RAYCO Shipbuilders, Bourg LA

Most recent update: January 19, 2018.


Rayco Shipbuilders & Repairers was started by Ray Acosta in 1966 and closed in 1985.  The yard was on the GIWW, on Deroche Avenue, immediately opposite Main Iron Works: it is now used by Weeks Marine.  If anyone can add to the table below, please e-mail timcolton@aol.com.

Hull #

O.N.

Original Name

Original Owner

Type

GT

Built

Disposition

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

507045

Raging Cajun

Martin Marietta Minerals

Towboat

54

1967

Now Trilby

3

510883

Sharon Gail   

Sharon-Gail, Inc.

Towboat

95

1967

Active

4

 

 

 

 

 

 

5

518372

Mate

Marine Towing

Towboat

93

1968

Now Capt. Frank Stallings

6

523225

C 3

A & A Marine Equipment

Towboat

43

1969

Active

7

523226

C 4

A & A Marine Equipment

Towboat

43

1969

Active

8

523974

Nolan   

Martin Marietta Minerals

Towboat

93

1970

Now Constitution

9

Corina

Callais & Loumiet Towing

Towboat

83

1970

Now Joey John

10

526134

Apollo

L L & G Construction

Towboat

46

1970

Now Uncle Moon

11

527969

Norman C. Gautier

Gautier Harbor Service

Towboat

96

1970

Now Cajun Hustler

 

528663

Capt. Anthony

Bertucci Construction

Towboat

96

1970

Now Miss Kayla

12

 

 

 

 

 

 

13

 

 

 

 

 

 

14

529437

C 7

A & A Marine Equipment

Towboat

26

1970

Now Rhonda Lynn

15

530856

American Wren  

Sause Bros.

Tug

96

1971

Now Arapaho

16

531666

Karche   

Joseph K. Anticich

Towboat

106

1971

Active

17

 

 

 

 

 

 

18

 

 

 

 

 

 

19

534914

Capt. Mack  

Bertucci Construction

Towboat

63

1971

Active

20

536019

Robert H. Brown 

Ingram Barge Co.

Towboat

96

1971

Active

21

539038

Kerry

Marine Towing

Towboat

67

1972

Now Brown Canal

22

 

 

 

 

 

 

23

537970

Mr. Darrell

Stephen J. Lapeyrouse

Towboat

52

1971

Now Miss Emily

24?

540391

Anita Domino  

McKinney Towing

Towboat

102

1972

Now Timothy James Carl

25?

542542

Angeline   

Illinois Barge Line

Towboat

102

1972

Active

26

544695

Hiawatha   

Stepper Towing

Towboat

102

1972

Active

27

545297

H. G. DeWeese

Olympus Term. & Tpt.

Towboat

114

1973

Now Uncle John

28?

546450

Doc One

DeWeese Towing

Towboat

102

1973

Now Gold Star

29?

548470

Itasca   

Twin City Barge & Towing

Towboat

116

1973

Active

30?

549416

Pixie Rose  

Agri-Trans Corp.

Towboat

114

1973

Active

31

550220

A. J. Morris

Ingram Barge Co.

Towboat

102

1973

Active

 32?

551553

Doc Two

DeWeese Towing

Towboat

153

1973

Now Scarlet Gem

33

552825

Melissa G

Melissa G Towing

Towboat

103

1973

Now War Admiral

34?

553040

Capt. Frank

Illinois Barge Line

Towboat

85

1973

Now T. E. Ragsdale 

35

554619

Maerine D

James Marine Towing

Towboat

106

1974

Now Scott Quest

36

555706

Mr. Lane

Lane Towing

Towboat

137

1974

Now Francis

37?

561502

Abbie C

PCS Phosphates

Tug

240

1974

Now Beaufort Belle

38

558026

Theresa Ann  

V & J Marine Service

Towboat

69

1974

Active

39

559879

St. Paul  

V & J Marine Service

Towboat

69

1974

Active

40

562584

Capt. Anthony

Bertucci Construction

Towboat

147

1974

Now Lady Midge

41

563295

Frances A

Illinois Barge Line

Towboat

223

1975

Now Steve A. McKinney

42

566405

Mr. Fern

Central Towing

Towboat

112

1975

Now Celeste McKinney

43

567431

Jennifer   

Stepper Towing

Towboat

112

1975

Active

44

569642

Ronald LeCompte  

Wood Towing

Towboat

112

1976

Active

45

569641

Harold Ancar  

Wood Towing

Towboat

131

1976

Active

46

570985

Chuckie Cheramie

Manny J. Cheramie

Towboat

116

1976

Now Basin Endeavor

47

573052

St. Jude

Stepper Towing

Towboat

116

1976

Now Custom

48

571758

Mary Burke

Eagle Marine Industries

Towboat

170

1976

Now Jackie Sue

49?

575327

Nancy Allen  

Eagle Marine Industries

Towboat

170

1976

Active

50

577755

Fuel Leader  

John W. Stone

Towboat

119

1976

Active

51

 

 

 

 

 

 

52

578502

Escambia   

Hollywood Marine

Towboat

138

1976

Active

53

581103

Norma Reeves

Reeves Marine Service

Towboat

84

1977

Now Creole Spirit

54

586238

Herndon R  

Tenn-Tom Towing

Towboat

147

1977

Active

 

582612

Gibby III

Compass Towing

Towboat

170

1977

Now Margaret

55

 

 

 

 

 

 

56

 

 

 

 

 

 

57

588836

Virginia   

Sela Towing

Towboat

82

1977

Active

58

590031

Orba

Orba Corp.

Towboat

72

1977

Now J. R. Nicholls

59

589995

Pic

Tenn-Tom Towing

Tug

110

1978

Active

60

590975

Audrey Heckman

Catenary Coal

Towboat

101

1978

Active 

61

593843

Margaret C. Barker

Barker Marine

Tug

99

1978

Later Bruce J. Briemeck, Dory Barker, Buchanan 15, now Dory

62

594908

Creole Lisa

Hollywood Marine

Tug

72

1978

Now David L. Curole

63

598841

Jane S

Bright Equipment

Tug

98

1978

Later Capt. Mark, Douglas B. Mackie, Shirley Joy, James William, now HMS Liberty

64

600327

Creole Janice

Hollywood Marine

Tug

72

1978

Now Delta Pelican

65

601230

L. B. Edgin 

Ingram Barge Co.

Towboat

181

1979

Active

66

602928

Barbara   

Sela Towing

Towboat

82

1979

Active

67

609007

Bayou Babe

Weeks Marine

Tug

86

1979

Now Virginia

68?

611088

White Angel  

Wisconsin Barge Line

Towboat

110

1979

Active

69

616340

Bayou Bull

Odyssea Vessels

Tug

93

1980

Now Crosby Leader

70

 

 

 

 

 

 

71

614064

Crystal Lady

Ritchie Towing

Towboat

134

1979

Now South Wind

 

614295

T. Scott

Louisiana Bateau

Tug

69

1979

Now Delta Teal

74

623959

Shelley   

Overseas Fleeting

Towboat

138

1980

Active

 

626198

Robert   

Plimsoll Marine

Towboat

82

1980

Active

76

625680

Sea Coast 

Dann Marine

Tug

94

1980

Active

77

628317

Harvey Renegade  

Guidry Bros. Towing

Towboat

140

1980

Now Crosby Renegade

78

629630

Abby-C

Compass Towing

Towboat

165

1980

Now Miss Ashley Christine

79

633999

Judy Alario

Alario Towing

Tug

82

1981

Now Miss Laurie

80

629989

Barbara Ann

Bertucci Construction

Towboat

128

1980

Now Aaron Vizier

81

632777

Baroid  111 

Dresser Industries

Towboat

123

1981

Active

82

635747

Chronicle

Velvet Marine Systems

Towboat

168

1981

Now Capt. Ronnie Payne

83

636149

Miss Barbara

Francoeur Marine

Tug

98

1981

Now Sea Eagle

84?

638560

Mr. Joshua

Salvor, Inc.

Towboat

101

1981

Now Valerie B

85

638713

Brooke   

Tenn-Tom Towing

Towboat

146

1981

Active

86

640909

Stacey Grace

Inland Push Boat Service

Towboat

91

1981

Now Provider

87

642125

Olga G. Stone 

John W. Stone

Towboat

129

1981

Active

88

643266

Loridia Dufrene

Cheramie Marine

Towboat

203

1981

Now Johnny Sr

89

645230

Quenames

Waterways Towing

Tug

85

1982

Active

90

646543

McCormack Boys

Great Lakes Dredge

Tug

85

1982

Active

91?

648881

Moose   

Stepper Towing

Towboat

113

1982

Active

92?

657662

Joe Cain  

Scott Paper

Towboat

261

1983

Active

93?

659664

Thomas B. McCabe 

Scott Paper

Towboat

221

1983

Now Ashleigh

94

665626

Franklin Reinauer

Reinauer Transportation

Tug

197

1984

Active

95

 

 

 

 

 

 

96

 

 

 

 

 

 

97

693109

T. H. Kelly 

Scott Paper

Towboat

236

1985

Active