DESCO Marine, Inc., St. Augustine FL

Hulls 1601 through 2272

Most recent update: July 22, 2016.


Diesel Engine Sales Company, or DESCO, was one of the most prolific builders of wooden shrimp trawlers.  The yard, which was on the San Sebastian River, was started in 1944 and closed in 1985: see it from the air on Google here.  In 1970, they started a separate production line for FRP hulls, with a separate series of hull numbers.  Because of the company's huge output, I have divided it into four tables - three for wooden hulls and one for FRP hulls.  This table covers wooden hulls 1601 through 2272; see the table for wooden hulls 1 through 800 here, the table for wooden hulls 801 through 1600 here and the table for FRP hulls here.  Many thanks to John Versaggi, of the Versaggi Shrimp Company family, who sent me a copy of the program for the launching of Hull 1600, on April 19, 1969: it includes a list of all 1600 boats built in the preceding 25 years.  If anyone can fill any of the gaps in this table, please e-mail me at timcolton@aol.com.

Hull # O.N. Original Name Original Owner Type GT Ft. Built Disposition
1619 517507 Stephanie Nicole   Fishing Vessel 94 67 1968 NLD
1635 519952 My Destiny   Fishing Vessel 99 67 1969 Inactive
1636 520047 Elvie B   Fishing Vessel 99 67 1969 NLD
1637 520048 Bonaker   Fishing Vessel 99 67 1969 Inactive
1638 520049 Debbie Flo   Fishing Vessel 101 67 1969 Inactive
  521043 Lisah C&E Seafood, Inc Fishing Vessel 99 67 1969 Inactive
  523171 Olympic   Fishing Vessel 99 67 1969 Inactive
  523714 May Liz May Liz Inc Fishing Vessel 70 69 1969 Now Mariner
  524591 San Vito   Fishing Vessel 99 67 1970 Inactive
  524847 Rachel Lyn   Fishing Vessel 99 67 1970 Later Frozen Assets
  525681 Hizzoner   Fishing Vessel 54 55 1970 Inactive
1665 527345 Nautilus Miss Fort Myers Inc Fishing Vessel 99 67 1970 Inactive
1680 527253 Salty Dog   Fishing Vessel 99 67 1970 Later Six Stars, Capt. Rabbit
  529179 Nina Tanita   Fishing Vessel 54 55 1970 Inactive
  529735 Gulf Prince II R & A Sea Foods Inc Fishing Vessel 99 67 1970 NLD
  Barracuda   Fishing Vessel 107   1970  
1692 533039 Georgie Boy   Fishing Vessel 54 55 1971 Later Cecilia Tran, Miss T, Miss Jennifer
1698 530295 Lucky Day   Fishing Vessel 99 67 1971 Later Capt. Terry, Capt. Wilson
  531862 Early Evening   Fishing Vessel 99 67 1971 Active
1715 531965 Apache Warrior Border Fisheries Inc Fishing Vessel 67 62 1971 Inactive
1716 532026 Apache Fighter Border Fisheries Inc Fishing Vessel 67 62 1971 Inactive
  532502 Captain Tim   Fishing Vessel 83 66 1971 NLD
  532536 Venture I   Fishing Vessel 99 67 1971 NLD
  533296 Domingo IV Gulf Export & Import Fishing Vessel 99 67 1971 Inactive
  534716 Tina Marie   Fishing Vessel 83 66 1971 Active
  534817 Wendy Lee   Fishing Vessel 83 66 1971 Inactive
1728 535615 Wayward Wind III   Fishing Vessel 99 67 1971 Inactive
  536248 Cathy Jo   Fishing Vessel 83 66 1971 Inactive
  536552 Miss Melody   Fishing Vessel 99 67 1971 Inactive
  537043 Gus D.   Fishing Vessel 99 67 1972 Inactive
1739 537222 Gulf King 22   Fishing Vessel 99 67 1972 Inactive
  537738 Driftwood   Fishing Vessel 99 67 1972 Inactive
  539123 Rip Tide   Fishing Vessel 54 55 1972 Active
1791 543301 Eileen   Fishing Vessel 99 67 1972 Later Tai, NLD
1804 545562 Ebb Tide   Fishing Vessel 54 55 1973 NLD
1805 544009 Marcia Ann   Fishing Vessel 99 67 1972 Later Gulf Drill
  544583 Hazel Foster Barco & Sons Inc. Fishing Vessel 99 67 1972 Later Capt. Jared, Mr. John D
  545231 Waterworld   Fishing Vessel 54 55 1972 Inactive
  545383 Triton IV   Fishing Vessel 99 67 1972 NLD
  Guyana Industries I   Fishing Vessel 101 69 1972 Active
  Guyana Industries II   Fishing Vessel 101 69 1972 Active
  Guyana Industries III   Fishing Vessel 101 69 1972 Active
  Barbados Ocean Carib I   Fishing Vessel 117 78 1972 Active
  Barbados Ocean Carib II   Fishing Vessel 117 78 1972 Active
  Barbados Ocean Carib III   Fishing Vessel 117 78 1972 Active
  Barbados Ocean Carib IV   Fishing Vessel 117 78 1972 Active
  546356 Courtney Ann Hawley Company Fishing Vessel 99 67 1973 Inactive
  546769 Lonnie Hodges   Fishing Vessel 99 67 1973 Later Miss Linda Marie, now Brenda Gail
1825 553253 Cherokee Sasser Seafood Fishing Vessel 54 55 1973 Later Sweet Song, NLD
1835 547423 Playmate   Fishing Vessel 99 67 1973 Inactive
  548173 Gulf Knight   Fishing Vessel 99 67 1973 Inactive
  550032 Little Joe Jones KM Fishing Vessel 101 69 1973 Later Capt. Shack, NLD
1853 550141 Sea Island Mason PO Fishing Vessel 116 78 1973 NLD
1855 549810 John P I   Fishing Vessel 100 69 1973 Later Doris Jeane, Whozit
1858 547914 Sea Queen II   Fishing Vessel 99 67 1973 Inactive
1859 550118 Capt. Randy Pham T Fishing Vessel 100 69 1973 NLD
  550199 The Blue Marlin   Fishing Vessel 101 69 1973 Inactive
  550980 Pisces   Fishing Vessel 100 69 1973 Destroyed 2001
1865 554356 Fonna Lajean   Fishing Vessel 101 69 1973 Active
1871 550981 Capt. Tommy   Fishing Vessel 100 69 1973 Inactive
1875 550798 Raven   Fishing Vessel 100 69 1973 Active
  551622 Rotomber   Fishing Vessel 101 69 1973 Now Bellatrix
  552449 Golden Year   Fishing Vessel 101 69 1973 Inactive
  552644 Deborah Lynn   Fishing Vessel 100 69 1973 Later Instigator, God's Gift
1888 556144 Stormy Seas Stormy Seas Inc Fishing Vessel 67 62 1973 Active
1895 553124 Miss Courtney   Fishing Vessel 100 69 1973 Inactive
  553125 Captain Makel   Fishing Vessel 100 69 1973 Inactive
  553352 Miss Diana   Fishing Vessel 101 69 1973 Now Norma Jean II
  553788 Sea Fan   Fishing Vessel 100 69 1973 NLD
  Fr. Guiana Henny Penny   Fishing Vessel 100 69 1973 Active
  Fr. Guiana Sea Urchin   Fishing Vessel 100 69 1973  
  Fr. Guiana Sea Nymph   Fishing Vessel 100 69 1973  
  Fr. Guiana Sea Jewel   Fishing Vessel 100 69 1973  
  Fr. Guiana Sea Baron   Fishing Vessel 100 69 1973  
  Fr. Guiana Kingfisher   Fishing Vessel 100 69 1973  
  Guyana Industries IV   Fishing Vessel 101 69 1973 Active
  Guyana Industries V   Fishing Vessel 101 69 1973 Active
  Guyana Industries VI   Fishing Vessel 101 69 1973 Active
  Deigratia   Fishing Vessel 101 69 1973 Now Capt. Walter
    Capt. Frank   Fishing Vessel 101 69 1973 Active
    Big Mama   Fishing Vessel 100 69 1973 Active
    Miss Lynne Marie   Fishing Vessel 101 69 1973 Now Brenda Gail
    Janice Rowe   Fishing Vessel 101 69 1973 Active
    Leviathan   Fishing Vessel 101 69 1973 Active
  554880 Miss Evelyn   Fishing Vessel 101 69 1974 Inactive
  554975 Cassie   Recreational 101 69 1974 Inactive
  555809 Heather Ann   Fishing Vessel 100 69 1974 Active
1932 555863 Mr Kirton Benitez Inc Fishing Vessel 101 69 1974 Inactive
1933 555864 Mr. Powell   Fishing Vessel 101 69 1974 Later Capt. F. V. Nielsen, NLD
1934 555905 Carolina Lady   Fishing Vessel 54 55 1974 Inactive
  556247 Gulf Star Scurlock Seafood Inc Fishing Vessel 101 69 1974 NLD
  556768 Debbie and Addison   Fishing Vessel 101 69 1974 Active
  556769 Vilco 2   Fishing Vessel 101 69 1974 Now Rip Tide
  556973 Cpt. Albert Wilson   Fishing Vessel 101 69 1974 Inactive
  558392 Don Rafa   Fishing Vessel 101 69 1974 Inactive
    Atlantic Breeze   Fishing Vessel 101 69 1974 Active
    Billy and Mike   Fishing Vessel 101 69 1974 Active
    Issano   Fishing Vessel 105 67 1974 Active
    Dr. Kirk   Fishing Vessel 101 69 1974 Active
    Kumaka   Fishing Vessel 105 67 1974 Active
    Gulf King 1   Fishing Vessel 101 69 1974 Active
    Gulf King 2   Fishing Vessel 101 69 1974 Active
    Gulf King 3   Fishing Vessel 101 69 1974 Active
    Karen   Fishing Vessel 101 69 1974 Active
  Guyana Glendor   Fishing Vessel 104 67 1974 Active
  Guyana Shiriri   Fishing Vessel 105 67 1974 Active
  Guyana Merume   Fishing Vessel 104 67 1974 Active
  567669 Terri-Lynn   Fishing Vessel 101 69 1975 Inactive
1937 569398 Inflation Inflation Fishing Vessel 101 69 1975 Inactive
1938 573043 Bobbie Gail   Fishing Vessel 100 69 1976 Later Alley Cat, NLD
  569876 San Jose   Fishing Vessel 101 69 1975 Inactive
  Talitha Cumi   Fishing Vessel 101 69 1975 Now Renegade
  Ghana Alpha I Alpha Fisheries Fishing Vessel 101 69 1975 Active
  Ghana Alpha II Alpha Fisheries Fishing Vessel 101 69 1975 Active
1942 569716 Donna Lee   Fishing Vessel 54 55 1975 Inactive
1943 572470 Kristin Diane   Fishing Vessel 100 69 1976 Inactive
1945 572907 Kentucky Kid Kentucky Fisheries Fishing Vessel 101 69 1976 Inactive
1946 572603 Dawn Yvette   Fishing Vessel 100 69 1976 Later Cookie Diana, NLD
  574145 Star Catcher   Fishing Vessel 83 63 1976 Active (Dominica)
1948 574320 Capt. Tee Cee O   Fishing Vessel 101 69 1976 Later Mikey
1950 574415 Miss Clara   Fishing Vessel 101 69 1976 Active
1952 575068 Barracuda   Fishing Vessel 101 69 1976 Destroyed 1993
1953 575067 Patriot   Fishing Vessel 101 69 1976 Active (Honduras)
  575718 Cajun Princess   Fishing Vessel 54 55 1976 Inactive
  577239 Ida and Lisa Gutierrez Trawlers Inc Fishing Vessel 101 69 1976 Later Capt. Pete, Abraham, Jr.
1957 577703 Melba Gail   Recreational 101 69 1976 Later  Daddys Hands, Manatee
1959 578603 Capt Ben Lee   Fishing Vessel 101 69 1976 NLD
1961 576059 Miss Vicky   Fishing Vessel 101 69 1976 Inactive
  1116393 Julia Victoria Pursuer Inc Fishing Vessel 99 67 1976 Active
  578889 Kristin Leigh Kristin Leigh Inc Fishing Vessel 101 69 1976 NLD
  578804 Sea Lark   Fishing Vessel 101 69 1976 Inactive
  Moon River II   Fishing Vessel 100 69 1976 Now Three Boys II
    High Seas III   Fishing Vessel 100 69 1976 Active
    Big Sandy   Fishing Vessel 101 69 1976 Active
    Bobbie Gail   Fishing Vessel 100 69 1976 Active
1967 577095 Stacy & Amy   Fishing Vessel 101 69 1976 Later Kentucky Gal
1968 582621 Vilco 3   Fishing Vessel 101 69 1977 Sank 2002
1969 578575 Kentucky Gentleman Harris Fisheries Fishing Vessel 101 69 1976 Inactive
1970 585205 Trail Blazer   Fishing Vessel 101 69 1977 Inactive
1974 578874 Capt. Vu   Fishing Vessel 83 63 1976 Inactive
1976   Spirit of 76 Sahlman Seafoods Fishing Vessel     1976 Inactive
1979 577886 John & Cynthia   Fishing Vessel 101 69 1976 Later Equalizer
1981 578512 Stormy Seas II   Fishing Vessel 100 69 1976 Later Anthony Diane
1982 579185 Miss Susan   Fishing Vessel 101 69 1977 Later Melissa Michelle, NLD
1983 579835 D & S   Fishing Vessel 83 63 1977 Inactive
  579952 Captain Artiquewa   Fishing Vessel 101 69 1977 Inactive
1985 580139 Rosie I   Fishing Vessel 101 69 1977 NLD
  580318 Gulf Pak I Gulf Pak Corp. Fishing Vessel 101 69 1977 NLD
  580387 Trans Gulf X   Fishing Vessel 101 69 1977 Now Miss Martha
  580793 Miss Saint Marys   Fishing Vessel 101 69 1977 Inactive
1988 585096 Miss Tanya Dahapa Inc Fishing Vessel 101 69 1977 Inactive
1989 587253 Gulf Seas Cindy Mae Fishing Vessel 101 69 1977 Inactive
1991 582401 Dallas Cowboys Cowboy Trawlers Inc Fishing Vessel 101 69 1977 Inactive
1992 585227 Singleton Fleets 7 Singleton Shrimp Fishing Vessel 101 69 1977 Later Lisa A
1997 579928 Lady Gwen   Fishing Vessel 101 69 1977 Now Harbor Light
1998 579919 Tres   Fishing Vessel 101 69 1977 Later Santa Lucia
  579924 Lady Marilyn   Fishing Vessel 101 69 1977 Now Georgia Bulldog
  581303 High Roller   Fishing Vessel 101 69 1977 Active (Mexico)
2002 581415 Prime Time   Fishing Vessel 101 69 1977 Inactive
  581793 Daily Bread   Fishing Vessel 101 69 1977 Active
  581888 Sheriff   Fishing Vessel 101 69 1977 Now Prospector
  582388 Capt. Jimmy   Fishing Vessel 101 69 1977 Inactive
  582514 Princess Brittany   Fishing Vessel 101 69 1977 NLD
2004 583762 4 Brothers   Fishing Vessel 99 67 1977 Inactive
  584446 Miss Shirley   Fishing Vessel 83 63 1977 Active
2006 584882 Galewinds   Fishing Vessel 101 69 1977 Inactive
2015 583095 Big Bend   Fishing Vessel 101 69 1977 Now Captain Kenny
2017 582454 Windjammer T & P Trawlers Inc Fishing Vessel 101 69 1977 Inactive
2020 Captain Tony   Fishing Vessel 101 69 1977 Now Smokin Joe
2022 584083 Swamp Fox Von Harten HL Fishing Vessel 101 69 1977 Now Miss Lilla II
2024 588149 Angie Lomonte   Fishing Vessel 101 69 1977 Now Lady Gloria
2027 586503 Great Islander   Fishing Vessel 101 69 1977 Inactive
  585439 Intruder Boddison Inc Fishing Vessel 101 69 1977 NLD
  585667 Max & Andrew Skimmers Inc Fishing Vessel 101 69 1977 Inactive
  586969 Sea Saga   Fishing Vessel 101 69 1977 Now Olympic II
  587436 Capt. Walter   Fishing Vessel 101 69 1977 NLD
2033 587969 Kentucky Lady   Fishing Vessel 101 69 1977 NLD
2034 586788 Reliable Miley's Seafood Fishing Vessel 101 69 1977 Later For Sure
2035 587943 Sandy O   Fishing Vessel 101 69 1977 Later Tony O
2037 587838 Buster Brown   Fishing Vessel 101 69 1977 Inactive
  587835 Cracker Jack   Fishing Vessel 101 69 1977 Inactive
  588227 Stacy Viola   Fishing Vessel 67 62 1977 Inactive
  588305 Bobby B.   Fishing Vessel 101 69 1977 Active
  588386 Osprey   Fishing Vessel 101 69 1977 Later Capt. Alden
  588769 Stonefield Lady   Fishing Vessel 103 67 1977 Now Earl's Girls
  Camadavi Lang CW Fishing Vessel 101 69 1977 Active
    Captain Henry   Fishing Vessel 101 69 1977 Active
    Captain Tony   Fishing Vessel 101 69 1977 Active
    Cochise II   Fishing Vessel 101 69 1977 Active
2045 589042 Lil Jon   Fishing Vessel 99 67 1978 Inactive
2048 589553 Sugar Babe Gone Shrimping Llc Fishing Vessel 99 69 1978 Inactive
  589794 Miss Sybil   Fishing Vessel 101 67 1978 Inactive
  589979 For Keeps   Fishing Vessel 101 67 1978 Inactive
2052 590110 Linder Lou Linda Lou Boats Fishing Vessel 102 67 1978 NLD
  590001 Hill Billy   Fishing Vessel 102 67 1978 Sold to Russian interests
  590032 Mr. Broadway   Fishing Vessel 100 69 1978 Later Holly Angelina
2057 590047 Joanie Diane   Fishing Vessel 101 67 1978 Later Miss China
2058 590334 Square Shooter Square Shooter Inc Fishing Vessel 103 67 1978 Inactive
  590422 Miss Sally   Fishing Vessel 104 67 1978 Later Buccaneer
590638 Capt. Craig-O   Fishing Vessel 103 67 1978 NLD
2060 590650 Theresa Lynn   Fishing Vessel 102 67 1978 Inactive
591587 Mister David   Fishing Vessel 102 67 1978 Later Knotty Girl
2068 591768 Kentucky Daughter Miss Sandra Inc Fishing Vessel 102 67 1978 Inactive
2071 592510 Lady Olympia   Fishing Vessel 103 67 1978 Inactive
  592517 Blue Star   Fishing Vessel 102 67 1978 Inactive
2074 592167 Norma Rae Wil-Sim Trawlers Corp Fishing Vessel 103 67 1978 Inactive
  594475 Pathfinder   Fishing Vessel 103 67 1978 Inactive
2080 594933 Angela Rose Angela Rose Inc Fishing Vessel 102 67 1978 Inactive
2081 594301 Georgia Cracker   Fishing Vessel 102 67 1978 Later Family Tradition
2082 593960 Miss Vicky   Fishing Vessel 103 67 1978 Inactive
2083 593961 Princess Yolanda   Fishing Vessel 103 67 1978 Inactive
2086 593904 Arsco 54 M & M Shrimp Co Fishing Vessel 103 67 1978 Inactive
2088 Singleton Fleets 12   Fishing Vessel 103 67 1978 Now Miss Frankie
2089 599103 Samuel Mv Samuel Inc Fishing Vessel 103 67 1978 Inactive
2091 595875 Capt. C. Murray, Sr.   Fishing Vessel 103 67 1978 Now Dora Mae
2092 596254 Annie P Port City Mgmt, Inc Fishing Vessel 103 67 1978 Inactive
2094 595570 Easy Rider Waller Boat Fishing Vessel 102 67 1978 Inactive
2095 595713 Jacquelin Marie Jacquelin Marine Fishing Vessel 102 67 1978 Active
2096 596763 Baby Kay South Bay Fisheries Inc Fishing Vessel 108 67 1978 Inactive
2097 597085 Debbe Ann Debbe Ann Fishing Vessel 108 67 1978 Inactive
2098 598240 Arsco 64 M & M Shrimp Co Fishing Vessel 103 67 1978 Inactive
2099 596701 Gulf Queen Trawler Gulf Queen Fishing Vessel 102 67 1978 Now Phil Nell-1
  596732 Illusion   Fishing Vessel 103 67 1978 Inactive
  596995 Slick Chick Thompson RE Fishing Vessel 103 67 1978 Scrapped 2005
2104 597972 Arsco 56 M & M Shrimp Co Fishing Vessel 103 67 1978 Inactive
2109 598075 Singleton Fleets 16 Singleton Shrimp Fishing Vessel 103 67 1978 Later Fleets 16
  598138 Johnnie Junior   Fishing Vessel 100 67 1978 Now Captain David (El Salvador)
2111 598239 Rosie F   Fishing Vessel 103 67 1978 Inactive
2112 598699 Capt. Justin Diversified Marine Fishing Vessel 102 67 1978 NLD
  598530 Carol Lynn   Fishing Vessel 103 67 1978 Active
  598726 Capt. Mike   Fishing Vessel 103 67 1978 Inactive
  598844 Nancy Lee The Mayporter,Inc Fishing Vessel 102 67 1978 Active
  599080 3 G'S Three Sons Inc Fishing Vessel 102 67 1978 Active
2121 599287 Cap'n Bozo Staranowicz SJ Fishing Vessel 101 67 1977 Now Ole Betts Sea
2122 599833 Miss Lilla   Fishing Vessel 102 67 1978 Inactive
2123 599466 Papa Hobart   Fishing Vessel 103 67 1978 Active
2124 Johnny Reb   Fishing Vessel 102 67 1978 Active
2130 600202 Kendrah & Waneeka K A M Seafood Co Inc Fishing Vessel 102 67 1978 Inactive
  600348 Lady Stella   Fishing Vessel 102 67 1978 Later Lady Kelly, Lady Jenna, now Brande Ray
  600354 Jimbobsway   Fishing Vessel 102 67 1978 Inactive
2137 600721 Phoenix Mr Magoo Inc Fishing Vessel 60 58 1978 Inactive
2145 601589 Our Boys E Seafood Llc Fishing Vessel 102 67 1979 Active
2146 601985 Enterprise Hurricane Emily Seafood Fishing Vessel 103 67 1979 Inactive
  602419 June Rose   Fishing Vessel 76 62 1979 Active
2152 603244 Atlantic Dawn Atlantic Dawn Llc Fishing Vessel 103 67 1979 NLD
  603245 Vilco 9 Vilco 9, Inc. Fishing Vessel 103 67 1979 NLD
2162 604397 Shrimp Chaser I   Fishing Vessel 102 67 1979 Inactive
2163 604435 Rose Darlene   Fishing Vessel 103 67 1979 NLD
2164 Singleton Fleets 24 Singleton Shrimp Fishing Vessel 102 67 1979 Now Donna Lee
2165 604831 Singleton Fleets 26 Singleton Shrimp Fishing Vessel 103 67 1979 Now Tal & Al
2166 Singleton Fleets 25 Singleton Shrimp Fishing Vessel 103 67 1979 Now :Beatrice
2167 605996 Singleton Fleets 27 Singleton Shrimp Fishing Vessel 102 67 1979 Later Big Foot Bob
2168 605997 Singleton Fleets 28 Singleton Shrimp Fishing Vessel 102 67 1979 Now Kim-Sea-King
2169 605998 Singleton Fleets 29 Singleton Shrimp Fishing Vessel 102 67 1979 Later Thien-An II
2170 605999 Singleton Fleets 30 Singleton Shrimp Fishing Vessel 102 67 1979 Later Catfish Fleets 30, NLD
2171 606000 Singleton Fleets 31 Singleton Shrimp Fishing Vessel 102 67 1979 Later Seaquest
2172 606001 Singleton Fleets 32 Singleton Shrimp Fishing Vessel 102 67 1979 Later Catfish Fleets 32
2173 606002 Singleton Fleets 33 Singleton Shrimp Fishing Vessel 102 67 1979 Later Master John, NLD
2174 606003 Singleton Fleets 34 Singleton Shrimp Fishing Vessel 102 67 1979 Later Thien-An I
2175 606004 Singleton Fleets 35 Singleton Shrimp Fishing Vessel 102 67 1979