Diamond Manufacturing, Savannah GA

Most recent update: May 12, 2016.


The Diamond Manufacturing Company, Inc., was set up in 1954 by Bernard F. Diamond, who also owned B. F. Diamond Construction: it closed in 1988.  The yard was located just upstream of downtown Savannah, where the port's facilities are today.  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 Ship Type GT Delivery Disposition
Tugs
  268716 Admiral Charlie Diamond Construction Tug 38 1954 Reefed 2004 off Atlantic Beach NC
37 269235 Dover American Dredging Tug 19 1955 Later yacht Calico, NLD
  269236 Capt. King Diamond Construction Tug 39 1955 Later Jessie Lee, NLD
  269756 Willie Mays Diamond Construction Tug 19 1955 NLD
  269757 Capt. Burt Diamond Construction Tug 39 1955 Later Richard Merritt, NLD
  270311 Capt. Roy Diamond Construction Tug 39 1955 NLD
  270607 Johnnie B Diamond Construction Tug 20 1955 NLD
  270711 Geo. Bonney Diamond Construction Tug 20 1955 NLD
  271301 Capt. De Young Diamond Construction Tug 39 1956 Later Capt. Bill, Caitlin Rose, NLD
  279709 Frank Jackson Diamond Mfg. Tug 96 1959 Later Grays Point, Faith, NLD
  282134 Capt. Lightsey Diamond Mfg. Tug 96 1960 NLD
201 na John F. Wallace Panama Canal Tug 230 Oct-60 Later Escort Provider, Maria I, now Tony I
202 na John F. Stevens Panama Canal Tug 230 1961 Later Estella, at Morgan City Rig Museum 2001, sold 2003
203 na George W. Goethals Panama Canal Tug 230 1961 Later Cristobal I, Nelson E, now Northern Tugger (Canada)
209 903816 Anne B Mobro Marine Tug 114 1961 Active
210 903817 Capt Newman Marine Const. . Tug 114 1961 Later Capt Darcy, Diane M, now Cheetah
213 288578 Jean Turecamo Turecamo Towing Tug 224 1962 Now Puma
  292996 Capt. Jim Diamond Mfg. Tug 69 1963 NLD
247 299319 Marion Moran Moran Towing Tug 296 1965 Later Cape Henry 1970, now Helen Moran 1976
250 500066 Capt. Jan Porel   Tug 195 Jul-65 Now Turecamo Girls
254 501564 Cathleen E. Moran Moran Towing Tug 296 Nov-65 Active
266 517259 Capt. Brown   Tug 179 Jan-69 Now Kathleen Turecamo
311 523746 Capt. Tom Salt Pond MR Tug 64 1969 Later Victoria Rose Hunt, now Manhasset Bay
325 524874 Hauler II Biblia Inc. Pushboat 12 1970 Active
  546747 Nathan C Frank L. Jordan Corp. Tug 45 1973 Now Connie Ann
  546748 Captain Muller Holt Marine Tug 45 1973 Later Ponce Inlet, now Miss Michelle
    New Smyrna Inlet   Tug 45 1973 Active
404A 555709 Capt. Joe Stewart Biblia Inc.  Tug 55 1975 Later Capt Pat Costanzo, Capt L E, now Samson
404B 563269 Capt. Leary Biblia Inc. Tug 55 1975 Later Josiah Stephen, now Ranger
469 603677 Titan Intracoastal Towing Tug 172 Dec-79 Active
470 606343 Laura Haden Bay Houston Towing Tug 172 1979 NLD
471 612547 Denia Suderman & Young Tug 172 Nov-79 Now James McAllister
472 617115 Barbara H. Neuhaus Bay-Houston Towing Tug 172 Feb-80 Now Kathryne B. McAllister
473 620584 Mark K Bay-Houston Towing Tug 172 May-80 Active
478 636207 Belcher Port Everglades Belcher Towing Tug 282 Mar-81 Later Coastal Port Everglades, Unbelievable, Mighty Deliverer, Blue Whale 110, Ocean Pearl, sank 2009
479 645325 Belcher Tampa Belcher Towing Tug 282 1981 Sank 1983
  647079 Scuffy Mobro Marine Tug 24 1981 Active
488 1045967 JBC Star Johnson Bros. Pushboat 8 1981 Active
489 647080 Bridgebuilder 21 Hughes Bros. Pushboat 12 1981 Later Barbara Ann, NLD
491 647685 Bridgebuilder 20 Hughes Bros. Pushboat 12 1981 NLD
  691318 Bulldog The Industrial Pushboat 14 1983 Active
Barges
16 286838 16-9050 Diamond Construction Freight Barge 304 1954  
20 270954 20-8040 Diamond Construction Freight Barge 196 1955 Abandoned 1964
38 292997 38-9046 Diamond Construction Freight Barge 222 1954  
  272074 Raymond Demere Chatham Towing Freight Barge 621 1956 Active?
41 273341 41-9830 Diamond Construction Freight Barge 199 1956  
  274557 Cayuga Gulf Oil Tank Barge 781 1957  
48 275203 48-15040 Diamond Construction Freight Barge 474 1957  
49 275202 49-12034 Diamond Construction Dredge Scow 423 1957  
50 275201 50-12034 Diamond Construction Dredge Scow 423 1957  
51 275200 51-13634 Diamond Construction Dredge Scow 485 1957  
M261 502305 Edgar O. Sikes Chatham Towing Tank Barge 718 1966 Active
  511101 83-15040 Diamond Construction Freight Barge 607 1967 Later Jax OO
  511425 86-12034 Diamond Construction Freight Barge 273 1967 Later SEI 20
M299 514095 90-16040 Diamond Construction Freight Barge 473 1968 Later Weeks 269
  523543 93-12034 Diamond Construction Freight Barge 284 1969  
  525466 94-12034 Diamond Construction Freight Barge 284 1970  
  525467 95-12034 Diamond Construction Freight Barge 284 1970  
3091 1081889 Barge Big Red Gimrock Construction Barge 362 1969 NLD
M337 529265 SMS 1   Crane Barge 468 1970 Later Haig Point Lifter, now DB 143
426  na U.S. TVA 337500 U.S. TVA Deck Barge 664 1975 Later U.S. TVA 82850, NLD
    YC 1517 U.S. Navy Lighter 110 1977 Sold 1996
    YC 1518 U.S. Navy Lighter 110 1977 Sold 1996
    YC 1519 U.S. Navy Lighter 110 1977 Now YFNX 40
    YC 1520 U.S. Navy Lighter 110 1977 Sold 1996
    YC 1521 U.S. Navy Lighter 110 1977 Sold 1996
    YC 1522 U.S. Navy Lighter 110 1977 Sold 1996