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Calumet Shipyard & Drydock Co., Chicago IL

Most recent update: January 21, 2013.


Calumet Shipyard was started in 1927 by James Rogan, a Scottish-born naval architect who had previously worked at Chicago Shipbuilding, Marine Iron Works and Dubuque Boat & Boiler Works, in partnership with August Hausler, William Carrol and William Geiger.  It was located at 9367 South Harbor Drive, just north of the 95th Street Bridge, a site previously occupied by Kraft Shipyard & Dry Dock Company, a ship repair firm that was started there in 1907.  The yard continued in business at least until 1961.  See the site from the air on Google here: it appears to be vacant.  If anyone can fill any gaps in the table below, please e-mail me at timcolton@aol.com

Hull # Original Name Original Owner Type GT Delivered Disposition
100 Calumet LaCrosse Dredge Co. Dredge  471 1936 Active
101   LaCrosse Dredge Co. Transformer Barge   1936  
102 Oil Scow No. 145 Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Oil Scow 230 1936 Scrapped 1977
103   Wolf River Transportation Scow   1937  
104   Calumet Shipyard Scow   1937  
105 Eclipse II Calumet Shipyard Tugboat   1935  
106 Calship I Calumet Shipyard Tugboat 11 1937 Later James Kenneth, Jake M. Kadinger, Mermaid, deleted 2008
107 Calship II Calumet Shipyard Tugboat 16 1937 Later David Glenn, Gargoyle, now Albin & Co.
108 Gladys M. A. L. Mechling Barge Lines Towboat   1938

Later Stony, Mendota, now Claude D

109   U.S. Engineers Needle Barge   1938  
110   U.S. Engineers Needle Barge   1938  
111   U.S. Engineers Maneuver Boat   1938  
112   U.S. Engineers Maneuver Boat   1938  
113   Calumet Shipyard Derrick Scow 101 1939  
114 Betty M. A. L. Mechling Barge Lines Towboat 115 1939

Later Michelle C, Universal Southern

115 Patsy H. A. L. Mechling Barge Lines Towboat 115 1939  
116 Horace E. Horton John I. Hay Company Towboat 209 Mar-40 Later Joe Sokol 1975, Goldie Chaplin 1978
117 Chicago Bridge John I. Hay Company Towboat 129 Jun-40 Later Mendota
118 Jim Martin Ashland Oil & Refining Towboat 215 Jun-40 Later Ravenswood 1959, deleted 1978
119 Leslie A. M. Thomson Towboat 26 Jun-40

Active

120 C. S. 120 Calumet Shipyard Stock Barge 370 Sep-40  
121 C. S. 121 Calumet Shipyard Stock Barge 370 Oct-40  
122 Donna Lee A. L. Mechling Barge Lines Towboat 201 Mar-41

Later Bonnie D, Johnny Dan, Jason, Joan W, Christopher H, now Mister Charlie

123 Ashland Ashland Oil & Refining Towboat 367 May-41 Later Jerry Harper, Pamela D
124 Sally Ann A. L. Mechling Barge Lines Towboat 82 Aug-41  
125   U.S. Engineers Crawler Crane Barge 160 Sep-41  
126 Paul Blazer Ashland Oil & Refining Towboat 367 Dec-41 Later Onward
127 L-88 U.S. Army Distribution Box Boat 55 Nov-41  
128 L-89 U.S. Army Distribution Box Boat 55 Nov-41 Sold as Christie Marie, now Sea Horse
129 L-90 U.S. Army Distribution Box Boat 55 Dec-41 Later PF 42, sold as Aquarius 1971, G. A. Rounsefell 1979
130 L-91 U.S. Army Distribution Box Boat 55 Dec-41  
131 A. O. & R. Co. No. 28 Ashland Oil & Refining Steel Barge 576 Dec-41  
132 A. O. & R. Co. No. 29 Ashland Oil & Refining Steel Barge 576 Dec-41  
133 A. O. & R. Co. No. 30 Ashland Oil & Refining Steel Barge 576 Apr-42  
134 A. O. & R. Co. No. 31 Ashland Oil & Refining Steel Barge 576 Apr-42  
135 A. O. & R. Co. No. 32 Ashland Oil & Refining Steel Barge 576 Apr-42  
136 Tri-State Ashland Oil & Refining Towboat 367 Apr-42

Later Reliable, Diane Bosworth, now Susan C. McBride

137 Port Byron U. S. Maritime Commission Tug (V2-ME-A1) 188 Sep-42 To US Army 1942 as LT 113, sold 1946 as Dalzellaird, scrapped 197x
138 Port Allegheny U. S. Maritime Commission Tug (V2-ME-A1) 188 Oct-42 To US Army 1942 as LT 114, sold 1946 as Dyer, later Porpoise, Sachem, now Porpoise
139 Port Elizabeth U. S. Maritime Commission Tug (V2-ME-A1) 188 Oct-42 To US Navy 1943 as Namequa (YTB 331), sold 1950, scrapped
140 Port Conway U. S. Maritime Commission Tug (V2-ME-A1) 188 Nov-42 To US Navy 1943 as Nesutan (YTB 338), to US Army 1950 as LT 1928, later George S, now Jesse
141 Port Fulton U. S. Maritime Commission Tug (V2-ME-A1) 188 Nov-42 To US Army 1943 as LT 238, sold 1946 as Frances K. McAllister, scrapped 1996
142 A. O. & R. Co. No. 33 Ashland Oil & Refining Barge   Jul-42  
143 A. O. & R. Co. No. 34 Ashland Oil & Refining Barge   Jul-42  
144 A. O. & R. Co. No. 35 Ashland Oil & Refining Barge   Jul-42  
145 L-105 U.S. Army Distribution Box Boat   Mar-43  
146 L-106 U.S. Army Distribution Box Boat   Mar-43  
147 L-107 U.S. Army Distribution Box Boat   May-43  
148 L-108 U.S. Army Distribution Box Boat   May-43  
149 L-109 U.S. Army Distribution Box Boat   May-43 Later PF-12, sold as Doris C
150 L-110 U.S. Army Distribution Box Boat   May-43  
151 L-111 U.S. Army Distribution Box Boat   May-43 Later T-477, sold as Honey
152 L-112 U.S. Army Distribution Box Boat   May-43  
153 LT-57 U.S. Army Ocean Going Tugboat 395 Nov-43 Sold 1962 as Ellen Foss, later Natoma, Chilkat Chief, Norman S, now Prometheus
154 LT-58 U.S. Army Ocean Going Tugboat 395 Nov-43 To China 1946 as CW 2
155 LT-59 U.S. Army Ocean Going Tugboat 395 Jan-44 Sold 1947 as Ocean Prince, later Dauphin, Beaumont, now Roughneck
156 COL Thomas E. Clifford (LT-60) U.S. Army Ocean Going Tugboat 395 Apr-44 To US Navy 1946 as ATA 241, scrapped 1972
157 PVT Lewis A. Rehm (LT-61) U.S. Army Ocean Going Tugboat 395 Apr-44 Sold 1960 as Osceola, later Saigon-240
158 MAJ Richard M. Strong (LT-62) U.S. Army Ocean Going Tugboat 395 Apr-44 Sold 1950 as Island Sovereign, now Seaspan Sovereign
159 LT-63 U.S. Army Ocean Going Tugboat 395 Apr-44  
160 LT-64 U.S. Army Ocean Going Tugboat 395 May-44 Sold 194x as Chris Sheridan
161 FS-115 U.S. Army Cargo Vessel 170 Aug-43  
162 FS-116 U.S. Army Cargo Vessel 170 Aug-43  
163 FS-117 U.S. Army Cargo Vessel 170 Nov-43  
164 FS-118 U.S. Army Cargo Vessel 170 Nov-43  
165 FS-119 U.S. Army Cargo Vessel 170 Nov-43  
166 FS-120 U.S. Army Cargo Vessel 170 Nov-43  

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?????     58 1943 Later fishing vessel Miss Francoise, now Sebonac
167   U.S. Army Distribution Box Boat     Contract Terminated
168   U.S. Army Distribution Box Boat     Contract Terminated
169   U.S. Army Distribution Box Boat     Contract Terminated
170   U.S. Army Distribution Box Boat     Contract Terminated
171 FP/FS-524 U.S. Army Supply Vessel 560 Aug-44 To Japan 1955 as MST Miho (YAS 59), to the Philippines 1974 as Badjao (AS 59)
172 FP/FS-525 U.S. Army Supply Vessel 560 Aug-44 To Ecuador 1963 as Calicuchima (T 42), T 34 1973, T 53
173 FP/FS-526 U.S. Army Supply Vessel 560 Sep-44 To the Philippines as Don Victoriano, later Virginia VI, Elena, burnt 1982
174 FP/FS-527 U.S. Army Supply Vessel 560 Oct-44 To the Philippines as Albert, later Victor, Iloilo City, wrecked 1982
175 FP/FS-528 U.S. Army Supply Vessel 560 Nov-44 To USN as Pamina (AKL 41), to Korea 1960
176 FP/FS-529 U.S. Army Supply Vessel 560 Dec-44 Later E-42-1839, John Elliot Pillsbury, Mance Lassiter, scuttled 1996
177   Calumet Shipyard Barge   Oct-44  
178   Calumet Shipyard Barge   Oct-44  
179   Calumet Shipyard Barge   Oct-44  
180   Earl R. Ries Deck Barge   Dec-44  
181 Mary Ellen A. L. Mechling Barge Lines Towboat  116 May-45  
182   Calumet Shipyard First Section Dry Dock   Aug-45  
183   Calumet Shipyard Second Section Dry Dock   Aug-45  
184 George T. Horton John I. Hay Company Towboat  478 Nov-45 Later Betty June Walker, Miss Kimberley, now Razner
185 A. H. Truax Central Barge Company Towboat  366 May-46 Later Luther Herdman 1962, burned 1971, total loss
186   Calumet Shipyard Barge   Nov-45  
187 Viking  Hulett Transportation Tug  144 Oct-46 Later Masco I, Captain Bill Hymes, scrapped 1990
188 Betty J. Calumet Marine Supply Towboat   Mar-46  
189 Don M. Peebles Construction Aggregates Towboat  41 Jun-46 Later Mary Alexa, Mary C, now Mary Ann
190   LaCrosse Dredge Company Barge   Apr-46  
191 Sally LaCrosse Dredge Company Dredge Tender 19 Jul-46 Active
192   Commonwealth Edison Barge w/ Ramp   Aug-46  
193 Louise LaCrosse Dredge Company Towboat 11 May-47  
194 Badger State Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Tugboat 23 May-47  
195 Wolverine State Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Tugboat 23 May-47  
196   Chicago Park District Derrick Barge   Sep-47  
197 Calumet Central Barge Company Towboat  200 Nov-48  
198 A. M. Thompson Central Barge Company Towboat 431 Apr-49 Now Brooke McKenzie
199   Sanitary District of Chicago Barge   Aug-48  
  The Navarre   Barge 350 Jan-49 Active
200 No. 573 Fitzsimon & Connell Barge   May-49  
201   John I. Hay Company Barge   Jun-49  
202   John I. Hay Company Barge   Jul-49  
203 BL 207 Blaske Lines Inc. Barge   Aug-49 Deleted 1964
204 BL 208 Blaske Lines Inc. Barge   Oct-49  
205 Central Central Barge Company Towboat 431 Apr-50  
206   George E. Phoenix Terminal Derrick Barge   Aug-50  
207 Aetna - Louisville Ashland Oil & Refining Company Towboat 688 Oct-51 Later Grandma Gert, deleted 2005
208   Ohio River Company Floats   Nov-50  
209   Ohio River Company Floats   Nov-50  
210 Allied - Ashland Ashland Oil & Refining Company Towboat 688 Jun-52 Later Lloyd C. Beesecker, to South America 2005
211   Ohio River Company Dry Dock   Aug-52  
212   N. S. Mackie Company Barge   Dec-52  
213   Calumet Shipyard Wheel Scow   Dec-52  
214 Fred S. Eberle Fitzsimon & Connell Tugboat 25 May-53  
215   Riverside Equipment Barge   Jul-53  
216 Margaret K Chicago Park District Patrol Launch 22 Nov-53 Active
217 Marine Transit Company No. 12 Marine Transit Company Barge   Oct-53  
218 R 1 Rose Barge Line, Inc Barge   Sep-54 Later RBL 1
219 R 2 Rose Barge Line, Inc Barge   Sep-54 Later RBL 2
220 Sharon Lee Cleveland Diesel Engine Tugboat 167 Aug-54 Later Heron, Bay Prince, now Tobacco Pointe
221 JIHCO 49 John I. Hay Company Barge   Apr-55 No. 220 1974, deleted 1977
222 No. 23 Love Construction & Engineering Co Derrick Barge 304 Nov-54 Indiana 1971, now AMR 73
223   Joliet Marine Supply & Repair  Dry Dock   Apr-55  
224   Valley Crane Company Deck Barge   May-55  
225   W. J. Meagher & Sons, Inc Steel Dray   May-55  
226 ABS 10 Alton Barge Service Barge   Aug-55  
227 George W. Lenzie  Material Service Corp. Towboat  275 Sep-56 Active
228 REC #2 Riverside Equipment Company Barge   Feb-56  
229 Cindy Jo Rose Barge Line, Inc Towboat 268 Dec-56 Later Katharine L, now Daryl C. Hannah
230 Spartan Cleveland Diesel Engine Division Tugboat 144 Feb-57 Reefed off New Jersey 1986
231   Mississippi Valley Barge Line Dry Dock   Sep-56  
232 OR 141 Ohio River Company Dry Dock   Mar-57  
233   D.C. Cameron Inc Deck Barge   Apr-57  
234 No. 101 Al Johnson Construction Deck Barge   Jun-57 Later JK80-440 1959
235 No. 102 Al Johnson Construction Deck Barge   Jun-57 Later JK80-441 1959
236 No. 103 Al Johnson Construction Deck Barge   Jul-57 Later JK80-442 1959
237 No. 104 Al Johnson Construction Deck Barge   Jul-57 Later JK80-443 1959, now H.M.T. 3
238 Morton Salt No. 1 Morton Salt Hopper Barge 287 Sep-57 Now Socie No. 1
239 JIHCO No. 21 John I. Hay Company Hopper Barge 286 31-Oct-57 Later crane barge Ajax 1970, deleted 2011
240 MCD Regional Port District Derrick Barge 684 13-May-58 Later Minnesota, now Candace Andrie
241 JIHCO No. 32 John I. Hay Company Hopper Barge 294 26-Dec-57  
242 JIHCO No. 22 John I. Hay Company Hopper Barge   15-Jul-58 Later No. 1138 1974, deleted 1981
243 JIHCO No. 23 John I. Hay Company Hopper Barge   3-Jul-58 Later No. 1138 1974, deleted 1981
244   Al Johnson Construction Sectional Barge   1958  
245 JIHCO No. 24 John I. Hay Company Hopper Barge   14-Nov-58 Later No. 1143 1974, deleted 1981
246 FF 5 Forrest C. Fairchild Hopper Barge 812 28-Jul-59  
247 REC #5 Riverside Equipment Company Roller Cover Barge   9-Dec-59  
248   U.S. Coast Guard Deck Barge   8-Mar-60  
249 No. 991-9664 St. Lawrence Seaway Dev. Corp. Deck Barge 508 11-Sep-60 Later Scow No. 2 1970, now Diane
250 G. L. 133 Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Deck Barge 434 1960 Deleted 1997
251 G. L. 134 Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Deck Barge 434 Jan-61 Now Derrick 60