Parker Bros. Shipyard, Houston TX

Most recent update: March 24, 2016.


The Parker family were early settlers who owned significant farmland in southeast Houston before it became industrialized.  They gradually developed the land along Industrial Road and one activity was the Parker Bros. shipyard on Greens Bayou.  The yard was located next to the Platzer yard, which used Parker's slips after it closed in 1980 and later bought most of the yard.  See the site, which was at 13600 Industrial Road, from the air on Googlr here.  If anyone can fill any of the gaps in the table below, please e-mail timcolton@aol.com

Hull # O.N. Original Name Original Owner Type Ft. Built Disposition
1 Iliff Tug 60 1943 NLD
2 Clarence H. Brown Weisinger, Brown Tug 75 1944 Scrapped
3 Douglass Haden W. D. Haden Co. Tug 45 1946 NLD
4 Dauntless Towboat 100 1946 NLD
5 249843 John B Coastal Construction Tug 48 1946 NLD
6 250698 Dixie C. J. Dick Towing Towboat 100 1946 Later Thor, Alma S, now Alma-S (Guatemala)
7 251292 Marilyn M Bargco Inc. Tug 75 1946 NLD
8 251499 Susan Lynn Matagorda Shell Tug 48 1947 NLD
9 252069 Buddie McDow W. D. Haden Co. Tug 48 1947 NLD
10 253784 Chas R. Moore Coastal Construction Tug 48 1947 Now Harbor II
11 253874 Allan W Matagorda Shell Tug 48 1947 NLD
12 261329 Vivian Parker Texas Barge Line Towboat 130 1951 Later C. R. Clements, Ms Jan, River Beaver, Russell P. Painter Jr., now Holy Angel
13 Norsworthy Towboat 130 1951 NLD
14 Charles T. Parker Towboat 130 1952 NLD
15 Sounding Barge No. 1 Shell Survey Association Barge 45 1952 NLD
16 266645 Sounding Barge No. 2 Shell Survey Association Barge 45 1952 NLD
17 265284 Jim F. Newell Lake Charles Dredging Towboat 75 1953 NLD
18 265814 Sioux City SCNO Barge Lines Towboat 140 1953 Later Alliance Baron, As``hley M. Robinson, NLD
19 266505 Omaha SCNO Barge Lines Towboat 140 1953 Active
20 269364 Kansas City SCNO Barge Lines Towboat 140 1955 Later Mr Clyde Dunlap, Sherry K Mays, now River Otter
21 270648 Charles C. Hightower Lake Charles Dredging Tug 75 1955 Later Mr. Glynn, NLD
22 271418 Waverly SCNO Barge Lines Tug 84 1956 Later Curly B, The Chief, Specialist Two, Specialist, lost 2016
23 Sounding Barge No. 3 Shell Survey Association Barge 65 1956 NLD
24 272543 Harbor Queen Harbor Docking & Towing Tug 90 1956 Now St. John
25 273351 Frances Haden W. D. Haden Co. Tug 90 1957 Later Dana Peerless, NLD
26 276218 Linda Brooks Brooks Liquid Transport Tug 95 1958 Later Eddie B, now Buckley
27? 277556 S.C. & N.O. 1413 SCNO Barge Lines Barge 898 1958 NLD
28 277557 Brimstone Texas Sulphur Transport Towboat 150 1958 Active
29 277680 Joni T Coastal Construction Tug 33 1958 NLD
30 280076 Ben H. Sloane Lake Charles Dredging Tug 143 1959 NLD
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32 283189 Zella Zella Marine Passenger 50 1960 NLD
33 287934 Yankton SCNO Barge Lines Towboat 125 1962 Now Captain Spider Favre
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35 289194 Tadpole F & F Towing Tug 35 1962 NLD
36 288474 Fort Yates SCNO Barge Lines Towboat 65 1962 Now Katie Ann
37 295373 Brownville Towboat 135 1964 Later Peggy B, Nelson Lewis, NLD
38 298359 Ohio Lake Charles Dredging Tug 40 1965 NLD
39 299891 Joan Ireland Marine Freighter 200 1965 Active (Venezuela)
40 500251 Elizabeth N. Kelso Big Tow Barge Lines Towboat 60 1965 Later Mr. Barry, now Capt Hymen Devall
501183 Fort Pierre SCNO Barge Lines Towboat  375 1965 Later Delbert E. Knoy, now Concordia
41 506267 Dow Hustler Dow Chemical Towboat 41 1966 Later Little Dynamo, Crista Dian, Miss Vicki, NLD
42 508457 Hazle R TRL, Inc. Towboat 56 1967 Later Harbor Queen, Harbor Lady
43 510895 Shell Finder Lake Charles Dredging Tug 50 1967 Now S/V 1, NLD
44 517804 Capt. Bill Parker ABS Marine Towing Tug 75 1968 Now Ellie J
45 517110 Robin Rose Parker Bros. Towboat  75 1968 Later Robin Cenac, now Trey Deloach
46 537154 Zip II TRL, Inc. Towboat  56 1972 Now Gunnison
47 Florida Martin   Tug 155 1974 Sank 1974
48 568371 Capt. Briscoe Houston Barge Line Towboat 155 1977 Later Mr. Lampton, Reggie G, now Wisconsin
49 585474 Edith Harbor Docking & Towing Towboat 105 1977 Active
50 615717 Allan Harbor Docking & Towing Towboat 182 1979 Active