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Calumet Shipyard & Drydock Co., Chicago IL

Most recent update: May 15, 2014.


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 # O.N. Original Name Original Owner Type GT Built Disposition
100 527413 Calumet LaCrosse Dredge Co. Dredge  471 1936 Active
101     LaCrosse Dredge Co. Transformer Bge.   1936  
102 172565 Oil Scow No. 145 Great Lakes Dredge Oil Scow 230 1936 Scrapped 1977
103     Wolf River Tptn. 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 236467 Calship II Calumet Shipyard Tugboat 16 1937 Later David Glenn, Gargoyle, now Albin & Co.
108 237671 Gladys M Mechling Barge Lines Towboat 45 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 239079 Betty M. Mechling Barge Lines Towboat 115 1939

Later Michelle C, Universal Southern

115 239081 Patsy H. Mechling Barge Lines Towboat 115 1939  
116 239312 Horace E. Horton John I. Hay Company Towboat 209 Mar-40 Later Joe Sokol 1975, Goldie Chaplin 1978
117 239660 Chicago Bridge John I. Hay Company Towboat 129 Jun-40 Later Mendota
118 239646 Jim Martin Ashland Oil 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 240458 Donna Lee Mechling Barge Lines Towboat 201 Mar-41

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

123   Ashland Ashland Oil Towboat 367 May-41 Later Jerry Harper, Pamela D
124   Sally Ann Mechling Barge Lines Towboat 82 Aug-41  
125     U.S. Engineers Crane Barge 160 Sep-41  
126   Paul Blazer Ashland Oil Towboat 367 Dec-41 Later Onward
127   L-88 U.S. Army Dist. Box Boat 55 Nov-41  
128 1031955 L-89 U.S. Army Dist. Box Boat 55 Nov-41 Sold as Christie Marie, now Sea Horse
129   L-90 U.S. Army Dist. Box Boat 55 Dec-41 Later PF 42, sold as Aquarius 1971, G. A. Rounsefell 1979
130   L-91 U.S. Army Dist. Box Boat 55 Dec-41  
131   A. O. & R. Co. No. 28 Ashland Oil Steel Barge 576 Dec-41  
132   A. O. & R. Co. No. 29 Ashland Oil Steel Barge 576 Dec-41  
133   A. O. & R. Co. No. 30 Ashland Oil Steel Barge 576 Apr-42  
134   A. O. & R. Co. No. 31 Ashland Oil Steel Barge 576 Apr-42  
135   A. O. & R. Co. No. 32 Ashland Oil Steel Barge 576 Apr-42  
136 241557 Tri-State Ashland Oil Towboat 367 Apr-42

Later Reliable, Diane Bosworth, Susan C. McBride, NLD

137 251765 Port Byron U. S. Maritime Comm. Tug (V2-ME-A1) 188 Sep-42 To USA 1942 as LT 113, sold 1946 as Dalzellaird, scrapped 197x
138 269193 Port Allegheny U. S. Maritime Comm. Tug (V2-ME-A1) 188 Oct-42 To USA 1942 as LT 114, sold 1946 as Dyer, later Porpoise, Sachem, now Porpoise
139   Port Elizabeth U. S. Maritime Comm. Tug (V2-ME-A1) 188 Oct-42 To USN 1943 as Namequa (YTB 331), sold 1950, scrapped
140 282206 Port Conway U. S. Maritime Comm. Tug (V2-ME-A1) 188 Nov-42 To USN 1943 as Nesutan (YTB 338), to USA 1950 as LT 1928, later George S, now Jesse
141 286583 Port Fulton U. S. Maritime Comm. Tug (V2-ME-A1) 188 Nov-42 To USA 1943 as LT 238, sold 1946 as Frances K. McAllister, scrapped 1996
142   A. O. & R. Co. No. 33 Ashland Oil Barge   Jul-42  
143   A. O. & R. Co. No. 34 Ashland Oil Barge   Jul-42  
144   A. O. & R. Co. No. 35 Ashland Oil Barge   Jul-42  
145   L-105 U.S. Army Dist. Box Boat   Mar-43  
146   L-106 U.S. Army Dist. Box Boat   Mar-43  
147   L-107 U.S. Army Dist. Box Boat   May-43  
148   L-108 U.S. Army Dist. Box Boat   May-43  
149 296197 L-109 U.S. Army Dist. Box Boat 60 May-43 Later PF-12, sold as Doris C
150   L-110 U.S. Army Dist. Box Boat   May-43  
151 287461 L-111 U.S. Army Dist. Box Boat 60 May-43 Later T-477, sold as Honey
152   L-112 U.S. Army Dist. Box Boat   May-43  
153 290315 LT-57 U.S. Army Ocean Tug 395 Nov-43 Sold 1962 as Ellen Foss, later Natoma, Chilkat Chief, Norman S, now Prometheus
154   LT-58 U.S. Army Ocean Tug 395 Nov-43 To China 1946 as CW 2
155 254298 LT-59 U.S. Army Ocean Tug 395 Jan-44 Sold 1947 as Ocean Prince, later Dauphin, Beaumont, now Roughneck
156   COL Thomas E. Clifford (LT-60) U.S. Army Ocean Tug 395 Apr-44 To US Navy 1946 as ATA 241, scrapped 1972
157 288214 PVT Lewis A. Rehm (LT-61) U.S. Army Ocean Tug 395 Apr-44 Sold 1960 as Osceola, later Saigon-240
158   MAJ Richard M. Strong (LT-62) U.S. Army Ocean Tug 395 Apr-44 Sold 1950 as Island Sovereign, now Seaspan Sovereign
159   LT-63 U.S. Army Ocean Tug 395 Apr-44  
160 252137 LT-64 U.S. Army Ocean Tug 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  
 

563129

Miss Francoise Winter Harbor Brands Fishing Vessel 58 1943 Now Sebonac
167 na   U.S. Army Dist. Box Boat     Contract Terminated
168 na   U.S. Army Dist. Box Boat     Contract Terminated
169 na   U.S. Army Dist. Box Boat     Contract Terminated
170 na   U.S. Army Dist. 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 247920 Mary Ellen Mechling Barge Lines Towboat  116 May-45  
182     Calumet Shipyard Dry Dock   Aug-45  
183     Calumet Shipyard Dry Dock   Aug-45  
184 248942 George T. Horton John I. Hay Company Towboat  478 Nov-45 Later Betty June Walker, Miss Kimberley, Razner, NLD
185   A. H. Truax Central Barge Co. Towboat  366 May-46 Later Luther Herdman 1962, burned 1971, total loss
186     Calumet Shipyard Barge   Nov-45  
187 250472 Viking  Hulett Transportation Tug  144 Oct-46 Later Masco I, Captain Bill Hymes, scrapped 1990
188   Betty J Calumet Marine Towboat   Mar-46  
189 250576 Don M. Peebles Construction Agg. Towboat  41 Jun-46 Later Mary Alexa, Mary C, now Mary Ann
190     LaCrosse Dredge Barge   Apr-46  
191 250303 Sally LaCrosse Dredge Dredge Tender 19 Jul-46 Active
192     Comm. Edison Barge w/ Ramp   Aug-46  
193 251973 Louise LaCrosse Dredge Towboat 11 May-47  
194 252322 Badger State Great Lakes Dredge Tugboat 23 May-47  
195 252571 Wolverine State Great Lakes Dredge Tugboat 23 May-47  
196     Chicago Park District Derrick Barge   Sep-47  
197 256710 Calumet Central Barge Co. Towboat  200 Nov-48  
198 257293 A. M. Thompson Central Barge Co. Towboat 431 Apr-49 Now Brooke McKenzie
199     San. Dist. of Chicago Barge   Aug-48  
  370095 The Navarre Poisson Frais des Iles Barge 350 Jan-49 Active (Canada)
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 2595?? Central Central Barge Co. Towboat 431 Apr-50  
206     Phoenix Terminal Derrick Barge   Aug-50  
207 262724 Aetna - Louisville Ashland Oil Towboat 688 Oct-51 Later Grandma Gert, deleted 2005
208     Ohio River Company Floats   Nov-50  
209     Ohio River Company Floats   Nov-50  
210 263902 Allied - Ashland Ashland Oil 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 265715 Fred S. Eberle Fitzsimon & Connell Tug 25 May-53  
215     Riverside Equipment Barge   Jul-53  
216 268090 Margaret K Chicago Park District Patrol Launch 22 Nov-53  
217 266603 Marine Transit No. 12 Marine Transit Co. Barge 501 Oct-53  
218 267557 R 1 Rose Barge Line, Inc Barge 411 Sep-54 Later RBL 1
219 267558 R 2 Rose Barge Line, Inc Barge 411 Sep-54 Later RBL 2
220 268390 Sharon Lee Cleveland Diesel Tug 167 Aug-54 Later Heron, Bay Prince, now Tobacco Pointe
221 291180 JIHCO 49 John I. Hay Company Barge 435 Apr-55 No. 220 1974, deleted 1977
222 269127 No. 23 Love Construction Derrick Barge 304 Nov-54 Indiana 1971, now AMR 73
223     Joliet Marine Supply Dry Dock   Apr-55  
224     Valley Crane Co. Deck Barge   May-55  
225     W. J. Meagher & Sons Steel Dray   May-55  
226   ABS 10 Alton Barge Service Barge   Aug-55  
227 271296 George W. Lenzie  Material Service Corp. Towboat  275 Sep-56 Active
228   REC #2 Riverside Equipment Barge   Feb-56  
229 272785 Cindy Jo Rose Barge Line, Inc Towboat 268 Dec-56 Later Katharine L, Daryl C. Hannah, now Audrie S
230 273515 Spartan Cleveland Diesel Tug 144 Feb-57 Reefed off New Jersey 1986
231     Mississippi Valley BL Dry Dock   Sep-56  
232   OR 141 Ohio River Company Dry Dock   Mar-57  
233     D.C. Cameron Inc Deck Barge   Apr-57  
234 279778 No. 101 Al Johnson Const. Deck Barge 525 Jun-57 Later JK80-440 1959
235 279779 No. 102 Al Johnson Const. Deck Barge 525 Jun-57 Later JK80-441 1959
236 279780 No. 103 Al Johnson Const. Deck Barge 525 Jul-57 Later JK80-442 1959
237 279781 No. 104 Al Johnson Const. Deck Barge 525 Jul-57 Later JK80-443 1959, now H.M.T. 3
238 275024 Morton Salt No. 1 Morton Salt Hopper Barge 287 Sep-57 Later Socie No. 1, NLD
239 291170 JIHCO No. 21 John I. Hay Company Hopper Barge 794 31-Oct-57 Later crane barge Ajax 1970, deleted 2011
240 277402 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 291171 JIHCO No. 22 John I. Hay Company Hopper Barge 706 15-Jul-58 Later No. 1138 1974, deleted 1981
243 291172 JIHCO No. 23 John I. Hay Company Hopper Barge 691 3-Jul-58 Later No. 1138 1974, deleted 1981
244     Al Johnson Const. Sectional Barge   1958  
245 291173 JIHCO No. 24 John I. Hay Company Hopper Barge 732 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. Roll-Cover Barge   9-Dec-59  
248     U.S. Coast Guard Deck Barge   8-Mar-60  
249 283874 No. 991-9664 St. Lawrence Seaway. Deck Barge 508 11-Sep-60 Later Scow No. 2 1970, now Diane
250 284911 Oil Scow No. 133 Great Lakes Dredge. Deck Barge 434 1960 Later G. L. 133, deleted 1997
251 286687 Oil Scow No. 134 Great Lakes Dredge. Deck Barge 434 Jan-61 Later G. L. 134, now Derrick 60
  568988 Christopher D Midland Enterprises Tug 262 1975 Later Warrior Star, now Steve Richoux
  575762 Jake O   Tug 262 1976 Later Mobile Star, Cindy Collins, now Robinson
  587247 Defiance Tidewater Barge Lines Tug 295 1977 Active
  977948 CM 2 Double J Marine Deck Barge 235 1979 NLD