West Gulf Marine, Galveston TX

(formerly Kelso Marine [1965-1976] and Galveston Shipbuilding [1977-1998])

Most recent update: October 14, 2018.


Kelso Marine was established by C. Brewer & Co. in 1965, in the facility that had been developed as a shipyard for WWII by Gulf Marine Ways.  It was acquired by Harry Fiegel in 1976 and renamed Galveston Shipbuilding Company, (GSC), becoming a leader in the construction of oceangoing tank barges.  At the same time, Fiegel's sons opened a second yard, called West Gulf Marine Works, which was almost next door and was designed for series construction of inland barges.  Along with so many other shipyards, both yards ran out of new construction work in 1982: GSC closed, but West Gulf Marine Works kept going as a repair yard.  In 1996, Newpark Shipbuilding bought and reactivated the GSC yard but folded in 1998.  Meanwhile, the Fiegels reactivated West Gulf Marine and continue today as a leading builder of inland tank barges.  The company does not have a web site, but you can see the two Galveston yards from the air on Google here.

Hull # O.N. Original Name Original Owner Type GT Ft. Built Disposition
Barges Built by Kelso Marine
  509855 TMST 100 Texas Molten Sulfur Tank Barge 1,441 203 1967 Later Hollywood Chem 121, Kirby 12800
3 553753 KMOO 3 R. H. Radcliff, Jr. Deck Barge 380 135 1967 NLD
  528496 130 Horton & Horton Freight Barge 938 240 1967 NLD
  528497 131 Horton & Horton Freight Barge 938 240 1967 NLD
  528498 132 Horton & Horton Freight Barge 938 240 1967 NLD
  528499 133 Horton & Horton Freight Barge 938 240 1967 NLD
  528500 134 Horton & Horton Freight Barge 876 240 1967 NLD
  528501 135 Horton & Horton Freight Barge 876 240 1967 NLD
  528502 136 Horton & Horton Freight Barge 876 240 1967 NLD
  528503 137 Horton & Horton Freight Barge 938 240 1967 NLD
  528504 138 Horton & Horton Freight Barge 938 240 1967 NLD
  528505 139 Horton & Horton Freight Barge 938 240 1968 NLD
  529292 140 Horton & Horton Freight Barge 938 240 1969 NLD
  529293 141 Horton & Horton Freight Barge 938 240 1960 NLD
  529294 142 Horton & Horton Freight Barge 938 240 1967 NLD
  513706 JIHCO 2 Mechling B.L. Freight Barge 902 195 1968 NLD
  515019 JIHCO 3 Mechling B.L. Freight Barge 902 195 1968 NLD
  516238 JIHCO 4 Mechling B.L. Freight Barge 902 195 1968 NLD
  516630 JIHCO 5 Mechling B.L. Freight Barge 902 195 1968 NLD
  513184 JIHCO 6 Mechling B.L. Freight Barge 902 195 1968 NLD
  514491 JIHCO 7 Mechling B.L. Freight Barge 902 195 1968 NLD
25 517161 Mr. Glenn S. Louisiana Cont. Deck Barge 505 140 1968 Now Crosby 7
  518645 GAF I Port Arthur Towing Tank Barge 842 200 1969 NLD
31 518582 Barge 155 Puget Sound T. & B. Deck Barge 588 150 1969  
32 519122 Barge 156 Puget Sound T. & B. Deck Barge 588 150 1969  
33 519123 Barge 157 Puget Sound T. & B. Deck Barge 588 150 Apr-69 Later Aqua-157, HML 150, now EM 1069
35 527086 Hawaii Bankers Trust Deck Barge 6,377 430 1970  
37 521173 Belcher Barge No. 19 Belcher Towing Tank Barge 736 210 1969 Later Coastal 19, Crystal River, NLD
38 521174 Belcher Barge No. 20 Belcher Towing Tank Barge 736 210 Jan-69 Later Coastal 20, Deck Barge 101, NLD
39 521175 Belcher Barge No. 21 Belcher Towing Tank Barge 736 210 1969 Later Coastal 21, now Miss Morgan
46 528789 Barge 102 Tank Barge 35 Inc. Tank Barge 7,970 430 Sep-70 Now Demetrea (Panama)
47 529262 SEDCO-V SEDCO Deck Barge 2,895 264 Oct-70  
48 529263 SEDCO-VI SEDCO Deck Barge 2,895 264 Oct-70 Later BAR 357, Big Shane, Midnight Brave, now Brave
53 536811 Ponciana Odyssea Tptn Tank Barge 5,589 370 Feb-72 Active
72 535431 Stephen Marco of Iota Tank Barge 1,049 219 1971 NLD
99 542885 Hannah 3601 Hannah Towing Tank Barge 2,369 290 Oct-72 Now Robert Farrell
107 544437 Interstate 55 Interstate Ocean Tank Barge 3,113 287 Dec-72 Later KTC 55, NLD
108 554164 Sun 800 Sun Shipbuilding Crane Barge 2,483 190 Sep-72 Later Penn 800, now Chesapeake 1000
109 538934 BT-226   Deck Barge 1,434 213 1972 Now G.L. 141
110 552864 Poseidon Martin Gas Marine Tank Barge 7,022 397 Nov-73 Active
111 942491 OMR 1875   Tank Barge 1,431 260 1974 Now Kirby 17002
116 560290 STL-3901 Hvide Shipping Tank Barge 18,671 586 Feb-74 Scrapped 1999
117 580101 SCC-3902 Hvide Shipping Tank Barge 18,671 586 Feb-77 Scrapped 2008
118 571009 Pampa E. I. DuPont Tank Barge 4,925 424 May-76 Now Gulfstream
120 573463 BAR-362 Brown & Root Deck Barge 394 300 May-76 Now Intermac 404
Towing Vessels Built by Kelso Marine
  514650 Fuzzy Al Johnson Const'n. Towboat 44 41 1968 Later Chris W
204 534836 Margy Kelso Kelso Marine Towboat  183 76 1971 Later Ivis R, now Jesus Saves
205 528373 Kel-Kat 50 Kelso Marine Towboat  53 48 1970 Later RAI Elizabeth Kelso, Fuzzy Kelso, Brian T, now Brown Water IX
208 547684 RAI Elizabeth Kelso Kelso Marine Towboat  118 61 1973 Now Bill Spence
209 560289 Seabulk Challenger Hvide Shipping ITB Tug 1,360 113 Feb-74 Active (B.V.I.)
210 580102 Seabulk Magnachem Hvide Shipping ITB Tug 1,360 113 Feb-77 NLD
Built by West Gulf Marine Works
569102 St. Kitts Crowley Marine Deck Barge 1,372 260 1975 Now Big K3 (Nigeria)
110 578688 PT&S 286-1 Foss Marine Deck Barge 3,202 286 1976 Now Rock Barge 2
111 578543 PT&S 286-2 Foss Marine Deck Barge 2,764 275 Dec-76 Later Foss 286, now KRS 286-6
112 581291 Foss 286-1 Foss Marine Deck Barge 3,202 286 Apr-77 Later Coquille, Pacific Bear, now Seatac 286
113 581378 PT&S 286-3 Foss Marine Deck Barge 3,202 286 Apr-77 Later Caribe Endeavor, now Maukana
114 585935 DTB 40 Foss Marine Deck Barge 3,202 286 Aug-77 Later Malana, sold 2008
115 589426 Foss 286-2 Foss Marine Tank Barge 4,369 275 Feb-78 Now Kivalina
116 594388 Foss 286-3 Foss Marine Deck Barge 4,369 275 Jun-78 Now Noatak
117 598345 ADWI 8   Drill Barge 877 185 1978 Now Parker Drilling 8-B
118 606526 SF-1851   Deck Barge 3,202 286 Sep-79 Later BT-219, now GL 170
119 623750 PT&S 31400-1 Foss Marine Tank Barge 2,060 248 Jun-80 Later Holo Moku, now Foss 248-P3
120 625262 Foss 248-P1 Foss Marine Deck Barge 2.060 248 Aug-80 Later Punahele, now MSRC 320
122 628604 PT&S 31400-2 Foss Marine Tank Barge 2,060 248 Nov-80 Now Washington
123 630656 Foss 248-P2 Foss Marine Tank Barge 2,060 248 Jan-81 NLD
128 623750 Foss 248-P3 Foss Marine Tank Barge 2,060 248 1980 Later Kenny, now NRC 248
133 na Sea Hauler 101   Deck Barge 2,060 248 Aug-81 Later Tide Mar 250, now I. G. Al Jawza'a (U.A.E.)
135 na Sea Commerce I   Deck Barge 2,060 248 Dec-81 Now Chamula (Mexico)
138 928702 ZB-250 Zidell Marine Tank Barge 1,942 240 Feb-88 Now DT-250
Built by Galveston Shipbuilding (Fiegel)
106 588608 SBB XIV Kristra Investments Deck Barge 537 160 1977 Later EM 1159, NLD
122 596820 Plaquemine Penn Maritime Tank Barge 10,889 449 Jul-78 Later Star 810, DXE 1640 O S, now ATC 23
123 604601 Belcher 101 Belcher Towing Tank Barge 16,553 562 May-79 Later Coastal 101, Maritrans 300, now Bamidele
124 632920 Belcher 102 Belcher Towing Tank Barge 27,471 644 Mar-81 Later Energy Explorer, Ocean 400, Maritrans 400, M400, OSG 400, NLD
125 614210 Ocean 192 Interstate Ocean Tank Barge 11,796 460 Nov-79 Later Maritrans 192, M192, now OSG 192
126 624039 Ocean 193 Interstate Ocean Tank Barge 10,549 519 Jul-80 Later Maritrans 209, M209, now OSG 209
127 636104 Ocean 210 Interstate Ocean Tank Barge 11,951 557 Jul-81 Now OSG 242
131 641082 MM-1 Marathon Oil Tank Barge 8,710 442 Oct-81 Later DBL 151, NLD
132 644380 MM-2 Marathon Oil Tank Barge 8,710 442 Feb-82 Later DBL 152, NLD
134 646669 Ocean 211 Interstate Ocean Tank Barge 11,012 557 May-82 Now OSG 243
137 651023 Virginia Moran Towing Tank Barge 13,239 510 Oct-82 Active
203 971740 Twin Venture F W Marine Towboat 31 52 1990 Now Miss Eliza
? 1033208 William J Piling, Inc Deck Barge 349 110 1995 Active
Built by Galveston Shipbuilding Company (Newpark)
1 1038892 GLS 1-B O & M Company Llc Freight Barge 823 200 1996 Now AEP 3175
2 1038893 CSV 9605-B Olympic Marine Freight Barge 823 200 1996 Now AEP 3172
3 1038894 PAZ 9606-B Olympic Marine Freight Barge 823 200 1996 Now AEP 3185
4 1038895 SMB 9607-B Olympic Marine Freight Barge 823 200 1996 Now AEP 3186
5 1038896 MDR 9608-B Olympic Marine Freight Barge 823 200 1996 Now AEP 3180
6 1038897 GJG 9609-B Olympic Marine Freight Barge 823 200 1996 Now AEP 3174
7 1039877 SRF 9610-B Octagon Investment Freight Barge 823 200 1996 Now AEP 3187
8 1039878 HAH 1-B Steven E Hiler Freight Barge 823 200 1996 Active
9 1039879 CMM 2-B East Side River Tptn Freight Barge 823 200 1996 Now AEP 3179
10 1039880 JMF 9613-B Songbird Company Freight Barge 823 200 1996 Now AEP 3178
11 1039881 MGC 9614-B Octagon Investment Freight Barge 823 200 1996 Now AEP 3102
12 1039882 MRC 9615-B Octagon Investment Freight Barge 823 200 1996 Now AEP 3103
13 1039883 JEF 9616-B Octagon Investment Freight Barge 823 200 1996 Now AEP 3104
14 1042531 JAL 9651 Olympic Marine Freight Barge 823 200 1996 Now AEP 3182
15 1042532 LCL 9652 Olympic Marine Freight Barge 823 200 1996 Now AEP 3184
16 1042533 MRL 9653 Olympic Marine Freight Barge 823 200 1996 Now AEP 3176
17 1043870 CAG 9654 Songbird Company Freight Barge 823 200 1996 Now AEP 3181
18 1043871 CMR 101-B Cmr Barge Llc Freight Barge 823 200 1996 Now AEP 3171
19 1045615 TCKM 1 Tckm Llc Freight Barge 823 200 1996 Now AEP 3188
20 1051430 CMR 102 Cmr Barge Llc Freight Barge 823 200 1997 Now AEP 3106
21 1052207 SAM 1 Songbird Company Freight Barge 823 200 1997 Now AEP 3112
22 1052376 DJF 3 Songbird Company Freight Barge 823 200 1997 Now AEP 3108
23 1052375   Octagon Investment Freight Barge 823 200 1997 Now AEP 3107
24 1053005 PSF 4 Octagon Investment Freight Barge 823 200 1997 Now AEP 3111
25 1053078 RTI 450 Richard F Huskey Freight Barge 823 200 1997 Active
26 1045614 TCKM 2 Tckm Llc Freight Barge 823 200 1997 Now AEP 3117
27 1056644 SC 101 Songbird Company Freight Barge 823 200 1997 Now AEP 3113
28 1056827   McLachlin Trust Freight Barge 823 200 1997 Now AEP 3110
29 1057002 SC 102 Songbird Company Freight Barge 823 200 1997 Now AEP 3114
30 1057003 SC 103 Songbird Company Freight Barge 823 200 1997 Now AEP 3115
31 1046115 MJM-1 B East Side River Tptn Freight Barge 823 200 1997 Now AEP 3183
32 1057933 SC 104 Songbird Company Freight Barge 823 200 1997 Now AEP 3116
33 1046116   East Side River Tptn Freight Barge 823 200 1997 Now AEP 3170
34 1045458 Jenny 1-B Bealke River Tpt Freight Barge 823 200 1996 Now AEP 3177
35 1049279 JMAR 1 Robert E Mclachlin Freight Barge 802 195 1997 Now AEP 3101
36 1057006 JLS 2 O & M Company Llc Freight Barge 802 195 1997 Now AEP 3109
37 1058043 CLC 87 Kalibash Tptn Freight Barge 802 195 1997 Now AEP 3105
38 1047103 DGL 1-B Olympic Marine Freight Barge 823 200 1996 Now AEP 3173
 39 1046430 CM 17-B Cin Mar Marine Freight Barge 823 200 1996 Now RPM 9601 B
40 1046431 CM 18-B Cin Mar Marine Freight Barge 823 200 1996 Now RPM 9602 B
41 1046432 CM 19-B Cin Mar Marine Freight Barge 823 200 1996 Active
42 1046433 CM 20-B Cin Mar Marine Freight Barge 823 200 1996 Active
43 1046434 CM 21-B Cin Mar Marine Freight Barge 823 200 1996 NLD
44 1046435 CM 22-B Cin Mar Marine Freight Barge 823 200 1996 NLD
45 1046436 CM 23-B Cin Mar Marine Freight Barge 823 200 1996 NLD
46 1046437 CM 24-B Cin Mar Marine Freight Barge 823 200 1996 Active
47 1046448 CM 25-B Cin Mar Marine Freight Barge 823 200 1996 Active
 48 1046450 CM 26-B Cin Mar Marine Freight Barge 823 200 1996 Active
 49 1048906 BT 101 B Bakery Trading Co Freight Barge 823 200 1997 Active
50 1048905 BT 102 B Bakery Trading Co Freight Barge 823 200 1997 Active
51 1048904 BT 103 B Bakery Trading Co Freight Barge 823 200 1997 Active
52 1048903 BT 104 B Bakery Trading Co Freight Barge 823 200 1997 Active
 53 1048902 BT 105 B Bakery Trading Co Freight Barge 823 200 1997 Active
 54 1050031 PML 1406B Pml Inc Freight Barge 823 200 1997 Later RL 703B, NLD
 55 1050032 PML 1407B Pml Inc Freight Barge 823 200 1997 Now RL 704B
 56 1050244 MDL 401 B Lobraico Trust Freight Barge 823 200 1997 Active
 57 1050245 MDL 402 B Lobraico Trust Freight Barge 823 200 1997 Active
 58 1050136 RM 1460 Robert B Miller Freight Barge 802 195 1997 Active
59 1050137 RM 1461 Robert B Miller Freight Barge 802 195 1997 Active
60 1050138 RM 1462 Robert B Miller Freight Barge 802 195 1997 Active
61 1050139 RM 1463 Robert B Miller Freight Barge 802 195 1997 Active
62 1050140 RM 1464 Robert B Miller Freight Barge 802 195 1997 Active
63 1050141 RM 1465 Robert B Miller Freight Barge 802 195 1997 Active
64 1050142 RM 1466 Robert B Miller Freight Barge 802 195 1997 Active
65 1050143 RM 1467 Robert B Miller Freight Barge 802 195 1997 Active
66 1050144 RM 1468 Robert B Miller Freight Barge 802 195 1997 Active
 67 1050145 RM 1469 Robert B Miller Freight Barge 802 195 1997 Active
 66 1059368 R301 S.M.I. Trust No. 015 Freight Barge 687 195 1997 Active
67 1059369 R302 S.M.I. Trust No. 015 Freight Barge 687 195 1997 Active
68 1059371 R303 S.M.I. Trust No. 015 Freight Barge 687 195 1997 Active
69 1059372 R304 S.M.I. Trust No. 015 Freight Barge 687 195 1997 Active
 70 1058736 PB 112B Pitt-Cox Barges Inc Freight Barge 823 200 1997 Active
 71 1058737 PB 113B Pitt-Cox Barges Inc Freight Barge 823 200 1997 Active
 72 1058734 CM 101B Cox Marine Corp Freight Barge 823 200 1997 Active
 73 1058735 CM 102B Cox Marine Corp Freight Barge 823 200 1997 Active
 74 1054111 TAF 900 Touax Leasing Freight Barge 802 195 1997 Active
 75 1054112 TAF 901 Touax Leasing Freight Barge 802 195 1997 Active
 76 1054113 TAF 902 Touax Leasing Freight Barge 802 195 1997 Active
77 1054114 GBW 97 George B Westall Freight Barge 802 195 1997 NLD
78 1054115 RM 1474 Robert B Miller Freight Barge 802 195 1997 NLD
79 1077065 NACM 98101 Wells Fargo Bank Tank Barge 705 200 1998 Active
80 1084792 NACM 98102 Wells Fargo Bank Tank Barge 705 200 1998 Active
81 1074998 NACM 98103 Wells Fargo Bank Tank Barge 705 200 1998 Active
82 1074997 NACM 98104 Wells Fargo Bank Tank Barge 705 200 1998 Active
83 1070853 NACM 98105 Wells Fargo Bank Tank Barge 705 200 1998 Active
84 1070852 NACM 98106 Wells Fargo Bank Tank Barge 705 200 1998 Active
85 1073741 NACM 98107 Wells Fargo Bank Tank Barge 705 200 1998 Active
86 1073742 NACM 98108 Wells Fargo Bank Tank Barge 705 200 1998 Active
87 1073743 NACM 98109 Wells Fargo Bank Tank Barge 705 200 1998 Active
88 1073744 NACM 98110 Wells Fargo Bank Tank Barge 705 200 1998 Active
89 1074996 NACM 98111 Wells Fargo Bank Tank Barge 705 200 1998 Active
90 1073745 NACM 98112 Wells Fargo Bank Tank Barge 705 200 1998 Active
91 1073746 NACM 98113 Wells Fargo Bank Tank Barge 705 200 1998 Active
92 1073747 NACM 98114 Wells Fargo Bank Tank Barge 705 200 1998 Active
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95 1065655 DBL 17 K-Sea Tptn Tank Barge 1,499 297 1998 Now Kirby 18701
96 1065656 502 Coastal Tug & Barge Tank Barge 1,499 297 1998 Now Kirby 18702
97 1065657 DBL 18 K-Sea Tptn Tank Barge 1,499 297 1998 Now Kirby 18750
98 1065658 DBL 19 K-Sea Tptn Tank Barge 1,499 297 1998 Now Double Skin 19
99 1074641 Smitty 18  Highland Marine Tank Barge 1,559 297 1998 Active
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104 1076092 Gretchen II Piling, Inc. Deck Barge 343 140 1998 Active
 105 1082678 CTCO 333 Cenac Towing Tank Barge 1,619 300 1999 Now EMS 333
 106 1082679 CTCO 334 Cenac Towing Tank Barge 1,619 300 1999 Active
 107 1082680 CTCO 335 Cenac Towing Tank Barge 1,619 300 1999 Active
 108 1082681 CTCO 336 Cenac Towing Tank Barge 1,619 300 1999 Active
 109 1082682 CTCO 337 Cenac Towing Tank Barge 1,619 300 1999 Active
 110 1082683 CTCO 338 Cenac Towing Tank Barge 1,619 300 1999 Now EMS 338
 111 1082684 CTCO 339 Cenac Towing Tank Barge 1,619 300 1999 Active
 112 1102277 CTCO 340 Cenac Towing Tank Barge 1,619 300 1999 Now EMS 340
 113 1092957 CTCO 341 Cenac Towing Tank Barge 1,619 300 1999 Active
 114 1092958 CTCO 342 Cenac Towing Tank Barge 1,619 300 1999 Active
115 1110099 Kirby 29007 Kirby Marine Tank Barge 1,619 300 2001 Active
116 1110100 Kirby 29008 Kirby Marine Tank Barge 1,619 300 2001 Active
117 1110101 Kirby 29009 Kirby Marine Tank Barge 1,619 300 2001 Active
118 1110102 Kirby 29010 Kirby Marine Tank Barge 1,619 300 2001 Active
119 1110103 Kirby 29011 Kirby Marine Tank Barge 1,619 300 2001 Active
120 1110104 Kirby 29012 Kirby Marine Tank Barge 1,619 300 2001 Active
121 1119951 CTCO 343 Cenac Towing Tank Barge 1,619 300 2001 Active
122 1119950 CTCO 344 Cenac Towing Tank Barge 1,619 300 2001 Active
123 1123982 Kirby 28019 Kirby Marine Tank Barge 1,619 300 2002 Active
124 1123985 Kirby 28020 Kirby Marine Tank Barge 1,619 300 2002 Active
125 1123986 Kirby 28021 Kirby Marine Tank Barge 1,619 300 2002 Active
126 1123991 Kirby 28022 Kirby Marine Tank Barge 1,619 300 2002 Active
127 1123992 Kirby 28023 Kirby Marine Tank Barge 1,619 300 2002 Active
128 1123993 Kirby 28024 Kirby Marine Tank Barge 1,619 300 2002 Active
129 1128302 CTCO 345 Cenac Towing Tank Barge 1,619 300 2002 Now EMS 345
130 1128303 CTCO 346 Cenac Towing Tank Barge 1,619 300 2002 Now EMS 346
131 1128304 CTCO 347 Cenac Towing Tank Barge 1,619 300 2002 Active
132 1128305 CTCO 348 Cenac Towing Tank Barge 1,619 300 2002 Now EMS 348
133 1139036 Kirby 28026 Kirby Marine Tank Barge 1,619 300 2003 Active
134 1139039 Kirby 28027 Kirby Marine Tank Barge 1,619 300 2003 Active
135 1139040 Kirby 28028 Kirby Marine Tank Barge 1,619 300 2003 Active
136 1139041 Kirby 30024 Kirby Marine Tank Barge 1,619 300 2003 Active
137 1139042 Kirby 30025 Kirby Marine Tank Barge 1,619 300 2003 Active
138 1139043 Kirby 30026 Kirby Marine Tank Barge 1,619 300 2003 Active
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