Cruises

Passenger

94

101

1971

Active

163

533264

Colonial Belle

1000 Island Boat Tours

Tour Boat

57

62

1971

Now Island Wanderer

164

Sub Sig 

Raytheon Corporation

Research Vsl 

 

 

1971

 

165

535217

Duff

Vane Brothers

Tanker 

73

58

1971

Now Capt Ray O’Neal

 

537026

Caribbean Ferry

Cross-Sound Ferry Services

Ferry

94

116

1971

Active

167

539779

Mt. Marcy

Lake Champlain Transportation

Ferry

78

92

1971

Later Bob Ellis, now Trek

 

539334

Capt Patterson

Fire Island Ferries  

Ferry 

58

168

1972

Now Michael B Meli

171

555189

The Floating Hospital

 

Passenger

822

181

1974

Now Industria at Sea

 

540217

Panther

F/V Panther Inc

Fishing Vessel

47

57

1972

Active

 

541694

Eaglet II

Eaglet Fishing

Fishing Vessel

49

57

1972

Active

174

547083

South Channel

Champion Auto Ferry, Inc.

Ferry

94

64

1973

Active

175

548820

Brant Point

Hy-Line Cruises

Tour Boat

97

112

1973

Active

176

549650

Vista Queen

Duluth Superior Excursions

Tour Boat

57

65

1973

Now Festiva

 

551624

Island Romance

Casco Bay Marine

Ferry

78

65

1973

Active

 

Le Bateau 

Rentacruise 

Dinner Boat 

 

 

1974

Now Le Nautique

 

Fort Lauderdale 

 

Dinner Boat 

 

 

1974

Active

 

Alexandria 

 

Dinner Boat 

 

 

1974

Active

 

562009

Challenge

 

Passenger

81

74

1974

Now Challenge One (Canada ON 804001)

182

557957

Mount Katahdin

 

Passenger

98

94

1974

Now Musette

183

561685

State Yankee 

State Offshore Services

OSV

196

173

1974 

Later HOS Sword Dancer, Sword Dancer, Southern Dancer, NLD

184

564045

State Royal 

State Offshore Services

OSV

672

175

1975 

Later Longtail Express, HOS Native Dancer, Native Dancer, now Ms. Whitney

185

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

186

556812

Magnolia

 

Passenger

57

62

1974

Now River Rose

187

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

188

566265

Gov. George D. Aiken

Lake Champlain Transportation

Ferry

94

92

1975

Active

189

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

190

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

191

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

192

569201

State Ivory 

State Offshore Services

OSV

324

175

1975

Later Mr. Tyler, Cedar River, now Cedar (Nigeria)

193

571565

State Ebony 

State Offshore Services

OSV

151

175

1976

Later Polar Venture, now Ms. Norma

194

576909

Puerto Real

Puerto Rico Ports Authority 

Passenger

95

116

1976

NLD

195

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

196

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

197

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

573136

Fire Island Miss

Fire Island Ferries  

Ferry 

58

71

1976

Active

198

573559

Isla de Culebra

Puerto Rico Ports Authority 

Passenger

97

133

1976

Out of service

199

575127

Blue Whale II

 

Passenger

86

65

1976

Now Capt. Anderson

200

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

201

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

202

Fiesta Maya 

Bonanza de Turismo S.A. 

Passenger 

196

 

1976

Active

203

575369

Uncle Sam 7

1000 Island Boat Tours

Tour Boat

55

60

1976

Active

204

578747

Isla Grande

Puerto Rico Ports Authority 

Passenger

94

133

1976

Now Island Vic

205

State Rebel 

State Offshore Services

OSV

1,057

 

1977

Later Uyak 1, Horizon, Horizon No. 3, Man Jeok No. 3, now Gorizont (Russia)

206

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

207

582111

Miss Freedom 

Circle Line 

Ferry 

98

122

1977

Active

208

585704

Viking Starship 

Viking Fleet 

Charter Boat 

98

117

1977

Active

209

586567

El Paso Mariner

El Paso Marine 

OSV

73

61

1977

Later Mariner, now Little Toot

210

587884

El Paso Sailor

El Paso Marine

OSV

73

58

1977

Now Sailor

211

583473

Traveler

Fire Island Ferries

Passenger

58

71

1977

Active

212

587754

State Pride 

State Offshore Services

OSV

668

175

Nov-77 

Later Golden Tara, Sea Island, now Epic Seahorse

213

591064

Reiss Marine 

Reiss Marine Transport 

Tanker 

569

142

Jun-78 

Now Pacifica I (Mexico)

214

591773

Munnatawket

Fishers Island Ferry

Ferry

95

115

1978

Active

215

592409

Bay Queen 

Rentacruise 

Dinner Boat 

99

110

1977

Now Cornucopia Princess

216

593409

Vista King

Flamingo Excursion Inc.

Tour Boat

60

65

Jun-78

Active

217

597967

State Hawk 

State Offshore Services

OSV

454

139

Sep-78 

Later Shelikhov (Russia), now Pacific Provider (USA)

218

599164

State Pelican 

State Offshore Services

OSV

450

139

Nov-78 

Later A. J. (Russia), now A. J. (USA)

219

602166

Clipper Paradise Island 

Clipper Cruise Lines 

OSV

656

167

Feb-79 

Later Ensco Galleon, Galleon Tide, now Galleon Adventurer (Trinidad)

220

608347

Clipper Cozumel 

Clipper Cruise Lines 

OSV

289

167

Jul-79 

Later Ensco Schooner, Schooner Tide, scrapped 2009

221

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

222

600933

Charleston Harbor Princess

Charleston Gray Line

Tour Boat

82

72

1979

Now Chicago's Fair Lady

223

988007

Delbay

Delaware Bay & River Coop

Oil Recovery

70

64

1979

Active

224

610395

Ruthie B  

Blount Fishing  

Fishing Vessel  

107

71

1979

Active

225

614006

New Shoreham II 

American Can. Carib. Line 

Passenger

98

122

Jan-79 

Now Admiralty Dream

226

607906

Vagabond 

Fire Island Ferries  

Ferry 

73

72

1979

Active

227

618711

Baltic 

Baltic Enterprises  

Fishing Vessel 

194

84

1980

Now Frontier

228

614835

Mischief 

S. & S. Fisheries 

Fishing Vessel 

129

74

1979

Active

229

615603

Yankee Oyster

CT Dept of Agriculture

Fishing Vessel

30

48

1979

Later John H Volk

230

620474 

Clipper Key West 

Clipper Cruise Lines

OSV

193

138

Apr-80 

Later Don Andres, now Don Andres I (Aruba)

231

623728

Talbot

OBFY, Inc.

Passenger

43