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DESCO Marine, Inc., St. Augustine FL - Wooden Hulls 1 through 800

Most recent update: July 29, 2009.


Diesel Engine Sales Company, or DESCO, was one of the most prolific builders of fishing boats.  The yard, which was on the San Sebastian River, was started in 1944 and closed in 1985.  See the shipyard site from the air on Google here.  In later years, DESCO had two separate production operations within the one facility and had two different series of hull numbers going in parallel, which might have been confusing but, by the time they started the series for fiberglass boats, the series for wooden boats was already up to about 1800.  Because of the company's huge output, I have divided it into four tables.  This table covers wooden hulls 1 through 800; see the table for wooden hulls 801 through 1600 here, the table for wooden hulls 1601 onwards here and the table for FRP hulls here.  Almost all these boats were standard 99-GT, 67-foot shrimpers.  Many thanks to John Versaggi, of the Versaggi Shrimp Company family, who sent me a copy of the program for the launching of Hull 1600, on April 19, 1969, autographed by that great Florida celebrity, Anita Bryant: it includes a list of all 1600 boats built in the preceding 25 years.  If anyone can fill any of the many gaps in this table, please e-mail me at timcolton@aol.com.

Hull # Original Name Original Owner Type GT Built Disposition
1 M. A. Bowlin  George Bowlin Fishing Vessel   1944  
2 Jeff Davis   Fishing Vessel   19  
3 Minnie & Clare   Fishing Vessel   19  
4 Siracusa   Fishing Vessel   19  
5 Susan & Gretta   Fishing Vessel   19  
6 Flagship   Fishing Vessel   19  
7 Dutch Harbor   Fishing Vessel   19  
8 Allen F. Davis   Fishing Vessel   19  
9 Rose Ella   Fishing Vessel   19  
10 Jack Phaar   Fishing Vessel   19  
11 Old Glory   Fishing Vessel   19  
12 Jane Carolyn   Fishing Vessel   19  
13 Invincible Versaggi Shrimp Company Fishing Vessel   19  
14 Dusky   Fishing Vessel   19  
15 Mermaid   Fishing Vessel   19  
16 G. I. Joe   Fishing Vessel   19  
17 Little John   Fishing Vessel   19  
18 Myrna Loy   Fishing Vessel   19  
19 Hammer Head   Fishing Vessel   19  
20 Cathy & Barnie   Fishing Vessel   19  
21 Volunteer Versaggi Shrimp Company Fishing Vessel   19  
22 Captain Gene   Fishing Vessel   19  
23 Play Boy   Fishing Vessel   19  
24 Ruby Lee   Fishing Vessel   19  
25 Sea Hawk   Fishing Vessel   19  
26 M. A. Santos   Fishing Vessel   19  
27 Marie Annette   Fishing Vessel   19  
28 Gen. Wainwright   Fishing Vessel   19  
29 Georgia Peach   Fishing Vessel   19  
30 Little Howdy   Fishing Vessel   19  
31 Berenice   Fishing Vessel   19  
32 Undina   Fishing Vessel   19  
33 Rebel   Fishing Vessel   19  
34 Lucky Lady   Fishing Vessel   19  
35 Mary Ann   Fishing Vessel   19  
36 G. M. Barrie   Fishing Vessel   19  
37 Rosdansetta   Fishing Vessel   19  
38 Captain Alfred   Fishing Vessel   19  
39 Powhatan   Fishing Vessel   19  
40 Cherokee   Fishing Vessel   19  
41 Nan John   Fishing Vessel   19  
42 Bo Peep   Fishing Vessel   19  
43 Albatross   Fishing Vessel   19  
44 D-1   Fishing Vessel   19  
45 Mutual   Fishing Vessel   19  
46 Captain Kid   Fishing Vessel   19  
47 Queen Anne   Fishing Vessel   19  
48 Diana   Fishing Vessel   19  
49 Sarah Marie   Fishing Vessel   19  
50 Lee Hardiman   Fishing Vessel   19  
51 Matanzas   Fishing Vessel   19  
52 Theresa F   Fishing Vessel   19  
53 Theresa Marie   Fishing Vessel   19  
54 Libby Ann   Fishing Vessel   19  
55 Lafayette   Fishing Vessel   19  
56 Sally Ann   Fishing Vessel   19  
57 Texan   Fishing Vessel   19  
58 D-4   Fishing Vessel   19  
59 Miss Catherine   Fishing Vessel   19  
60 Bill, Jr.   Fishing Vessel   19  
61 Claude J   Fishing Vessel   19  
62 Saint Mary   Fishing Vessel   19  
63 G. Mo. Marconi   Fishing Vessel   19  
64 Ann Lucy   Fishing Vessel   19  
65 Harvester   Fishing Vessel   19  
66 Westerner   Fishing Vessel   19  
67 Claude Mein   Fishing Vessel   19  
68 Southern Belle   Fishing Vessel   19  
69 Carlette Ann   Fishing Vessel   19  
70 D-5   Fishing Vessel   19  
71 Frances Paul   Fishing Vessel   19  
72 Rose Marie   Fishing Vessel   19  
73 Joyce Marie   Fishing Vessel   19  
74 Capt. Cooner   Fishing Vessel   19  
75 Linda Rose   Fishing Vessel   19  
76 G. L. Palmer   Fishing Vessel   19  
77 Lucky   Fishing Vessel   19  
78 Helena Florence   Fishing Vessel   19  
79 Seabee   Fishing Vessel   19  
80 Mary B   Fishing Vessel   19  
81 Merlin   Fishing Vessel   19  
82 Florida Lady   Fishing Vessel   19  
83 Joe & Chickie   Fishing Vessel   19  
84 Coral Sea   Fishing Vessel   19  
85 Three Kids   Fishing Vessel   19  
86 Katherine E   Fishing Vessel   19  
87 Miss N. Carolina   Fishing Vessel   19  
88 Jolly Roger   Fishing Vessel   19  
89 Little Nelson   Fishing Vessel   19  
90 Sally   Fishing Vessel   19  
91 Lucille   Fishing Vessel   19  
92 Santa Barbara   Fishing Vessel   19  
93 Olga H   Fishing Vessel   19  
94 Two Cousins   Fishing Vessel   19  
95 Ronnie D   Fishing Vessel   19  
96 D-6   Fishing Vessel   19  
97 Mister Mac   Fishing Vessel   19  
98 Jackie B   Fishing Vessel   19  
99 Three Brothers   Fishing Vessel   19  
100 Jim Melton   Fishing Vessel   19  
101 Wm. S. wells   Fishing Vessel   19  
102 Al-Dot   Fishing Vessel   19  
103 Belle Pass   Fishing Vessel   19  
104 Dolores Bell   Fishing Vessel   19  
105 Frank B   Fishing Vessel   19  
106 Wanderer   Fishing Vessel   19  
107 Helen A   Fishing Vessel   19  
108 Silver Seal   Fishing Vessel   19  
109 Judy Ann   Fishing Vessel   19  
110 Little Bill   Fishing Vessel   19  
111 Mary-John   Fishing Vessel   19  
112 Shelia L   Fishing Vessel   19  
113 Rose Marie   Fishing Vessel   19  
114 Nina K   Fishing Vessel   19  
115 Natalie   Fishing Vessel   19  
116 Penny Singleton   Fishing Vessel   19  
117 Santa Lucia   Fishing Vessel   19  
118 Princess   Fishing Vessel   19  
119 Jeanne M   Fishing Vessel   19  
120 Markie Singleton   Fishing Vessel   19  
121 Sea Pearl   Fishing Vessel   19  
122 Mary M   Fishing Vessel   19  
123 Tommy Jr.   Fishing Vessel   19  
124 Little Mike   Fishing Vessel   19  
125 Little Sarah   Fishing Vessel   19  
126 Marie Sue   Fishing Vessel   19  
127 La Verne   Fishing Vessel   19  
128 Marion D   Fishing Vessel   19  
129 Miss Lillie   Fishing Vessel   19  
130 Miss Mayport   Fishing Vessel   19  
131 Ruth J   Fishing Vessel   19  
132 Queen Marie   Fishing Vessel   19  
133 Miss darlen   Fishing Vessel   19  
134 King Fish   Fishing Vessel   19  
135 R. R. Rice   Fishing Vessel   19  
136 Miss Quennie   Fishing Vessel   19  
137 Parnell   Fishing Vessel   19  
138 Chas. Singleton   Fishing Vessel   19  
139 Warsaw   Fishing Vessel   19  
140 Valerie   Fishing Vessel   19  
141 Linda Ann   Fishing Vessel   19  
142 Wolfpack   Fishing Vessel   19  
143 Dorothy   Fishing Vessel   19  
144 Chickemo   Fishing Vessel   19  
145 Capt. Geo. Hamilton   Fishing Vessel   19  
146 Bright Moon   Fishing Vessel   19  
147 Clancy John   Fishing Vessel   19  
148 Falcon   Fishing Vessel   19  
149 Sammy Jr.   Fishing Vessel   19  
150 Elizabeth Perry   Fishing Vessel   19  
151 Sunset Limited   Fishing Vessel   19  
152 W. J. Junior   Fishing Vessel   19  
153 Nomad   Fishing Vessel   19  
154 Stella Mestre   Fishing Vessel   19  
155 Lucky Boat   Fishing Vessel   19  
156 Constance   Fishing Vessel   19  
157 Capt. Harry   Fishing Vessel   19  
158 Nazare   Fishing Vessel   19  
159 Ana H   Fishing Vessel   19  
160 Doug Boy   Fishing Vessel   19  
161 Wally Parnell   Fishing Vessel   19  
162 Rio Hondo   Fishing Vessel   19  
163 Crusader Versaggi Shrimp Company Fishing Vessel   19  
164 Sea Robin   Fishing Vessel   19  
165 Pompano   Fishing Vessel   19  
166 Dorothy Helen   Fishing Vessel   19  
167 New Hope   Fishing Vessel   19  
168 Little Terry   Fishing Vessel   19  
169 Camaron   Fishing Vessel   19  
170 Bonita   Fishing Vessel   19  
171 Ellen W   Fishing Vessel   19  
172 Inpritido   Fishing Vessel   19  
173 Johnny Jr.   Fishing Vessel   19  
174 McDavid   Fishing Vessel   19  
175 Little Francis   Fishing Vessel   19  
176 Island City   Fishing Vessel   19  
177 Courageous   Fishing Vessel   19  
178 Mary Lee II   Fishing Vessel   19  
179 Mable F II   Fishing Vessel   19  
180 Miss Delores   Fishing Vessel   19  
181 Dickey & Belle   Fishing Vessel   19  
182 Virjune   Fishing Vessel   19  
183 Ebb Tide   Fishing Vessel   19  
184 Helen Cooper   Fishing Vessel   19  
185 Bernard Stanton   Fishing Vessel   19  
186 Miss Ilse   Fishing Vessel   19  
187 Captain Fred   Fishing Vessel   19  
188 Little George   Fishing Vessel   19  
189 Nita Ann   Fishing Vessel   19  
190 Miss Jo   Fishing Vessel   19  
191 Pink Lady   Fishing Vessel   19  
192 Miss Beulah   Fishing Vessel   19  
193 Big Lady   Fishing Vessel   19  
194 Emma   Fishing Vessel   19  
195 The Ruby   Fishing Vessel   19  
196 Harold Kaffie   Fishing Vessel   19  
197 Billy Parnell   Fishing Vessel   19  
198 Tortugas   Fishing Vessel   19  
199 Little Bill   Fishing Vessel   19  
200 Sunshine   Fishing Vessel   19  
201 Sea Queen   Fishing Vessel   19  
202 Nancy B   Fishing Vessel   19  
203 St. George   Fishing Vessel   19  
204 Ella   Fishing Vessel   19  
205 Gulf Maid   Fishing Vessel   19  
206 Gulf Boy   Fishing Vessel   19  
207 Saint Pat   Fishing Vessel   19  
208 Beachcomber Versaggi Shrimp Company Fishing Vessel   19  
209 Key City   Fishing Vessel   19  
210 Miss G. M.   Fishing Vessel   19  
211 Coral Sands   Fishing Vessel   19  
212 Carol   Fishing Vessel   19  
213 Little Chris   Fishing Vessel   19  
214 Star of the Sea   Fishing Vessel   19  
215 Marco Polo   Fishing Vessel   19  
216 Roma   Fishing Vessel   19  
217 Star Dust   Fishing Vessel   19  
218 Lady Ann   Fishing Vessel   19  
219 Paisan   Fishing Vessel   19  
220 Capt. Charles   Fishing Vessel   19  
221 Vona-Mabry   Fishing Vessel   19  
222 Wynema   Fishing Vessel   19  
223 Skipper   Fishing Vessel   19  
224 Tony V   Fishing Vessel   19  
225 Ocean Belle   Fishing Vessel   19  
226 Cavalier Versaggi Shrimp Company Fishing Vessel   19  
227 Eve   Fishing Vessel   19  
228 Mustang Versaggi Shrimp Company Fishing Vessel   19  
229 Ceebee   Fishing Vessel   19  
230 Panther Versaggi Shrimp Company Fishing Vessel   19  
231 Fair Wind   Fishing Vessel   19  
232 Cougar Versaggi Shrimp Company Fishing Vessel   19  
233 Capt. Bill   Fishing Vessel   19  
234 Alona Belle   Fishing Vessel   19  
235 Night Hawk Versaggi Shrimp Company Fishing Vessel   19  
236 Atlantic   Fishing Vessel   19  
237 Pacific   Fishing Vessel   19  
238 Bert H. Wallings III   Fishing Vessel   19  
239 Starlight   Fishing Vessel   19  
240 Bert H. Wallings I   Fishing Vessel   19  
241 Rava   Fishing Vessel   19  
242 Miss Suzanne   Fishing Vessel   19  
243 Emily L   Fishing Vessel   19  
244 Buckroy   Fishing Vessel   19  
245 Sea Raider   Fishing Vessel   19  
246 Cathie II   Fishing Vessel   19  
247 Ranger   Fishing Vessel   19  
248 St. Vincent   Fishing Vessel   19  
249 Bushwacker   Fishing Vessel   19  
250 Tocana   Fishing Vessel   19  
251 Miss Minnie   Fishing Vessel   19  
252 Gulf Ranger   Fishing Vessel   19  
253 Miss Caroline   Fishing Vessel   19  
254 louise R   Fishing Vessel   19  
255 Miss Thelma   Fishing Vessel   19  
256 Miss Wanda Dene   Fishing Vessel   19  
257 Captain Scotty   Fishing Vessel   19  
258 Fair Sky   Fishing Vessel   19  
259 Capt. Jesse Perry   Fishing Vessel   19  
260 El Rey   Fishing Vessel   19  
261 Quednau   Fishing Vessel   19  
262 Hank   Fishing Vessel   19  
263 Madaline G   Fishing Vessel   19  
264 Peggy & Patsy   Fishing Vessel   19  
265 Elizabeth Rose   Fishing Vessel   19  
266 Evelina Charlie Green Fishing Vessel   19  
267 Ronnie Boy   Fishing Vessel   19  
268 Sunbeam   Fishing Vessel   19  
269 Capt. Terry   Fishing Vessel   19  
270 Silver Dollar   Fishing Vessel   19  
271 Delores D   Fishing Vessel   19  
272 William R   Fishing Vessel   19  
273 Captain Red   Fishing Vessel   19  
274 Celeste Joan   Fishing Vessel   19  
275 Fair Star   Fishing Vessel   19  
276 Virginia-Ann   Fishing Vessel   19  
277 Rambler   Fishing Vessel   19  
278 Bernadette   Fishing Vessel   19  
279 Gloria   Fishing Vessel   19  
280 Sea King   Fishing Vessel   19  
281 Connie Mack   Fishing Vessel   19  
282 Seafarer   Fishing Vessel   19  
283 Ruth Carolyn   Fishing Vessel   19  
284 Miss Clem   Fishing Vessel   19  
285 Magic Valley   Fishing Vessel   19  
286 Philomene   Fishing Vessel   19  
287 John & Mary   Fishing Vessel   19  
288 Nancy F   Fishing Vessel   19  
289 Resolute Versaggi Shrimp Company Fishing Vessel   19  
290 Valiant Versaggi Shrimp Company Fishing Vessel   19  
291 Courier Versaggi Shrimp Company Fishing Vessel   19  
292 Gulf trader   Fishing Vessel   19  
293 Miss Fernandina   Fishing Vessel   19  
294 Tampa Queen   Fishing Vessel   19  
295 Lana   Fishing Vessel   19  
296 Cecil Quednau   Fishing Vessel   19  
297 Captain Mitch   Fishing Vessel   19  
298 Liebling   Fishing Vessel   19  
299 Robin   Fishing Vessel   19  
300 Tern   Fishing Vessel   19  
301  Dickey Boys   Fishing Vessel   19  
302  Howdy Shaw   Fishing Vessel   19  
303  Standard   Fishing Vessel   19  
304  B and B   Fishing Vessel   19  
305  Lady Mel   Fishing Vessel   19  
306  Winnie   Fishing Vessel   19  
307  Mayor Curtis Hixon   Fishing Vessel   19  
308  Virginia   Fishing Vessel   19  
309  Miller Brothers   Fishing Vessel   19  
310  Jo Ann   Fishing Vessel   19  
311  St. John   Fishing Vessel   19  
312  Queen Elizabeth   Fishing Vessel   19  
313  Kimberly Charlie Green Fishing Vessel   19  
314  Lillian Walter   Fishing Vessel   19  
315  Mr. Max   Fishing Vessel   19  
316  Pilot   Fishing Vessel   19  
317  Bellatrix   Fishing Vessel   19  
318  Dallas Neal   Fishing Vessel   19  
319 Starmist   Fishing Vessel   19  
320 Mildred-K   Fishing Vessel   19  
321 Doncelyn   Fishing Vessel   19  
322 The Boss   Fishing Vessel   19  
323 Katoe B   Fishing Vessel   19  
324 Victoria   Fishing Vessel   19  
325 Celestine Arias   Fishing Vessel   19  
326 Bill Quednau   Fishing Vessel   19  
327 Anna Lee   Fishing Vessel   19  
328 Lucile   Fishing Vessel   19  
329 Golden Duchess   Fishing Vessel   19  
330 Billy Bailey   Fishing Vessel   19  
331 Low Tide   Fishing Vessel   19  
332 Rosario Arias   Fishing Vessel   19  
333 King Conch   Fishing Vessel   19  
334 Sea Pilot   Fishing Vessel   19  
335 Fair Tide   Fishing Vessel   19  
336 Flossie R. Shaw   Fishing Vessel   19  
337 Sally B   Fishing Vessel   19  
338 Miss Sarah   Fishing Vessel   19  
339 Lady Belle   Fishing Vessel   19  
340 Matador Versaggi Shrimp Company Fishing Vessel   19  
341 Gulf Flower   Fishing Vessel   19  
342 Miss Diane   Fishing Vessel   19  
343 Becky Sue   Fishing Vessel   19  
344 El Maria   Fishing Vessel   19  
345 Jackie Ann   Fishing Vessel   19  
346 Commanche   Fishing Vessel   19  
347 Brant   Fishing Vessel   19  
348 Sunist   Fishing Vessel   19  
349 Miss Wava Versaggi Shrimp Company Fishing Vessel   19  
350 Katy Sue   Fishing Vessel   19  
351 G. W. Quednau   Fishing Vessel   19  
352 Sammy Jr. II   Fishing Vessel   19