Large Dry Bulk Barges Built in the U.S. Since WWII

Most recent update: December 28, 2018.


This table attempts to list all the large dry bulk barges built in U.S. shipyards since WWII, listed by shipbuilder and hull number.  "Large" in this context means designed and built for service on the open ocean and/or the Great Lakes.  They carry such cargoes as gravel, cement, bauxite, coal and grain, some of them in coastal and non-contiguous trades but an increasing number on the Great Lakes, where ATBs are slowly replacing lakers.  Excluded are large barges used in support of the marine construction industry.  The table may be missing some of the older barges and the reliability of the data is occasionally complicated by conversions, jumboizations and double-hulling, so, if anyone sees any errors or omissions, please send the correct data to me at timcolton@aol.com

Shipbuilder Location Hull # O.N. Original Name Original Owner GT Ft. Del'd. Type ATB? Associated Tug Notes
Avondale SY New Orleans LA 1010 289090 Angela Atlantic Barge 8,512 420 Jul-62 Cement     NLD
Avondale SY New Orleans LA 1015 290273 Alexandra Atlantic Barge 8,512 420 Jan-63 Cement     Now Cement Transporter 1801
Avondale SY New Orleans LA 1035 292097 Adelaide Atlantic Barge 8,512 420 Jul-63 Cement     Now Cement Transporter 1802
Avondale SY New Orleans LA 1051 294327 James Sheridan Sheridan Towing 6,074 350 Mar-64 Agri     Later Susan-F, now ATC-12000
Avondale SY New Orleans LA 1077 298509 Kathleen Sheridan Sheridan Towing 6,074 350 Apr-65       Later CIFC-3
Avondale SY New Orleans LA 1087 501096 Mary Ormston Energy Transportation 9,815 430 Dec-65 Ore     Later Bulk Transporter, CIFC-2
Avondale SY New Orleans LA 1088 502087 Delores Rogers Energy Transportation 9,815 430 Jan-66 Ore     Later Anthony P III, DXE 1800, ATC 1800, NLD
Avondale SY New Orleans LA 1110 502823 Patricia Sheridan Sheridan Towing 5,320 350 Apr-66       Now CIFC-4
Avondale SY New Orleans LA 1175 514966 Freeport 1 Midland Enterprises 10,851 472 Jun-68 Phosphate ATB Alison C Later TECO 2, now Bahia de Tampa/Betty S
Avondale SY New Orleans LA 1176 516720 Freeport 2 Midland Enterprises 10,851 472 Oct-68 Phosphate ATB Theresa F Later Dana Dunn, scrapped 2011
Avondale SY New Orleans LA 1195 517896 Sea Star Red Star Towing 6,074 350 Jan-69       Later Mary J. Sheridan, ATC 350, NLD
Avondale SY New Orleans LA 2301 587045 CF-1 C.F. Enterprises 16,248 556 Dec-77 Gen. Bulk ATB Coastal 303 Later Gayle Eustace, now Florida Enterprise
Avondale SY New Orleans LA 2338 649301 Maria T Blue Circle Cement 8,865 420 Aug-82 Cement     Now Cement Transporter 6500
Bath Iron Works Bath ME 408 644915 HSTC 1 Hawaiian Sugar 20,804 546 Mar-82 Sugar ITB Moku Pahu Active
Bay SB Sturgeon Bay WI 728 626730 Erol Beker Beker Shipping 14,337 550 Jul-82 Phosphate ATB April T. Beker Later Mary Turner, now Ashtabula/Defiance
Bay SB Sturgeon Bay WI 729 639499 Energy Freedom Univ. Am. Shipping 14,500 550 Aug-81 Coal   Gulf Majesty Now American Freedom
Bay SB Sturgeon Bay WI 730 641530 Oceanport Ocean Barge 14,379 550 Oct-81 Coal ATB Naida Ramil Later Peggy Palmer
Bay SB Sturgeon Bay WI 734 667454 Thoroughbred Topper Coastal Barge Corp. 14,379 550 Jun-84 Gen. Bulk ATB Coastal 101 Later Topper, Pat Cantrell, now Louisiana Enterprise
Bay SB Sturgeon Bay WI 740 1044267 Integrity LaFarge Cement 8,757 441 Jul-96 Cement ATB G L Ostrander Active
Bay SB Sturgeon Bay WI 760 1184532 Innovation LaFarge Cement 8,757 441 May-06 Cement ATB Samuel de Champlain Active
Bay SB Sturgeon Bay WI       Van Enkevort Towing     2020   ATB Building Building
Bethlehem Steel Sparrows Point MD 4505 264391 Sparrows Point Bethlehem Steel 11,217 621 Sep-52 Gen. Bulk ATB Olive L. Moore Later Buckeye 1990, converted to barge Lewis L. Kuber 2006
Bethlehem Steel Sparrows Point MD 4607 299786 Martha B Midland Enterprises 8,944 420 Jul-65       Now Carolina
Bethlehem Steel Sparrows Point MD 4610 502771 Caribbean Caribbean Barge Corp. 8,200 474 Apr-66       NLD
Bethlehem Steel Beaumont TX 4858 527663 Maryland Moran Dry Bulk 12,202 515 Jul-70       Active
Bollinger SY Amelia LA 498 1181446 Montville Moran Dry Bulk 7,153 418 May-06       Active
Donjon SB Erie PA 115 1238380 Lakes Contender Seajon LLC 16,552 710 Apr-12 Gen. Bulk ATB Ken Boothe Sr. Active
Galveston SB Galveston TX 137 651023 Virginia Moran Dry Bulk 13,226 510 Oct-82 Grain   Mary Ann Moran Active
Great Lakes Eng. Ecorse MI 17 202859 William P. Snyder Shenango SS 6,939 505 Apr-06 Cement ATB Prentiss Brown Later Elton Hoyt II 1926, Alex D. Chisholm 1952, Medusa Challenger 1966, barge Southdown Challenger 1999, St. Mary's Challenger 2004
Great Lakes Eng. Ecorse MI 298 264738 J. L. Mauthe Interlake Steamship 10,720 606 1952 Gen. Bulk ATB Dorothy Ann Converted to barge Pathfinder
Great Lakes Eng. Ecorse MI 299 265360 Reserve Oglebay Norton 11,601 815 1953 Gen. Bulk ATB Victory Converted to barge James L. Kuber 2006
Gretna Machine Gretna LA 227 598366 Jonathan Allied Tptn. Co. 6,589 346 Nov-78       Active
Gretna Machine Gretna LA 246 947469 Thames Express Marine Inc. 7,568 470 Apr-89 Coal ATB Baltimore Now EMI 1850
Gretna Machine Gretna LA 251 969703 Somerset Moran Dry Bulk 7,153 418 Dec-90       Active
Gulf Coast Fab. Pearlington MS 300 1102126 Domino Sugar Express Marine Inc. 5,558 361 Aug-00 Sugar     Now tank barge DBL 78
Gulf Coast Fab. Pearlington MS 301 1091839 Great Lakes Trader Van Enkevort Towing 15,823 740 Jun-00 Gen. Bulk ATB Joyce L. Van Enkevoort Active
Gulfport SB Port Arthur TX 645 504456 Barbara Vaught Gulf Coast Transit 7,998 420 Jun-66       Scrapped 2011
Gulfport SB Port Arthur TX 684 509637 Thelma Collins Gulf Coast Transit 7,998 420 Jun-67       Later ODB 3
Gulfport SB Port Arthur TX 692 511746 Pearle Jahn Gulf Coast Transit 9,542 420 Nov-67       Later Diane Ludwig, ODB 1, now Sucre
Gunderson Marine Portland OR 82 1225098 EMI 2400 Express Marine Inc. 10,814 461 Jun-10 Coal ATB Freedom Active
Ingalls IW Decatur AL 1921 611311 Miss Dott-O Dixie Offshore Tptn. 10,071 462 Oct-79       Active
Ingalls SB Pascagoula MS 6012 623134 Marquette Barge 5300 Marquette Tptn. 3,202 292 Jun-80 Cement     Later Frank J. DeWitt, now Cement Transporter 5300
Levingston SB Orange TX 707 545015 Marie Flood Gulf Coast Transit 15,834 553 Feb-73       Scrapped 2012
Manitowoc SB Manitowoc WI 292 236823 Red Crown S.O. of Indiana 5,443 437 Nov-37 Cement ATB Bradshaw McGee Later Amoco Indiana, Medusa Conquest 1966, converted to barge Southdown Conquest 1999, Cemex Conquest, Conquest, St Mary’s Conquest 2004
Maryland SB Baltimore MD   245496 Marine Robin Hansand SS   706 Nov-52 Gen. Bulk ATB Joseph L. Thompson, Jr. Converted to barge Joseph L. Thompson
Maryland SB Baltimore MD   247490 Marine Angel Amersand SS 13,813 579 1953 Gen. Bulk ATB Invincible Converted to barge McKee Sons
McDermott Marine Morgan City LA 277 698512 Bridgeport Moran Dry Bulk 7,153 418 1986 Coal     Ex-tank barge converted  2008, active
Misener Industries Tampa FL 197 671640 EMI 1150 Express Marine Inc. 3,631 360 1984 Sugar     Active
Misener Industries Tampa FL 198 671641 EMI 1151 Express Marine Inc. 3,631 360 1985 Sugar     Active
Moss Point Marine Escatawpa MS 130 1047057 Portsmouth Moran Dry Bulk 7,438 418 Nov-96       Active
Seatrain SB Brooklyn NY 38 691889 USL 502 International Shipholding 11,556 547 1979 Gen. Bulk ITB Coastal 202 Later Doris Guenther, Florida Enterprise, now Alabama Enterprise
Westport Orange SY Orange TX 5 1243312 Winna Wilson Kirby Ocean Tptn. 11,233 461 Apr-13 Coal ATB Jason E. Duttinger Active
Westport Orange SY Orange TX 7 1243311 Margo Dale Kirby Ocean Tptn. 11,233 461 May-13 Coal ATB Captain Donald Lowe Sr. Active
Tampa Ship Repair Tampa FL 106 598023 Louise Howland Dixie Offshore Tptn. 10,071 462 1978 Sugar     Active
Tidewater Eqpmt. Chesapeake VA 140 641591 Bulkmaster   5,142 326 1981 Cement     Later Loveland 3401, now G T Bulkmaster
Tidewater Eqpmt. Chesapeake VA 214 968402 Sugar Express Transerve Marine Inc. 6,552 346 1990 Sugar     Active
Tidewater Eqpmt. Chesapeake VA 220 981938 EMI 1152 Express Marine Inc. 4,199 343 1992 Sugar     Active
Todd Shipyards Galveston TX 64 648119 Amy Thompson Dixie Offshore Tptn. 7,268 462 Jun-82 Grain     Active
Todd Shipyards Galveston TX 65 652693 Mickie Birdsall Dixie Offshore Tptn. 7,268 462 Nov-82 Grain     Active
Todd Shipyards Houston TX 567 532555 Ezra Sensibar Const'n. Aggregates 10,316 510 Jun-71 Aggreg.     Now Long Island
Todd Shipyards Houston TX 628 639245 Ideal I Ideal Cement, Inc. 5,092 340 Aug-81 Cement     Later Hannah 7701, Lafarge Eagle
Todd Shipyards Houston TX 629 643317 Ideal II Ideal Cement, Inc. 5,092 340 Dec-81 Cement     Later Midnight 1, Cement Transporter 7700