International Shipbuilding, Orange TX and Pascagoula MS

Most recent update: March 10, 2016.


Henry Piaggio was a lumber dealer in Gulfport MS and a remarkable man, an Italian immigrant, who went to war with Germany two years before the U.S. did.  His goal was to ship lumber from the Gulf Coast to Italy in his own fleet of fast sailing ships.  His main yard was on Harbor Island in Orange TX, which he bought from F. H. Swails and which many years later became Levingston Shipbuilding.  He also started a yard in Pascagoula MS, and another in Beaumont TX.  They all closed in 1920.  If anyone can add to the table below, please send your info to timcolton@aol.com 

Hull # O.N.

Name

Owner

Type

GT Built

Disposition

Built by F. H. Swails
  207319 John Sealy   Tug 113 1917  
  208215 R. P. Clark   Tug 661 1917  
  215529 Robert P. Clark   Tug 291 1917  
1 214819 City of Orange Henry Piaggio Barkentine 1,664 Mar-17 Burnt at Marseilles 1919
2 215246 City of Houston Henry Piaggio Barkentine 1,519 Jul-17 Burnt in the shipyard 1917
3 215584 City of Pensacola Henry Piaggio Barkentine 1,705 Sep-17 Sunk by torpedo off Spain 1918
Built in Orange TX
4 215942 City of Gulfport Henry Piaggio Barkentine 1,844 Mar-18 Burnt at La Plata Roads 1919
5 216350 City of Mobile Henry Piaggio Barkentine 1,975 Jul-18 Burnt at Montevideo Roads 1919
6 216473 City of Beaumont Henry Piaggio Barkentine 2,014 Jul-18 Built in Beaumont, later Buccaneer 1928, deleted 1932
7 216909 City of Dallas Henry Piaggio Barkentine 1,977 Dec-18 Built in Beaumont, burnt at Genoa 1919
8 217160 City of Austin Henry Piaggio Barkentine 2,237 Jan-19 Later SNIA Austin 1920, Mortara 1921, City of Austin 1923, Smith & Terry No. 4 1923, deleted 1936
9 217482 City of Galveston Henry Piaggio Barkentine 2,258 Feb-19 Scrapped 1923
10 217696 City of Orleans Henry Piaggio Barkentine 2,347 Apr-19 Foundered off Fenwick I. 1923
11 218275 City of Lafayette Henry Piaggio Barkentine 2,451 Jun-19 Later Miramare 1920, deleted 1925
12 219238 City of Waco Henry Piaggio Barkentine 2,342 Sep-19 Later Modena 1920, Columbia 1923, deleted 1927
13 219286 Macerata Henry Piaggio Barkentine 2,352 Dec-19 Later H. W. Brown 1924, abandoned 1936 in Bayonne NJ
14 219468 Monfalcone Henry Piaggio Barkentine 2,418 Sep-20 Later fishing tender 1928
Built in Pascagoula MS
  217836 City of Pascagoula Henry Piaggio Barkentine 2,354 Mar-19 Burnt off Genoa 1921
  City of Biloxi Henry Piaggio Barkentine 2,422 Jun-19 Burnt off Mobile 1919
  219255 City of Jackson Henry Piaggio Barkentine 2,422 Sep-19 Later Mantova 1920, deleted 1927
  219299 City of Vicksburg Henry Piaggio Barkentine 2,422 1919 Later Marsala 1920, deleted 1944
  220344 City of ? Henry Piaggio Barkentine 2,422 1919 Later Molfetta 1920
    Torino Henry Piaggio Steamer 4,600 1920 Completed 1938 as Amsco, to Britain 1940 as Empire Otter, lost 1941
    Trento Henry Piaggio Steamer 4,600 1920 Completed 1941 as Philae (Norway), later Thorscape, Ledaal, Sudelmar, scrapped 1974
    Trieste Henry Piaggio Steamer 4,600 1920 Completed 1941 as Paderewski (Poland), lost 1942
      Henry Piaggio Steamer 4,600   Cancelled
      Henry Piaggio Steamer 4,600   Cancelled
      Henry Piaggio Steamer 4,600   Cancelled
      Henry Piaggio Steamer 4,600   Cancelled
      Henry Piaggio Steamer 4,600   Cancelled