St. Charles Steel Works, Thibodaux LA

St. Charles Fabricators, Thibodaux LA

Most recent update: April 4, 2009.


Noah Bourgeois of Thibodeaux established the St. Charles Steel Works in 1955.  In 1967 it was renamed St. Charles Fabricators and started a new series of hull numbers but in 1973 it reveted to the original name and the original series of hull numbers.  It closed in 2003.  The yard was on Bayou Lafourche, at 1666 Highway 1, a site which is now vacant.  If anyone can add to the table below, please send your input to timcolton@aol.com.

Hull # O.N. Original Name Original Owner Ship Type GT Built Disposition

Built by St. Charles Steel Works

  279371 Sea Ventures   Passenger 41 1959 Active
  279760 Wanda - Mike   Towing Vessel 35 1959 Now Charlsea 
  284993 Miss Cathy   Towing Vessel 55 1961 Now Miss Kate 
  288813 Jessica Badeaux Jessica Marine Tptn. Towing Vessel 56 1962 Active 
  289093 Lady December North Florida Shipyards Towing Vessel 88 1962 Active 
  290084 Tuscarora   Towboat 95 1962 Now Capt. Hardhead
  290983 Rochelle Kaye Morrish-Wallace Const. Towing Vessel 52 1963 Active 
  291991 Jason A. Kadinger Kadinger Marine Service Towing Vessel 60 1963 Now Kristin J 
  294666 Cleo J. Toups   Tug 109 1964 Now Island Storm
  295321 Mary Dot   Fishing Vessel 73 1964 Active
  295788 The Tradeway Margarita Longorio  Fishing Vessel 79 1964 Now Captain Cheito 
  296823 Seismic I Vacco Wireline Service Unclassified 55 1964 Active 
  296856 Galaxie   Fishing Vessel 107 1964 Now Maria Del Carmen
  297298 Jean Lafitte   Delta Marine Towing Towboat 107 1964 Active
  297627 Mr. Jacy   Towing Vessel 91 1965 Now Iron Eagle 
  298089 Gravy Train   Fishing Vessel 106 1965 Now Island Dancer
  299649 Moby Jim   Towing Vessel 79 1965 Now Capt Johnny 
61 500700 Miss Voncille Miss Voncille Fishing Vessel 103 1965 Active
62 Shooting Star Olympic Offshore Research Vsl 129 1965 Active
  501890 Challenger   Fishing Vessel 147 1965 Now Challenger C
  502623 Capt. John Chappelle Michael Moody Tug 100 1966 Now Ocean Endeavor
  503023 Miss B   Towing Vessel 78 1966 Now Sarah Grace 
  505291 New Orleans   Fishing Vessel 126 1966 Now Sunshine
66 505300 Mary Ann   Fishing Vessel 196 1966 Now Marado

Built by St. Charles Steel Fabricators

1 505630 Miss Lou Percy LeCompte  Passenger 15 1966 Active 
  506197 Flapper   Towing Vessel 124 1966 Later MV Mr Cliff, now M/V Miss Staci 
  506725 Champion Leevac Transportation Tug 136 1966 Active
  509974 Capt Charles Tommy Nguyen  Fishing Vessel 96 1967 Now St Helen 
  511712 Captain Coon Suppatra Kit Fishing Vessel 157 1967 Now Denver
  512854 Sylvan Cheramie   Fishing Vessel 138 1968 Now Muros
  513894 Sea Harvester Sea Harvester Fishing Vessel 144 1968 Active
  515198 Betty M   Passenger 17 1968 NLD
  519922 Black Beard   Deep South Towing Towboat 191 1969 Now Capt. Daniel Clement
  525901 Jolly Roger   Delta Marine Towing Towboat 109 1970 Active
  527523 Miss Cynthia American Tugs Tug 78 1970 Now Brooke C
528154 Captain Raleigh Captain Raleigh Fisheries Fishing Vessel 112 1970 Active
  533411 Lady of Good Voyage   Fishing Vessel 124 1971 Now Kawaiola
  535673 Jesus Saves   Fishing Vessel 78 1971 Later Miss Tanya, now Maria J
  538903 Saratoga I Sea Quest Fishing Vessel 146 1972 NLD
  541450 Carla R Boschke CA Fishing Vessel 136 1972 Active
24 544477 Lorine    Fishing Vessel 91 1972 Now Li'l Bill 
25 547935 Ramblin' Man Ramblin Man Inc Fishing Vessel 151 1973 Later Capt. Emery, now Lady Bren

Built by St. Charles Steel Works

71 550564 Nore Dick   Fishing Vessel 138 1973 Now Jennifer Lynne
  553235 Christie R Christie R Fishing Vessel 119 1973 Now Victory at Sea
73 561931 Toledo   Fishing Vessel 119 1974 Now Capt. Arturo
  562394 Dominique You Inland Marine Towing Towboat 278 1975 Now Jamie Leigh
75 566350 Leon Leon Trawlers Fishing Vessel 119 1975 Active
  577968 Gerda Riva C & S Fisheries Fishing Vessel 141 1976 Later Jillian, Barbara Lee
  582980 Joaquin Antonio Jala Fishing Vessel 127 1977 Active
  594824 Nap I   Fishing Vessel 140 1978 Now Lady Kim
81 598431 Seaman Blues   Fishing Vessel 191 1978 Later Austin David, now Pa Paw's Boys
  603018 Granada   Fishing Vessel 135 1979 Now Luis Alfredo
  614452 Nap II St Charles Steelworks Fishing Vessel 147 1979 Active
83 623210 Barbara Lee   Fishing Vessel 188 1980 Now Ocean Alaska
  628973 Nap III St Charles Steelworks Fishing Vessel 147 1980 Active
80 633125 El Pinto Grande Tidewater Marine Tug 121 1981 Active
  641525 Black Beard   Triple Screw Marine Towing Towboat 182 1981 Active
87 643710 Jennifer C   Tug 197 1981 Now Vane Brothers
88 653349 Jennifer L   Tug 96 1982 Now Bering Dawn
89 912284 Miss Julie Phu   Fishing Vessel 61 1983 Later Miss Holly, now Incentive
90 669933 Nobska Stommel Fisheries Fishing Vessel 136 1984 Later Helen Marie, Tripolina, now Hercules
91 932694 Nobska New England Trawlers Fishing Vessel 182 1988 Active
92 963865 Morue MAS Fisheries Fishing Vessel 200 1990 Active
93 1035022 Alex Michelle G. & R. Tugs Tug 92 1995 Now Delta Ranger
94 1043791 Morgan Ray   Fishing Vessel 137 1997 Now Miss Madeline
95 1051709 Carol D DRD Towing Towing Vessel 75 1997 Later Lisa Michelle, now Assault
96 1062980 Seth Harrison   DRD Towing Towing Vessel 99 1998 Now St Elmo 
99 1099801 Mr. Griffin   Larry Griffin Towing Towing Vessel 97 2000 Later Danielle D, now Linwood Endeavor
100 1112132 Odile D   JBD Marine Towing Towing Vessel 96 2001 Now St. Peregrine 
101 1123523 Atlanta   C. & S. Fisheries Fishing Vessel 61 2002 Sank off Massachusetts 2003
102 1150628 Stacey B DRD Towing Towing Vessel 93 2003 Now Lady of Fatima