ST. LOUIS SHIP - BOATS

St. Louis MO

Most recent update: January 2, 2013.

St. Louis Ship was located on the site at the foot of East Davis Street in the Carondelet section of St. Louis, where James B. Eads built the Union Navy's gunboats during the Civil War.  It was called the Rohan Boat, Boiler & Tank Company when it was acquired by Herman Pott in 1933 and renamed St. Louis Shipbuilding & Steel Co.  It closed in 1984.  See the site from the air on Google here.  Thanks to Ingo Steller for his contribution to this table, which lists the yard's production of self-propelled vessels.  To see its production of barges, click here.
Hull #   Name Customer Type Tons   Built

Disposition

    Albermatla   Yacht     1902  
    El Capitan         1903  
    Ruth         1912  
    G W Spore  Industrial Marine Service  Towboat     1932 Later Shoofly, now Frances Stevens 
    E. Frakes Massman Construction Co Towboat  46   1933 Active
    W. L. Heckman No. 40 Woods Bros Construction  Towboat 13    1933
    Fayville  St Louis Engineers Towboat 54    1934 Later Who Dat 
    Marco         1934  
    Buckridge New Orleans Engineers Towboat  21   1935 Now M/V Buckridge
    Bonnie Bawn C F Bower Construction Towboat  23   1936 Active 
    Mary Lou Tennessee Valley Authority. Towboat      1936  
    No 24 Wm C Ellis & Sons Iron Works Towboat  11   1936  
    Senator Combs Ashland Oil Towboat      1936  
    Glen jr. Maxon Construction Towboat   36   1937 Later Anna C, now Leesa H
    Robert M. Hoover Kansas City Bridge Co. Towboat  34    1937 Later Willie Franklin 
    Stubby Deneen River Co. Towboat      1937  
    Wallace McGeorge Pine Bluff Sand & Gravel Towboat  34    1937
    Charles Folsom Kansas City Engineers Towboat      1938 Later Lelia E 
    J. H. Duffy Ohio River Sand Towboat      1938  
    Pacific Mississippi River Sand Towboat  29    1938
    St. Louis Socony Socony Vacuum Oil Co. Towboat      1938 Later Bayou Barataria
    Alice M. Tyler G. Childs Towboat      1939 Later Richard Moyle
    George Peterson Massman Construction Towboat      1939 Later Lady Mary, Howard P, Old Glory
    John F III Fabick Tug Boat Rental Towboat      1939  
    Linda   Passenger 62   1939 Active? 
    Posey U.S. Army Engineers Towboat      1939 Later Joe R
    Carl E Service Welding Towboat  275   1940  
    Elinor D Madison Coal And Supply Passenger 19   1940 Active 
    Joe F Fabick Tug Boat Rental Towboat      1940 Later John E.
    M/V Brenda Rose Triple K Transportation Llc Towboat  205   1940 Active? 
    May D Marine Transportation Towboat      1940  
    Midwest Cities Lake Tankers Corp. Towboat  165    1940 Later Robbie B III
    Sylvia T. Central Barge Co. Towboat      1940 Later Valley
    Tri-Cities Lake Tankers Corp. Towboat   275   1940 Later Bel-Mon, David E, now Carl E.
    Delmar R. Traver Commercial Barge Lines Towboat      1941 Later Alamo
    W. W. Marting Ohio River Co. Towboat   523   1941 Later Timbalier, Wilmington 
    Celeste Southern States Towing Towboat  347    1942 Later Charles Foss 
    Glenn Traer Central Barge Co. Towboat      1942  
    Henry S Sturgis Ohio River Co Towboat  568   1943 Now Lesta K 
    Ray K. Allgire Allgire Towboat  50    1943 Later Ray K.
    Sohioan Sohio Petroleum Towboat  709    1943 Later Charles R Stevenson, Cecilia Carol
    Walter F. Carey Central Barge Co. Towboat      1943 Later A. J. Patten
    Kokoda (DPC 614) Defense Plant Corp Towboat     1944 Sold 194x as Kokoda
    Buna (DPC 615) Defense Plant Corp Towboat     1944 Sold 1947 as Buna. Scrapped 1964 
    Casablanca (DPC 616) Defense Plant Corp Towboat     1944 Sold 194x as Casablanca 
    Tunis (DPC 617) Defense Plant Corp Towboat     1944 Sold 1947 as Tunis. Scrapped c1960 
    Gona (DPC 618) Defense Plant Corp Towboat     1944 Sold 194x as Gona 
    Mateur (DPC 619) Defense Plant Corp Towboat     1944 Sold 1991 as Effie Afton, rest. in Davenport IA
    Kapitan Melekhov (AG 51) US Navy Icebreaking Tug      1944 To USSR under lend-lease
    Kapitam Sergiyevskiy (AG 52) US Navy Icebreaking Tug      1944 To USSR under lend-lease
    Letchik Cherepkov (AG 53) US Navy Icebreaking Tug      1944 To USSR under lend-lease
    Alexandr Suvorov (AG 54) US Navy Icebreaking Tug      1944 To USSR under lend-lease
    Mikhail Kutuzov (AG 55) US Navy Icebreaking Tug      1944 To USSR under lend-lease
    Alexandr Nevskiy (AG 56) US Navy Icebreaking Tug      1944 To USSR under lend-lease
    Letchik Asyamov (AG 57) US Navy Icebreaking Tug      1944 To USSR under lend-lease
    Patriot (AG 58) US Navy Icebreaking Tug      1944 To USSR under lend-lease
    Ivan Susanin (AG 59) US Navy Icebreaking Tug      1944 To USSR under lend-lease
    Admiral Nakhimov (AG 60) US Navy Icebreaking Tug      1944 To USSR under lend-lease
    Bagration (AG 61) US Navy Icebreaking Tug      1945 To USSR under lend-lease
    Slava (AG 62) US Navy Icebreaking Tug      1945 To USSR under lend-lease
    Pobeda (AG 63) US Navy Icebreaking Tug      1945 To USSR under lend-lease
    Rodina (AG 64) US Navy Icebreaking Tug      1945 To USSR under lend-lease
    General Brusilov  (AG 65) US Navy Icebreaking Tug      1945 To USSR under lend-lease
    Arcadia Massman Construction Towboat      1945  
    Chilli Simpson Simpson Oil Towboat      1945  
    Havana Zephyr J. D. Streett & Co. Towboat  384   1946 Later H F Leonard, now Merlin Banta.
897   Commercial Express   Cargo ship 411   1947  
    Fort Dearborn John I. Hay Co. Towboat      1947  
    Lew Simms Massman Construction Towboat  82    1947  
    W. F. McCrady McCrady-Rodgers Towboat  137   1947 Later T R Preston, now R. H. Baker.
    C. I. S. 6 U. S. Steel Towboat  75   1948 Later Stephen W, now Melissa Gayle.
    Davy Crockett   Butcher-Arthur, Inc. Towboat  285    1948 Active.
    Meriwether Lewis Butcher-Arthur, Inc. Towboat  285   1948 Later Polly Crain, now Wesley M.
    Sam Houston Butcher-Arthur, Inc. Towboat  285   1948 Now Robert McBride.
    Samuel Clemens Butcher-Arthur, Inc. Towboat  285   1948 Active 
    Snow Wilson   Big Rock Stone & Material Towboat  48    1948 Active.
    Stephen Foster   Butcher-Arthur, Inc. Towboat  285   1948 Active.
    William Clark   Butcher-Arthur, Inc. Towboat  285    1948 Now Danny McBride
    Ferdinand Bull Towing Towboat  77   1949 Later Richard L Jones, now Robert J. Banta
    Sohio Cleveland Sohio Petroleum Towboat  455    1949 Later Valvoline, Howard S Guttman 
    St. Louis Zephyr J. D. Streett & Co. Towboat      1949 Later Kelly Lou 
1106   Eddie E Igert, Inc. Towboat  98   1950 Later Lee B, now Penny Marie.
    Beauregard Bull Towing Towboat   52   1950 Later Seth J
    Claude Tully Patton-Tully Towboat  557    1950 Later Carlouis, scrapped 200x
    Joan Maher Russell Maher Towboat  183    1950 Later Dixieland. 
    L. L. Wright Martin Oil Service Towboat  183   1950 Later Martin, Mary Ann, Judi C, now Alice E.
    Michael W International Barge Inc Towboat  557   1950  
1128   Lady Linda Inland Oil & Transport Towboat  351    1951 Later Jill Wasson, scrapped
1146   W. J. Simpson C & C Marine Maintenance Co Towboat  46   1951 Active 
    De Soto Commercial Transport Corp. Towboat  331    1951 Later Dixie Vanguard, now Capt George.
    Delta Cities Lake Tankers Towboat  572   1951 Later W S Lyon, Delta Cities, now Miss Nari.
    Fort Jackson John I. Hay Co. Towboat  570   1951 Later Ray A, Joseph Patrick, now Starfire
1121    LaCrosse Socony Socony Corp. Towboat  544    1951 Later Mobil LaCrosse, now Capt Johnny Coe
    Memphis Zephyr   J. D. Streett & Co. Towboat  504   1951 Later White Dawn, River Wildcat.
    W. J. Kearns  Jones & Laughlin Towboat   46   1951 Now W. J. Simpson.
    Barry Dean Rose Barge Line Towboat      1952  
    Lulubelle II  Central States Dredging  Towboat  26   1952 Now Brenda Lee 
    C. F. Hood U. S. Steel Towboat  285    1952 Later Duquesne, now Eileen Jewel
    Chuckie D   Standard Sand & Gravel Towboat  69   1952 Active.
    Gene C. Hutchinson Hutchinson Barge Line Towboat      1952 Later Dan Luckett
    Gunnel St. Louis Ship / Fed BL Towboat      1952  
    J. K. Davison J K Davison & Bros Towboat  187    1952 Later Eďż˝Deana Bosworth, now Interstate
    La Salle Commercial Transport Co. Towboat  331    1952 Later Claudia T, now Blessed Sacrament
    Louise Crounse Corp. Towboat  160    1952 Now J. W. Hunter.
    Min-Ge Two Rivers Sand & Gravel Towboat  20    1952 Now Mel-Sue.
    Vulcan    Jones & Laughlin Towboat   298   1952 Active.
    Weiriter Weirton Steel Towboat  52    1952 Now Ron-Chris.
1193   Mary Lou  U.S. United Barge Line, Llc Towboat  514   1953 Now Sylvia H
1194   Charlene B U.S. United Barge Line, Llc Towboat  514   1953 Later Amy C, Pam H, now Pamela H
1195   Aliquippa Jones & Laughlin Towboat  298   1953 Active
1196   Tennessee Merchant American Commercial Lines Llc Towboat  514   1953 Active 
1197   Titan    Jones & Laughlin Towboat  298   1953 Active.
    J. W. Rose Rose Barge Line Towboat   169   1953 Later Kristina H, now Marlie Price
    Mississippi II Mississippi Lime Towboat   85   1953 Later Lady Noel, Frisco Babe, now Ms Diana
    Sallychuck Ohio River Co. Towboat      1953 Later Pequot
    Triad Massman Construction Towboat  85    1953  
    Vulcan Mon River Towing Inc Towboat  298   1953 Active 
1279   Esso Chesapeake   Tug 790   1954  
1270    A. H. Crane Ohio River Co. Towboat  457    1954 Later Brandon, now Cavalier II
    JBMS 1 J B Marine Service Inc Towboat  245   1954  
    JoeAlJim J. Shiely Towboat      1954  
    Lucy E Tennessee Valley Authority Towboat      1954 Active
1406   Tom Ragsdale Ohio River Co. Towboat   211   1955 Later Ricky Lee, sank 2005
1413   Andrew B Cumberland River S & G Towboat  247   1955 Now L. R. Chapman.
    A. L. Long Ohio River Co. Towboat  457   1955 Later Dresden, now Cumberland Hunter
    Iroquois    Corps of Engineers Towboat      1955 Now TVA's HED Liberty
    John J. Rowe Ohio River Co. Towboat   718   1955 Later Milton V. Roth
    Lachlan Macleay Federal Barge Lines Towboat  686    1955 Later Lady Slipper, Dan C. Burnett
    Lady Mignon Inland Oil & Transport Towboat  357    1956 Later Bernice, now MV Shelby Jean
    Mary-Jane Allgire Towboat      1955  
    Mike Creditor   Midland Enterprises Towboat  457   1955 Now Lydia Marie.
    Polaris      Towboat      1955 Sank 2005
    Samuel Clemens Massachusetts Bay Lines Inc Passenger 77   1955 Active 
    Walter C. Beckjord Ohio River Co. Towboat   718   1955 Now Belle Reynolds 
1454   Arrowhead    Midwest Towing Towboat  479   1956 Later Contender, Martha G, now Arrowhead. 
1493   Carcrosse Cargo Carriers Towboat   481   1956 Later Barry D. Rose, now Caballero Blanco
1506   Ovec Ohio River Co. Towboat  718   1956 Later Evelyn Rushing, Rusty Zeller.
1521   Larry Turner Hutchinson Barge Line Towboat  360   1956 Later Keystone, now Gate City
    Betty Moran Moran Inland Waterways Towboat  357   1956 Later Jim Hougland, now Jason Belcher
    City of Huntington  Midland Enterprises Towboat  452   1956 Now Captain Bill.
    Des Plaines   Ohio River Co. Towboat  211   1956 Active.
    Missouri   Ohio River Co. Towboat  751    1956 Later Joe/Nut. To Brazil 1994
    Prairie State Midwest Towing Towboat  718   1956 Later Walter Brunson, now Lonny Fugate
    St. Louis Fuel Boat St. Louis Shipbuilding Towboat  59    1956 Now Uncle Bob
    Bob Benter   Midland Enterprises Towboat  452   1957 Now Brittney Lee.
    Gulf Inlander Gulf Oil Towboat  503   1957 Later Luke Gladders, now Mary Lynn
    Hamilton Canal Barge Towboat  382   1957 Now Ted Waxler
    Hawkeye Midwest Towing Towboat  479   1957 Later T. S. Kunsman, now William Hank
    Laura Lee Upper Mississippi Towing Towboat      1957  
    Queen City Ohio River Co. Towboat   718   1957 Later Angel Brooke, to Argentina 2005
    USS-1    U. S. Steel Towboat  92    1957 Active.
1574   Urucum 1 Cia. Meridional de Mineracao Towboat 920   1958 Active on the Parana River
1658   Robert E. Reed Wheeling Steel Towboat  425   1958 Later Kenova, now Cowboy Carl
    Etta Kelce Mid-America Barge Line Towboat  186   1958 Later Rosa Lowery, now Sonny Gates
    H. B. Jordan   U. S. Steel Towboat   253   1958 Later Harvey Jordan, Now Richard C.
    S. M. Jenks U. S. Steel Towboat   253   1958 Now Bill Stile.
    United States  Federal Barge Line Towboat  1127   1958 Now Al Pannier.
    Aries the Ram Meteor Towing Towboat  29   1959 Later East Pearl River, now French Lady
    Badger    Cargo Carriers Towboat  482   1959  
    Barbara Belle Capt. George R. Ford Towboat  29   1959 Later Mister W L, now Suzy Q.
    E. F. Campbell Ohio River Co. Towboat  209   1959 Now Reliant.
    Girlie Knight Mid-South Towing Towboat  546   1959 Later Mister Charlie Walker, Marie C, now Graestone Express
    Myrtle Lee Knoxville Sand & Gravel Towboat  64   1959 Now Patty White.
1850   Austen S. Cargill  Cargo Carriers Towboat  1008   1960 Later Ray A Eckstein, now Justin Paul Eckstein
1854   America  Federal Barge Lines Towboat      1960 Scrapped
1856   Bill Wolter Waterfront Services Co. Towboat  65   1960 Later Leona Wolter, now James Murphy.
    James R. Hines  Hines American Line Towboat  287   1960  
1859   John Ladd Dean  Midland Enterprises Towboat  630   1961 Later Jerry Holbert, now Ronald E Wagenblast
1860   Orco    Midland Enterprises Towboat  630   1961 Now M/V Ohio.
    Sandy Southern Southern Towing Towboat  165   1961 Later Eden Brent, now Bayou Runner
    Daniel Webster   Mechling Barge Line Towboat   548   1962 Later C. H. Martin, now Darin Adrian
    Robert P. Tibolt  Midland Enterprises Towboat   652   1962 NowM/V Indiana
    Wm. H. Zimmer  Ohio River Co. Towboat   653   1962 Later R. L. Griffith, now Charlie G.
1931   Ellen Stone Crounse Corp. Towboat  236   1963 Now Patsy Coleman.
1937   Joseph M. Jones Canal Barge Towboat  594   1963 Later Deborah Valentine, now Loree Eckstein
1981   P. V. Branum Waterfront Services Co. Towboat  76   1963 Later Leona Wolter, now Andy Mullins
    Triple M River Docks Inc Towboat  104   1963 Active. 
2004   John H. MacMillan, Jr. Cargo Carriers Towboat   1065   1964 Active.
2027   L. Fiore   Midland Enterprises Towboat   653   1964 Now M/V Pennsylvania
    Gasconade (WLR 75401) U.S. Coast Guard Tender     1964 Active.
    Kay Templeton   Crounse Corp. Towboat   243   1964 Active.
    Pathfinder Cargill Marine & Terminal Cargo 153   1964 Active.
    Triple M   River Docks Towboat   104   1964 Active.
    Albert M B. & M. Towing Towboat  598   1965 Later Liz Brent, now City of Greenville
    O. H. Ingram Ingram Barge Towboat  593   1965 Now Ocie Clark.
    Roy Mechling   Mechling Barge Line Towboat  585    1965 Later Phyllis Lauder, now A Steve Crowley.
2289   City of St. Louis Nilo Barge Line Towboat  587   1966 Now Caleb Lay.
2310   Sheryl Vicbeth Luhr Bros. Towboat  223    1966 Now Sheryl
2321   Ashland    Ashland Oil Towboat  712   1966 Active.
2326   Elaine Jones Canal Barge Towboat  597    1966 Now M/V Stephen L. Colby
    National Gateway National Marine Service Towboat  574   1966 Later Judy S, now M/V Brother Wilson
    National Progress  National Marine Service  Towboat  330   1966 Later Pete W, Now M/V David Work
 2311   Sara Page   Crounse Corp. Towboat   235   1966 Active.
2326   M/V Stephen L. Colby Marquette Transportation Towboat  597   1967  
    Kathryn Eckstein Wisconsin Barge Line Towboat  609    1967 Now Coral Dawn.
    Universal Trader   Universal Marine Towboat   727   1967 Now Steven J. Mason.
2479   Esso Arkansas Humble Oil Towboat  665   1968 Later Margaret Brent, now Terri C
2535   Marjorie McAllister McAllister Towing Tug 198   1968 Later Thor, now Mary L. McAllister.
    American Beauty   Rose Barge Line Towboat  857   1968 Active.
    Crimson Glory Archer-Daniels-Midland Co Towboat  857   1968 Active.
 2503   Penny of Cassville Wisconsin Barge Line Towboat  609   1968 Now Prairie Dawn.
    Thomas W. Martin Gladders Towing Towboat  541   1968 Later Sondra B, Estrella del Litoral
2536   Helen McAllister McAllister Towing Tug 198   1969 Later Scandia, Witte III, now Fournier Girls.
2609   Sarah Elizabeth   Mechling Barge Lines Towboat  610   1969 Active.
    F. R. Bigelow Ingram Barge Company Towboat  709   1969 Active 
    Rose Tranchita Wisconsin Barge Line Towboat  609   1969 Now Sierra Dawn.
2731   Winchester    O. F. Shearer & Sons Towboat  339   1970 Active
    Ros    Corps of Engineers Towboat      1970 Active
2789   Leslie Ann Upper Mississippi Towing Towboat  1116   1971 Later Steve T, now John R. Ingram
2840   Marie Henderick Wisconsin Barge Line Towboat 674   1971 Later Indian Gold, now Marie Hendrick
    Myra Eckstein Wisconsin Barge Line Towboat  674    1971 Now Frank R. Alter.
    Sebring Star Marine Services Llc Towboat  232   1971 Active 
2933   Tom Talbert   Federal Barge Lines Towboat   635   1972 Active.
2951   B. John Yeager  Midland Enterprises Towboat  776   1972 Active.
2952   Robert A. Taft Midland Enterprises Towboat  776   1972 Now John D. Geary.
2973   James K. Ellis  O. F. Shearer & Sons Towboat  374   1972 Active
3022   Jean Gladders Gladders Towing Towboat  747   1972 Later Kathie G, now Randy Eckstein
3072   Exxon Kentucky Exxon Shipping Towboat  827   1972 Later S/R Kentucky, now Golden Eagle 
    Andre Ledoux Velvet Marine Systems Towboat   484   1972 Later Southern, now Orleanian
3109   Herman Pott   Federal Barge Lines Towboat  635   1973 Now Richard E. Waugh.
3225   Robert Crown SCNO Barge Lines Towboat  742   1973 Now Frank Haendiges.
3300   Gloria G Apex Towing Towboat  530   1973 Later Midwest Legend, now Bea Black
    Gale C   Upper Mississippi Towing Towboat  1160   1973 Active.
3301   Sally Archer   American River Tptn. Towboat   1206   1974 Active.
3302   Inez Andreas   American River Tptn. Towboat  1206   1974 Active.
3318   Ginny Stone   American River Tptn. Towboat  1206   1974 Active.
3386   Margaret O   Midland Enterprises Towboat  534   1974 Now Mary Scheel.
3388   Emily Gladders Gladders Towing Towboat  545   1974 Now Noble C. Parsonage.
3437   Rachel Crounse Corp. Towboat  237   1975 Now Barbara.
3439   Robert N. Stout  Midland Enterprises Towboat  754    1975 Now P B Shah
3592   XL-III Nichols Marine Llc Towboat  153   1975 Active 
3601   Cooperative Spirit   AgriTrans Corp. Towboat  1309    1975 Active.
    Donna Keeling Crounse Corp. Towboat  237    1975 Now Donna York.
    Eva Kelley   Crounse Corp. Towboat  237    1975 Active.
    Henry B   Upper Mississippi Towing Towboat  1160   1975 Active.
    Jean Akin   Crounse Corp. Towboat