Port Houston Iron Works, Houston TX

(later Port Houston Shipyards and Wyatt Industries)

Most recent update: August 9, 2014.


Port Houston Iron Works was a small shipbuilder, started in the 1930s and located on the south side of the turning basin at the head of the Houston Ship Channel.  It changed its name to Port Houston Shipyards in 1962 and became the Port Houston Division of Wyatt Industries in 1967, but built its last vessel in 1969 and closed in 1976.  See the site of the shipyard from the air on Google here.  If anyone can add to the table below, please e-mail me at timcolton@aol.com

Hull # O.N. Name Owner Type GT Ft. Built Disposition

Built by Port Houston Iron Works

239304 Hazel-W Foret Towing Tug 48 57 1940 Active
Nawat   Tug    62 1940 To USN 1941 as YN 55, later YNT 23
ST 85 US Army Tug 95 74 1943  
ST 86 US Army Tug 95 74 1943  
LD 817 Corps of Engineers Tug 19 37 1943 Sold as Marilyn, now Erich
19 ST 539 US Army Tug 20 45 1944 To Greece 1948 as Theseus, later Minotauros
20 ST 540 US Army Tug 20 45 1944 To Russia
21 ST 541 US Army Tug 20 45 1944 To France
22 ST 542 US Army Tug 20 45 1944 Sold 1948 as Soekahadji
23 ST 543 US Army Tug 20 45 1944  
24 ST 544 US Army Tug 20 45 1944  
25 256601 ST 545 US Army Tug 20 45 1944 Sold 1948 as Linda K, later Standfast, Fritzi, now Fox
26 ST 546 US Army Tug 20 45 1944  
27 ST 547 US Army Tug 20 45 1944  
28 ST 548 US Army Tug 20 45 1944  
29 ST 549 US Army Tug 20 45 1944  
30 ST 550 US Army Tug 20 45 1944  
31 ST 551 US Army Tug 20 45 1944  
32 ST 552 US Army Tug 20 45 1944  
33 ST 553 US Army Tug 20 45 1944  
34 ST 554 US Army Tug 20 45 1944  
35 ST 555 US Army Tug 20 45 1944 Sold 1948 as Chickadee, active
36 ST 556 US Army Tug 20 45 1944 Sold as Cruiser, out of service
37 525692 ST 557 US Army Tug 20 45 1944 Sold 1970 as Carolina Rebel, later Pixie, now Success
38 ST 558 US Army Tug 20 45 1944  
39 ST 559 US Army Tug 20 45 1944  
40 ST 560 US Army Tug 20 45 1944 Sold 1963, later Harry Merritt, out of service 2006
41 ST 561 US Army Tug 20 45 1944  
42 ST 562 US Army Tug 20 45 1944  
43 ST 563 US Army Tug 20 45 1944  
44 ST 564 US Army Tug 20 45 1944  
45 ST 565 US Army Tug 20 45 1944  
46 ST 566 US Army Tug 20 45 1944  
47 ST 567 US Army Tug 20 45 1944  
48 ST 568 US Army Tug 20 45 1944  
49 ST 569 US Army Tug 20 45 1944  
50 ST 570 US Army Tug 20 45 1944  
51 ST 571 US Army Tug 20 45 1944  
52 ST 572 US Army Tug 20 45 1944 Sold 1948 as Canary, later Eco III, Mr. Brown
53 ST 573 US Army Tug 20 45 1944 To USACOE as Houghton, sold
54 ST 574 US Army Tug 20 45 1944  
55 ST 575 US Army Tug 20 45 1944  
56 ST 576 US Army Tug 20 45 1944  
60 ST 726 US Army Tug 145 86 1944 Sold 1948 as Soekalanting, later Sumber, scrapped 1971
61 ST 727 US Army Tug 145 86 1944 Sold 1946 as Commander, later Marvin Mostellar, W.A.B., Sea Otter, St. Charles
62 ST 728 US Army Tug 145 86 1944 To Portugal 1946 as Bengeo, later Dundee
63 288543 ST 729 US Army Tug 145 86 1944 To USACOE 1946 as Reed, sold 1962 as Billy B, now Elizabeth S
64 ST 730 US Army Tug 145 86 1944 To Greece as Knossos, later Aghios Gerasimos, sank 1979
65 ST 731 US Army Tug 145 86 1944 To USACOE 1946 as Kempe
66 ST 732 US Army Tug 145 86 1944 Sold 1946 as Furet, later Attis, now in Redon, Brittany
67 ST 733 US Army Tug 145 86 1944  
73 257240 Mohawk Mobil Shipping Tug 148 92 1949 Now Fort Macon
74 260208 Dorothy McAllister McAllister Towing Tug 140 89 1950 Later Bryce Beyel
75 263093 Robert W. Groves McAllister Towing Tug 147 89 1952 Later David Turecamo
88 514776 Lisa C Cooper/T. Smith Barge 1,261 269 1952 NLD
  1173440 BG 6224 U.S. Army Barge 175 120 1952 To USN as YON 255, sold 2005, now Fuel Oil Barge
    BG 6225 U.S. Army Barge 175 120 1952 To USN as YON 256, reefed 2001
    LCU 1493 U.S. Navy Landing Craft 180d 119 1953 To Vietnam as HQ 543, active
    LCU 1494 U.S. Navy Landing Craft 180d 119 1953 To Vietnam as HQ 542, active
    LCU 1495 U.S. Navy Landing Craft 180d 119 1954 Retired
    LCU 1496 U.S. Navy Landing Craft 180d 119 1954 Retired
    LCU 1497 U.S. Navy Landing Craft 180d 119 1954 Retired
    LCU 1498 U.S. Navy Landing Craft 180d 119 1955 To Vietnam as HQ 548, active
    LCU 1499 U.S. Navy Landing Craft 180d 119 1955 Retired
    LCU 1500 U.S. Navy Landing Craft 180d 119 1955 Retired
102 569554 Weeks 190 Weeks Marine Deck Barge 1,092 190 1955 Active
104 283630 Exxon 804 Exxon Shipping Tank Barge 29 66 1955 Now CTR 1
  271087 Otter   Tank Barge 745 192 1956 Now JAM 401-13
  1063909 Ann Jesco Const Deck Barge 756 150 1957 Active
  1063910 John Jesco Const Deck Barge 756 150 1957 Now Chief
153 622483 H 204 James Marine Deck Barge 712 204 1959 Active
  278528 Weeks 141 Weeks Marine Deck Barge 1,034 195 1959 Active
  280225 T 1150 First Marine Tptn. Tank Barge 638 150 1959 Now D/D Little Foot
184 286066 N.M.S. No. 1601 Nat'l. Maint. Svces. Tank Barge 1,089 182 1961 Now M.S. No. 1601
  284734 MOR 103 Maritime Oil Recovery Tank Barge 1,001 200 1961 Active
190 287338 Hannah 2901 Hannah Marine Tank Barge 1,698 264 1961 Active
191 287339 Hannah 2902 Hannah Marine Tank Barge 1,698 264 1961 Active
192 289860 Hannah 2903 Hannah Marine Tank Barge 1,698 264 1962 Now Warner Provider
193 287891 Exxon Barge No. 108 Exxon Shipping Tank Barge 1,830 284 1962 Later DBL 2201, now M B I
  289030 Chem 1201 Am Com Line Tank Barge 993 195 1962 Active

Built by Port Houston Shipyards

  292270 HBL 1101 Higman Barge Tank Barge 825 120 1963 Now LB 4
  633614 CBC 41 Mosaic Fertilizer Tank Barge 1,490 260 1963 Active
202 951057 SCC 800   Tank Barge 630 195 1963 Active
217 951058 SCC 801   Tank Barge 630 195 1964 Active
  294678 N.M.S. No. 2502 Nat'l. Maint. Svces. Tank Barge 2,431 280 1964 Now STC 2502
  294394 N.M.S. No. 2503 Nat'l. Maint. Svces. Tank Barge 2,700 280 1964 Now STC 2503
    Movible DB-1 Movible Offshore Pipelay Barge 2,598 240 1964 Later Global Navajo, Anodyne, now Ocean 15
  295592 June S Horton & Horton Towboat 52 47 1964 Later Gulf Water III, Miss Betty, Ms Betty, Mangus, now M/V Cody Paul
232 500121 TMI 91 Tidewater Marine Tank Barge 3,853 326 1965 Later Bay Trader 530, now DBL 53
233 500478 OL-50   Tank Barge 2,482 295 1965 Now Kirby 20851
  501621 Cropmate 12 Southern Towing Tank Barge 2,482 295 1965 Now A F 12
  501925 Cropmate 13 Southern Towing Tank Barge 2,482 295 1965 Now A F 13
  298556 James A. Lyles   Tank Barge 2,482 295 1965 Now Kirby 21850
  298941 Adele Riley   Tank Barge 2,482 295 1965 Now Kirby 21851
239 579128 N.M.S. No. 2505 Nat'l. Maint. Svces. Tank Barge 2,482 295 1966 Now STC 2505
241 503868 N.M.S. No. 2507 Nat'l. Maint. Svces. Tank Barge 2,482 295 1966 Now STC 2507
244 504211 OL-51   Tank Barge 2,482 295 1966 Later B 2401, now Kirby 20852
  505912 PBL 1602 Progressive BL Tank Barge 993 215 1966 Active
251 505572 N.M.S. No. 1304 Nat'l. Maint. Svces. Tank Barge 847 144 1966 Now MM 1304
  299738 B-2501   Tank Barge 2,482 295 1967 Later KEX 2501A, now Kirby 21854
  502212 Columbia   Tank Barge 2,482 295 1967 Now Kirby 21855

Built by Wyatt Industries

254 511044 Brent Chem II   Tank Barge 2,482 295 1967 Now Kirby 21852
255 509885 B-2500   Tank Barge 2,482 295 1967 Now Kirby 21853
256 511473 CF-105-B CF Industries Tank Barge 3,084 298 1967 Active
257 512469 CF-106-B CF Industries Tank Barge 3,084 298 1968 Active
258 510479 Brent Chem I   Tank Barge 2,482 295 1967 Now Kirby 21857
  509113 Arcadian 80   Tank Barge 2,251 260 1967 Now Catano
  507418 STC 2510  Southern Towing Tank Barge 2,482 295 1967 Active
262 1104404 Robert F. Deegan USS Great Lakes Tank Barge 2,424 226 1968 Out of service 2006
263 517633 M 35 Mobil Shipping Tank Barge 2,070 260 1968 Later MSRC 350, now deck barge CMT Y NOT 1
264                
265 520684 McAllister 56   Tank Barge 2,770 295 1969 Later Mac 56, San Juan Sun, LMI 5502, Energy 5502, Statia Supplier, sold foreign 2009
266 523001 Phoenix   Tank Barge 2,878 325 1969 Later LMI 5501, Energy 5501, sold foreign 2009
267 517375 Loveland 26 Loveland Marine Deck Barge 824 180 1968 Later Coen 260, now Hughes 780