DESCO Marine Inc., St. Augustine FL

FRP Hulls

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 the FRP hulls; see the table for wooden hulls 1 through 800 here, the table for wooden hulls 801 through 1600 here and the table for wooden hulls 1601 through 2272 here.  If anyone can fill any of the gaps in the table below, please e-mail me at timcolton@aol.com.

Hull # O.N. Original Name Original Owner Type GT Ft. Built Disposition
The standard FRP boat was 127 GT, 75 feet overall, 68 feet in registered length and 22 feet broad
101F Guyana Tica Versaggi Shrimp Co. Fishing Vessel 127 68 1971 Active
102F 535614 Rambler   Fishing Vessel 125 68 1971 Later Dreamer, T Brothers, now Gods Grace
103F Trinidad National VI National Fisheries Fishing Vessel 127 68 1972 Active
104F Guatemala Don Jose Pesca Fishing Vessel 125 68 1972 Active
105F Guatemala Don Francisco Pesca Fishing Vessel 125 68 1972 Active
106F 539155 Triton II Ponce D Fishing Vessel 125 68 1972 Active
107F ? Guyana Captain Leslie IV   Fishing Vessel 127 68 1972 Active
108F 537915 Rio Panuco   Fishing Vessel 125 68 1972 Later Capt Conrad
109F 538544 Mr. Tom   Fishing Vessel 125 68 1972 Now Tara Darlene
110F 538494 Helgi Helgi Fishing Vessel 125 68 1972 Active (Dom. Rep.)
111F       Fishing Vessel 125 68 1972  
112F Gemini I   Fishing Vessel 125 68 1972 Now Sea Jade
113F Trinidad National VII National Fisheries Fishing Vessel 127 68 1972 Active
114F Trinidad National VIII National Fisheries Fishing Vessel 127 68 1972 Now Hannah
115F Trinidad National IX National Fisheries Fishing Vessel 127 68 1972 Now Miss Betty
116F Trinidad National X National Fisheries Fishing Vessel 127 68 1972 Active
117F 541403 Baltic   Fishing Vessel 125 68 1972 Later Princess Melissa, NLD
118F Barbados Ocean Carrier   Fishing Vessel 117 68 1972 Active
119F 543938 Papa Charlie   Fishing Vessel 125 68 1972 Later Capt. Woody, now Miss Ginger
120F 543302 Resolute   Fishing Vessel 125 68 1972 Later Hippy Boy
121F Lori L   Fishing Vessel 140 68 1973 Now Spanish Queen II
122F 544803 Stranger Nguyen HV Fishing Vessel 125 68 1973 Inactive
123F 544804 Prowler Nguyen KCT Fishing Vessel 125 68 1973 Now Jacklyn
124F 549225 Barbara McGinn Nguyen TV Fishing Vessel 125 68 1973 Inactive
125F Miss Maryellen   Fishing Vessel 125 68 1973 Now Tasha Marie
126F Barbados Ocean Carib V Ocean Trawlers Fishing Vessel 118 68 1973 Inactive
127F 545642 Cheyenne Jackson A Fishing Vessel 127 68 1973 Inactive
128F 550833 Retriever R & R Seafood Fishing Vessel 127 68 1973 Inactive
129F   Triton V   Fishing Vessel 142 68 1973 Now Lollypop (Bahamas)
130F 546942 St. Joe Pride   Fishing Vessel 125 68 1973 Now Chip and Catherine
131F Gulf Net   Fishing Vessel 92 68 1973 Now Don Cefe (Mexico)
132F Treasure Chest Ralbo Fishing Vessel 125 68 1973 Inactive
133F Barbados Barbados 1 International Seafoods Fishing Vessel 127 68 1973 Active
134F Barbados Barbados 2 International Seafoods Fishing Vessel 127 68 1973 Now Tara Lee
135F Barbados Barbados 3 International Seafoods Fishing Vessel 127 68 1973 Active
136F Barbados Barbados 4 International Seafoods Fishing Vessel 127 68 1973 Active
137F Don Firpo Apache Shrimp Fishing Vessel 125 68 1973 Active
138F Barbados Barbados 5 International Seafoods Fishing Vessel 127 68 1973 Active
139F Carnival Queen   Fishing Vessel 127 68 1973 Active
140F Barbados Barbados 6 International Seafoods Fishing Vessel 127 68 1973 Active
141F Barbados Barbados 7 International Seafoods Fishing Vessel 127 68 1973 Active
142F Barbados Barbados 8 International Seafoods Fishing Vessel 127 68 1973 Active
143F Barbados Barbados 9 International Seafoods Fishing Vessel 127 68 1973 Active
144F Barbados Barbados 10 International Seafoods Fishing Vessel 127 68 1973 Active
145F Barbados Barbados 11 International Seafoods Fishing Vessel 127 68 1973 Active
146F Barbados Barbados 12 International Seafoods Fishing Vessel 127 68 1973 Later Miss Nina, now Calypso Queen
147F Barbados Barbados 14 International Seafoods Fishing Vessel 127 68 1973 Active
148F Barbados Barbados 15 International Seafoods Fishing Vessel 127 68 1973 Active
149F Barbados Barbados 16 International Seafoods Fishing Vessel 127 68 1973 Active
150F Barbados Barbados 17 International Seafoods Fishing Vessel 127 68 1973 Now Miss Suzanne
151F Barbados Barbados 18 International Seafoods Fishing Vessel 127 68 1973 Now Captain Jonathan
152F Barbados Barbados 19 International Seafoods Fishing Vessel 127 68 1974 Active
153F Barbados Barbados 20 International Seafoods Fishing Vessel 127 68 1974 Active
154F Barbados Barbados 21 International Seafoods Fishing Vessel 127 68 1974 Active
155F Barbados Barbados 22 International Seafoods Fishing Vessel 127 68 1974 Later Capt. Fernando, now Anya Marie
156F 550468 Miss Martha Miss Martha Fishing Vessel 125 68 1973 Active
157F ? Two Brothers II   Fishing Vessel 127 68 1973 Active
158F Honduras Carib 601   Fishing Vessel 126 68 1974 Later Highly No. 601
159F 553028 Cyclone   Fishing Vessel 127 68 1973 Active
160F Honduras Carib 602   Fishing Vessel 126 68 1974 Later Highly No. 602
161F Trinidad Golden Triumph Georgell Investment Fishing Vessel 127 68 1973 Active
162F 555462 Highliner Modern Products Fishing Vessel 127 68 1974 Active
163F 555743 Astronaut Modern Products Fishing Vessel 127 68 1974 Active
164F Gulf Wave II Trawler Gulf Wave Fishing Vessel 127 68 1974 Active
165F Honduras Tropics M. R. Borden Fishing Vessel 127 68 1974 Active
166F 554883 Ebb Tide II   Fishing Vessel 127 68 1974 Later Lady Kim T, now Anthony
167F 554884 Swift Water II Trawler Miss Sylvia Fishing Vessel 127 68 1974 Total Loss
168F 555605 First Mate Brazosport First Mate Fishing Vessel 127 68 1974 Inactive
169F 555705 Gulf Sun II   Fishing Vessel 127 68 1974 Later Sea Byrd
170F 555753 West Wind III Trawler Miss Sylvia Fishing Vessel 127 68 1974 Active
171F 556222 Tidal Wave II   Fishing Vessel 127 68 1974 Active
172F 556428 Gulf Surf II Tran DH  Fishing Vessel 127 68 1974 Later Lucky L & V
173F 556351 Faith   Fishing Vessel 127 68 1974 Active
174F 557403 Northeaster III Noreasco Fishing Vessel 127 68 1974 Active
175F 557404 Sou'Wester III Tran TV Fishing Vessel 127 68 1974 Later Capt Tammy, now Capt Kevin
176F 557844 Gulf Haze II Trawler Gulf Wave Fishing Vessel 127 68 1974 Now Captain Eric
177F 557979 Mr. Dee Olympic Trawler Fishing Vessel 127 68 1974 Active
178F 558579 Hurricane IV Rukin JB Fishing Vessel 100 68 1974 Active (Honduras)
179F 558581 North Star II Jackson/Williams Fishing Vessel 127 68 1974 Active
180F 559958 Gulf Wind III   Fishing Vessel 127 68 1974 Later Cachalot
181F 559957 Miss Patsy Borden MR Fishing Vessel 125 68 1974 Active
182F 556947 Falcon Modern Products Fishing Vessel 127 68 1974 Active
183F 556972 Crusader Modern Products Fishing Vessel 127 68 1974 Active
184F 558580 Matador Modern Products Fishing Vessel 127 68 1974 Active
185F Guyana Captain Leslie VI   Fishing Vessel 128 68 1974 Now Nigel S
186F ? 556247 Kaysana   Fishing Vessel 127 68 1974 Now Gulf Star
187F ? Liberty   Fishing Vessel 127 68 1974 Active
188F Guyana Captain Leslie VII   Fishing Vessel 128 68 1974 Now Miss Shawnette
189F 560264 Streaker   Fishing Vessel 127 68 1974 Now Janice
190F Honduras Highly No. 603   Fishing Vessel 126 68 1974 Active
191F 594888 Fei Long No. 1   Fishing Vessel 128 68 1974 Now Carib 1
192F 594889 Fei Long No. 2   Fishing Vessel 128 68 1974 Now Carib 2
193F 594890 Fei Long No. 3   Fishing Vessel 128 68 1974 Now Carib 3
194F Mexico Sanataria IX Sanataria Pesqueria Fishing Vessel 125 68 1975 Inactive
195F Mexico Sanataria XI Sanataria Pesqueria Fishing Vessel 125 68 1975 Scuttled
  579245 Alene K   Fishing Vessel 127 68 1976 Active
  1116393 Julia Victoria Pursuer, Inc. Fishing Vessel 99 68 1976 Active
  Carnival IV   Fishing Vessel 127 68 1976 Now Stiward Ariel (Honduras)
  Lady Everil   Fishing Vessel 127 68 1976 Active
Lucky Dame   Fishing Vessel 127 68 1976 Active
  Honduras Lucky Girl Borden J Fishing Vessel 127 68 1976 Active
  Mister G   Fishing Vessel 127 68 1976 Now Carnival X
  Senor G   Fishing Vessel 127 68 1976 Now Miss Yeimi
  Senora G   Fishing Vessel 127 68 1976 Now Capt. B. J. Jr.
  Joven G   Fishing Vessel 127 68 1976 Active
  Sky Wave   Fishing Vessel 127 68 1976 Now Caribbean Wave
  Rene B Mariscos Hybur Fishing Vessel 127 68 1977 Active
  Honduras Lady Rhona   Fishing Vessel 127 68 1977 Now Sonia Esperanza
  582990 Gulf Trawler Noel JH Fishing Vessel 127 68 1977 Active
  584170 St. Joe Pride II   Fishing Vessel 127 68 1977 Now Hailey Marie
  584954 Joyce & Rose   Fishing Vessel 127 68 1977 Later Christopher & Kenneth
  584975 Miss Donna J Miss Donna J Fishing Vessel 127 68 1977 Active
  585092 Mercedes   Fishing Vessel 127 68 1977 Now Mercedes II
  587328 Miss Selina B   Fishing Vessel 127 68 1977 Now Miss Sabrina
  587748 Alabama Raider Trawler Alabama Raider Fishing Vessel 127 68 1977 Active (Guatemala)
  588777 Capt. Ari D. Canaveral Fleet Fishing Vessel 127 68 1977 Active (Mexico)
  589673 Sapelo Gal D'Antignac J Fishing Vessel 127 68 1977 Active
595390 Perseverance I Erickson Jensen Seafood Fishing Vessel 127 68 1977 Active
213F 581757 Lady Margaret II Metcalf JH Fishing Vessel 127 68 1977 Now Kathleen Chance
214F     Fishing Vessel 127 68 1977  
215F 581758 Lady Margaret III Metcalf JH Fishing Vessel 127 68 1977 Active
216F     Fishing Vessel 127 68 1977  
217F     Fishing Vessel 127 68 1977  
218F 582447 Hustler   Fishing Vessel 127 68 1977 Now Heather Marie
219F     Fishing Vessel 127 68 1977  
220F     Fishing Vessel 127 68 1977  
221F 582919 John & Kossie   Fishing Vessel 127 68 1977 Now Vilco 17 (Trinidad)
222F     Fishing Vessel 127 68 1977  
223F 586504 Sea Wife   Fishing Vessel 127 68 1977 Later Capt. Stephen, now T-One
224F 587472 Lady Margaret IV Metcalf JH Fishing Vessel 127 68 1977 Broken Up
225F 586044 Sleeping Beauty Sleeping Beauty Fishing Vessel 127 68 1977 Now Dragon Tails
226F 586485 Tony & Rab Bruce G Fishing Vessel 127 68 1977 Active
227F     Fishing Vessel 127 68 1977  
228F     Fishing Vessel 127 68 1977  
229F 590337 Cirrus   Fishing Vessel 127 68 1977 Later Amy J, now Fisherman's Pride
230F     Fishing Vessel 127 68 1977  
231F 588240 Sea Blazer Smotherman SR Fishing Vessel 127 68 1977 Active
232F     Fishing Vessel 127 68 1977  
233F 587686 Lady Lou   Fishing Vessel 127 68 1977 Now Double D
234F     Fishing Vessel 127 68 1977  
235F     Fishing Vessel 127 68 1977  
236F     Fishing Vessel 127 68 1977  
237F 590263 Olympic Olympic Fisheries Fishing Vessel 127 68 1977 Active
238F 592481 Miss Carlie Carl E. Nelson Fishing Vessel 129 68 1978 Later Sentosa I, now Miss Alice
239F     Fishing Vessel 127 68 1977  
240F 592024 Gulf King 14 Herndon Marine Fishing Vessel 127 68 1977 Inactive
241F     Fishing Vessel 127 68 1977  
242F 594440 Miss Mary Ellie   Fishing Vessel 127 68 1977 Later Nuestra Cruz
243F 594110 Stephanie Len Casterline LE Fishing Vessel 127 68 1977 Inactive
244F 592151 Gulf King 15 Herndon Marine Fishing Vessel 127 68 1977 Inactive
245F     Fishing Vessel 127 68 1977  
246F 594755 Stephanie Ann   Fishing Vessel 127 68 1977 Now Nautilus
247F     Fishing Vessel 127 68 1977  
248F     Fishing Vessel 127 68 1977  
249F     Fishing Vessel 127 68 1977  
250F     Fishing Vessel 127 68 1977  
251F Singleton Fleets 62 Singleton Shrimp Fishing Vessel 127 68 1977 Now Starfish VIII
252F     Fishing Vessel 127 68 1977  
253F     Fishing Vessel 127 68 1977  
254F     Fishing Vessel 127 68 1977  
255F     Fishing Vessel 127 68 1977  
256F 596455 Raindear Kiesel EC Fishing Vessel 127 68 1978 Inactive
257F 598166 Gulf King 16 Herndon Marine Fishing Vessel 127 68 1978 Inactive
258F     Fishing Vessel 127 68 1978  
259F     Fishing Vessel 127 68 1978  
260F     Fishing Vessel 127 68 1978  
  590636 Wild Mary Norbird Fisheries Fishing Vessel 128 68 1978 Active
  592747 Poor Boy   Fishing Vessel 131 68 1978 Now Geronimo III (Bahamas)
  595391 Perseverance II   Fishing Vessel 126 68 1978 Later Vilco 16, now Anna
  595508 Gilbert E. Miller   Fishing Vessel 128 68 1978 Now Night Wind
  596943 Pamela Lee   Fishing Vessel 129 68 1978 Now Capt. J. W. (Mexico)
  597113 Mandy Lynne   Fishing Vessel 129 68 1978 Inactive
  598138 Johnnie Junior   Fishing Vessel 100 68 1978 Now Captain David (El Salvador)
261F 600647 Patricia Denise   Fishing Vessel 127 68 1978 Later Miranda Lynn, Billy's Girls, now Galaxy
262F 600201 Lil Vicki Nguyen NH Fishing Vessel 127 68 1978 Inactive
263F     Fishing Vessel 127 68 1978  
264F Mako Brown CM Fishing Vessel 127 68 1978 Active
265F     Fishing Vessel 127 68 1978  
266F     Fishing Vessel 127 68 1978  
267F     Fishing Vessel 127 68 1978  
268F     Fishing Vessel 127 68 1978  
269F     Fishing Vessel 127 68 1978  
  Miss Anita Lynn   Fishing Vessel 129 68 1978 Now Ashley Jaunelle
  Texas Lady Yardley JE Fishing Vessel 129 68 1978 Active
  600522 Thumper Thumper Enterprises Fishing Vessel 128 68 1978 Active
  601526 Sandra Anita Sandra Anita Fishing Vessel 131 68 1978 Active (Guatemala)
  603897 Pioneer Pioneer Fisheries Fishing Vessel 141 68 1979 Active
  Lady Viola   Fishing Vessel 128 68 1979 Later Salty Dog, now Charms I
270F 604760 Odin E J Partnership Fishing Vessel 128 68 1979 Active
271F 617969 Mariner   Fishing Vessel 127 68 1979 Inactive
272F Amerger I Casamance A Fishing Vessel 110 68 1979 Active
273F 608197 Taylour Day   Fishing Vessel 141 68 1979 Now Galapagos Queen
274F     Fishing Vessel   68 1979  
  606060 Malolo E J & E Partnership Fishing Vessel 126 68 1979 Active
275F 606807 Brigadoon Stanley R Fishing Vessel 141 68 1979 Active
276F 605147 Haida Pacific Winds Fishing Vessel 141 68 1979 Active
277F 608668 Petite One CKM Fishing Vessel 141 68 1979 Now Alaskan Harvest
278F     Fishing Vessel   68 1979  
279F 605337 Lady Lee   Fishing Vessel 127 68 1979 Later X. L., now A-1
280F 610487 Mark J   Fishing Vessel 126 68 1979 Later Capt. Bernard, now Miss Amy J
281F 610488 Mike H   Fishing Vessel 126 68 1979 Later Capt. A.C., now Baby Girl
282F 612022 Mr Rufus   Fishing Vessel 123 68 1979 Active
283F 614967 Miss Vickie Lynn   Fishing Vessel 132 68 1979 Later Capt. Lyman, now Dana Brook
284F 613346 Gulf King 79 McHenry ML Fishing Vessel 130 68 1979 Active
285F 613347 Gulf King 80 McHenry ML Fishing Vessel 130 68 1979 Later Aqua-Con, Tar Heel
286F 615434 Traci-C Buckmaster CL Fishing Vessel 141 68 1979 Now Windham Bay
287F 615435 Shawna C   Fishing Vessel 141 68 1979 Now Nicky Lou
288F 615677 Trans-Gulf XI   Fishing Vessel 92 68 1979 Active (Mexico)
289F China Bei Hai 5021 Beihai United Fisheries Fishing Vessel 131 68 1979 Active
290F China Bei Hai 5022 Beihai United Fisheries Fishing Vessel 131 68 1979 Active
291F China Bei Hai 5020 Beihai United Fisheries Fishing Vessel 131 68 1979 Active
292F     Fishing Vessel        
293F Amerger II Casamance A Fishing Vessel 110 68 1980 Active
294F Amerger III Casamance A Fishing Vessel 110 68 1980 Active
295F 617265 Tornado Canaveral Fleet Fishing Vessel 131 68 1980 Active (Mexico)
  617266 Stormy Weather Sahlman Shrimp Fishing Vessel 127 68 1980 Later Ginny Alejandro, now Captain Pito
296F 617968 Calm Seas Norman/Mcnab-Tatum Fishing Vessel 127 68 1980 Active
297F Gulf Tide   Fishing Vessel 128 68 1980 Now Cancun Bay II
298F     Fishing Vessel        
  619949 Backman Enterprise Backman's Seafood Fishing Vessel 131 68 1980 Active
299F     Fishing Vessel        
300F 623752 Miss Bee Gee   Fishing Vessel 131 68 1980 Active
301F     Fishing Vessel        
302F     Fishing Vessel        
303F 626766 Desco Mariner   Fishing Vessel 138 68 1980 Later Jamie Leigh, now Two Megs
  Miss Caribbean   Fishing Vessel 127 68 1980 Active
  Alejandro I   Fishing Vessel 188 68 1981 Now Jacmel
  Lady Anne Inter Continental Fishing Fishing Vessel 129 68 1981 Active
Jeanette   Fishing Vessel 148 68 1982 Now Miss Emelina
314F Colombia Iluminada Vikingos de Colombia Fishing Vessel 165 75 1982 Active
315F Colombia Capurgana Vikingos de Colombia Fishing Vessel 165 75 1982 Active
316F Colombia Cristo Rey Vikingos de Colombia Fishing Vessel 165 75 1982 Active
317F Colombia Islote Vikingos de Colombia Fishing Vessel 165 75 1982 Active
318F Colombia Portete Vikingos de Colombia Fishing Vessel 165 75 1982 Active
319F Colombia San Juan Vikingos de Colombia Fishing Vessel 165 75 1982 Active
320F Colombia Tolu Vikingos de Colombia Fishing Vessel 165 75 1982 Active
321F Colombia Tigua Vikingos de Colombia Fishing Vessel 165 75 1982 Active
322F Colombia Castillette Vikingos de Colombia Fishing Vessel 165 75 1982 Now Capt  Trey (ON 1022399)
323F 647557 Trans-Gulf XII Deep Trawl Fishing Vessel 130 68 1982 Active (Mexico)
324F 648460 Gulf King 17 Gulf King 17 Inc Fishing Vessel 130 68 1982 Active
325F 648461 Gulf King 18 Gulf King 18 Inc Fishing Vessel 130 68 1982 Inactive
326F 648828 Trans-Gulf XIV Enterprise Shrimp Fishing Vessel