Platzer Boat Works, Houston TX

Most recent update: March 24, 2016.


The Platzer shipyard was originally on Clear Creek, in Kemah, but relocated to Greens Bayou in 1925.  From the 1970s on, it was essentially a builder of tank barges and was sold to Trinity Marine in 1993.  Trinity sold it to First Wave Marine in 1997, which operated it as a repair yard until it closed in 2002.  See the shipyard, which was at 14000 Industrial Road, from the air on Google here.  If anyone can add to the table below, please send your info to me at timcolton@aol.com.

Hull # USCG # Original Name Original Owner Ship Type GT Delivery Disposition

Built by Platzer Boat Works

    Miss Crude   Motor Boat   1926 Active
  237780 Mascot   Tug 16 1938 NLD
    Sacor   Tanker 2,425 1941 To USN 1941 as Driller (YO 61), later Farovi 1955, Playa Colorado 1962, deleted 1971
  240646 Evelyn E. Texas Towing Co Tug 82 1941 Later Valmorac, Nancy Hinson, Anneliese, NLD
  na PC 565 US Navy  Sub Chaser     Transferred to Brown Shipbuilding
  na PC 566 US Navy  Sub Chaser     Transferred to Brown Shipbuilding
  na PC 567 US Navy  Sub Chaser     Transferred to Brown Shipbuilding
  na PC 568 US Navy  Sub Chaser     Transferred to Brown Shipbuilding
113 249752 ST 31 (Kenney) US Army Tug 98 1942 Sold 1946 as Patco, later Mary, Polly P, NLD
114 526981 ST 32 (Kilborn Jr) US Army Tug 98 1942 Later De La Hunt, Blue Lenoir, NLD
115 249194 ST 33 US Army Tug 98 1942 Sold 194x as Moir, NLD
116 249922 ST 70 US Army Tug 98 1942 Sold 1946 as Evelyn, later Transport, Virginia B
117 249573 ST 71 US Army Tug 98 1943 Sold 1946 as Russell 8, Reid McAllister, Donegal, now John R Asher
118 570807 ST 72 US Army Tug 98 1943 Sold 1946 as St. Thomas II, now Boaz
125 249574 ST 497 US Army Tug 98 1944 Sold 1946 as Russell 9, Elizabeth McAllister 1963, Beverly 1987, Ruby M 1997, Coastline Girls, now Gage Paul Thornton, lost 2015
126   ST 498 US Army Tug 98 1944 To Finland 1946 as No. 16, Ajos 1951, scrapped 1977
127   ST 499 US Army Tug 98 1944 Sold 1946 as Manos, Vernicos Manos 1954, scrapped 1996
128 254168 ST 500 US Army Tug 98 1944 Sold 1946 as Sherman H Serre, William C Selvick 1977
129   ST 501 US Army Tug 98 1944 Sold as Castillejos, later R Cepta I
130   ST 502 US Army Tug 98 1944 Sold as Cepsa, later Gaya, Remolcanosa Dos
131   ST 503 US Army Tug 98 1944 To NDRF as TD 11 1946, later TD 35
132 252578 ST 504 US Army Tug 98 1944 Sold 1948 as Girard Point, Norshipco 1977, Casey 1996, Gabrielle 1996, Jameson Point 2000, NLD
133 253251 ST 505 US Army Tug 98 1944 Sold 1947 as R R Stone, reefed 1985
134   ST 506 US Army Tug 98 1944 Scrapped?
135   ST 507 US Army Tug 98 1944 Scrapped?
    one of above US Army Tug 98 1944 Sold 196x as Grenadier
  921175 one of above US Army Tug 98 1944 Sold 195x as Snapper (Philippines), active
  243555 one of above? US Army Tug 98 1943 Later Republic No. 29, Tina, Lark, Christa Bliss, Capt. Jim, NLD
  247633 Stephany Platzer Boat Works Towboat  98 1945 Later Supco V, Randy G, Dianna M, NLD
140   Walter R   Tug 143 1946 Later Wesley W, Sheri (Costa Rica), abandoned at Puerto Moin CR pre-1985
148   OTCO New York Overseas Tankships Tanker 1,968 1947 Later Caltex Riau 1957, Estrellita 1959, Doride 1963, Nonno Ugo 1968, wrecked 1973
  262354 Porthos Edwin J. LeBlanc Fishing  31 1951 NLD
  262356 D’Artagnan   Tug (fishing?) 31 1951 NLD
  262357 Little John Jacksonville Towing  Tug 31 1951 Later passenger vessel, Elizabeth E, Blacksmith II, NLD
192 267082 Rig Bender Patricia Ann Howell Fishing 17 1954 NLD
193 268866 Butch B   Fishing 146 1954 Later Avalon, now crewboat Mr Mack, NLD
201 272117 Chevron   Fishing 126 1956 Later crewboat Tomahawk, now Warm Wind (Honduras)
  274454 Charleen B   Fishing 173 1957 Now crewboat Villa St. Nicolas (Honduras)
    Sam Houston Port of Houston Tour Boat   1958 Active
208 275791 Tiburon Brown & Root Tug 117 1958 Now Lakota (Panama)
  WLR 65501 Ouachita U.S. Coast Guard Tender 143 22-Jul-60 Active
  WLR 65502 Cimarron U.S. Coast Guard Tender 143 30-Sep-60 Active
  501992 E. D. Platzer B. & K. Towing Towboat  139 1965 Later David B, Canvasback, Trinity, now Elisabeth Priest
214 515037 Capt. Gus Mar-Ray Towing Towboat  150 1968 Now Trinity
  638719 Hollywood 1044 Hollywood Marine Tank Barge 905 1972 Later Kirby 10404, NLD
  552698 Star 519 GATX Leasing Tank Barge 785 1974 Later OCC 519, now IB9519
235 566893 CMS 711 Canal Barge Co. Deck Barge 909 1975 NLD
236 568590 CMS 712 Canal Barge Co. Deck Barge 909 1975 NLD
242 919656     Tank Barge 740 1978 Later Kirby 10054, now WRS 1
243 919658     Tank Barge 745 1978 Now Kirby 10532
257 618802 DC 355 OFS Marine Tank Barge 799 1980 Now Kirby 10022
258 618803 DC 356 OFS Marine Tank Barge 799 1980 Now Kirby 10414
259 621171 DC 357 OFS Marine Tank Barge 799 1980 Now Kirby 10413
260 621172 DC 358 OFS Marine Tank Barge 799 1980 Now Kirby 10415, NLD
261 623559 DC 359 OFS Marine Tank Barge 799 1980 Now Kirby 10416
262 624468 DC 360 OFS Marine Tank Barge 799 1980 Now Kirby 10417
263 625982 DC 361 OFS Marine Tank Barge 799 1980 Now Kirby 10023
264 626910 DC 362 OFS Marine Tank Barge 799 1980 Now Kirby 10024
266 1239309 Buffalo 101 Buffalo Marine Tank Barge 687 1980 Active.
267 628990 Buffalo 102 Buffalo Marine Tank Barge 799 1980 Active
268 630055     Tank Barge 799 1980 Now Kirby 10040
269 629984     Tank Barge 799 1980 Now Kirby 10436
270 631400 7015 Conoco Tank Barge 808 1981 Later EIDC 73, DCBL 73, now MRL 73
271 632115 7016 Conoco Tank Barge 808 1981 Later EIDC 74, DCBL 74, now MRL 74
272 633189 7017 Conoco Tank Barge 808 1981 Now Gonsoulin 306
273 635257 7018 Conoco Tank Barge 808 1981 Now Gonsoulin 307
276 637175 HMS 100   Tank Barge 811 1981 Now Kirby 10329
277 639122 Rio 100   Tank Barge 822 1981 Now Kirby 11002, NLD
278 640221 Rio 200   Tank Barge 822 1981 Now Kirby 11001, NLD
279 640703 Rio 300   Tank Barge 822 1981 Now Kirby 11400
280 641589 Rio 400   Tank Barge 822 1981 Now Kirby 11003, NLD
281 642645 Rio 500   Tank Barge 822 1981 Now Kirby 11004, NLD
282 643284 Rio 600   Tank Barge 822 1981 Now Kirby 10008, NLD
283 644305 Rio 700   Tank Barge 822 1981 Now Kirby 11005, NLD
284 644306 Rio 800   Tank Barge 822 1981 Now Kirby 10009
  632055 Weatherly Robert Weldon Fishing 34 1981 NLD
291 945145 DXE 1901 Dixie Carriers Tank Barge 1,201 1989 Now Kirby 18601
292 945146 DXE 1902 Dixie Carriers Tank Barge 1,201 1989 Now Kirby 18602
293 945147 DXE 1903 Dixie Carriers Tank Barge 1,201 1989 Now Kirby 18603
297 971144 Buffalo 250 Buffalo Marine Tank Barge 982 1990 Active
298 032416 CBC 86 Canal Barge Co. Tank Barge 687 1991 Active
299 033150 CBC 88 Canal Barge Co. Tank Barge 687 1991 Active
300 033514 Kirby 8001 Kirby Marine Tank Barge 687 1991 Active
301 034039 CBC 87 Canal Barge Co. Tank Barge 687 1991 Active
302 034354 CBC 89 Canal Barge Co. Tank Barge 687 1991 Active
303 984915 Buffalo 300  Buffalo Marine Tank Barge 1,360 1992 Active

Built by Trinity Marine Group

E301 998064 Hollywood 3030 Hollywood Marine Tank Barge 1,619 1993 Now Kirby 30400
E302 999816 Hollywood 3037 Hollywood Marine Tank Barge 1,619 1993 Now Kirby 30401
E303              
E304              
E305 991124 Buffalo Star Buffalo Marine Tank Barge 1,619 1993 Active
E306 995546 Kirby 30405 Kirby Marine Tank Barge 1,619 1993 Active
E307 995547 Kirby 30406 Kirby Marine Tank Barge 1,619 1993 Active
E308              
E309 998016 Kirby 30410 Kirby Marine Tank Barge 1,619 1994 Active
E310 999813 Kirby 30412 Kirby Marine Tank Barge 1,619 1994 Active
E311 999815 Kirby 30414 Kirby Marine Tank Barge 1,619 1994 Active
E312              
E313 1028311 Kirby 28010T Kirby Marine Tank Barge 1,619 1995 Active
E314 1028315 Kirby 29016 Kirby Marine Tank Barge 1,619 1995 Active
E315 1028316 Kirby 30010 Kirby Marine Tank Barge 1,619 1995 Active
E316 1028313 Kirby 30004T Kirby Marine Tank Barge 1,619 1995 Active
E317 1033795 Kirby 28002 Kirby Marine Tank Barge 1,619 1995 Active
E318 1033796 Kirby 30000 Kirby Marine Tank Barge 1,619 1995 Active
E319 1035808 Kirby 32000B Kirby Marine Tank Barge 1,619 1995 Active
E320 1035809 Kirby 28003 Kirby Marine Tank Barge 1,619 1995 Active
E321 1035811 Kirby 30001T Kirby Marine Tank Barge 1,619 1995 Active
E322 1037816 DXE 3152B Kirby Marine Tank Barge 1,619 1996 Now Kirby 32001B
E323 1038971 Kirby 28011 Kirby Marine Tank Barge 1,619 1996 Active
E324 1037819 DXE 3053T Kirby Marine Tank Barge 1,619 1995 Now Kirby 30002T
E325 1038972 Kirby 28012 Kirby Marine Tank Barge 1,619 1996 Active
E326 1040521 DXE 2955L Kirby Marine Tank Barge 1,619 1996 Now Kirby 28016
E327 1037821 Kirby 30012 Kirby Marine Tank Barge 1,619 1996 Active
E328 1037820 DXE 3055T Kirby Marine Tank Barge 1,619 1996 Now Kirby 30007T
E329 1040522 Kirby 28013 Kirby Marine Tank Barge 1,619 1996 Active
E330 1043527 DXE 2957L Kirby Marine Tank Barge 1,619 1996 Now Kirby 28014
E331 1038973 DXE 3056T Kirby Marine Tank Barge 1,619 1996 Now Kirby 30013T
E332 1045799 Kirby 30014T Kirby Marine Tank Barge 1,619 1996 Active
E333 1043528 Kirby 28015 Kirby Marine Tank Barge 1,619 1996 Active
E334 1045800 DXE 2959L Kirby Marine Tank Barge 1,619 1996 Now Kirby 29014
E335 1045801 Kirby 30015T Kirby Marine Tank Barge 1,619 1996 Active
E336 1049506 Kirby 30016T Kirby Marine Tank Barge 1,619 1997 Active
E337 1049870 Buffalo 251 Buffalo Marine Tank Barge 982 1997 Active
E338 1050698 Buffalo 252 Buffalo Marine Tank Barge 982 1997 Active
E339 1051787 The Mule Glenmar, Inc. Tank Barge 1,260 1997 Active
E340 1053246 Buffalo 301 Buffalo Marine Tank Barge 1,360 1997 Active
E341 1053249 Buffalo 400 Buffalo Marine Tank Barge 1,619 1997 Active
E342   7024 Conoco Tank Barge 1,619 1997 Now CBC 7024
E343   7025 Conoco Tank Barge 1,619 1997 Now CBC 7025
E344 1217552 7026 Conoco Tank Barge 1,619 1997 Now CBC 7026