Tampa Marine, Tampa FL

Most recent update: August 17, 2014.


Tampa Marine was started by the Hiers family in the 1930s, to support the Tampa-based banana fleet and closed in 1960.  It was located on the Ybor Channel on a site that is now part of the Port of Tampa.  If anyone can provide any information about either the yard or the ships it built, please e-mail it to me at timcolton@aol.com.

Hull # O.N. Name Customer Type GT Ft. Delivery Disposition
1   Major Emile H Block (LT 18) US Army Tug 249 113 4/43-9/43 To USACE 1950 as Lake Superior, preserved in Duluth 1996
2   Major J H Hickey (LT 19) US Army Tug 249 113 4/43-9/43 To UNRRA 1946, later commercial 
3   Major Robert W King (LT 20) US Army Tug 249 113 4/43-9/43 Sold 1947
4   Major Otto I Lantry (LT 21) US Army Tug 249 113 4/43-9/43 Sold as Grenadier, lost 1968 
5 297524 Major E J Maloy (LT 22) US Army Tug  249 113 4/43-9/43 Sold 1964 as Nicole D Defelice, later Delacroix
6   Major C A McGarrigle (LT 23) US Army Tug  249 113 4/43-9/43 To Egypt 1946 as Bassel, disposed of 1976
7   LT 128 US Army Tug 394 123 9/43-4/44 Sold 1947 as Crevalle, existence in doubt 1989
8   LT 129 US Army Tug 394 123 9/43-4/44 To China 1948 
9   LT 130 US Army Tug 394 123 Nov-43 Sold 1965 as Pacific Ranger, later Tillamook, Pacific Salvor
10   LT 131 US Army Tug 394 123 9/43-4/44 Sold 195x as Tiburon, lost 1966 
11   LT 132 US Army Tug 394 123 9/43-4/44 Later SGT Clarence W Foss, to USN 1946 as T-ATA 242, scrapped 1972
12   LT 133 US Army Tug 394 123 9/43-4/44 To China 1946 
13   LT 134 US Army Tug 394 123 9/43-4/44 To Korea 1946 as LT 1, deleted c1960
14   LT 135 US Army Tug 394 123 9/43-4/44 To China 1946 as CW 1
15   LT 136 US Army Tug 394 123 9/43-4/44 Deleted 1968 
16   LT 137 US Army Tug 394 123 9/43-4/44 To the Philippines 1945
17   LT 352 US Army Tug 394 123 5/44-10/44 Sunk 1950 
18 254478 LT 353 US Army Tug 394 123 5/44-10/44 Sold 1947 as McAllister Bros, later Peggy Sheridan, Buccaneer I
19   LT 354 US Army Tug 394 123 5/44-10/44 Sold 1947 as Albacore, lost 1955 
20   LT 355 US Army Tug 394 123 5/44-10/44 To China 1946, later Taiwan as Ta Ch’ing, struck 1975
21   LT 356 US Army Tug 394 123 5/44-10/44  
22   LT 357 US Army Tug 394 123 5/44-10/44  
23   LT 358 US Army Tug 394 123 5/44-10/44  
    one of above   Tug 405   1944 Sold 19xx as Inglis, later Selat Trikora, scrapped 1969
    one of above   Tug     1944 Sold, later Samapta VI
    one of above   Tug 433   1944 Sold, now Sheng Chan 1
24   ST 740 US Army Tug 136 86 5/44-6/44 Sold 1955 as Vesta, now Laurgain Speedy 
25   ST 741 US Army Tug 136 86 5/44-6/44 Sold 194x as Esso Standard II, later Molosso, Armadores II, lost 1986 
26   ST 742 US Army Tug 136 86 5/44-6/44 To Finland 1946 as A 4, later Perameri, now yacht Tampa, in Stockholm
27   ST 743 US Army Tug 136 86 5/44-6/44 Sold 1948 as Bacalan, later Margi Primo, scrapped 1988
28   ST 744 US Army Tug 136 86 5/44-6/44 Sold 1948 as Saint Briac, later Porto Azzuro, scrapped 1986 
29   ST 745 US Army Tug 136 86 5/44-6/44 Sold 1949 as Vandoma, scrapped 1999
30   ST 746 US Army Tug 136 86 5/44-6/44 Sold 1951 as Vridi, struck 1980 
31   ST 747 US Army Tug 136 86 5/44-6/44 To Finland 1946 as A 5, sold 1954 as Lormont , later Lormont Primo, existence in doubt 2001
32   ST 748 US Army Tug 136 86 5/44-6/44 To Finland 1946 as A 1, sold 1950 as Reno, later Pehr Hellzen, Eol, now Leo 
33   ST 749 US Army Tug 136 86 5/44-6/44 To Finland 1946 as A 6, hulked 1948, scrapped 1966? 
34   ST 750 US Army Tug 136 86 5/44-6/44 To Finland 1946 as A 3, hulked 1948 
35   ST 751 US Army Tug 136 86 5/44-6/44 To Finland 1946 as A 2, sold 1950, later Kassa, scrapped 1971 
36                
37   LT 647 US Army Tug 394 123 Dec-44 Sold 1946 as Ming 113, later Ming 313, lost 1949?
38 507964 LT 648 US Army Tug 394 123 Jan-45 Sold 1965 as Craig Foss
39   LT 829 US Army Tug 581 149 1945 Sold 19xx as Southern Belle, later Gulf Joan, now Seaspan Commander 
40 253495 LT 830 US Army Tug 581 149 Sep-45 Sold 1947 as John R Hayden, later Marine Crusader, Harris Bay, Marine Crusader, now Titan
41   LT 831 US Army Tug 581 149 1945 Cancelled but sold to the USSR
42   LT 832 US Army Tug 581 149 1945 Cancelled but sold to the USSR
43   LT 833 US Army Tug 581 149 1945 Cancelled but sold 1947 as John Roen IV, then Shawnee, lost 1976
44   LT 834 US Army Tug 581 149   Cancelled
45   LT 835 US Army Tug 581 149   Cancelled
46   LT 836 US Army Tug 581 149   Cancelled
47   LT 837 US Army Tug 581 149   Cancelled
48   LT 838 US Army Tug 581 149   Cancelled
49   ST 849 US Army Tug 143 86 1945 To France 19xx? 
50   ST 850 US Army Tug 143 86 1945 To France 19xx? 
51   ST 851 US Army Tug 143 86 1945 Sold 194x as Despatch No. 9, later Standard No. 9, West Wind 1, scrapped 1981
52 252946 ST 852 US Army Tug 143 86 1945 Sold 194x as H O Weatherbee, now Hawk
53   ST 853 US Army Tug 143 86 1945 Sold 1947 as Marathon, later Tracy D, Mildred A, now Brisa 
54   ST 854 US Army Tug 143 86 1945 Sold 19xx as C-Horse, later Janet, sank 1996, scrapped 1998 
    one of above   Tug 141   1945 Sold 19xx as Poly Bay, later Kay Chuan V, Mutiara V, now Sandidewa 11
60   A W Higgins   Tug 149   1945 Later L M Winslow, Osprey
62   Karzakkan Bahrain Petroleum Tug 199   1945 Now Maria
    Stuyvesant Mining Equipment Co. Dredge     1947 Scrapped
    Roosevelt Mining Equipment Co. Dredge     1947 Scrapped
  255634 Gene H Gulf-Tampa DD Tug 24 45 1948 Now Carol E
72 259370 William H   Tug 140   1950 Later Austill Pharr, Lisa R, Margie Ann, reefed 2001
    Breukelen (AMS 100) U.S. Navy Minesweeper 390 144 1953 To the Netherlands as M 852, returned 1972
    Beemster (AMS 105) U.S. Navy Minesweeper 390 144 3-Jul-53 To the Netherlands as M 845, struck 1975
    Bedum (AMS 106) U.S. Navy Minesweeper 390 144 10-Aug-53 To the Netherlands as M 847, struck 1975
    Borculo (AMS 107) U.S. Navy Minesweeper 390 144 8-Oct-53 To the Netherlands as M 849, struck 1975
    Borne (AMS 108) U.S. Navy Minesweeper 390 144 23-Nov-53 To the Netherlands as M 850, struck 1975
    Redwing (AMS 200) U.S. Navy Minesweeper 390 144  7-Jan-55 To Spain as Sil (M 29, PVZ 55, M 27), struck 2003
    Shrike (AMS 201) U.S. Navy Minesweeper 390 144 21-Mar-55 Scrapped 1978
    Spoonbill (AMS 202) U.S. Navy Minesweeper 390 144 14-Jun-55 To Spain as Duero (M 28, M 23), struck 1999
    Thrasher (AMS 203) U.S. Navy Minesweeper 390 144 16-Aug-55 To Singapore as Mercury (M 102), struck 1995
    Thrush (AMS 204) U.S. Navy Minesweeper 390 144 8-Nov-55 To Virginia Marine Inst 1975, scrapped 1982
    Georges Truffaut (AMS 515) U.S. Navy Minesweeper 780 190  12-Oct-56 To Belgium as M 908, struck 2001, scrapped 2007
    Francois Bovesse  (AMS 516) U.S. Navy Minesweeper 780  190 25-Jan-57 To Belgium as M 909, struck 2005, scrapped 2007
    Sgombro (AMS 517) U.S. Navy Minesweeper 780  172 1-Jun-57 To Italy as M 5432, P 5432, struck 2000
    Squalo (AMS 518) U.S. Navy Minesweeper 780  172 1-Jun-57 To Italy as M 5433, P 5433, struck 2000
    Tajo (MSC 287) U.S. Navy Minesweeper 390 152  9-Jul-59 To Spain as M 30, M 24, struck 2002
    Odiel (MSC 288) U.S. Navy Minesweeper 390 152  9-Oct-59 To Spain as M 32, M 26, struck 2004
    Viking Vigilant   Tender 339   1952 Later Ahmed, Jenan
91 265393 Abbie R DeBardeleben Marine Tug 273 105 1953 Later Palmer Gaillard, Sea Tern, Edward St Philip
  266081 Grand Isle   Passenger 95 169 1953 Active.
  266588 Babe S   Fishboat 79 65 1953 Active
  266775 Dorothy V   Fishboat 79 65 1953 Active.
96       Ferry 400   1953  
  267891 McGinty Myklebust & Myklebust Fishboat 79 65 1954 Active
  270453 De Bar DeBardeleben Marine Tug 21 45 1955 Active.
  275504 Humble AC-5 Humble Oil Tug 193 117 1958