Humphreys Railways, Weems VA

(Formerly Rappahannock Marine Railway, now AMPRO Shipyard)

Most recent update: January 23, 2011.


This yard has existed primarily for repairs of menhaden boats but several large vessels have been built there.  It was first incorporated as Rappahannock Marine Railway Co. in 1905 by George P. Squires.  H. R. Humphreys bought into the company in 1912 then in 1917 it was reorganized as Humphreys Marine Railways and Lumber Corporation, better known as Humphreys Railways.  It became AMPRO Shipyard, Inc. in 1988.

Hull # O.N. Original Name Original Owner Type GT Feet Built Disposition
Built by Rappahannock Marine Railway Co.
 ? 206307 Thomas F. Jubb Thomas B. Hallock Freighter 63 66 1909  
  210772 John T. Donohue George D. Wever Tug 179 104 1912 Later Henrico
  209747 Margaret Bellows & Squires Co. Fishing Vessel 273 128 1912 SP-328 in WWI, returned to owner
Built by Humphreys Marine Railways and Lumber Corp.
  216580 Lancaster  Bellows & Squires Co. Fishing Vessel 141 109 1918 Abandoned at Reedville, VA
  216581 Martin Bellows & Squires Co. Fishing Vessel 141 109 1918 Burned near Milford, DE
  216582 Richmond Bellows & Squires Co. Fishing Vessel 141 109 1918 Abandoned in Louisiana
  216583 Swanson Bellows & Squires Co. Fishing Vessel 141 109 1918 Abandoned in Louisiana
  218334 H. R. Humphreys Bellows & Squires Co. Fishing Vessel 219 112 1919 WYP-325 in WWII, returned to owner, reef at Ocean City
  221094 Westmoreland Potomac Ferry & Trans. Ferry 114 100 1921 Burned at McGuires Wharf, VA Oct. 6, 1926
  222067 Little Joe Bellows & Squires Co. Fishing Vessel 250 134 1922 WYP-356 in WWII, returned to owner, reef at Ocean City
  223556 Annie Dow Bellows & Squires Co. Fishing Vessel 247 134 1924 WYP-353 in WWII,  abandoned at sea 1943
  235219 Aspen Carl A. Aspenberg Fishing Vessel 116 102 1936 Later Wyoming, reefed off Cape May 1991
  239673 Raymond Humphreys Raymond Humphreys Fishing Vessel 183 122 1940  
  240806 Massaponax Massaponax S. & G. Tug 48 60 1941  
 ? 256246 S. W. Philips Philip Hinson Fishing Vessel 10 44 1948  
 ? 272561 Miss Linda B. H. Lee Fishing Vessel 5 35 1956  
 ? 272628 Miss Judy Woodrow M. Angevine Fishing Vessel 5 34 1956  
 ? 272655 Caroline 2nd Howard Conklin Passenger 9 36 1956  
 ? 278835 Little Glen Joseph B. Ritchie Fishing Vessel 6 34 1958  
 ? 279592 STAPCO Standard Products Co. Fishing Vessel 48 62 1959 Later Bait Boat
 ? 280146 Miss Josephine William L. DuVal Fishing Vessel 6 36 1959  
 ? 281403 Gerald Yvonne Luther L. Carter Fishing Vessel 6 35 1960 Later Toria Dee
Built by AMPRO Shipyard, Inc.

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1022058 Matthew Hayes Polak Steamboat, Inc. Passenger 64 65 1994 Active