Marine Welding & Repair Works, Greenville MS

Greenville Manufacturing & Machine Works, Greenville MS

Mainstream Shipyard & Supply, Greenville MS

Most recent update: June 7, 2014.


Marine Welding & Repair Works Inc., was founded in 1947 by brothers Bill and Bilbo Williamson.  In 1959, they were joined by Joe Williams and the same year acquired Greenville Manufacturing & Machine Works.  Later Williams bought out the Williamsons and changed the name to Mainstream Shipyards and Supply Inc.  The yard closed in 1990, when Williams retired.  If anyone can tell me where this yard was, or add to the table below, please e-mail me at timcolton@aol.com

Hull # O.N. Name Owner Type GT Built Disposition
Built by Greenville Manufacturing & Machine Works
  232526 America Great Lakes Dredge Dredge 539 1933 Active
  251674 Marisa D   Towboat 47 1947 Now Mr G
3758 262072 Pat II Smith Towing Passenger 17 1951 NLD 2007
  277551 C. B. Southern Southern Towing Towboat 292 1958 Now Ms Audrey Dean
  284077 Eddie Waxler   Waxler Towing Towboat  278 1961 Scrapped 2013
  291564 Randy L   Towboat 60 1963 Later Misty Dawn, Suzy Q, now Howard P
  291565 Barbara Kay  LLM Towing  Towboat 78 1963 Later William Kimble, now White Rock
  291620 Jayhawk    Williams Marine Ent. Towboat  55 1963 Active
  297854 Alice Parker Parker Towing Towboat  263 1965 Later Brenda Sue, retired 2004
  299835 Raven Williams Marine Ent. Towboat  76 1965 Now Elizabeth R
6640 502672 Jim Southern Southern Towing Towboat 380 1966 Now Bobby Jones
  511120 James L. Williams Southern Towing Towboat 380 1967 Now Larry Tilley
  513063 Vickie Ann Greenville Mfg  Towboat  84 1968 Later W R Warner, Donna Marie, now Midwest III
6847 514269 Katy Riley Southern Towing Towboat  171 1968 Now Colorado
Built by Marine Welding & Repair Works Inc
  538929 B 6 Greenville Gravel Barge 261 1950 Active
  261881 Kyle T Witco Towboat  55 1951 Later C L Wolfe, Spring Valley, Deborah Ann, NLD
  264241 Ann Lee Marine Welding Towboat 62 1952 Later Commercial, NLD
  270809 Ben McCool Greenville Towing Towboat  294 1955 Later Jean Pierre Cenac, Jean Pierre, NLD
5 273340 Wm. S. Lyon Superior Towing Co Towboat 337 1957 Later Denis Brown, Moonlight, Tracy E Jones, inactive (Paraguay)
  275615 Wm. H. Craig Carroll Towing Towboat  298 1957 Later Sioux, now Natalie Alexander
  276621 B-4 Greenville Gravel Barge 280 1958 NLD
  277408 B-5 Greenville Gravel Barge 259 1958 NLD
  277706 CF11 Hartley Marine Tank Barge 154 1958 Active
  277707 City of Memphis Memphis Mid-Stream Towboat  43 1958 Later Eagle Oiler, now Roy H
  277214 Mark D   Towboat 58 1958 Later Jennifer Lind, Jeff Davis, now Sans Bois
  597824 Barge 3 Meadows & Meadows Barge 276 1959 NLD
  279030 Dorothy I. Southern Southern Towing Towboat  343 1959 Now Dennis Collins
  283125 Ellen Blackhawk Fleet Towboat 50 1960 NLD
  284621 Don Alberto American Tugs Inc Towboat  145 1960 Active
  282986 Gilda McCool Gilder McCool Towboat  420 1960 Later Julie Ann, Constance M Igert, Cindy L Erickson, Pat Dicciani, now Robert Ingle
  280525 Jag KGW Towing Towboat  296 1961 Now Miss Dixie
  289919 Kathy Marine Welding Towboat  71 1961 Later Miss Rosalind, NLD
  289954 Robbie J   Jeffrey Sand Towboat  12 1962 NLD
24 290154 Betty Sue   Carter Construction Towboat  53 1962 Active
  291564 Barbara Lee KWK Towing Towboat  60 1963 Later Randy L, Misty Dawn, Suzy Q, Howard P, NLD
  293051 May Ellen Warfield Towing Towboat  60 1963 Later Ann Hayes, now The American
  290718 Rock Bluff   SCNO Barge Lines Towboat  272 1963 Active
  293720 Bobby M Economy Boat Store Towboat  59 1964 Later Ms Paula, NLD
  501262 Laura Elizabeth   Southern Towing Towboat  380 1965 Active
  506453 Baxter Southern   Southern Towing Towboat  380 1966 Active
  509913 William H Craig Carroll Towing Towboat  515 1967 Later Creole Belle, now Capitan Rey II (Argentina)
  512141 Charles Southern   Southern Towing Towboat  380 1968 Active
  518074 Tri-W Tri-W Towing Towboat 719 1969 Later Robin Mott, Southern King, now Tendota (Paraguay)
    Ark City Greenville Fuel Svce. Towboat  51 1969 Now Mustang
  523490 Karen Greenville Towing Towboat  322 1969 Now  W. W. Crum
  524641 Mary C. Thompson Warfield Towing Towboat  189 1970 Later Union City Texas, Gregory P Frazier, Pat Pickett, NLD
    Saint Paul     Towboat    1970  
  531541 Gremco Gremco Towing Towboat 553 1971 Later Northern King, Dick Harbison, Lady M
53  543008 Melinda B Greenville Tptn. Towboat  514 1972 Now Kansas City
Built by Mainstream Shipyards and Supply Inc
56 553844 Frank H. Peavey Greenville Towing Towboat  582 1974 Later Shelly Mott, Sno Sheen, Greenville, now Thelma Parker II
57 558551 Beverly Ann   Alter Barge Line Towboat  681 1974 Later Lillie Gail, now Joshua David Esper
58 562377 Edwin L. Kennedy  Ingram Barge Towboat  413 1975 Active
59 565395 Martha Denton   Ingram Barge Towboat  424 1975 Active
60 568268 Sandy Southern Southern Towing Towboat  390 1975 Now Cheryl Stegbauer
61 574683 Clarence G. Frame  Ingram Barge Towboat  539 1976 Active
62 578276 Alvin C. Johnson  Ingram Barge Towboat  539 1976 Active
63 579809 Jo Anne Stegbauer  Southern Towing Towboat  358 1977 Active
64 599138 Carrie Elizabeth   Jefferson Barracks Mar. Towboat  164 1978 Active
  607017 Lorna Hackworth HAM Tug & Fleeting Towboat  61 1979 Now Buster White
67 624694 Tim Parker   Parker Towing Towboat  234 1980 Active
70 651976 GS 982 Ergon Marine Tank Barge 309 1982 Active
71 647139 Wendy Ann   Jefferson Barracks Mar. Towboat  136 1982 Active