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Swiftships Shipbuilders LLC, Morgan City LA

(formerly Sewart Seacraft, Inc. and Swiftships, Inc.)

Most recent update:: June 12, 2016.


Sewart Seacraft, the builder of the famous Swiftboats, was started by Fred Sewart, in 1942, in Berwick LA.  It was originally Sewart Machine Works, Inc., but became Sewart Seacraft, Inc., in 1952.  It was sold to Teledyne in 1967 but spun off to its management as Swiftships, Inc., in 1969.  The new team moved the operation from Berwick to its present location in Morgan City.  In addition, a few boats were built by yards in Houston TX, Lafitte LA and Pass Christian MS.  They had a little financial difficulty in 2002 and were nearly sold to Conrad Industries, but they re-structured under the present name and carried on.  Visit the company at www.swiftships.com and see the yard from the air on Google here.  If anyone can see any errors in the table below, or can fill any of the many gaps, please send your input to timcolton@aol.com

Hull # O.N. Original Name (Number) Original Owner Type Tons Ft Built

Disposition

Built by Sewart Machine Works in Berwick
  250948 Mel Bailey Boats Fishing 61 59 1946 Later Julie Thi
  258254 Supco IX Superior Oil Co Tug 48 51 1949 Inactive
  260891 Crayfish Randy L Stork Fishing 9 37 1950 Active  
  263404 Jack General Trade Corp Tug 39 51 1952 Later Polly G
Built by Sewart Seacraft in Berwick
  Supco XIII Superior Oil Co Tug 48 51 1952 Later Papoose, PB-1 Seagirt
  266552 Peggy G    Tug 33 51 1953 Later Steven R II, now Dauntless II
  Jerry   Crewboat 74 72 1954 Now Nancy H
384 267151 Muschoga W Duval Enterprises Passenger 13 32 1954 Inactive  
267513 Bayside Percy Trahan Fishing 71 61 1954 Active  
267636 A. M. Ferguson Humble Oil Crewboat 13 32 1954 Active  
  268004 Baby Carl G. & S. Boat Co. Passenger 13 32 1954 Inactive  
  268169 Sally Kay Waterfront Tptn Passenger 34 46 1954 Inactive  
268771 Annie Lee Humble Oil Crewboat 13 32 1954 Active  
  269086 Joey Vac Marine Services Fishing 35 46 1955 Inactive  
685 269567 Capt John Douglas R Canney Passenger 51 65 1955 Later Lady Di, NLD
270160 Adele Richmond Boats Crewboat 24 42 1955 Active  
270643 Annis B Personnel Transport Crewboat 14 34 1955 Active  
  270768 K M Gold Black Gold Crewboats Crewboat 14 37 1955 Inactive  
  270923 J B Magruder J B Magruder Inc Industrial 90 81 1956 Active  
  271071 Tide Land    Tug 38 47 1956 Later Blake Beyel, NLD
  271404 Lil' Mo Lester Vaughan Fishing 14 37 1956 Inactive  
  271643 Miss Rena Miss Rena Inc Unknown 14 37 1956 NLD 
  271993 Captain Jeffrey Waterside Services Passenger 46 61 1956 Later Candy T, now Benny N-T
  272126 Lady Louise Nard O Williamson Unknown 14 37 1956 NLD
  272307 East Bay Vinh Tan Tran Fishing 48 61 1956 Later Capt Kent, NLD
  272394 Ava George R. Wotton Crewboat 13 32 1956 Active  
  272601 Atlantic No. 122 Atlantic Refining Crewboat 19 38 1956 Active  
  273261 Lisa Colleen Don L Uptegrove Fishing 48 61 1957 Inactive
579 273262 Colleen Taurus Marine Inc Passenger 24 47 1957 Later Zenith, Ursa, inactive
  273306 Lillie O   Passenger 132 80 1956 Later John Mosby, inactive
  273697 R/V Lone Star Am Ocean Systems Research 48 61 1957 Inactive 
  274504 Constance Constance of L Charles Passenger 48 61 1957 NLD
  276547 Whocares Clarence L Shields Fishing 33 38 1956 NLD
  277549 Annie Marie Paul L. Haines Crewboat 14 37 1957 Active  
  277941 Mr Guy Terry Sercovich Passenger 18 33 1957 NLD
  278736 Baby Doll Bayou Boat Co. Passenger 17 37 1959 NLD
1076 281372 Lil Jim Greg Updike Unclassified 19 36 1960 Later Invader 1, inactive
281697 Bammer-J Robin Boat Rental Crewboat 19 38 1960 Inactive
  284459 Capt Rene Dennis Morris Fishing 37 52 1961 Later Bomba Queen, inactive
1098 284473 Sugar Terri Eroy Billiot Fishing 28 47 1960 Inactive 
1139 286634 Mr Bill Lecompte Crewboats Crewboat 18 37 1961 Active 
1158 287168 Chinese Bandit   Crewboat 18 38 1961 Active 
  287483 Sarah Lee Pine Bluff S & G Tug 17 36 1962 Active 
287764 Anne Tide Tidewater Marine Crewboat 18 37 1962 Active 
1208 288555 Carisle Cargill Marine Industrial 28 42 1962 Now Uncle Dave
  Chalmette   Passenger 22 45 1962 Active 
1274 290982 Capt Ferrel   Passenger 18 37 1963 Later C-Diver, White Squall, Mr Shane, NLD
  291902 Sea Hawk   Recreational 25 42 1963 Active 
  291941 Andrew Buildex Marine Tug 13 33 1963 NLD
  293257 Apache John A. Rodriguez Crewboat 19 40 1963 Now Andrew E
  294679 Cindy            
  Iran 23 boats Iranian Navy Patrol Craft 10 40  1963 No longer in service
  295019 Aquarius U of Maryland Research 53 64 1964 Now Elizabeth 
1369 296591 Monterrey Rodriquez Boat Rental Passenger 19 39 1964 Inactive 
1373 297536 Miss Margie Bud's Boat Rental Inc Passenger 38 51 1965 Inactive  
1379 1060894 Amberjack Eastern Shore Charters Passenger 10 32 1964 Now Pintail
  S. Korea SB 1 to 4 (4 boats) South Korean Navy Patrol Craft 10 40  1964 No longer in service
  Ethiopia GB 21 to 24 (4 boats) Ethiopian Navy Patrol Craft 10 40  1965 No longer in service
  na 50NS 6501 to 16 (16 boats) US Navy PCF Mk I 23 50 1965-66 First batch of Swiftboats
1386 501456 Orion U of Maryland Research 31 47 1965 Active  
  501458 Miss Savannah Cap'n Sam's Ventures Passenger 56 62 1965 Inactive  
  503153 Doctor Mike Andy Lynn Boats Inc Passenger 56 62 1966 Later Andy Lynn VI, now Shackle McDevitt
  504781 Wyoming Rosaire T Barthelemy Passenger 25 43 1966 Inactive  
  505821 Adventurer Offshore Adventures Passenger 97 80 1966 Inactive  
  Philippines DF 300 to 303 (4 boats) Philippine Coast Guard PCF Mk I 23 50 1966 Active  
 

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50NS 6601 to 38 (38 boats) US Navy PCF Mk I 23 50 1966-67 Second batch of Swiftboats
 

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50NS 6631 US Navy PCF Mk I 23 50 1966-67 Later Capt Jonathan, now Bravehart
 

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50NS 6639 to 88 (50 boats) US Navy PCF Mk I 23 50 1966-67 Third batch of Swiftboats
  El Salvador GC 5 El Salvadoran Navy Patrol Craft 33 65 1967 No longer in service
  S. Korea FB 1 to 10 (10 boats) South Korean Navy Patrol Craft 33 65 1967 No longer in service
  Paraguay LP 101 to 106 (6 boats) Paraguayan Navy Patrol Craft 10 40  1967 LP 105 retired
  Dom. Rep. Procion (GC 103) Navy of the Dom. Rep. Patrol Craft 60 85 1967 Active
  Guatemala Utatlan (GC 851) Guatemalan Navy Patrol Craft 60 85 1967 Active
  Dom. Rep. Bellatrix (GC 106) Navy of the Dom. Rep. Patrol Craft 60 85 1967 Active
  Jamaica Discovery Bay (P 4) Jamaican Coast Guard Patrol Craft 60 85 1966 No longer in service
  Jamaica Holland Bay (P 5) Jamaican Coast Guard Patrol Craft 60 85 1967 No longer in service
  Jamaica Manatee Bay (P 6) Jamaican Coast Guard Patrol Craft 60 85 1967 No longer in service
  na 85NS 681 US Navy Patrol Craft 60 85 1968  
  na 85NS 682 US Navy Patrol Craft 60 85 1968  
  Dom. Rep. Capella (GC 683) Navy of the Dom. Rep. Patrol Craft 60 85 1968 Active
  Uruguay Paysandu (PR 12) Uruguaian Navy Patrol Craft 60 85 1968 Active
  Honduras 85NS 68? Honduran Navy Patrol Craft 60 85 1969 No longer in service
1620 513848 Capt Chip W Marine Salvage Passenger 56 62 1968 Later Humble III, NLD
1655 517695 Palomino III El Conquistador FB Passenger 55 62 1968 NLD 
1656 517790 Caja de Muertos II Caja de Muertos Tours Passenger 55 62 1968 NLD
1657 517760 Phyllis Donjon Marine Passenger 55 62 1968 Now Matthew Scott
  675593 Rainbow Chaser White's Electronics Fishing 52 55 1968 Active 
  943013 Deep C Thomas F Kirby Recreational 29 65 1968 Later Ranger, now Voyager
  na 95PB 681 (PTF 23) US Navy Patrol Craft 122 95 1968 Now Osprey 
  na 95PB 682 (PTF 24) US Navy Patrol Craft 122 95 1968 Sunk as target 1985 
  na 95PB 683 (PTF 25) US Navy Patrol Craft 122 95 1968 Sunk as target 1979, hulked 
  na 95PB 684 (PTF 26) US Navy Patrol Craft 122 95 1968 Struck 1990, now a museum 
  na 50NS 6801 to 08 (8 boats) US Navy PCF Mk II 23 50 1968-69 Fourth batch of Swiftboats
  na 50NS 6809 to 30 (22 boats) US Navy PCF Mk II 23 50 1968-69 Fifth batch of Swiftboats
  1243315 PCF 816 50NS 6824 US Navy PCF Mk II 23 50 1968-69  
  1071677 PCF 820 50NS 6828 US Navy PCF Mk II 23 50 1968-69 Now Eaglet
  Philippines DF 305 to 313 (9 boats) Philippine Coast Guard PCF Mk II 23 50 1968-69 Active 
Built by Teledyne Sewart Seacraft in Berwick
1663 518297 Bandit   Crewboat 58 65 1969 Inactive 
1665 521032 A. P. Hill   Crewboat 99 90 1969 Inactive 
1666 522228 Wager   Crewboat 55 62 1969 Active 
  522227 Nard Nard O Williamson Passenger 28 42 1969 Active 
1669 520091 Anne D   Crewboat 97 80 1969 Inactive 
1670 523616 Sandra L   Crewboat 99 90 1969 Inactive 
1671 521577 Mr Walter Bud's Boat Rental Crewboat 99 94 1969 Active 
1673 526340 Labyrinth Sam's Seafood Fishing 26 47 1970 Later Brigette Ann, now Pot Luck
1674 521852 Emily L   Crewboat 97 80 1969 Inactive
  Venezuela   Venezuelan Navy Patrol Craft 10 40 1969 No longer in service
  na 50AB 6902 (ASPB) US Navy Patrol Craft 4 50 1969 Prototype
  na ATC US Navy Patrol Craft 4 56 1969 Prototype
  na CCB US Navy Patrol Craft 4 56 1969 Prototype
  na 50NS 6901 to 13 (13 boats) US Navy PCF Mk III 23 50 1969-70 Sixth batch of Swiftboats
  Philippines DF 314 to 316 (3 boats) Philippine Coast Guard PCF Mk III 23 50 1969-70 Built by Cavite NSY, active 
1699 526583 Freedom II   Passenger 99 71 1970 Later Capt Anderson II, La Pesca
  na ASPB (50AB 7001) US Navy Patrol Craft 4 50 1970 Prototype
  Thailand T 21 to 29 (9 boats) Thai Navy Patrol Craft 23 50 1970 Active
1713 530021 Seemor Morton Marine Passenger 57 61 1970 Now Coastal Explorer II 
1715 530912 Stones River   Passenger 87 80 1971 Inactive
1721 536120 Seven Pines   Passenger 87 80 1971 Inactive
1722 536621 Gains Mill   Passenger 87 80 1971 Inactive
1723 536969 Malvern Hill   Passenger 87 80 1971 Inactive
1727 538515 Hampton Roads   Passenger 87 80 1972 Inactive
  1112051 EM 1024 Kristra Investments Industrial 11 36 1972 Now BE 9216
  1120790 EM 1020 Kristra Investments Industrial 12 37 1972 Now BE 9217
1732 549169 Joe-Ray   Crewboat 87 79 1973 Later Captain Roy, Ocean Express, now Capt Rayne
1733 565079 Nautilus Express   Crewboat 71 77 1973 Later Ocean Discovery, now Sightseer
Built by Swiftships in Morgan City
3 525827 Carolinian Saipan Marine Passenger 72 62 1970 Active
  527003 Pappy East Coast Marine Passenger 71 62 1970 NLD
  Chief   Passenger 95 108 1970  
11 1169454 Guardian Angel Debra L Haines Passenger 39 50 1970 NLD
  530711 Admiral Virg's Landing Passenger 96 83 1971 Later Kulukak Bay, NLD
25 531160 Blue Sea V Nicholas Cannisi Passenger 99 83 1971 Now Super Voyager III
  534523 Sea Fever Sea Fever Diving Dive Boat 91 83 1971 Now Son Worshipper
  536120 Seven Pines   Passenger 87 80 1971 Now Seriti
49 C/Conqueror Edison Chouest Crewboat 149   1972 Now Cayman Aggressor IV
50 Alagoinha   Crewboat 128   1972 Now Baiana
  Dom. Rep. Aldebaran (GC 104) Navy of the Dom. Rep. Patrol Craft 60 85 1972 Active
  Guatemala Saravia (GC 852) Guatemalan Navy Patrol Craft 60 85 1972 Active
  Nicaragua Rio Kuringwas (GC 7) Nicaraguan Navy Patrol Craft 60 85 1972 Sunk 199x
  1227209 85NS 9001 US Navy Patrol Craft 71 78 1972 Later Aukele, inactive
    36AT 7201 to 17 (17 boats) US Navy Mini-ATC 15 36  1972 No longer in service
  1086936  36AT 7215  US Navy  Mini-ATC 15 36 1972 Now Snatch
  1217905 36AT 72?? US Navy  Mini-ATC 15 36 1972 Now Miss Lola
    50NS 7201 to 20 (20 boats) US Navy PCF Mk III 23 50 1972-73 Last batch of Swiftboats
    PCF US Navy Patrol Craft 33 65 1972 Prototype PCF 
    PCF US Navy Patrol Craft 33 65 1972 Prototype PCF 
  Brazil R 61 to 64 (4 boats) Brazilian Navy Patrol Craft 22 52 1972 Active
  St Vincent 6 boats St Vincent Coast Guard Patrol Craft 33 65 1972 No longer in service
  996892 65PB 7201 US Navy PB Mk I 33 65 1973 Sold as Seahorse, inactive
    65PB 7202 US Navy PB Mk I 33 65 1973 No longer in service
  1114207 Southern Star Southern Star II LLC Recreational 80 78 1973 Active 
  Sandra B   Crewboat 194   1973 Now North Sulawesi Aggressor
  549637 C/Dominator Edison Chouest Crewboat 99 100 1973 Now Turks & Caicos Aggressor II
  Philippines DF 318 to 342 (25 boats) Philippine Coast Guard PB Mk I 33 65 1973-75 No longer in service
  Haiti MH 21 to 23 (3 boats) Haitian Coast Guard Patrol Craft 33 65   Cancelled
  Honduras Nacaome (FNH 651) Honduran Navy Patrol Craft 33 65 1973 Active
  Honduras Goascoran (FNH 652) Honduran Navy Patrol Craft 33 65 1974 Active
 

Israel

10 boats (Dabur class) Israeli Navy Patrol Craft 25 65 1973 No longer in service
 

Jamaica

Fort Charles (P 7) Jamaican Coast Guard Patrol Craft 130 105  1974 Active
554495 Gamble   Passenger 97 100 1974 Active 
92 559548 Island Caper Island Mariner Cruises Passenger 96 96 1974 Active 
9- 559573 Fling Bruce Rentals Crewboat 97 96 1974 Active 
  561770 Stacey Briley Varlack Ventures Inc Passenger 96 96 1974 Later Allison, now Lady Venture
108 562292 Dandeana USG Enterprises, Inc Passenger 99 96 1975 Active
109 561959 Stacey Lynn Gulfstream Rose Corp Crewboat 119 98 1975 Now Gulfstream Rose
112 565877 Challenge   Passenger 97 100 1975 Active 
  611319 Winks III   Yacht 150 82 1975 Later William I
  567917 Venture Bruce Rentals Crewboat 97 96 1975 Later Miss Glo, Ship Rec, now Backdraft
  Liberia Cavilla  Liberian Coast Guard Patrol Craft 38 65 1976  
  Liberia Mano Liberian Coast Guard Patrol Craft 38 65 1976  
  Liberia St Paul Liberian Coast Guard Patrol Craft 12 42 1976  
114 569683 C/Predator Edison Chouest Crewboat  97 96 1975 Later Derek John, NLD
115 1208062 Cape Henlopen University of Delaware Research 197 110  1976 Later Ocean Lady, Hispaniola, NLD
117 572106 Del-Mar J F B Inc Passenger 97 96 1976 Later Ambassador, NLD
118 572368 Spree Bruce Rentals Crewboat 97 96 1976 Active
119 573085 PBR/102 Paul's Boat Rentals Crewboat 169 105 1976 Later Hercules, NLD
121 Indonesia Scottie B   Crewboat 111 100 1976 Later Seasprint, Harper’s Ferry, now Nuri
124 Brazil Encantado   Crewboat 190 103 1976 Later Balisa, now Parana River
125 Brazil Esteio   Crewboat 190 103 1976 Later Bariri, now Amazon River
126 579741 Bull Run   Crewboat 97 97 1977 Later Lamnalco 28, Acemis I, inactive
127 Venezuela Gran Cacique I Turismo Margarita Ferry 320 125 1978 Active
  Honduras Guaymuras (FNH 101) Honduran Navy Patrol Craft 111 105 1977 Active
  Ethiopia P 201 Ethiopian Navy Patrol Craft 118 105 1977 Sold to Eritrea 1996
  Ethiopia P 202 Ethiopian Navy Patrol Craft 118 105 1977 No longer in service
  Ethiopia P 203 Ethiopian Navy Patrol Craft 118 105 1977 Sold to Eritrea 1996
  Ethiopia P 204 Ethiopian Navy Patrol Craft 118 105 1977 Sold to Eritrea 1996
  Ethiopia P 205 Ethiopian Navy Patrol Craft 118 105 1977 Cancelled
  Ethiopia P 206 Ethiopian Navy Patrol Craft 118 105 1977 Cancelled
151 Brazil Brasil I Monterrey Shipping Crewboat 142 93 1977 Active
152 Brazil Brasil II Monterrey Shipping Crewboat 142 93 1977 Active
153 Brazil Brasil III Monterrey Shipping Crewboat 142 93 1977 Now Walker I
155 Brazil Brasil IV Monterrey Shipping Crewboat 142 93 1977 Active
156 583015 Carrousel Great Bay Corp Passenger 97 114 1977 NLD
163 583453 Isis II Deep Sea Charters Inc Passenger 95 96 1977 Now Windridge K
164 Nigeria Sea Dauntless   Crewboat 126 100 1977 Now Lee Ann Tide
  584977 Allison G Ambergris Inc Crewboat 97 97 1977 Later Ballymena, now Turks & Caicos Explorer II
168 587261 C/Master Edison Chouest Crewboat  95 109 1977 Later Forest Express, now Chantece G
169 589789 C/Intruder Edison Chouest Crewboat  95 109 1978 Now Lorraine G
171 583047 Susan Miller James Miller Marine Industrial 22 40 1977 Now Wolf River
182 588420 Miss Fernie   Crewboat 95   1977 Later Concord River, now Cape Lobos
183 591191 Napali Queen   Passenger 95 110 1978 Later Shooting Star, NLD
184 Gayle R   Tender 126   1977 Now Omas Agbe-Emi
185 Streljko   Crewboat   162   1979 Later Arrow, now Reful
185 Vanuatu Yvonne Bailey Bailey Marine Service  Crewboat 251 120 1978 Now Silver River
186 PBR/207 Paul's Boat Rentals Crewboat 98   1978 NLD
187 Elizabeth Briley Marine Crewboat 150   1979 Active
  593495 Fortuna   Crewboat   97 110 1978 Later Lana Jean, Marie G, Black Dragon, Mona III, now Tropic Sun
189 590684 Sea Courageous John F Ryan Tug 97 96 1978 Active
190 597937 Afternoon Delight   Passenger 90 109 1978 Later Adventurer, now Sun Dream
191 592574 Sea Cat   Crewboat   95 97 1978 Later M/V Jenni Lee
192 601955 Sea Ravener   Crewboat 99 110 1979 Later Candy Lady, Obando Mariner, now Colby Victory
603076 Miss Vivian   Passenger 92 91 1979 Active
194 609364 C/Marauder Edison Chouest Crewboat 99 109 1979 Later Battle River, Marauder, now Lady Eldine, now Capt. Rod
196 617696 Sea Condor   Crewboat 170 125 1980 Later Roulette, Caroline Tide, now Kestrel
197 602308 Sunbeam Express Capt Johns Sport Fishing Passenger 97 91 1979 Now Baysmart Express
198 605522 Chance Bruce Rentals Crewboat 97 110 1979 Later Brandie G, now Mare Bianco
  Costa Rica Isla del Coco (SP 1055) Costa Rican Coast Guard Patrol Craft 118 105 1978 Now SNGC 105-1
  Costa Rica Isla Burica (SP 654) Costa Rican Coast Guard Patrol Craft 35 65 1979 Now SNGC 65-4
  Costa Rica Punta Uvita (SP 655) Costa Rican Coast Guard Patrol Craft 35 65 1979 No longer in service
  Costa Rica Cabo Velas (SP 656) Costa Rican Coast Guard Patrol Craft 35 65 1979 No longer in service
  Costa Rica Unnamed (SP 657) Costa Rican Coast Guard Patrol Craft 35 65 1979 No longer in service
  Costa Rica Cabo Blanco (SP 658) Costa Rican Coast Guard Patrol Craft 35 65 1979 Now SNGC 65-3
  Myanmar 421 Myanmar Navy Patrol Craft 111 105 1979 Lost in the 1990s
  Myanmar 422 Myanmar Navy Patrol Craft 111 105 1979 Active
  Myanmar 423 Myanmar Navy Patrol Craft 111 105 1979 Active
  Honduras Honduras (FNH 102) Honduran Navy Patrol Craft 111 105 1980 Active
  Honduras Hibures (FNH 103) Honduran Navy Patrol Craft 111 105 1980 Active
  Honduras Petula (FNH 653) Honduran Navy Patrol Craft 36 65 1980 Active
  Honduras Ulua (FNH 654) Honduran Navy Patrol Craft 36 65 1980 Active
  Honduras Chuluteca (FNH 655) Honduran Navy Patrol Craft 36 65 1980 Active
200 609332 Hoffnung   Passenger 97 110 1979 Now Caribbean Queen
201 625553 Trudy Bruce Diamond Services Corp Crewboat 95 108 1980 Now Mr D
202 625753 Jill Bruce   Crewboat 95 108 1980 Later C/Enforcer, Enforcer, Lady Ione, NLD
210 Indonesia Tridaya Baruna IV Baruna Raya Crewboat 115 100 1978 Later Penguin 33, Pelican 33, now Sea Heron
211 Marge Tide Tidewater Marine Tender 123   1978 Now Ring Leader
214 598590 Russ Theriot   Crewboat 80 91 1978 Later M/V Cindy Marie, Mr Randolph, NLD
  612066 Destiny Bruce Rentals Crewboat 95 108 1979 Later C/Renegade, Cyrus Anthony, NLD
  603076 Shenandoah River MTL Petrolink Corp Crewboat 92 91 1979 Later OMS Shelby, MTL Shelby, now AET Shelby
216 619860 Binge Bruce Rentals Crewboat 86 91 1980 Inactive
217 622881 Hope Bruce Rentals Crewboat 85 91 1980 Inactive
218 629116 Nautic Runner   Crewboat 97 117 1980 Later Seabulk Lamar, S-05, C/Contender, Contender, now Ms Dee