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Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding, Somerset MA

Most recent update: January 29, 2014.


Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding was established in 1955 as a builder of tugs and fishing vessels but has now become one of the industry's leaders in the construction of fast ferries and pilot boats.  Visit the company at www.gladding-hearn.com.  The shipyard is at the southwest end of Riverside Avenue, across from Fall River's Bicentennial Park: see it from the air on Google here.  This table is now close to complete: if anyone can see any errors or omissions, please send your info to timcolton@aol.com

Hull # O.N. Original Name Original Owner Ship Type GT Ft. Delivery Disposition
1 270699 North Star Richard A Balzano Fishing Vessel 23 42 1955 Active
2 270957 Paam New Bedford Seafood Tanker 44 56 1955 NLD
3       Seine Boat     1955  
4 271784 Dave White Perini Corporation Tug 27 40 1956 Later Eastern Point II, now Brian
5 272157 Mike Tower Investment Dredge 74 78 1956 NLD
6   Onoribo   Tug     1956 To Surinam
7 272597 Noelle Gahagan Dredging  Tug 22 46 1956 NLD
8     Gahagan Dredging Punts     1956  
9   Mikes Helper   Tug     1956  
10     Caltex Lighters     1956  
11 274231 Dick Perini Perini Corporation Tug 21 40 1957 Now Heidi
12 274230 Chas. E. Tirrell Perini Corporation Tug 21 40 1956 NLD
13 273997 Ike Tilcon New York Tug 15 33 1957 NLD
14 274379 Karen L. Jersey Boat Service Tug 21 40 1957 NLD
15 274760 Captain Leffie Hydro-Dredge Corp. Tug 21 40 1957 NLD
16     Essex Scow     1957  
17     Spangle Work Skiff     1957  
18 274964 Hawk T. & E. Conlon Tug 13 34 1957 Active
19 275192 Morania No. 4 Morania Oil Tug 32 47 1957 Later Capt. Lewis, Kaye C. Green
20     Perkins Float     1957  
21 274921 W-5 Perini Corporation  Water Barge 31 36 1957 NLD
22     Perini Corporation Rowboats     1957  
23     Spangle Pontoons     1957  
24 583414 Brandywine Stratus Fisheries Fishing Vessel 14 45 1957 Later Interport II, now Miss Samantha
25     Caltex Lighters     1958  
26     Perini Corporation Rowboats     1958  
27 275905 Floyd Reid North Atlantic Dredging Tug 23 43 1958 NLD
28   Mary W.   Tug     1958  
29 276205 Duchess Rabbit Run Towing Tug 23 41 1958 Active
30     North Atlantic Dredging Sounding Boat     1958  
31 276367 Helen II Montauk Pilots Pilot Boat 30 45 1959 NLD
32   Joe M New England Dredge Dredge Tender     1958  
33 583379 Cape Henlopen Delaware Bay Pilots Pilot Boat 36 44 1958 Active
34 277540 Pilgrim John Austin Yacht 22 39 1958 Now Redoubt
35   City of Portland City of Portland ME Fire Boat 87 63 1959 Sold 2010
36   Chester K. New England Dredge Dredge Tender     1958  
37   Capt. Dick Ercon Construction Dredge Tender     1959  
38   Poochie   Tug     1959  
39   Susan E New England Dredge Dredge Tender     1958  
40   Hammonton   Barge     1959 Conversion
41 279313 Jebco No. 3 J. E. Brenneman Co. Passenger 17 37 1959 Now Colleen
42   Tide   Tug     1959  
43 279825 Duke Rabbit Run Towing Tug 21 42 1959 Active
44 279380 Narrows Sandy Hook Pilots Pilot Boat 28 46 1959 Now Sea Bear
45 285638 Lynn J. Russell Spangle Dredge Tender 108 70 1959 NLD
46     Akers, Edwin R. Tug     1960  
47 280366 Amboy Amboy Boat Co. Passenger 20 36 1960 Later Jerry C, Brian C, now C Fox
48     National Bulk Crew Boat     1960  
49 281193 G. W. Ward North Atlantic Dredging Tug 17 40 1960 Later Theodore, NLD
50   Charleston Pilot II Charleston Pilots Pilot Boat     1959  
51 963281 Hilton John C Palfrey Yacht 33 45 1960 Now Meander
52   Tucu Tucu   Tug     1960  
53 282517 Packer Fuel Packer Marine Tank Barge 15 36 1960 Now Regal 100
54   Globe II   Barge     1960 House only
55 283659 El-Jean Troy Town Dock Tug 27 47 1960 Now Benjamin Elliot
56     Beebe Quahog Skiff     1960  
57     Malloy Dredge     1960 Rebuild
58 284894 Shelter Island Shelter Island Ferry Co Ferry 90 81 1960 NLD
59   Carolyn Marinucci Bros. Dredge Tender     1961  
60 285796 No. 153 Frederick Snare Co. Dredge Tender 27 47 1961 Later Bridgebuilder XVI, Capt. Lawrence, now Admiral Tommy
61 285633 No. 154 Frederick Snare Co. Dredge Tender 27 47 1961 Later Bridgebuilder XV
62 285632 Edwin R. Akers Frederick Snare Co. Tug 19 42 1961 Later Starr
63 286799 Mattituck New York State Tug 17 38 1961  
64     Thomas Dredging Dredge     1962  
65 286796 Amelia Charles Perkins Yacht 33 46 1962 NLD
66 296470 MLBC No. 1 M.L.B.C. Tug 25 48 26-Aug-64 NLD
67   Cimare II   Tug     1961  
  289150 Marj's Barge Scott-Paine Marine Tug 5 24 1961 NLD
68 288251 Lark Gerald McCarthy Fishing Vessel 31 46 1962 NLD
69 288368 Reggie B Rabbit Run Towing Tug 26 47 1962 Now Baron
70 289013 Annapolis Pilot Maryland Pilots Pilot Boat 35 44 1962 Later Jaxpilot, NLD
71 289622 Maria Amelia Tellman & Mack Fishing Vessel 37 57 1962 NLD
72     Leone Work Boat     1962  
73 583377 Cape May Delaware Bay Pilots Pilot Boat 36 44 1963 Active
74 291064 Eagle T. & E. Conlon Fishing Vessel 27 45 15-Apr-63 Active
75 289974 Thomas J. Brown Thomas J. Brown Towing Tug 61 60 11-Dec-62 Active
76   SK-1   Rescue Boat     1963  
77     Perini Corporation Rowboats     1963  
78   Ursa Cape Cod Canal  Tug     17-Jun-63  
79     Cape Cod Canal Floats     17-Jun-63  
80 292746 West Bank Sandy Hook Pilots Pilot Boat 29 45 1963 NLD
81   Atlantis II   Tender     28-Jun-63  
82   Chesapeake   Research Vessel     21-Nov-63  
  291926 Big Whizzer Sterling Equipment Inc Tug 7 28 1963 Active
83 294247 Nancy & Gary Peter E. Sprague Fishing Vessel 30 48 1964 NLD
84     Dravo Punts     3-Mar-65  
85       Seine Boat     1964  
86   John F. Kennedy Newark F.D. Fire Boat    46 2-Jun-64 NLD 
87 297224 Joseph & Lucia II Gallant Fisheries Inc. Fishing Vessel 179 88 21-Nov-64 Now Christine & Julie
88   Charleston Pilot Charleston Pilots Pilot Boat     1-May-65  
89 298298 H. N. Wilcox H. N. Wilcox Fishing Fishing Vessel 19 43 22-Mar-65 Active
90       Seine Boat     1-Apr-65  
91   Hall Brothers   Tug     12-Aug-65  
    CW-11 Suffolk County Tug   40 1965  
92 299540 Griswold Queen   Tour Boat 7 28 16-Jun-65 Now Mystic Belle
93     Ellicott Machine Dredge Tender     28-Jun-65  
94     Ellicott Machine Dredge Tender     14-Jul-65  
95   ND-5   Dredge Tender     1966  
96     Dravo Punts     1965  
97     Perini Corporation Rowboats     16-Aug-65  
98     Ellicott Machine Dredge Tender     7-Oct-65  
99 501782 Chris Wilmington Tug Tug 11 33 22-Nov-65 Active
100 502054 Amelia Bucolo Black Point Fish Trap Co Fishing Vessel 45 67 10-Feb-66 Active
101   Ellicott 30' Ellicott Machine Tug     22-Nov-65  
102   Mt. Sunapee II Mt. Sunapee Cruises Ferry     20-Apr-66 Active
103 503188 Ichabod Mulholland Construction Barge 135 80 5-Apr-66 NLD
104   Capt. Scotty   Charter Boat     9-Sep-66 NLD
105   Prospect   Fishing Vessel     18-Nov-66 Conversion
106   NB No. 3   Barge     6-Jun-66  
107   City of Fall River   Ferry     30-Jun-66  
108   Caroline   Yacht     29-Dec-66  
  504354 Steamboat Willy Viking Princess Cruises Fishing Vessel 14 36 1966 Now Viking Princess
    Pioneer   Sailing Vessel     1966 Rebuild
    Woods Hole House   Research Vessel     11-Jan-66  
      Harbor Construction Barge     12-Jan-66  
109   Gloucester Police   Police Boat     17-Apr-67  
110   P-1 American Dredge Dredge Tender     15-Feb-67  
111   Sailor T. & E. Conlon Fishing Vessel    60 18-Sep-67  
112   Pete   Ferry     31-May-67  
113   Miss Ginny   Fishing Vessel     21-Nov-67  
  512455 Karen Louise Donald L Myers Fishing Vessel 50 56 1967 Now Cassiar
114 512460 Vigilant Dale C. Lynch Fishing Vessel 16 34 26-Oct-67 Now Cove Island
115 512727 Newark Bay Sandy Hook Pilots Pilot Boat 30 44 6-Feb-68 NLD 
116     Ellicott Machine Punts     1968  
117 517964 Islander North Ferry Co. Ferry 90 81 11-Jan-69 Active
118   Sherry Dale   Fishing Vessel     22-Mar-68  
119   Egmont Tampa Bay Pilots Pilot Boat 38 53 7-Oct-68 NLD
120   Potpourri II   Barge     22-Jul-68  
121   CW 11   Tug     24-Feb-69  
122 520701 Portland Pilot Portland Pilots Pilot Boat 71 60 19-Jun-69 Active
122? 535795 Tusitala   Recreational 20 49 1971 NLD
123   Pinki Aurora   Sailing Vessel     23-Sep-71  
124   Vega   Tug     9-Sep-69  
125   Renier Cape Cod Canal Patrol Boat     10-Nov-69  
126 666444 Resolute Hodges and Hodges Tour Boat 7 30 25-Sep-69 Active
127   Jeannie   Barge     25-Nov-69  
128 517409 Tampa Tampa Bay Pilots Pilot Boat 38 53 18-Feb-70 NLD
129       Seine Boat     26-Feb-70  
130   Susan Y   Fishing Vessel     6-Jun-70  
131   Davisville   Tug     27-May-70  
132 528564 Jellice Swan Virgin Islands P.A. Pilot Boat 26 43 6-Jul-70 NLD
133 528459 Success II Concavage Marine Tug 17 34 1-Sep-70 Active
134 531198 John E. Flynn Hudson River Pilots Pilot Boat 21 38 13-Feb-71 Active
135 530091 Boston Pilot Boston Pilots Pilot Boat 91 66 14-Dec-70 Active
136       Dredge Tender   30 11-Aug-70  
137       Dredge Tender   30 14-Sep-70  
138   Dravo   Ferry     30-Sep-70  
  526833 Guido Fleet Sound Corp. Tug 16 34 1970 Later Jaclyn, now Wrestler
139 583378 Overfalls Overfalls Leasing Pilot Boat 33 49 8-Mar-71 Active
140     Corps of Engineers Barges     1-Apr-71  
141     Barngate Dredge Tender     20-Apr-71  
142   Harvaes Y.C.   Barge     15-Jul-71  
143 535802 Marinus T. Slager   Fishing Vessel 51 51 21-Jul-71 NLD
144       Dredge Tender     20-Mar-72 For stock
145 546928 Hero Bradford Marine Tug 9 29 28-Sep-71 NLD
146 536092 Carey Wilmington Tug Inc Ferry 29 44 11-Aug-71 Active
147 536808 Director Portland Pilots Pilot Boat 31 46 6-Jan-72 Active
148 539196 Chabro   Fishing Vessel 26 52 22-Apr-72 NLD
149 544425 Wal-Rus Associated Dock Builders Freight Barge 38 56 29-Mar-72 Active
150 543004 Thomas Knox Boston Pilots Pilot Boat 41 50 27-Sep-72 Now Ranger
151   Bosun T. & E. Conlon Yacht   29 27-Sep-72 NLD
152   Jennie & Jackie Jimmy Taylor Fishing Vessel     10-Nov-72  
153   Debris Collector   Tug     7-Dec-72  
154   National Lead   Tug     6-Nov-72  
      Perini Corporation Work Skiffs     Oct-72  
155   Protector   Police Boat     1-Mar-73  
156   J. A. Laporte    Tug     7-Mar-73  
157   Fair Wind   Fishing Vessel     7-Apr-73  
158 548127 Kristin & Michael Great Ledge Fisheries Fishing Vessel 60 59 19-May-73 Active
159 553383 Dragon Melrose Marine Service Tug 23 42 9-Oct-73 Active
160   Canaveral Canaveral Pilots Pilot Boat     26-Jun-73  
161       Dredge Tender 9 30 31-Aug-73 Now Maggie
162   Tysor Corps of Engineers Tug   34 24-Sep-73 Active
163 553660 Cape Fear Pilot III Cape Fear Pilots Pilot Boat 34 48 2-Jan-74 Later Ann Rose, NLD
164 556198 Taurus Tisbury Towing Tug 26 43 17-Feb-74 Active
165     Mitchell Towing Tug     30-Nov-76  
166   Orca   Ferry     4-Apr-74  
167   Sunapee Belle   Ferry     2-May-74  
168 561092 Greenport North Ferry Co. Ferry 95 84 16-Oct-74 Active
169     New England Power Tug     1974  
170 559884 Sherry Ann Dale   Fishing Vessel 29 52 5-Sep-74 Sank 1987
171   Pasascondola   Work Boat     1974  
172       Seine Boat     1974  
173   Dorado   Pilot Boat     13-Jan-75  
174     Corps of Engineers Barges     25-Mar-75  
175 567315 Northeast Pilot Providence Pilots Pilot Boat 19 35 29-Jul-75 Active
176   Seacom 1, 2 & 3   Barges        
177   Butler Corps of Engineers Tug     27-Apr-76 Active
178     Dixie Dredge Dredge Tender     26-Apr-76  
  579283 Bobcat Forman Equipment Tug 8 24 1976 Later Peterson Fuel, now Easy
179 576243 Ted W. Jones A. P. Franz, Jr. Tug 11 32 1976 Active
180 580169 Tina Wilmington Tug Tug 109 65 24-Feb-77 Active
181     Ellicott Machine Dredge Tender     1976  
182     Ellicott Machine Dredge Tender     1976  
183     Ellicott Machine Dredge Tender     1976  
184     Ellicott Machine Dredge Tender     1976  
185     Ellicott Machine Dredge Tender     1976  
186     Ellicott Machine Dredge Tender     1976  
187     Ellicott Machine Dredge Tender     1-May-77  
188     Ellicott Machine Dredge Tender     1-May-77  
189     Ellicott Machine Dredge Tender     26-May-77  
190 583144 Cap'n Don   Fishing Vessel 52 57 26-May-77 Later Makaira, now 3 Kings
191     Ellicott Machine Dredge Tender     1-May-77  
192     Ellicott Machine Dredge Tender     1-May-77  
193   Laport   Tug     25-Feb-77  
194   Manchester   Work Boat     22-Mar-77  
195 583628 Viking Queen Viking Boat Tours Tour Boat 40 57 24-Jun-77 NLD
196   Winstead   Barge     1-Jul-77  
197   Tetra   Pilot Boat     5-Oct-77  
198 590357 Tappan Zee II Tappan Zee Bridge Auth Tug 30 43 18-Oct-77 NLD
199 598044 Jaguar Charles G. Mitchell Tug 64 58 2-May-78 Active
200 593773 Patriot Too Patriot Party Boats Passenger 35 47 31-May-78 Active
201     Ellicott Philippines Dredge Tender     1978  
202     Ellicott Philippines Dredge Tender     1978  
203     Ellicott Philippines Dredge Tender     1978  
204     Ellicott Philippines Dredge Tender     1978  
205   Lion Oil California   Tug     1977  
206     Ellicott Philippines Dredge Tender     16-May-78  
207     Ellicott Philippines Dredge Tender     16-May-78  
208 601686 Guemes Skagit County Ferry 91 124 1979 Active
209   Paras   Work Boat     5-May-78  
210 598283 Dolomite II A. P. Franz, Jr. Tug 29 37 21-Sep-78 Now Johannsen Girls
211 606761 Delaware Overfalls Leasing Llc Pilot Boat 35 46 1979 Active
212 605031 Ambrose Sandy Hook Pilots Pilot Boat 28 43 26-Apr-79 Now Jessica Marie
213 620038 Jekyll Isle Jekyll Towing School Ship 99 70 10-May-80 Now Pentagoet
214 609688 Cormorant Naushon Trust Passenger 42 54 23-Jul-79 Active
215 613401 Huron Belle Lakes Pilots Assoc. Freight Barge 38 48 1979 Active
216   Tender (?)   Tug     1-Oct-79  
217   Manchester   Work Boat     1980  
218 626486 Carolina Georgetown Nav. Pilot Boat 43 52 11-Oct-80 Active
219 629991 Palmetto State Georgetown Nav. Pilot Boat 47 53 18-Dec-80 NLD
220 627998 Wilmington Overfalls Leasing Llc Pilot Boat 38 48 14-Aug-80 NLD
221 627165 Broadbill D S S Fishing Inc Fishing Vessel 55 58 26-Sep-80 Active
222   St. George Govt. of Bermuda Pilot Boat     26-Nov-80  
223 626589 Janie Concavage Marine   85 65 10-Sep-80 Active
224 635717 Michael & Kristen Fairwind Fishing Fishing Vessel 118 77 5-Jun-81 Active
225   80A Dixie Dredge Dredge Tender     22-Dec-80  
226     Melrose Marine Dredge Tender 7 24 2-Mar-81  
227   Billy White Melrose Marine Dredge Tender 7