Cargill Inc., Port Savage MN

Most recent update: January 27, 2010.


Cargill had created a small shipyard alongside its grain elevators on the Hudson River, in Albany NY, to build an articulated barge, a concept that was quite a bit ahead of its time: this makeshift yard then built a 12,500-ton tanker.  At the Navy's urging, Cargill then built a second yard just for the war effort: this yard was 14 miles from the Mississippi, cost $1,000,000 and at its peak it employed 3,500 people.  See the site from the air on Google here.  Little more is known about this yard: if anyone can provide any information, please e-mail timcolton@aol.com.

Hull #

Original Name

Type USN Type # GT Delivered Disposition
Built in Albany NY
  Carneida Artic. Barge       1939 Three linked barges with the tug "Protector" in a V-shaped notch.
1 Carlantic Tanker     7,517 Nov-41 Sold to Venezuela 1941 as "Victoria", torpedoed off Cape Hatteras 1942 but repaired and renamed "Culpeper", converted to barge 1961
Built in Port Savage MN
2 Agawam T1-MT-M1 AOG 6   Dec-43 Scrapped 1975
3 Elkhorn T1-MT-M1 AOG 7   Jan-44 To Taiwan 1972 as Hsing Lung/Xing Long (AOG 516), struck by 2008
4 Genesee T1-MT-M1 AOG 8   Mar-44 To Chile 1992 as Beagle (AOG 54), hulk 1982, sunk as target 1992
5 Kishwaukee T1-MT-M1 AOG 9   Mar-44 Sold 1979 for conversion to a fishing vessel
6 Nemasket T1-MT-M1 AOG 10   May-44 To reserve 1961, scrapped 2006
7 Tombigbee T1-MT-M1 AOG 11   May-44 To Greece 1978 as Ariadni (A 414), laid up 2003
8 Bataan Towboat DPC 607 1,132 1944 Sold 1947 as Sohio Latonia
9 Coral Sea Towboat DPC 608 1,132 1944 Sold 1940s as Coral Sea
10 Milne Bay Towboat DPC 609 1,132 1944 Sold 1940s as Milne Bay, later Allen B. Wood, now pipelay barge Dave Blackburn
11 Bou Arada Towboat DPC 610 1,132 1944 Sold 1946 as Sohio Fleetwing, later Avocet
12 Tenaru River Towboat DPC 611     Transferred to Dubuque
13 Chehalis T1-MT-M1 AOG 48   Nov-44 Exploded, burnt and sank 1949
14 Chestatee T1-MT-M1 AOG 49   Nov-44 Scrapped 1963
15 Chewaucan T1-MT-M1 AOG 50   Jan-45 To Colombia 1976 as Tumaco (BT 7)
16 Maquoketa T1-MT-M1 AOG 51   Feb-45 Scrapped 1975
17 Mattabesset T1-MT-M1 AOG 52   May-45 Scrapped 1969
18 Namakagon T1-MT-M1 AOG 53   May-45 To New Zealand 1962 as Endeavour (A 184), to Taiwan 1976 as Lung Chuan (AOG 507), decommissioned 2005
19 Natchaug T1-MT-M1 AOG 54   Jun-45 To Greece 1959 as Arethousa (A 377), sunk as target 2005
20 Nespelen T1-MT-M1 AOG 55   Jul-45 Scrapped 1976
21 Noxubee T1-MT-M1 AOG 56   Sep-45 Scrapped 1976
22 Pecatonica T1-MT-M1 AOG 57   Oct-45 To Taiwan 1961 as Chang Bai (AOG 307/507), struck by 2008
23 Pinnebog T1-MT-M1 AOG 58   Oct-45 To USAF 1960, to NDRF 1987, sold as Pinnebog, scrapped 1988
24 Wacissa T1-MT-M1 AOG 59   May-46 To USAF 1957, scrapped 1964