Covacevich Shipyard, Biloxi MS

Most recent update: October 19, 2013.


The Covacevich Shipyard was founded in 1896 by J. D. ("Jacky Jack") Covacevich, an immigrant from Croatia, and was later operated by his three sons, A. W. ( "Tony Jack") , Oral and Neal.  The shipyard stopped building new vessels in 1982 but continued in the repair business until it was destroyed by Katrina in 2005.  The site has been razed but you can see it from the air on Google here: it is to be redeveloped as condos.  If anyone can add to the table below, please e-mail timcolton@aol.com.

Hull # O.N. Original Name Original Owner Vessel Type GT Ft. Built

Disposition

    Victoria   Schooner 117   1923  
  282226 Frenchie D   Fishing Vessel 11 38 1925 NLD
  225679 Helen Thomas Denegre Biloxi Schooner 15 37 1925 Now Lavengro
  226668 American Eagle   Biloxi Schooner   62 1927 Scrapped 1994
    Starry Night   Biloxi Lugger     1928 Sunk by Katrina 2005
    Mary Margaret   Biloxi Schooner     1929  
        Fishing Vessel 14 39 1929 Now Queen B
  230786 Doris Mae Charles A. Stojcich Biloxi Lugger 24 46 1931 Active 
    Yes Sir   Fishing Vessel 12   1934 To USN 1941 as YP 161, to MARAD 1945
  266231 Little Rock   Fishing Vessel 12 37 1935 Later Big John, expired
  975604 Dolores Catherine   Fishing Vessel 14 39 1936 Active
  235258 Miss Fran Sis   Fishing Vessel 20 51 1936 Expired
  235862 Linda Rose   Fishing Vessel 18 45 1937 Later Miss Lisa, now Tuj
  236834 Santa Maria Galveston Hist. Soc. Fishing Vessel 15 43 1937 Active
  236609 Bernard T Bernard Tantavull  Fishing Vessel 20 49 1937 Later Neil D
  237776 Carlos M   Fishing Vessel 27 48 1938 Later Michelle April, Uncle Joe, NLD
  237778 Madame Toussaint   Recreational 20 38 1938 Active
  236993 Warrior II   Recreational 21 48 1938 Active
  238030 Branch Office   Recreational 23 46 1938 Now Over Forty
  239264 Good Gulf   Fishing Vessel 25 54 1939 Active
  238981 John Law   Fishing Vessel 26 49 1939 Active
  239308 Zoric   Biloxi Lugger 38 53 1939 Now Mystic
    Sea Queen Ralph and Arthur Baker Biloxi Lugger     1942 Destroyed c2008
  245200 Gloria K   Fishing Vessel 26 45 1944 Expired
  246145 Jackie   Fishing Vessel 29 49 1944 Expired
  246428 Captain L D   Fishing Vessel 29 52 1944 Later Capt. L.D., NLD
  249817 Marie G   Fishing Vessel 26 46 1946 NLD
  251189 Lady Lola   Fishing Vessel 19 43 1946 Later Angi Lyn, Miss La La, NLD
  250343 Dad-n-Lad   Fishing Vessel 26 46 1946 Later Miss Mildred, expired
  252292 Swordfish   Fishing Vessel 28 51 1947 NLD
  253401 Terry   Fishing Vessel 29 50 1947 NLD
  254317 Sugar Bear Elmer's Candy Recreational 24 42 1947 Active
  249969 Gulf Clipper Ben Herndon  Passenger 63 61 1948 Scrapped 2012
  267326 Sound   Passenger 57 60 1949 Later Queen of Hearts, NLD
  258539 Erick   Unspecified 43 60 1949 Expired
  260146 Franka   Fishing Vessel 35 56 1950 Active
  264344 Crystal Kelly   Fishing Vessel 37 53 1952 Expired
  263669 Shawnee William P. Kennedy III Recreational 16 36 1952 Now Maple Leaf III
  263961 Loophole   Recreational 20 36 1952 Active
  264715 Playtime Mavar Family  Recreational 42 50 1952 Active
  265223 Pride of the Heartland   Passenger 55 65 1953 Later Capt Lucky, Aquidneck Ferry, now American Buccaneer
  268778 Mary Donna   Fishing Vessel 39 56 1954 Expired
  269076 Trident   Fishing Vessel 26 44 1954 Later Kelly J, Miss Abbey, NLD
  267958 Carole Ann   Fishing Vessel 61 56 1954 Later Victoria Nacole, expired
  267928 Alligator   Recreational 25 44 1954 Active
  269400 New Dixie Queen   Passenger 77 59 1955 Now Fantasy Island
  269513 Silver King III   Passenger 55 63 1955 Expired
  269152 Skipjack   Recreational 27 45 1955 Destroyed by Katrina 2005
  271819 Capt. Travis   Fishing Vessel 39 52 1956 Now Miss Banny Carol
  270955 Miss Kimberly   Fishing Vessel 66 65 1956 Now Mystic Mariner
  272915 Briny Marlin   Recreational 28 42 1956 Now Brown Pelican
  274910 Mona-Renee   Fishing Vessel 61 56 1957 Later His and Hers, now Miss Stacy Leigh
  273915 Lois C Ampro Fisheries Fishing Vessel 199 140 1957 Scrapped 1995
  275337 Big John Gulf Inland Services Towing Vessel 69 51 1957 Expired
  276722 Capt Rollie Rollie Bang Fishing Vessel 61 56 1958 Later Aveugle Poulette, NLD
  277472 Papa Shine   Fishing Vessel 61 56 1958 Now Capt. Eugene
  272273 Sea Roamer   Fishing Vessel 49 60 1958 Active
  277622 Rainbow II   Recreational 47 57 1958 Active
  278810 Virgie & Sharon   Fishing Vessel 61 56 1959 Now Gamblin Man
  281323 Silver Dollar Silver Dollar Charters Passenger 34 45 1960 Later Sand Dollar, destroyed by Katrina
  284401 Margie Ann   Fishing Vessel 61 56 1961 Expired
  287244 Nuevo   Fishing Vessel 57 56 1961 NLD
  285405 Silver King II   Passenger 56 57 1961 Active
  286036 Capt Clark   Recreational 66 65 1961 Later Miss Mississippi, now Pontchartrain Express
  289801 Ocean Queen   Passenger 99 80 1962 NLD
  290072 Sea Echo Ingalls Sbldg.  Passenger 31 45 1962 NLD
  291454 Friendship II   Fishing Vessel 63 62 1963 Expired
  293346 Milky Way   Fishing Vessel 63 62 1963 Later Prince Nathanael Austin, expired
  291370 Pan American   Passenger 84 66 1963 Later Diamond City, now Southern Belle
  293916 Silver Chalice   Fishing Vessel 63 62 1964 Expired
  294703 Alabama   Fishing Vessel 67 64 1964 Expired
  299739 Star Queen Hall Queen Fleet Inc Passenger 99 80 1965 Active
3 506185 Miss Linda   Fishing Vessel 75 62 1966 Now Gulf Son
  506926 Lady of Lourdes   Fishing Vessel 78 62 1966 Expired
5 507441 Lady Jane Lady Jane Inc Fishing Vessel 77 62 1967 NLD
  508136 Kim Hoa   Freight Ship 78 62 1967 Later Truong-Hai, Lady's Express, expired
  508948 Florida Queen Hall Queen Fleet Inc Passenger 98 80 1967 Active
7 509733 Leslie Ann   Fishing Vessel 80 62 1967 Later Miss Karen, Lucky Star, expired
  512062 Tampico Tampico Inc Fishing Vessel 103 66 1967 NLD
9 513954 Bud Dobie   Fishing Vessel 96 69 1968 Later Miss Ella, Pacific Prospector, Chevelle, NLD
  514208 Destin E   Unclassified 78 59 1968 NLD
  514952 Big Bill   Fishing Vessel 134 80 1968 Later Albert Quito, Becky Lee, reefed 1991
  517706 Buccaneer M/V Buccaneer Inc Passenger 98 79 1968 Expired
  518436 Marie Kim   Fishing Vessel 149 92 1969 Later Victoria Elizabeth, Michelle K
  519867 Apache V   Passenger 98 73 1969 Later Captain Anderson VIII, now Eastern Star
  521080 Gemini Queen Anderson Brothers Deep Sea Passenger 90 79 1969 Active
  522969 Stanford Morse   Fishing Vessel 96 69 1969 Expired
  524604 Little Susie   Fishing Vessel 16 28 1970 Active
  525438 American Spirit American Workboats Inc Towing Vessel 67 55 1970 Active
  527963 New Florida Girl   Passenger 99 80 1970 Active
  533189 Capt John John Van Pham Fishing Vessel 90 63 1971 Later Ms Marena
16 536626 Capt Jim   Fishing Vessel 97 63 1971 Later Ando One, Jessica J, now Cong Thanh LLC
  538806 Cathy G 47N Latitude LLC Research Vessel 111 72 1972 Active
18 540278 Miss Valerie   Fishing Vessel 92 63 1972 Later Santa Fe, Lady Clara, now The Chief
20 544448 John Kemp   Fishing Vessel 112 70 1972 Later Tien Thanh II, Steven Kim
  545993 Rio Colorado   Fishing Vessel 96 63 1973 Now Matilda Tower
24 548433 Capt Ronnie   Fishing Vessel 97 63 1973 Later Nana, Capt. Quina, Mario Arturo II
25 549851 Capt. Kevin Kool   Fishing Vessel 97 63 1973 Later Dale Tran, Sea Tiger, Christina III, now Two Brothers
  552862 Reva Rose Bosarge Boats, Inc Fishing Vessel 95 63 1973 Active
29 556266 Don Santos Garcia Shrimp Co Inc Fishing Vessel 95 63 1974 NLD
30 557845 Miss Tengah Tam Phan Fishing Vessel 94 63 1974 Later Capt. Butch, Capt Andy
  559239 Capt Anderson X Anderson X, Inc. Fishing Vessel 79 61 1974 Expired
  565120 Pegasus North Sea Fishing Vessel 184 89 1975 Active
  567425 Shamis Ronald Werby Recreational 27 50 1975 Active
  575428 Jason   Fishing Vessel 151 77 1976 Now Topaz
36 576278 Bicentennial 76   Fishing Vessel 130 75 1976 Now Capt. Cecil
37 578496 Buddy Boy   Fishing Vessel 112   1976 Later Tormentor, Blanca Cruz, now Miss Eva
38 585452 Diana McCall Diana McCall, Inc. Crewboat 99 95 1977 Now M/V Apache
  598329 Capt Jaime Edward Garcia Fishing Vessel 99 63 1978 NLD
  600601 Rio Grande   Fishing Vessel 98 63 1978 Later Jacob A, Rosa Monica, now Lady Monica
41 592176 Captain Gary   Fishing Vessel 98 53 1978 Now Miss Jordi
42 602200 David McCall II David McCall Inc Crewboat 98 95 1979 Active
43 598972 Hilda G.   Fishing Vessel 121 70 1978 Later Tien Thanh I, Capt. Thomas, Capt. Simon II
44 610886 Miss Liz McCall II   Crewboat 98 95 1979 Later Mr Jim, now Rylan James
45 598666 Exodus Cowles RF Fishing Vessel 147 84 1979 Later Exodus Explorer, wrecked Adak Harbor 2007
  607244 Garcia's Pride   Fishing Vessel 97 63 1979 Now Cuevas' Pride
  610763 Rio Rubagon   Fishing Vessel 98 63 1979 Later Sea Wolf, now Dona Dora
  613761 Mom & Dad   Fishing Vessel 97 63 1979 Now Little Joseph
48 613123 Capt. James Gulf Prince Shrimp Co. Fishing Vessel 116 69 1979 Now Gulf King 27
49 614932 Brenda Darlene Brenda Darlene, Inc. Fishing Vessel 98 63 1979 Expired
50 632800 Emma McCall II CDI Proteus Llc Crewboat 98 95 1981 Later F/V Sterling Pony, now Sterling Pony
  631031 Capt. Graydon York   Passenger 21 44 1980 Later Oakland, now Calbay V
52 629684 Sallie McCall Seacor Marine Crewboat 194 100 1980 Now Simon Jr.
53 624415 Grandpa Edward Garcia Fishing Vessel 98 63 1980 NLD
54 641964 Howard McCall Howard McCall Inc Crewboat 97 95 1981 Active
55 638285 Mary Diane McCall Howard McCall Inc Crewboat 92 100 1981 Active
  908903 Capt Allen   Fishing Vessel 27 40 1981 Later Miss Ngoc, Baby Belle
57 644164 Morning Star Morning Star Llc Fishing Vessel 92 75 1981 Active
58 648625 Inez McCall McCall's Offshore Boats Inc Crewboat 92 100 1982 Active
59 648559 Pipeline Observer   Utility Boat 89 75 1982 Later Alliance One, now Red Eagle
60 651715 Shooting Star Theresa Marie, Inc. Fishing Vessel 89 75 1982 Now Gaston Bell
  931446 Sea Power John Van Nguyen Fishing Vessel 199 93 1988 Later Tenacity, Arctic Rose, sank 2001 in Bering Sea