Nashville Bridge, Nashville TN (Boats)

(later Trinity Industries, Nashville)

Most recent update: July 15, 2012.


Nashville Bridge Company, (NABRICO), was originally a bridge builder, founded in the 1890s.  It was converted to shipbuilding in 1915 and, by the 1960s, it was said to be the world's largest builder of inland barges.  George Steinbrenner bought it in 1969 and added a second yard in Ashland City in 1977: he sold the company to Trinity Marine Group in 1995.  Trinity closed the Nashville yard in 1996, when the City of Nashville decided that the downtown shipyard property would be more valuable to the community as a stadium.  This table, which is still far from complete, lists its record of construction of self-propelled vessels: click here to go to the table that lists its construction of barges.  Thanks to Ingo Steller for his contribution to this table.

Hull # Original Name Original Owner Type GT Delivery Disposition
  Turnbull Southern Coal, Coke & Mining Towboat    1921  
  Geo. Prince     256 1922  
  J. N. Pharr     166 1923  
  B. A. Boyle Pharr Towboat    1923  
  Catherine D Alpha Portland Cement Towboat  68 1923 Now Lady Lois
  Elizabeth H Bartley Marine Inc Towboat 189 1923  
  Harvey T. L. Herbert & Sons Towboat    1923 Later C. T. Jones
  Burnett Corps of Engineers Towboat    1926 Later Union
  Kings Landing Kosmos Towing Towboat    1926  
  Edward N. Bisso     213 1925  
  North Star     153 1925  
  Nashville B Nashville Bridge Company Towboat  236 1926 Later Chickasaw
  Wild Goose Kenova Coal Terminal Towboat    1926  
  Gov Jacques P Villere Galveston Bay Trading Co Inc Passenger 390 1929 Active
  Kenton Kosmos Towing Towboat    1929 Later Shamrock
  Kormorant Kosmos Towing Towboat    1929 Later Cayuga
  Sunco-A4 Standard Unit Navigation Towboat  104 1929 Later City of Catlettsburg
  Leo B. Bisso     257 1929  
  W. W. Fischer     240 1929  
  Joe Cook     163 1930  
  Duplex     700 1930  
  Ace John Archbold Coal Co. Towboat    1930  
  Mary Woods No. 2     149 1931  
  Little Rock Big Rock Stone & Material Towboat    1932  
  Bob Gresham Hougland Barge Line Towboat  173 1933 Later Jenny Z
  Henderson Corps of Engineers Towboat    1933 Later Kelly
  Joe Belk SanGravl Co. Towboat    1933  
  Joe Wheeler Tennessee Valley Auth. Towboat    1934  
  Breckenridge Corps of Engineers Towboat    1936 Later Patty
  Dorothy Cumberland River Sand & Gravel Towboat    1936 Later Kathy K
  Kinzua Corps of Engineers Towboat 20 1936 Later Cherokee II, now Kinzua
  Pat Yager Yager Materials Llc Towboat 73 1936 Active
  Dixie Broadway Industrial Park Inc Passenger 80 1937 Inactive
  Jos. Chotin Chotin Transportation Towboat    1937 Later Ole Miss
  Knox Kosmos Towing Towboat    1937  
  White Castle Inter-Bay Towing Co Towboat 76 1937 Inactive
  Dorothy H Hougland Barge Line Towboat    1938 Later Warren Hougland
  Gibson Barker Barge Line Towboat    1938  
  Jerry Cumberland River Sand & Gravel Towboat    1938  
  Bull Calf Canal Barge Company Towboat    1939  
  Keeneland Kosmos Towing Towboat    1939 Later George Stevens
  Gladys Simpson Simpson Oil Towboat    1940 Later Arrow
  Jackson III Cooper Marine & Timberlands Towboat 264 1940 Active
  James H Hougland Barge Line Towboat    1940 Later Edward C. Mays
  Norris Arrow Transportation Towboat    1940 Later April Laura
  Virginia Cumberland River Sand & Gravel Towboat    1940  
  Blue Seal Illinois Farm Supply Towboat    1941  
  Dan Quinn Patton-Tully Towboat    1941  
  Irene Chotin Chotin Transportation Towboat  331 1941 Later Nebraska City
  Walter G. Hougland Hougland Barge Line Towboat    1941 Later Arkansas
  Fidelity (AM 96) US Navy Minesweeper 1,250 9-Sep-42 Reclassified 1944 as PC 1600, sold 1948
  Fierce (AM 97) US Navy Minesweeper 1,250 10-Dec-42 Reclassified 1944 as PC 1601, sold 1948 as Seaborn II
  PC 620 US Navy Sub Chaser 463 8-Jan-43 Named Bethany 1956, scrapped 1957
  PC 621 US Navy Sub Chaser 463 4-Dec-42 To Free French 1944 as Fantassin (W 93), struck 1961
  PC 622 US Navy Sub Chaser 463 9-Mar-43 To Greece 1944 as Vasileos Georgios II (P 17), scrapped 1963
  PC 623 US Navy Sub Chaser 463 10-Apr-43 Sold 1946
  PC 1241 US Navy Sub Chaser 463 28-May-43 To the Philippines 1948 as Nueva Ecija (PS 25)
  PC 1242 US Navy Sub Chaser 463 12-Jul-43 Named Port Clinton 1956, sold 1959
  PC 1243 US Navy Sub Chaser 463 12-Sep-43 Sold 1947 as Gosse, Mar Jan 1959
  PC 1244 US Navy Sub Chaser 463 5-Oct-43 Named Martinez 1956, scrapped 1961
  PC 1245 US Navy Sub Chaser 463 30-Oct-43 Sold 1947
  PC 1246 US Navy Sub Chaser 463 29-Nov-43 Named Canandaigua 1956, scrapped 1957
  PC 1247 US Navy Sub Chaser 463 20-Dec-43 To Taiwan 1948 as To Kiang (PC 104), struck 1964
  PC 1248 US Navy Sub Chaser 463 18-Jan-44 To Free French 1944 as Sabre (W 11), scrapped 1960
  PC 1249 US Navy Sub Chaser 463 9-Feb-44 To Free French 1944 as Pique (W 13), scrapped 1959
  PC 1250 US Navy Sub Chaser 463 9-Mar-44 To Free French 1944 as Cimeterre (W 12), scrapped 1963
  Kenwood Kosmos Towing Towboat  170 1942 Later Brenda Jones, Ira Vaughn
  Emory T Clark's Super Gas Co. Towboat    1943 Later Zeus
  Harry Simpson jr. Simpson Oil Towboat    1943  
  Codrington Canal Barge Company Towboat    1945  
  Covington Liz Miller Investments Llc Towboat 182 1946 Active
  Elisha Woods Charles C. Smith Co. Towboat    1946  
753 Frances M. Hougland Hougland Barge Line Towboat  363 1947 Now Rachelle Marie
  E. B. Ingram Ingram Barge Co. Towboat    1947 Later Trinton Brute
  Kenton Kosmos Towing Towboat    1947  
  Lin Smith Charles C. Smith Co. Towboat  598 1947 Later Cincinnati
  Alex Smith Charles C. Smith Co. Towboat  259 1948 Now Kathleen Nicole
  Horseshoe Canal Barge Towboat  91 1948 Now Agnes B
  Scott Chotin Chotin Transportation Towboat    1948 To Venezuela
898 Caterpillar Nashville Bridge Co Towboat  96 1949 Now Observer (Passenger)
  Bayou La Rose Bayou Fleet Inc Towboat 321 1949 Inactive
  Cherrystone River Co. New Orleans Towboat    1949 Later Peggy Downey, now Anna C
  Harry Dyer J. & S., Inc. Towboat    1949 Burnt
  Jo Renee Western Rivers Assets Llc Towboat 316 1949 Active
  Laguna Paraland Oil Towboat    1949 Later HEC III
  Nelson M. Broadfoot  Ingram Barge Towboat  252 1949 Active
  Peck Cranston   Tug 148 1949 Now Proassist II
  Susan Hougland Hougland Barge Line Towboat    1949  
  Alice Ingram Ingram Barge Co. Towboat    1950 Later Annette Jones
  Patsy Chotin Chotin Transportation Towboat    1950 To Venezuela
  Trig Lind Lind Marine Inc Towboat 122 1950 Active
1000 Arthur J. Dyer Ingram Barge Co. Towboat  307 1951  
  Bull Durham Bull Towing Towboat    1951  
  Bush Herbert T. L. Herbert & Sons Towboat  157 1951 Now Ergonot
  Hortense B. Ingram  Ingram Barge Co. Towboat  307 1951 Now Thrifty Nickel
  Winchester Jordon River Line Towboat    1951 Now Julie J
969 Harriet M Bargco, Houston Towboat  307 1952  
969 Mr. Wendell   Tug 307 1952 Scrapped
  Chippewa Genesee Transportation Towboat  307 1952 Now Sarah B
  City of Sistersville Red Star Towing Inc Passenger 71 1952 Now Madisonville
1057 M V Luxora Quality Marine Services Inc Towboat 38 1953 Active
  Joe Curtis Tennessee Towing Towboat  58 1953 Now McKenna Marie
  Jos Chotin Chotin Transportation Towboat  369 1953 Now Cynthia
  Mama Lere Eagle Marine Towing Inc Towboat 369 1953 Inactive
  Allen Carman   SanGravl Co. Towboat    1954 Now John Maurer
  Hill City ex STI-2195 Hill City Towboat    1954  
1112 Baby Lere Nashville Coal Towboat  613 1955 Now Red Griffin
  Baby Lere Nashville Coal Towboat  613 1955 Now Laura Tamble
  Capt Wes Gossett Excell Marine Corporation Towboat 252 1955 Active
  Caroline Central Marine / Canal Bge Towboat    1955 Now Katherine Berry
  Eleanor Crounse Corp. Towboat  215 1955 Now John A. Yager
  Barbara Crounse Corp. Towboat  215 1956 Now R. J. Lauder
  Eleanor Gordon Mid-America Tptn. Towboat  626 1956 Now Addi Belle
  J. B. Chauvin Berwick Bay (Chotin) Towboat    1956  
  Jincy Crounse Corp. Towboat  215 1956 Now Walter B
  Lotta Bull Bull Towing Towboat    1956 Now Miss Donlee
  Toltec Chemical Barge Line Towboat    1956 Now Jana Southern
1249 Iron City Iron City Sand & Gravel Towboat    1957 Now Ike Carter, Jr.
1269 Lady Rose-Mary Inland Oil & Transport Towboat  370 1957 Now Secretariat
  Lola H The Barrett Line Towboat    1957 Now Miss Louise
  Mark Eastin River & Gulf Transfer Towboat    1957 Now Kevin Michael
  Patricia Rg Marine Transport Inc Towboat 215 1957 Active
1403 Blair Wilson Fifth Third Bank Towboat 51 1959 Active
  Harry A Ingram Materials Towboat  50 1959 Now Bud Mac
  Hazel Crounse Corp. Towboat  215 1959 Now Cheryl Ann
  Jayne Hougland Hougland Barge Line Towboat    1960 Now R. G. Mayes
1493 Esso Pennsylvania Humble Oil Towboat  800 1962 Now Cindy L. Erickson
1494 Esso West Virginia Humble Oil Towboat  800 1962 Now Titletown U. S. A.
  Annabel Green River Towing Towboat    1962 Now Tristan B
  James F. Hunter Herbert Towboat    1962  
1600 Harry J Brock Aep River Operations Llc Towboat 458 1963 Active
1600 Lady Kimberly  Inland Oil & Transport Towboat  458 1963 Now M. K. McNally
  Nancy B Green River Towing Towboat    1963  
1664 Billy Joe Boling Aep River Operations Llc Towboat 458 1964 Now Darrell L
  Ann King Mid-America Tptn. Towboat  879 1964 Now Martha Mac
  Nell Madison Coal And Supply Towboat 116 1964 Active
1660 Julia Woods Mid-South Towing Towboat  879 1965 Now Donna Griffin
1735 Lady Gloria Inland Oil & Transport Towboat  463 1965 Now Harley Hall
  Bun Chotin Chotin Transportation Towboat  237 1965 Now Isaiah Chibb
  Jenny S U.S. United Barge Line, Llc Towboat 879 1965 Now Sally Bromfield
  Pat Chotin Chotin Transportation Towboat  886 1965 Now David G. Sehrt
1798 Martha Lynn Mid-South Towing Towboat  879 1966 Active
1839 John S. Herbert T. S. Herbert & Sons Towboat  277 1966 Now Amanda M
  Harriet Ann   Upper Mississippi Towing Towboat    1966 Now Marty Baskerville
  Maba Kelce Power Transportation Towboat    1966 Now Jenny S
  Mary Alice Baker  Crounse Corp. Towboat    1966 Active
1875 Kevin S. Candies Otto Candies  Tug 192 1967 Sank 2000
1906 Mobil Trader Mobil Shipping Tanker 790 1967 Now Maha I
  Olinda Chotin Chotin Transportation Towboat  703 1967 Now Jerry Jones
  RVC 102 Ccs 7525, Llc Tank Ship 1,014 1967 Active
1947 Hercules 20 The Offshore Drilling Company Jackup 1,234 1968 Active
  Lady Linda   Inland Oil & Transport Towboat  539 1968 Now Louise S
  Lady Patricia Inland Oil & Transport Towboat  539 1968 Now C. J. Queenan
  Marilyn M II B & M Towing Towboat    1968  
  Marine Marine Transport Co. Towboat  338 1969 Now Gayolyn Ann Griffin
2000 Bruce Brown Ingram Barge Co. Towboat  546 1970 Now A. Steve Crowley
  John M. Rivers Ingram Barge Co. Towboat  546 1970 Now Mark E. Stevens
2050 Bill Gee Ingram Barge Co. Towboat  349 1971 Now Leon Johnson
  Louis Frank Marine Transport Co. Towboat  459 1971 Now Tony Lippman
2100 Eleanor Gordon Mid-South Towing Towboat  1,178 1972 Active
2239 Luke Burton Canal Barge Company Towboat  459 1973 Active
  Lydia E. Campbell Canal Barge Company Inc Towboat 459 1973 Active
  Ray A. Eckstein Wisconsin Barge Line Towboat  1,165 1973 Now Crimson Duke
  Vince Tranchita Wisconsin Barge Line Towboat  1,166 1974 Now Crimson Gem
2266 Lady Mignon Inland Oil & Transport Towboat  546 1974 Now Susannah Griffin
2350 Ludwig Candies Otto Candies Tug 127 1974  
  Mary Rose Marine Transport Co. Towboat  485 1975 Now Midland Star
2298 Rita Candies Otto Candies Tug 296 1976 Now Kings River
  James E. Snyder Wisconsin Barge Line Towboat  1,415 1976 Now American Pillar
  Jim Bernhardt Wisconsin Barge Line Towboat  1,315 1976 Now American Heritage
2480 Miss Kae-D American Commercial Lines Llc Towboat 1,415 1977 Now Jeffrey G. Stover
2483 Sam M. Fleming Ingram Barge Co. Towboat  474 1976 Now Marge McFarlin
2485 William F. Earthman Ingram Barge Co. Towboat  474 1977 Now Sam M. Fleming
2486 Otto Candies Otto Candies Tug 191 1977 Now Crosby Venture
  Andrew Benedict Ingram Barge Company Towboat 474 1977 Inactive
2852 Hortense B. Ingram Ingram Barge Company Towboat 800 1977 Active
2853 Eileen Bigelow Ingram Barge Company Towboat 800 1977 Active
2854 Alice I. Hooker Ingram Barge Company Towboat 800 1978 Active
2855 Patricia I Hart Ingram Barge Company Towboat 1,301 1978 Active
4144 Kinsman Hawk Bay Transportation Tug 525 1995 Transferred to Halter Lockport
4167 Kinsman Condor Bay Transportation Tug 525 1995 Transferred to Halter Lockport
4168 Kinsman Eagle Bay Transportation Tug 525 1995 Transferred to Halter Lockport