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DESCO Marine, St. Augustine FL - FRP Hulls

Most recent update: October 13, 2013.


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 the FRP hulls; see the table for wooden hulls 1 through 800 here, the table for wooden hulls 801 through 1600 here and the table for wooden hulls 1601 onwards here.  If anyone can fill any of the gaps in the table below, please e-mail me at timcolton@aol.com.

Hull # O.N. Original Name Original Owner Type GT Built Disposition
The standard boat was 127 GT, 75 feet overall, 68 feet in registered length and 22 feet broad
101 Tica Versaggi Shrimp Co. Fishing Vessel 127 1971 Active
102 535614 Rambler   Fishing Vessel 125 1971 Later T Brothers, now Gods Grace
103 National VI National Fisheries Fishing Vessel 127 1972 Active
104 na Don Jose Pesca Fishing Vessel 125 1972 Active
105 na Don Francisco Pesca Fishing Vessel 125 1972 Active
106 539155 Triton II Ponce D Fishing Vessel 125 1972 Active
107 ? Captain Leslie IV   Fishing Vessel 127 1972 Active
108 Rio Panuco   Fishing Vessel 125 1972 Now Capt. Conrad
109 538544 Mr. Tom   Fishing Vessel 125 1972 Now Tara Darlene
110 538494 Helgi Helgi Fishing Vessel 125 1972 Active (Dom. Rep.)
111       Fishing Vessel 125 1972  
112 Gemini I   Fishing Vessel 125 1972 Now Sea Jade
113 National VII National Fisheries Fishing Vessel 127 1972 Active
114 National VIII National Fisheries Fishing Vessel 127 1972 Now Hannah
115 National IX National Fisheries Fishing Vessel 127 1972 Now Miss Betty
116 National X National Fisheries Fishing Vessel 127 1972 Active
117 541403 Baltic   Fishing Vessel 125 1972 Later Princess Melissa, NLD
118 Ocean Carrier   Fishing Vessel 117 1972 Active
119 543938 Papa Charlie   Fishing Vessel 125 1972 Now Miss Ginger
120 543302 Resolute   Fishing Vessel 125 1972 Now Hippy Boy
121 Lori L   Fishing Vessel 140 1973 Now Spanish Queen II
122 544803 Stranger Nguyen HV Fishing Vessel 125 1973 Active
123 544804 Prowler Nguyen KCT Fishing Vessel 125 1973 Active
124 549225 Barbara McGinn Nguyen TV Fishing Vessel 125 1973 Active
125 Miss Maryellen   Fishing Vessel 125 1973 Now Tasha Marie
126 Ocean Carib V Ocean Trawlers Fishing Vessel 118 1973 Active
127 545642 Cheyenne Jackson A Fishing Vessel 127 1973 Active
128 550833 Retriever R & R Seafood Fishing Vessel 127 1973 Active
129 Triton V   Fishing Vessel 142 1973 Now Lollypop
130 546942 St. Joe Pride   Fishing Vessel 125 1973 Now Chip and Catherine
131 Gulf Net   Fishing Vessel 92 1973 Now Don Cefe
132 Treasure Chest Ralbo Fishing Vessel 125 1973 Active
133 na Barbados 1 International Seafoods Fishing Vessel 127 1973 Active
134 na Barbados 2 International Seafoods Fishing Vessel 127 1973 Now Tara Lee
135 na Barbados 3 International Seafoods Fishing Vessel 127 1973  
136 na Barbados 4 International Seafoods Fishing Vessel 127 1973 Active
137 Don Firpo Apache Shrimp Fishing Vessel 125 1973 Active
138 na Barbados 5 International Seafoods Fishing Vessel 127 1973 Active
139 Carnival Queen   Fishing Vessel 127 1973 Active
140 na Barbados 6 International Seafoods Fishing Vessel 127 1973 Active
141 na Barbados 7 International Seafoods Fishing Vessel 127 1973 Active
142 na Barbados 8 International Seafoods Fishing Vessel 127 1973 Active
143 na Barbados 9 International Seafoods Fishing Vessel 127 1973 Active
144 na Barbados 10 International Seafoods Fishing Vessel 127 1973 Active
145 na Barbados 11 International Seafoods Fishing Vessel 127 1973  
146 na Barbados 12 International Seafoods Fishing Vessel 127 1973 Now Calypso Queen
147 na Barbados 14 International Seafoods Fishing Vessel 127 1973 Active
148 na Barbados 15 International Seafoods Fishing Vessel 127 1973 Active
149 na Barbados 16 International Seafoods Fishing Vessel 127 1973 Active
150 na Barbados 17 International Seafoods Fishing Vessel 127 1973 Now Miss Suzanne
151 na Barbados 18 International Seafoods Fishing Vessel 127 1973 Now Captain Jonathan
152 na Barbados 19 International Seafoods Fishing Vessel 127 1974 Active
153 na Barbados 20 International Seafoods Fishing Vessel 127 1974 Active
154 na Barbados 21 International Seafoods Fishing Vessel 127 1974 Active
155 na Barbados 22 International Seafoods Fishing Vessel 127 1974 Now Anya Marie
156 550468 Miss Martha Miss Martha Fishing Vessel 125 1973 Active
157 ? Two Brothers II   Fishing Vessel 127 1973 Active
158 Highly No. 601   Fishing Vessel 126 1974 Active
159 553028 Cyclone   Fishing Vessel 127 1973 Active
160 Highly No. 602   Fishing Vessel 126 1974 Active
161 Golden Triumph Georgell Investment Fishing Vessel 127 1973 Active
162 555462 Highliner Modern Products Fishing Vessel 127 1974 Active
163 555743 Astronaut Modern Products Fishing Vessel 127 1974 Active
164 Gulf Wave II Trawler Gulf Wave Fishing Vessel 127 1974 Active
165 Tropics Borden MR Fishing Vessel 127 1974 Active
166 554883 Ebb Tide II   Fishing Vessel 127 1974 Now Anthony
167 554884 Swift Water II Trawler Miss Sylvia Fishing Vessel 127 1974 Total Loss
168 555705 Gulf Sun II   Fishing Vessel 127 1974 Now Sea Byrd
169 ? 555605 First Mate Brazosport First Mate Fishing Vessel 127 1974 Active
170 555753 West Wind III Trawler Miss Sylvia Fishing Vessel 127 1974 Active
171 556222 Tidal Wave II   Fishing Vessel 127 1974 Active
172 556428 Gulf Surf II Tran DH  Fishing Vessel 127 1974 Now Lucky L & V
173 556351 Faith   Fishing Vessel 127 1974 Active
174 557403 Northeaster III Noreasco Fishing Vessel 127 1974 Active
175 557404 Sou'Wester III Tran TV Fishing Vessel 127 1974 Now Captain Tammy
176 557844 Gulf Haze II Trawler Gulf Wave Fishing Vessel 127 1974 Now Captain Eric
177 557979 Mr. Dee Olympic Trawler Fishing Vessel 127 1974 Active
178 558579 Hurricane IV Rukin JB Fishing Vessel 100 1974 Active (Honduras)
179 558581 North Star II Jackson/Williams Fishing Vessel 127 1974 Active
180 559958 Gulf Wind III   Fishing Vessel 127 1974 Now Cachalot
181 559957 Miss Patsy Borden MR Fishing Vessel 125 1974 Active
182 556947 Falcon Modern Products Fishing Vessel 127 1974 Active
183 556972 Crusader Modern Products Fishing Vessel 127 1974 Active
184 558580 Matador Modern Products Fishing Vessel 127 1974 Active
185 Captain Leslie VI   Fishing Vessel 128 1974 Now Nigel S
186     Fishing Vessel      
  556247 Kaysana   Fishing Vessel 127 1974 Now Gulf Star
  Liberty   Fishing Vessel 127 1974 Active
187     Fishing Vessel      
188 Captain Leslie VII   Fishing Vessel 128 1974 Now Miss Shawnette
189 560264 Streaker   Fishing Vessel 127 1974 Now Janice
190 Highly No. 603   Fishing Vessel 126 1974 Active
191 594888 Fei Long No. 1   Fishing Vessel 128 1974 Now Carib 1
192 594889 Fei Long No. 2   Fishing Vessel 128 1974 Now Carib 2
193 594890 Fei Long No. 3   Fishing Vessel 128 1974 Now Carib 3
194 na Sanataria IX Santaria Pesqueria Fishing Vessel 125 1975  
195 na Sanataria XI Santaria Pesqueria Fishing Vessel 125 1975 Scuttled
  579245 Alene K   Fishing Vessel 127 1976 Active
  1116393 Julia Victoria Pursuer, Inc. Fishing Vessel 99 1976 Active
  Carnival IV   Fishing Vessel 127 1976 Now Stiward Ariel (Honduras)
  Lady Everil   Fishing Vessel 127 1976 Active
Lucky Dame   Fishing Vessel 127 1976 Active
  Lucky Girl Borden J Fishing Vessel 127 1976 Active
  Mister G   Fishing Vessel 127 1976 Now Carnival X
  Senor G   Fishing Vessel 127 1976 Now Miss Yeimi
  Senora G   Fishing Vessel 127 1976 Now Capt. B. J. Jr.
  Joven G   Fishing Vessel 127 1976 Active
  Sky Wave   Fishing Vessel 127 1976 Now Caribbean Wave
  Rene B Mariscos Hybur Fishing Vessel 127 1977 Active
  Lady Rhona   Fishing Vessel 127 1977 Now Sonia Esperanza
  582990 Gulf Trawler Noel JH Fishing Vessel 127 1977 Active
  584170 St. Joe Pride II   Fishing Vessel 127 1977 Now Hailey Marie
  584954 Joyce & Rose   Fishing Vessel 127 1977 Now Christopher & Kenneth
  584975 Miss Donna J Miss Donna J Fishing Vessel 127 1977 Active
  585092 Mercedes   Fishing Vessel 127 1977 Now Mercedes II
  587328 Miss Selina B   Fishing Vessel 127 1977 Now Miss Sabrina
  587748 Alabama Raider Trawler Alabama Raider Fishing Vessel 127 1977 Active (Guatemala)
  588777 Capt. Ari D. Canaveral Fleet Fishing Vessel 127 1977 Active (Mexico)
  589673 Sapelo Gal D'Antignac J Fishing Vessel 127 1977 Active
595390 Perseverance I Erickson Jensen Seafood Fishing Vessel 126 1977 Active
213 581757 Lady Margaret II Metcalf JH Fishing Vessel 127 1977 Now Kathleen Chance
214     Fishing Vessel      
215 581758 Lady Margaret III Metcalf JH Fishing Vessel 127 1977 Active
216     Fishing Vessel      
217     Fishing Vessel      
218 582447 Hustler   Fishing Vessel 127 1977 Now Heather Marie
219     Fishing Vessel      
220     Fishing Vessel      
221 582919 John & Kossie   Fishing Vessel 127 1977 Now Vilco 17 (Trinidad)
222     Fishing Vessel      
223 586504 Sea Wife   Fishing Vessel 127 1977 Now T-One
224 587472 Lady Margaret IV Metcalf JH Fishing Vessel 127 1977 Broken Up
225 586044 Sleeping Beauty Sleeping Beauty Fishing Vessel 127 1977 Active
226 586485 Tony & Rab Bruce G Fishing Vessel 127 1977 Active
227     Fishing Vessel      
228     Fishing Vessel      
229 590337 Cirrus   Fishing Vessel 129 1978 Later Amy J, now Fisherman's Pride
230     Fishing Vessel      
231 588240 Sea Blazer Smotherman SR Fishing Vessel 127 1977 Active
232     Fishing Vessel      
233 587686 Lady Lou   Fishing Vessel 127 1977 Now Double D
234     Fishing Vessel      
235     Fishing Vessel      
236     Fishing Vessel      
237 590263 Olympic Olympic Fisheries Fishing Vessel 129 1978 Active
238 Miss Carlie Carl E. Nelson Fishing Vessel 129 1978 Now Sentosa I
239     Fishing Vessel      
240 592024 Gulf King 14 Herndon Marine Fishing Vessel 131 1978 Active
241     Fishing Vessel      
242 594440 Miss Mary Ellie   Fishing Vessel 129 1978 Now Nuestra Cruz
243 594110 Stephanie Len Casterline LE Fishing Vessel 129 1978 Active
244 592151 Gulf King 15 Herndon Marine Fishing Vessel 129 1978 Active
245     Fishing Vessel      
246 594755 Stephanie Ann   Fishing Vessel 131 1978 Now Nautilus
247     Fishing Vessel      
248     Fishing Vessel      
249     Fishing Vessel      
250     Fishing Vessel      
251 Singleton Fleets 62   Fishing Vessel 127 1980 Now Starfish VIII
252     Fishing Vessel      
253     Fishing Vessel      
254     Fishing Vessel      
255     Fishing Vessel      
256 596455 Raindear Kiesel EC Fishing Vessel 126 1978 Active
257 598166 Gulf King 16 Herndon Marine Fishing Vessel 129 1978 Active
258     Fishing Vessel      
259     Fishing Vessel      
260     Fishing Vessel      
261 600647 Patricia Denise   Fishing Vessel 122 1978 Now Galaxy
262 600201 Lil Vicki Nguyen NH Fishing Vessel 129 1978 Active
263     Fishing Vessel      
264 Mako Brown CM Fishing Vessel 107 1978 Active
265     Fishing Vessel      
266     Fishing Vessel      
267     Fishing Vessel      
268     Fishing Vessel      
269     Fishing Vessel      
  Miss Anita Lynn   Fishing Vessel 129 1978 Now Ashley Jaunelle
  Texas Lady Yardley JE Fishing Vessel 129 1978 Active
  590636 Wild Mary Norbird Fisheries Fishing Vessel 128 1978 Active
  592481 Miss Carlie   Fishing Vessel 129 1978 Now Miss Alice
  592747 Poor Boy   Fishing Vessel 131 1978 Now Geronimo III (Bahamas)
  595391 Perseverance II   Fishing Vessel 126 1978 Later Anna, now Vilco 16
  595508 Gilbert E. Miller   Fishing Vessel 128 1978 Now Night Wind
  596943 Pamela Lee   Fishing Vessel 129 1978 Now Capt. J. W. (Mexico)
  597113 Mandy Lynne   Fishing Vessel 129 1978 Inactive
  598138 Johnnie Junior   Fishing Vessel 100 1978 Now Captain David (El Salvador)
  600522 Thumper Thumper Enterprises Fishing Vessel 128 1978 Active
  601526 Sandra Anita Sandra Anita Fishing Vessel 131 1978 Active (Guatemala)
270 604760 Odin E J Partnership Fishing Vessel 128 1979 Active
271 617969 Mariner   Fishing Vessel 127 1980 Active
272 Amerger I Casamance A Fishing Vessel 110 1979 Active
273 608197 Taylour Day   Fishing Vessel 141 1979 Now Galapagos Queen
274     Fishing Vessel      
275 606807 Brigadoon Stanley R Fishing Vessel 141 1979 Active
276 605147 Haida Pacific Winds Fishing Vessel 141 1979 Active
277 608668 Petite One CKM Fishing Vessel 141 1979 Now Alaskan Harvest
278     Fishing Vessel      
279 605337 Lady Lee   Fishing Vessel 127 1979 Now X. L.
280 610487 Mark J   Fishing Vessel 126 1979 Now Miss Amy J
281 610488 Mike H   Fishing Vessel 126 1979 Now Baby Girl
282 612022 Mr Rufus   Fishing Vessel 123 1979 Active
283 614967 Miss Vickie Lynn   Fishing Vessel 132 1979 Now Dana Brook
284 ? 613346 Gulf King 79 McHenry ML Fishing Vessel 130 1979 Active
285 613347 Aqua-Con Garland Woodard Fishing Vessel 129 1979 Now Tar Heel
286 615434 Traci-C Buckmaster CL Fishing Vessel 141 1979 Active
287 615435 Shawna C   Fishing Vessel 141 1979 Now Nicky Lou
288     Fishing Vessel      
  615677 Trans-Gulf XI   Fishing Vessel 92 1979 Active (Mexico)
289 na Bei Hai 5021 Beihai United Fisheries Fishing Vessel 131 1979 Active
290 na Bei Hai 5022 Beihai United Fisheries Fishing Vessel 131 1979 Active
291 na Bei Hai 5020 Beihai United Fisheries Fishing Vessel 131 1979 Active
292     Fishing Vessel      
  Lady Viola   Fishing Vessel 128 1979 Now Charms I
  Gulf King 80 McHenry ML Fishing Vessel 130 1979 Now Aqua-Con
  606060 Malolo E J & E Partnership Fishing Vessel 126 1979 Active
  603897 Pioneer Pioneer Fisheries Fishing Vessel 141 1979 Active
293 Amerger II Casamance A Fishing Vessel 110 1980 Active
294 Amerger III Casamance A Fishing Vessel 110 1980 Active
295 617265 Tornado Canaveral Fleet Fishing Vessel 131 1980 Active (Mexico)
296 617968 Calm Seas Norman/Mcnab-Tatum Fishing Vessel 127 1980 Active
297 Gulf Tide   Fishing Vessel 128 1980 Now Cancun Bay II
298     Fishing Vessel      
299     Fishing Vessel      
300 623752 Miss Bee Gee   Fishing Vessel 131 1980 Active
301     Fishing Vessel      
302     Fishing Vessel      
303 626766 Desco Mariner   Fishing Vessel 138 1980 Now Jamie Leigh
  619949 Backman Enterprise Backman's Seafood Fishing Vessel 131 1980 Active
  Stormy Weather   Fishing Vessel 127 1980 Now Captain Pito
  Miss Caribbean   Fishing Vessel 127 1980 Active
  Alejandro I   Fishing Vessel 188 1981 Now Jacmel
  Lady Anne Inter Continental Fishing Fishing Vessel 129 1981 Active
Jeanette   Fishing Vessel 148 1982 Now Miss Emelina
314 na Iluminada Vikingos de Colombia Fishing Vessel 132 1982 Active
315 ? na Capurgana Vikingos de Colombia Fishing Vessel 132 1982 Active
316 ? na Cristo Rey Vikingos de Colombia Fishing Vessel 132 1982 Active
317 ? na Islote Vikingos de Colombia Fishing Vessel 132 1982 Active
318 ? na Portete Vikingos de Colombia Fishing Vessel 132 1982 Active
319 ? na San Juan Vikingos de Colombia Fishing Vessel 130 1982 Active
320 ? na Tolu Vikingos de Colombia Fishing Vessel 132 1982 Active
321 ? na Tigua Vikingos de Colombia Fishing Vessel 132 1982 Active
322 ? na Castillete Vikingos de Colombia Fishing Vessel 132 1982 Active
323 ? 647557 Trans-Gulf XII Deep Trawl Fishing Vessel 130 1982 Active
324 648460 Gulf King 17 Gulf King 17 Inc Fishing Vessel 130 1982 Active
325 648461 Gulf King 18 Gulf King 18 Inc Fishing Vessel 130 1982 Inactive
326 ? 648828 Trans-Gulf XIV Enterprise Shrimp Fishing Vessel 142 1982 Active
327 649499 Sea King II   Fishing Vessel 92 1982 Active (Mexico)
328 Sanfood I Sancheti Food Products Fishing Vessel 144 1982 Active
329 Sanfood II Sancheti Food Products Fishing Vessel 144 1982 Active
330 Caribbean King I   Fishing Vessel 142 1983 Active (Mexico)
331 ? Caribbean King II   Fishing Vessel 142 1983 Active (Mexico)
  1022399 Capt. Trey Capt. Trey, Inc. Fishing Vessel 99 1982 Active
334 950724 Predator Virginia Lady Fishing, LLC Fishing Vessel 99 1989 Active
The 68-series boats were 83 GT, 68 feet overall, 63 feet in registered length and 20 feet broad
  574145 Star Catcher   Fishing Vessel 83 1976 Inactive 
68-33 579279 Townsend   Fishing Vessel 83 1977 Active
  584446 Miss Shirley   Fishing Vessel 83 1977 Active 
68-36 585131 Eliminator Eliminator Inc Fishing Vessel 83 1977 Now San Diego
68-37 582907 Pleiades Ellerbee Seafoods Llc Fishing Vessel 83 1977 Active
68-41 657172 Chuckwagon Wendy & Eric Inc Fishing Vessel 84 1977 Active
68-42 583241 Olivia Joan Springville Fisheries Inc Fishing Vessel 83 1977 Active
68-44 580827 Renee Lynn Ricks Seafood Inc Fishing Vessel 83 1977 Active
68-46 587508 Jonathan   Recreational 83 1977 Active
68-47 585111 Provider   Fishing Vessel 83 1977 Inactive
  588054 Ashlee Michelle Ashlee Michelle Inc Fishing Vessel 83 1977 Active
68-64 589670 Anona Kay Anona Kay Fisheries Inc Fishing Vessel 85 1977 Active
68-66 589552 Sea Toi Sea Bird Fisheries Inc Fishing Vessel 84 1977 Active
68-67 590035 Jo Marie Jo Marie Llc Fishing Vessel 85 1977 Active
  590107 Christina Rose   Fishing Vessel 85 1978 Inactive 
68-69 588082 Babe   Fishing Vessel 83 1977 Active
68-70 598069 Tickler Chain   Fishing Vessel 100 1978 Now Quest
68-76 595056 Babe Bonnie Lass Inc Fishing Vessel 85 1978 Active
68-77 597231 Angelina Blain & Melissa Inc Fishing Vessel 85 1978 Active
68-79 592890 Vilco 21 Vilco 21 Inc Fishing Vessel 85 1978 Active
  593088 Green Flash Green Flash Llc Fishing Vessel 85 1978 Active
68-81 594076 Miss Janon Miss Christine Llc Fishing Vessel 85 1978 Now Miss Maddie
68-83 594191 Draggin' Wagon M/V Angelina Inc Fishing Vessel 85 1978 Active
68-84 594192 Jenna Dawn Jenna Dawn, Llc Fishing Vessel 85 1978 Active
595793 Breadwinner Fazio Fish Docks Fishing Vessel 63 1978 Active
68-90 597390 Anna Grace Anna Grace Llc Fishing Vessel 83 1978 Active
68-98 598880 Patience Foray Fisheries Inc Fishing Vessel 85 1978 Active
68-101 598900 Wendy   Fishing Vessel 85 1978 Active
  602419 June Rose June Rose Inc Fishing Vessel 76 1979 Active
68-111 603947 Provider Blain & Melissa Inc Fishing Vessel 85 1979 Active
  606059 Deesie E J & E Partnership Fishing Vessel 85 1979 Active