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Raymond & Associates, Bayou La Batre AL

(formerly La Force Shipyard)

Most recent update: August 31, 2014.


La Force Shipyard was established in 1975 by Frankie LaForce to build fishing boats but, in recent years, broadened its scope to build tugs, towboats and supply boats.  Raymond La Force established Raymond & Associates on adjoining property in 2005 but it is all now one yard.  The shipyard does not have a web site, but you can see it from the air on Google here.

Hull # O.N. Original Name Original Owner Type GT Built Disposition
Built by Raymond & Associates
401 1192185 Karen Nicole Raymond & Assoc Fishing Vessel 132 2006 Active
402 1214607 Andrea A Andrea A LLC Fishing Vessel 132 26-May-11 Active
403 1192071 M/V Justice Progressive BL Towboat 286 13-Feb-06 Active
404 1194292 St. Jude Thaddeus Eckstein Marine Towboat 98 30-Mar-07 Active
405 1203067 Sacred Heart Eckstein Marine Towboat 98 28-Aug-07 Active
406 1199276 Mr Alex C & C Offshore Supply Boat 98 Apr-07 Active
407 1207723 Divine Mercy Eckstein Marine Towboat 174 6-Feb-07 Active
408 1207724 Lady of Perpetual Help Eckstein Marine Towboat 174 6-Feb-07 Active
409 1203712 Thomas Golding Golding Barge Line Towboat 98 15-Apr-08 Active
410              
411 1194788 Michele Gonsoulin LeBoeuf Towing Towboat 164 20-Sep-07 Active
412 1198883 Captain Bill English Kirby Marine Towboat 223 19-Sep-07 Active
413 1198884 Houston Kirby Marine Towboat 223 17-Mar-08 Active
414 1204637 Houma Kirby Marine Towboat 223 1-Apr-08 Active
415 1204640 Mobile Kirby Marine Towboat 223 24-Jun-08 Active
416 1214609 Melody Golding Golding Barge Line Towboat 98 12-Nov-08 Active
417 1218735 Scarlett Isabella Scarlett Isabella Inc. Supply Boat 98 13-Oct-09 Active
418              
419              
420 1209074 Good Shepherd Eckstein Marine Towboat 156 18-Mar-08 Active
421 1212045 St. Padre Pio Eckstein Marine Towboat 156 19-Jun-08 Active
422 1214963 Jeff Montgomery Kirby Marine Towboat 223 1-Oct-08 Active
423 1216091 Galveston Kirby Marine Towboat 223 1-Dec-08 Active
424 1217126 Morgan City Kirby Marine Towboat 223 26-Feb-09 Active
425 1218798 Pass Christian Kirby Marine Towboat 223 22-Jul-09 Active
426 1218724 Mr Joe Odyssea Vessels Towboat 297 14-Apr-10 Active 
427 1218725 Mr Sam Odyssea Vessels Towboat 297 22-Jan-10 Active 
428 1212046 Resurrection Eckstein Marine Towboat 167 7-Jul-08 Active
429 1212047 Lady of Lourdes Eckstein Marine Towboat 167 7-Jul-08 Active
430 1216547 Blessed Trinity  Eckstein Marine Towboat 167 7-Jan-09 Active
431 1217490 Holy Rosary  Eckstein Marine Towboat 167 14-Jan-09 Active
432 1217493 Holy Cross Eckstein Marine Towboat 167 16-Mar-09 Active
433 1218049 Salvation Eckstein Marine Towboat 167 5-Jun-09 Active
434 1221092 Niceville Kirby Marine Towboat 223 15-Oct-09 Active
435 1223440 Michael McCreery Kirby Marine Towboat 223 30-Oct-09 Active
436              
437              
438 1224636 Port Arthur Kirby Marine Towboat 223 4-May-10 Now Miss Rolanette
439 1224627 Bayou La Batre Kirby Marine Towboat 223 17-May-10 Now Ellis Davis
440 1223495 Gayle Force Land Air Sea Inc. Deck Barge 1,561 15-Dec-09 Active
441 1230766 St. Thomas Lighthouse Towing Towboat 183 13-Dec-10 Active
442 1230767 St. Charles Dufrene Boats Towboat 178 10-Mar-11 Active
443 1234928 Scout Willamette Champion Towboat 178 5-Aug-11 Active
444 1230373 Capt. Tom Brown Blessey Marine Towboat 178 4-Apr-11 Active
445 1233239 Jerry Dog McLain Blessey Marine Towboat 178 23-Jun-11 Active
446 1235336 Patriot Progressive B.L. Towboat 178 14-Sep-11 Active
447 1235809 Miss Ann Coastal & Gulf Towboat 178 6-Sep-11 Now Ryan L. Settoon
448 1237692 RD-01 Raymond & Assoc. Deck Barge 588 20-Jan-11 Active
449              
450              
451 1248779 Capt CJ Raymond & Assoc. Towboat 108 1-Aug-13 Active
452 1236568 Mister Jim Coastal & Gulf Towboat 178 31-Oct-11 Now Diablo
453 1248843 Warren Jr Raymond & Assoc. Fishing Vessel 97 2013 Active
454              
455 1237980 Paige Katherine Harco Marine Tank Barge 1,616 2-May-12 Active
456 1239683 Great Strides Harco Marine Tank Barge 1,616 15-Aug-12 Active
457 1238918 Vincent W. Sapp The Big Eight Towboat 312 11-Jun-12 Active
458 1236451 George Allen Blessey Marine Towboat 178 22-Dec-11 Active
459              
460 1237423 Father Pat Marquette Tptn. Towboat 178 23-Dec-11 Active
461 1239322 St. Paul Marquette Tptn. Towboat 178 30-May-12 Active
462 1239879 Capt Niles Shoemaker Walrich Inc. Towboat 312 5-Nov-12 Active
463 1244042 Randy J. Adams Blessey Marine Towboat 306 5-Apr-13 Active
464 1240073 Tampa Kirby Inland Towboat 171 2-Nov-12 Active
465 1242334 Rachel S. Settoon Settoon Towing Towboat 169 6-Sep-12 Active
466 1244103 Scott A. Settoon Settoon Towing Towboat 171 4-Jan-13 Active
467 1243141 Jackson Eades Harco Marine Tank Barge 1,616 15-Aug-12 Active
468 1246997 Loren Eades Harco Marine Tank Barge 1,616 31-May-13 Active
469 1247079 Champion North Bank Towing Tug 294 20-May-13  Active
470 1247420 Duke North Bank Towing Tug 294  30-Aug-13 Active
471 1244544 Innovator Enterprise Marine Towboat 188 1-Mar-12 Active
472              
473 1248782 Miss Ann   Towboat 91  2-Aug-13 Active
474              
475 1241415 PBL 3421 Progressive B.L. Tank Barge 1,616 13-Feb-13 Active
476 1241414 PBL 3422 Progressive B.L. Tank Barge 1,616 26-Aug-13 Active
477 1250381 Patriots   Fishing Vessel 248 2013 Active
478 1247595 Cindy T. Settoon Settoon Towing Towboat 187  28-Jun-13 Active
479 1244498 Erin C. Grenon Blessey Enterprises Towboat 245 7-Nov-13 Active
480 1250382 Gertrude V. Creel Blessey Enterprises Towboat 245 7-Nov-13 Active
  1244978 Intergulf 101 Intergulf Corp. Tank Barge      
481-503              
504 1249708 SCF Mariner SCF Marine  Towboat 274   Building
505 1249710 SCF Vision SCF Marine  Towboat 274   Building
506 1249711 SCF Safety Spirit SCF Marine  Towboat 274 24-Sep-13 Active
507              
508              
509 1247683 Jane Olivia  Donna Gail Inc. Towboat 74  17-Jun-13 Active
510              
511              
512              
513              
514 1254216 USS Cairo Carline Companies Towboat 194 13-Jun-14 Active
515 1250411 SCF Safety Leader SCF Marine  Towboat 274   Building
516 1250410 SCF Safety Endeavor SCF Marine  Towboat 274   Building
Built by La Force Shipyard
1 593587 Miss Melissa AmCan Longliners Fishing Vessel 68 1978 Active
2 596427 Tracy Michelle Neil B. Reagan Fishing Vessel 83 1978 Now Lisa Suzanne
3 598951 Stormy Elizabeth William J. Mulvey Fishing Vessel 111 1978 Active
4 600788 Lady Cecelia Lady Cecelia Inc. Fishing Vessel 86 1978 Active
5 603458 Captain Elwood Richard Wayne Fishing Vessel 89 1979 Now Chris n Nick
6 606655 Capt. Quoc Cuong Le Thuy Thi Nguyen Fishing Vessel 94 1979 Later Daddy's Girl, now Daddy's Boy
7 609375 Nichols Pride   Fishing Vessel 110 1979 Later Captain Joe, Miss Nichols, now H & R
8 613515 Mr. Raymond   Fishing Vessel 113 1979 Now Charlie's Pride
9 617732 Wright's Pride   Fishing Vessel 113 1980 Later Anna Marie, now Jonathan Ryan
10 622003 Black Sheep Black Sheep Fisheries Fishing Vessel 113 1980 Active
11 625859 Edna May Mataronas Lobster Fishing Vessel 108 1980 Active
12 637366 Susie Fagan Ingram Barge Towboat 121 1981 Active
13 640890 Custom Fueler Custom Fuel Services Towboat 

166

1981 Now Dick Tomayko
14 648797 Savage Savage Fishing Vessel 115 1982 Active
15 659026 Eyelander Bright Eye Fishing Fishing Vessel 89 1983 Active
16              
17              
  666328 Travis & Natalie Travis & Natalie LLC Fishing Vessel 130 1984 Active
18 675048 Seafarer Jessie Jean Enterprises Fishing Vessel 158 1984 Active
19 674825 William Lynn Lynn & William Inc. Fishing Vessel 157 1984 Active
20              
21              
22 682221 Seahawk Hawk Eye Fishing Fishing Vessel 91 1985 Now Tradition
23              
24 687824 Briana Nicole F/V Adrianna LLC Fishing Vessel 158 1985 Now Thunder Bay
25              
    Intrepid North Atlantic Ent. Fishing Vessel 165 1985 Active
26 689673 Majestic Majestic Fishing Vessel 166 1985 Active
27 692922 Jason & Danielle L & G Fisheries Fishing Vessel 171 1985 Now Virginia Wave
28              
29              
  690722 Alycia Mary   Fishing Vessel 94 1985 Later Southern Lady, now Iron Lady
    Lady Lynn New Horizon Fish Fishing Vessel 120 1985 Active
    Rose Marie Rose Marie Fishing Vessel 159 1985 Active
30 906149 Luke & Sarah Wood Hollow Trawlers Fishing Vessel 198 1986 Now Titan
31              
32              
  902357 Navigator   Fishing Vessel 92 1986 Now Kingfisher
    Courtney Elizabeth C E H Fishing Vessel 186 1987 Active
33 914372 Determination F/V Determination LLC Fishing Vessel 186 1987 Now Miz Juanita B
34              
35              
  914373 Melissa Jayne   Fishing Vessel 186 1987 Later Jacob Alan, now Hunter
  929284 Kelly Ann Kelly Ann Fishing Vessel 174 1988 Active
36 927505 Edward G Edward G Fishing Vessel 174 1988 Active
37              
38 934489 Miss Fran   Fishing Vessel 167 1988 Now Katy Mary
39   Allison Mennolow Fishing Fishing Vessel 120 1988 Active
40 935791 Beth Anne Vivian III Fishing Vessel 165 1988 Active
41              
42              
43 945600 Glacier Bay Glacier Bay Fishing Vessel 177 1989 Now Hera
44 949947 Miss Lisa Miss Lisa Fishing Vessel 128 1989 Now Queen Diamond II
45 952622 Northern Venture Northern Venture Fishing Vessel 124 1989 Now Mariah
46 964927 Sir Francis   Fishing Vessel 134 1990 Later Esther, M/V Esther No. 1, now Queen Diamond
47   Stephen B First Motions Fishing Vessel 206 1990 Active
48 970254 Mary Elena Loftes Jr HA Fishing Vessel 140 1990 Now Prevail
49 978133 Jessica Lynn   Fishing Vessel 182 1991 Now Incentive
50 982610 High Spirit Vessel Management Fishing Vessel 198 1992 Now Perseverance
51              
52              
    Miss Tatum Royal Bank of Canada Fishing Vessel 116 1992 Active
53 1048002 Capt Davis Nguyen HS Fishing Vessel 109 1993 Active
54 1022773 Eagle Eye II Eagle Eye II Corp. Fishing Vessel 148 1994 Active
55              
56 1026595 White Water White Water Seafood Fishing Vessel 164 1994 Active
57 1028242 Nha Trang II Dang D Fishing Vessel 136 1994 Active
58 1028243 Capt. Nguyen   Fishing Vessel 137 1994 Later Santa Maria V, Capt. T. D., now Isabelle
59 1029425 Ashley Le Tran Amanda Le Fishing Vessel 135 1995 Later Anna Bell, now Tamara Alane
60 1029895 Midnight Angel Nguyen Shipping Fishing Vessel 137 1995 Now Birdie P
61   Capt. Jimmy Vo J Fishing Vessel 137 1995  
62 1031184 Miss Sylvia Nguyen TV Fishing Vessel 146 1995 Active
63 1031181 Capt. Richard Trieu JP Fishing Vessel 146 1995 Now Capt Thanh IV
64 1031594 Capt. D N Nguyen D Fishing Vessel 137 1995 Active
65 1032382 Gulf Challenger Huynh A H Fishing Vessel 163 1995 Active
66 1033135 Miss Marie Miss Marie Fishing Vessel 138 1995 Now Max & Emma
67 1033342 Jimmy Kien Giang   Fishing Vessel 154 1995 Now Master Jimmy
68 1032379 Capt. Matthew Dao A N Fishing Vessel 157 1995 Active
69 1033457 Thunder N Nguyen HD Fishing Vessel 154 1995 Lost 2001
70              
71 1037847 Capt. Eliot K. T. M. Inc. Fishing Vessel 139 1996 Later Capt. Tuck, now Ocean Gold
72 1038900 Miss Phuong Kim Thuy   Fishing Vessel 138 1996 Later An Giang Express, now Bald Eagle II
73 1045463 Dragon King Martino J Fishing Vessel 142 1996 Later Donald Lee, now Pappys Pride
74 1040383 Capt. Vincent Esther Joy Inc. Fishing Vessel 142 1996 Later Second Chance, now Bridgot Denise
75 1041448 Lady Lavang Tran F Fishing Vessel 143 1996 Now Jane Carolyn
76 1042281 Master Joe Nguyen MC Fishing Vessel 137 1996 Now Capt. Peter Long
77 1044386 Sally Kim III Nguyen T Fishing Vessel 159 1996 Now Master Kingston
78 1044385 Miss Lorie   Fishing Vessel 159 1996 Later Capt Christopher, now Jenny Jasmine
79 1048406 Thanh Lam Lam KM Fishing Vessel 140 1996 Now T & L Express
80 1051112 Mister Marco Campanale & Sons Fishing Vessel 101 1997 Active
81 1053668 Miss Loraine Miss Loraine Fishing Vessel 144 1997 Active
82 1055544 Black Sheep   Fishing Vessel 147 1997 Later Kevin Rico II, now Tommy Gun
83 1056918 Miss Lorie Trieu TJ Fishing Vessel 163 1997 Active
84              
85              
86              
87 1071699 Mr C II B&L Marine Research Vessel 322 1998 Now Global Scout
88              
89              
90 1076452 Miss Ashleigh Miss Ashleigh Inc. Fishing Vessel 146 1999 Active
91 1083328 Dylan's Quest R & R Boats OSV 91 1999 Active
92 1088145 Fishermen XVI XVI Fishing Vessel 143 1999 Now Joseph Anthony
93 1098004 Lady Elizabeth Millennium Fishing Fishing Vessel 338 2000 Now Sunlight
94 1092924 Repent American Tugs Tug

98

2000 Now Creole Crusader
95 1091624 Fishermen XVII XVI Fishing Vessel 147 1999 Now Miss Barbara
96 1092757 Miss Angela Trieu H Fishing Vessel 172 2000 Active
97 1094252 Kayla Maureen Ricky G Fishing Vessel 147 2000 Active
98 1098473 Fishermen XVIII XVIII Fishing Vessel 147 2000 Now Collin & Warren III
99 1137497 La Force I La Force Oilfield Svces. Crewboat 338 2003 Now HOS Hotshot
100 1108250 Beauregard Coast Crafts Crewboat 389 2001 Active
 101 1098996 Five Queens Ba Van Ta Fishing Vessel 172 2000 Active
102 1103636 Seagull I Nguyen HV Fishing Vessel 172 2000 Active
103 1106604 Miss Kimberly III Dang VD Fishing Vessel 172 2000 Active
104 1106603 Dang Brothers Nguyen BT Fishing Vessel 172 2000 Now Sharon Nicole
105 1101877 Zephyr Coastal & Offshore Fishing Vessel 151 2000 Active
106 1107937 Bello Rio Nguyen PD Fishing Vessel 172 2001 Active
107 1107980 Princess Mai Diem Fishing Vessel 172 2001 Now Princess Nicole
108 1109997 Capt. Lee II Vo HV Fishing Vessel 172 2001 Now Master Jacob
109 1109998 Lucky Andy II Vo HV Fishing Vessel 172 2001 Now Zibet
110 1113354 Capt. Thanh IV Nguyen PH Fishing Vessel 172 2001 Active
111 1113356 Sea Lion V Dang KV Fishing Vessel 172 2001 Active
112 1113355 Princess Sarah Tran ST Fishing Vessel 172 2001 Active
113 1115895 Capt. H. & H. III Nguyen HV Fishing Vessel 172 2001 Now Jimmy & Johnny Jr.
114 1117493 Seagull III Nguyen HV Fishing Vessel 172 2001 Active
115 1115869 Miss Anna Trieu H Fishing Vessel 172 2001 Active
116              
117 1120059 Miss Lorie II Trieu TJ Fishing Vessel 172 2001 Now Princess Kelly
118 1118289 Princess Jasmine II Trieu L Fishing Vessel 172 2001 Active
119 1118288 Lucky Star Ocean Bui XT Fishing Vessel 172 2001 Now Lucky Sea Star
120 1123262 John 3:16 American Tugs Tug

96

2002 Active
121 1120060 Anthony H LaForce Shipyard Fishing Vessel 173 2001 Later Lady Snow, Mr Lee, now Master Lee
122 1121393 America America Fishing Fishing Vessel 147 2001 Active
123 1123266 Princess Alena   Fishing Vessel 173 2002 Now Miss Carol
124 1123259 Princess Tina   Fishing Vessel 173 2002 Now King of the Sea
125 1121394 Miss Jayda   Fishing Vessel 173 2001 Now Miss Bianca
126 1125047 Lucky Two     173 2002 Active
127 1125327 Sea Lion VI Tam Van Phan Fishing Vessel 173 2002 Active
128 1126659 Sally Kim IV Tommy Nguyen Fishing Vessel 173 2002 Active
129 1126664 Capt. Thanh V Nguyen ST Fishing Vessel 176 2002 Active
130 1127986 Freedom Progressive Barge Line Towboat 184 2002 Active
131 1129919 Sea Commander V   Fishing Vessel 199 2002 Now Nguyen TJ II
132 1131971 Miss J & M Thai & Tran Fishing Vessel 176 2002 Active
133 1133928 John 1:1 American Tugs Tug 98 2002 Now Repentence
134 1133238 Day Angel Nguyen CC Fishing Vessel 199 2002 Active
135 1141628 Captain Magic Le DT Fishing Vessel 199 2003 Active
136 1141630 Raiders Raiders Fishing Vessel 188 2003 Active
137 1148845 Rachel Carson Monterey Bay R.I. Research Vessel 172 2003 Active
  Lytal Team Lytal Boats Offshore Service 430 2003 Now Odyssea Team
138 1150999 Lytal James Lytal Boats Offshore Service 430 2004 Later Odyssea Trek, now Miss Norma Lee
139 1150265 Nadia Lee Atlantic Shellfish Fishing Vessel 177 2003 Now Queen of Peace
140 1164414 Joshua C. S. Liftboats Lift Boat 1,142 2005 Now Whaleshark
141 1139699 Jeffrey Scott Trawler Richard Heath Fishing Vessel 89 2003 Active
142 1155422 Warren Jr.   Towboat 97 2004 Now Lady of Prompt Succor
143 1167310 Morgan Ray Morgan Ray, Inc. Towboat 95 2004 Now Captain Earl Devall
  1153211 Liberty Progressive Barge Line Towboat 117 2004 Active
144 1178384 John & Nicholas John & Nicholas Inc. Fishing Vessel 178 2004 Now Sharon K
145 1164326 Southern Spirit Southern States Offshore Service 387 16-May-05 Active
146 1182602 Merle Gonsoulin LeBoeuf Towing Towboat 98 5-Jun-06 Active
147 1184206 Sydney Anne LeBoeuf Towing Towboat 98 22-Jun-06 Active
148 1191228 Risen Savior Eckstein Marine Towboat 98 27-Oct-06 Active
149 1192754 Southern Comet Southern States Offshore Service 387 21-May-07 Active
150 1191229 Matthew James LeBoeuf Towing Towboat 98 6-Apr-07 Active