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Swiftships Shipbuilders LLC, Morgan City LA

(formerly Sewart Seacraft and Swiftships, Inc.)

Most recent update: October 22, 2014.


Sewart Seacraft, the builder of the famous Swiftboats, was started by Fred Sewart, in 1942, in Berwick LA.  It was originally Sewart Machine Works but became Sewart Seacraft 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.

Hull # Original Name (Number) US Navy Number # of Boats Original Owner Type Tons Ft Built Disposition
US Navy Contracts
Built by Sewart Seacraft Inc
      23 Iran Patrol Craft 10 40  1963 No longer in service
  SB 1-4   4 Korea Patrol Craft 10 40  1964 No longer in service
  GB 21-24    4 Ethiopia Patrol Craft 10 40  1965 No longer in service
    50NS 6501-6516 16 US Navy PCF Mk I 23 50 1965-66 First batch of Swiftboats
  DF 300-303   4 Philippines PCF Mk I 23 50 1966 Active  
    50NS 6601-6638 38 US Navy PCF Mk I 23 50 1966-67 Second batch of Swiftboats
  of the above: 50NS 6631   US Navy PCF Mk I 23 50 1966-67 Later Capt Johnathan, now Bravehart
    50NS 6639-6688 50 US Navy PCF Mk I 23 50 1966-67 Third batch of Swiftboats
  GC 5   1 El Salvador Patrol Craft 33 65 1967 No longer in service
  FB 1-10   10 Korea Patrol Craft 33 65 1967 No longer in service
  LP 101-106   6 Paraguay Patrol Craft 10 40  1967 Active
  Procion (GC 103) 85NS 671 1 Dominican Rep Patrol Craft 60 85 1967 Active
  Utatlan (GC 851) 85NS 672 1 Guatemala Patrol Craft 60 85 1967 Active
  Bellatrix (GC 106) 85NS 673 1 Dominican Rep Patrol Craft 60 85 1967 Active
  Discovery Bay (P 4) 85NS 67? 1 Jamaica Patrol Craft 60 85 1966 No longer in service
  Holland Bay (P 5) 85NS 67? 1 Jamaica Patrol Craft 60 85 1967 No longer in service
  Manatee Bay (P 6) 85NS 67? 1 Jamaica Patrol Craft 60 85 1967 No longer in service
    85NS 681     Patrol Craft 60 85 1968  
    85NS 682     Patrol Craft 60 85 1968  
  Capella (GC 683) 85NS 683 1 Dominican Rep Patrol Craft 60 85 1968 Active
  Paysandu (PR 12) 85NS 684 1 Uruguay Patrol Craft 60 85 1968 Active
    85NS 68? 1 Honduras Patrol Craft 60 85 1969 No longer in service
  PTF 23 95PB 681 1 US Navy Patrol Craft 122 95 1968 Now Osprey 
  PTF 24 95PB 682 1 US Navy Patrol Craft 122 95 1968 Sunk as target 1985 
  PTF 25 95PB 683 1 US Navy Patrol Craft 122 95 1968 Sunk as target 1979, hulked 
  PTF 26 95PB 684 1 US Navy Patrol Craft 122 95 1968 Struck 1990, now a museum 
    50NS 6801-6808 8 US Navy PCF Mk II 23 50 1968-69 Fourth batch of Swiftboats
    50NS 6809-6830 22 US Navy PCF Mk II 23 50 1968-69 Fifth batch of Swiftboats
  of the above: 50NS 6828   US Navy PCF Mk II 23 50 1968-69 Now Eaglet
  DF 305-313   9 Philippines PCF Mk II 23 50 1968-69 Active 
      1 Venezuela Patrol Craft 10 40 1969 No longer in service
  ASPB 50AB 6902 1 US Navy Patrol Craft 4 50 1969 Prototype
  ATC   1 US Navy Patrol Craft 4 56 1969 Prototype
  CCB   1 US Navy Patrol Craft 4 56 1969 Prototype
    50NS 6901-6913 13 US Navy PCF Mk III 23 50 1969-70 Sixth batch of Swiftboats
  DF 314-316   3 Philippines PCF Mk III 23 50 1969-70 Built by Cavite NSY, active 
  ASPB 50AB 7001 1 US Navy Patrol Craft 4 50 1970 Prototype
  T 21-29   9 Thailand Patrol Craft 23 50 1970 Active
Built by Swiftships, Inc
  Aldebaran (GC 104) 85NS 721 1 Dominican Rep Patrol Craft 60 85 1972 Active
  Saravia (GC 852) 85NS 722 1 Guatemala Patrol Craft 60 85 1972 Active
  Rio Kuringwas (GC 7) 85NS 72? 1 Nicaragua Patrol Craft 60 85 1972 Sunk 199x
    85NS 9001 ? 1 US Navy Patrol Craft 71 78 1972 Now Aukele
    36AT 7201-7217 17 US Navy Mini-ATC 15 36  1972 No longer in service
  of the above: 36AT 7215    US Navy  Mini-ATC 15 36 1972 Now Snatch
  of the above: 36AT 72??   US Navy  Mini-ATC 15 36 1972 Now Miss Lola
    50NS 7201-7220 20 US Navy PCF Mk III 23 50 1972-73 Last batch of Swiftboats
  PCF   1 US Navy Patrol Craft 33 65 1972 Prototype PCF 
  PCF   1 US Navy Patrol Craft 33 65 1972 Prototype PCF 
  R 61-64   4 Brazil Patrol Craft 22 52 1972 Active
      6 St Vincent Patrol Craft 33 65 1972 No longer in service
    65PB 7201 1 US Navy PB Mk I 33 65 1973 Sold, now Seahorse
    65PB 7202 1 US Navy PB Mk I 33 65 1973 No longer in service
  DF 318-342   25 Philippines PB Mk I 33 65 1973-75 No longer in service
  MH 21-23   3 Haiti Patrol Craft 33 65   Cancelled
  Nacaome (FNH 651)   1 Honduras Patrol Craft 33 65 1973 Active
  Goascoran (FNH 652)   1 Honduras Patrol Craft 33 65 1974 Active
      10 Israel Patrol Craft 25 65 1973 No longer in service
  Fort Charles (P 7)   1 Jamaica Patrol Craft 130 105  1974 Active
  Cavilla    1 Liberia Patrol Craft 38 65 1976 Nothing known
  Mano   1 Liberia Patrol Craft 38 65 1976 Nothing known
  St Paul   1 Liberia Patrol Craft 12 42 1976 Nothing known
  Guaymuras (FNH 101)   1 Honduras Patrol Craft 111 105 1977 Active
  P 201/3/4   3 Ethiopia Patrol Craft 118 105 1977 Sold to Eritrea 1996
  P 202   1 Ethiopia Patrol Craft 118 105 1977 No longer in service
  P 205/6   2 Ethiopia Patrol Craft 118 105 1977 Cancelled
  Isla del Coco (SP 1055)   1 Costa Rica Patrol Craft 118 105 1978 Now SNGC 105-1
  Isla Burica (SP 654)   1 Costa Rica Patrol Craft 35 65 1979 Now SNGC 65-4
  Punta Uvita (SP 655)   1 Costa Rica Patrol Craft 35 65 1979 No longer in service
  Cabo Velas (SP 656)   1 Costa Rica Patrol Craft 35 65 1979 No longer in service
  Unnamed (SP 657)   1 Costa Rica Patrol Craft 35 65 1979 No longer in service
  Cabo Blanco (SP 658)   1 Costa Rica Patrol Craft 35 65 1979 Now SNGC 65-3
  421   1 Myanmar Patrol Craft 111 105 1979 Lost in the 1990s
  422   1 Myanmar Patrol Craft 111 105 1979 Active
  423   1 Myanmar Patrol Craft 111 105 1979 Active
  Honduras FNH 102 1 Honduras Patrol Craft 111 105 1980 Active
  Hibures FNH 103 1 Honduras Patrol Craft 111 105 1980 Active
  Petula FNH 653 1 Honduras Patrol Craft 36 65 1980 Active
  Ulua FNH 654 1 Honduras Patrol Craft 36 65 1980 Active
  Chuluteca FNH 655 1 Honduras Patrol Craft 36 65 1980 Active
  Olaya Herrera CG 115 1 Colombia Patrol Craft 103 105 1981 Now Jaime E Cardenas Gomez (PM 115)
  Al Jarim 30 1 Bahrain Patrol Craft 35 65 1982 Active
  Al Jasrah 31 1 Bahrain Patrol Craft 35 65 1982 Active
  Ajirah 41 1 Bahrain Landing Craft 428 130 1982 Active
  General Huertas P 101 1 Panama Patrol Craft 35 65 1982 Active
  Presidente Porras P 102 1 Panama Patrol Craft 35 65 1982 Sunk Dec-89
  Carlos Alban GC 101 1 Colombia Patrol Craft 103 105 1983 No longer in service
  Rafael del Castillo y Rada GC 102 1 Colombia Patrol Craft 103 105 1983 Active
  Margarita T 71 1 Venezuela Landing Craft 428 130 1984 Active
  La Orchila T 72 1 Venezuela Landing Craft 428 130 1984 Active
  Liberta P-01 1 Antigua-Barbuda Patrol Craft 35 65 1984 Active
  Melville D-4 1 Dominica Patrol Craft 35 65 1984 Active
  Defender P-02 1 St Lucia Patrol Craft 35 65 1984 Active
  Colon GC 107 1 Dominican Rep Patrol Craft 93 110 1984 Active
  Orion GC 109 1 Dominican Rep Patrol Craft 93 110 1984 Active
    PM-10 1 El Salvador Patrol Craft 35 65 1984 Active
    PM-11 1 El Salvador Patrol Craft 48 77 1985 Active
    WPC 35 1 Egypt Patrol Craft 102 91 1985 Active
    WPC 36 1 Egypt Patrol Craft 102 91 1985 Active
    WPC 37 1 Egypt Patrol Craft 102 91 1985 Active
  Stalwart C 253 1 St Kitts Patrol Craft 99 110 1985 Active
  Puerto  Quepos SP 361 1 Costa Rica Patrol Craft 11 36 1986 Now SNGC 36-1
  Cariara SP 362 1 Costa Rica Patrol Craft 11 36 1986 No longer in service
  Primera Dama SP 421 1 Costa Rica Patrol Craft 16 42 1986 Now SNGC 42-1
  Vigilante P 300 1 Guinea Patrol Craft 35 65 1986 No longer in service
  Intrepide P 328 1 Guinea Patrol Craft 48 77 1987 Active
  Farandugu   1 Sierra Leone Patrol Craft 100 110 1987 No longer in service
  Captain Mulzac SVG-01 1 St Vincent Patrol Craft 101 120 1987 Converted crewboat, active
    PR 1-30 30 Cameroon Patrol Craft 12 38 1987 No longer in service
  Jose Maria Palas GC 103 1 Colombia Patrol Craft 95 110 1989 Active
  Medardo Monzon Coronado GC 104 1 Colombia Patrol Craft 95 110 1990 Active
  Sgto 2do Jaime Gómez Castro GC 105 1 Colombia Patrol Craft 28 65 1990 Active
  Juan Nepomuceno Peña GC 106 1 Colombia Patrol Craft 28 65 1990 Active
  8 de Octubre   1 Colombia Landing Craft 428 130 1992 Active
  27 de Octubre   1 Colombia Landing Craft 428 130 1992 Active
  Rio Esmereldas LG 47 1 Ecuador Patrol Craft 18 45 1992 Active
  Rio Santiago LG 48 1 Ecuador Patrol Craft 18 45 1992 Active
    LCW 18 US Navy Assault Craft 7 35 1993  
  Safaga RSV 1 1 Egypt Survey Vessel 165 88 1994 Active
  Abu El-Ghoson RSV 2 1 Egypt Survey Vessel 165 88 1994 Active
  Dat Assawari CMH 1 1 Egypt Minehunter 203 108 1997 Active
  Navarin CMH 2 1 Egypt Minehunter 203 108 1997 Active
  Burullus CMH 3 1 Egypt Minehunter 203 108 1997 Active
  Neptune YDT 17 1 US Navy Diving Tender 300 132 1999 Active
  Poseidon YDT 18 1 US Navy Diving Tender 300 132 1999 Active
  Altair GC 112 1 Dominican Rep Patrol Craft 93 110 2003 Active
  Arcturus GC 113 1 Dominican Rep Patrol Craft 93 110 2004 Active
Built by Swiftships Shipbuilders, LLC
574-579     6 Egypt Patrol Boat   92 2007 Active
580-583     4 Dominican Rep Patrol Boat   46 2008 Active
      2 Kuwait Diver Boat   85 2012 Building
595-596     2 Egypt Patrol Boat   92 2010 Active
597-600     4 Egypt KD Patrol Boat   92 2014 Building
601-606   PB 301-306 6 Iraq Patrol Boat   115 2011 Active
607-609   PB 307-309 3 Iraq Patrol Boat   115 2012 Active
610-612   PB 310-312 3 Iraq Patrol Boat    115 2013 Active
613-615   PB 313-315 3 Iraq Patrol Boat    115 2014 Options
Commercial and Other Contracts
Built by Sewart Machine Works Inc
  Mel     Bailey Boats Fishing 61 59 1946 Now Julie Thi
  Supco IX     Superior Oil Co Tug 48 51 1949 Active  
  Crayfish     Randy L Stork Fishing 9 37 1950 Active  
  Jack     General Trade Corp Tug 39 51 1952 Now Polly G
Built by Sewart Seacraft Inc
  Supco XIII     Superior Oil Co Tug 48 51 1952 Later Papoose, PB-1 Seagirt
  Peggy G        Tug 33 51 1953 Later Steven R II, now Dauntless II
  Jerry       Crewboat 74 72 1954 Now Nancy H
384 Muschoga W     Duval Enterprises Passenger 13 32 1954 Active  
  Sally Kay     Waterfront Tptn Passenger 34 46 1954 Active  
685 Capt John     Douglas R Canney Passenger 51 65 1955 Later Lady Di
  Joey     Vac Marine Services Fishing 35 46 1955 Active  
  K M Gold     Black Gold Crewboats Crewboat 14 37 1955 Active  
  Whocares     Clarence L Shields Fishing 33 38 1956 Active  
  East Bay     Vinh Tan Tran Fishing 48 61 1956 Now Capt Kent
  Lil' Mo     Lester Vaughan Fishing 14 37 1956 Active  
  J B Magruder     J B Magruder Inc Industrial 90 81 1956 Active  
  Captain Jeffrey     Waterside Services Passenger 46 61 1956 Later Candy T, now Benny N-T
  Tide Land        Tug 38 47 1956 Now Blake Beyel 
  Miss Rena     Miss Rena Inc Unknown 14 37 1956 Active  
  Lady Louise     Nard O Williamson Unknown 14 37 1956 Active  
  Lillie O       Passenger 132 80 1956 Now John Mosby
579 Colleen     Taurus Marine Inc Passenger 24 47 1957 Later Zenith, now Ursa
  Lisa Colleen     Don L Uptegrove Fishing 48 61 1957 Active 
  Mr Guy     Terry Sercovich Passenger 18 33 1957 Active 
  R/V Lone Star     Am Ocean Systems Research 48 61 1957 Active 
  Constance     Constance of L Charles Passenger 48 61 1957 Active 
1076 Lil Jim     Greg Updike Unclassified 19 36 1960 Now Invader 1
1098 Sugar Terri     Eroy Billiot Fishing 28 47 1960 Active 
1139 Mr Bill     Lecompte Crewboats Crewboat 18 37 1961 Active 
  Capt Rene     Dennis Morris Fishing 37 52 1961 Now Bomba Queen
1208 Carisle     Cargill Marine Industrial 28 42 1962 Active 
  Sarah Lee     Pine Bluff S & G Tug 17 36 1962 Active 
  Chalmette       Passenger 22 45 1962 Active 
1274 Capt Ferrel       Passenger 18 37 1963 Later C-Diver, White Squall, now Mr Shane 
  Sea Hawk       Recreational 25 42 1963 Active 
  Cindy     Buildex Marine Tug 13 33 1963 Now Andrew
1369 Monterrey     Rodriquez Boat Rental Passenger 19 39 1964 Active 
1373 Miss Margie     Bud's Boat Rental Inc Passenger 38 51 1965 Active  
1379 Amberjack     Eastern Shore Charters Passenger 10 32 1964 Now Pintail
  Aquarius     U of Maryland Research 53 64 1964 Now Elizabeth 
1386 Orion     U of Maryland Research 31 47 1965 Active  
  Miss Savannah     Cap'n Sam's Ventures Passenger 56 62 1965 Active  
  Wyoming     Rosaire T Barthelemy Passenger 25 43 1966 Active  
  Adventurer     Offshore Adventures Passenger 97 80 1966 Active  
  Doctor Mike     Andy Lynn Boats Inc Passenger 56 62 1966 Now Andy Lynn VI
1620 Capt Chip W     Marine Salvage Passenger 56 62 1968 Now Humble III
  Rainbow Chaser     White's Electronics Fishing 52 55 1968 Active 
  Phyllis     Donjon Marine Passenger 55 62 1968 Now Matthew Scott
  Palomino III     El Conquistador FB Passenger 55 62 1968 Active 
  Caja de Muertos II     Caja de Muertos Tours Passenger 55 62 1968 Active 
  Deep C     Thomas F Kirby Recreational 29 65 1968 Later Ranger, now Voyager
1666 Wager     Abe's Boat Rentals Crewboat 55 62 1969 Active 
1671 Mr Walter     Bud's Boat Rental Crewboat 99 94 1969 Active 
  Nard     Nard O Williamson Passenger 28 42 1969 Active 
1673 Labyrinth     Sam's Seafood Fishing 26 47 1970 Later Brigette Ann, now Pot Luck
1699 Freedom II       Passenger 99 71 1970 Later Capt Anderson II, now La Pesca
1713 Seemor     Morton Marine Passenger 57 61 1970 Now Coastal Explorer II 
  Seven Pines       Passenger 80   1971 Now Seriti
  EM 1024     Kristra Investments Industrial 11 36 1972 Now Be 9216
  EM 1020     Kristra Investments Industrial 12 37 1972 Now Be 9217
  Miss Robbie     Bud's Boat Rental Llc Crewboat 87 79 1972 Active
  Mark Twain     St Bernard Well Service Crewboat 57 61 1972 Active
1732 Joe-Ray       Crewboat 87 79 1973 Later Captain Roy, Ocean Express, now Capt Rayne
1733 Nautilus Express       Crewboat 71 77 1973 Later Ocean Discovery, now Sightseer
Built by Swiftships, Inc
3 Carolinian     Saipan Marine Passenger 72 62 1970 Active
  Pappy     East Coast Marine Passenger 71 62 1970 Active
  Chief       Passenger 95 108 1970  
11 Guardian Angel     Debra L Haines Passenger 39 50 1970 Active?
  Sea Fever     Sea Fever Diving Dive Boat 91 83 1971 Now Son Worshipper
25 Blue Sea V     Nicholas Cannisi Passenger 99 83 1971 Now Super Voyager III
  Admiral     Virg's Landing Passenger 96 83 1971 Active
49 C/Conqueror     Edison Chouest Crewboat 149   1972 Now Cayman Aggressor IV
50 Alagoinha       Crewboat 128   1972 Now Baiana
  Southern Star     Southern Star II LLC Recreational 80 78 1973 Active 
  Sandra B       Passenger 194   1973 Now North Sulawesi Aggressor
  C/Dominator     Edison Chouest Crewboat 131   1973 Now Turks & Caicos Aggressor II
  Stacey Briley     Varlack Ventures Inc Passenger 96 96 1974 Later Allison, now Lady Venture
74 Fling     Bruce Rentals Crewboat 97 96 1974 Active 
82 Sea Hawk       Crewboat 169   1980 Later Hutson Tide, now Stima
83 L         Crewboat 85 91 1981 Now Hunter T
84 L Dare     Bruce Rentals