Alabama Shipyard, Mobile AL

(formerly Alabama Dry Dock & Shipbuilding Company [ADDSCO], Alabama Maritime, Alabama Shipyard, Atlantic Marine Alabama and BAE Systems Alabama)

Most recent update: October 9, 2020.


Alabama Dry Dock & Shipbuilding Company (ADDSCO) was formed in January 1917 by D. R. and George H. Dunlap, who merged five existing Mobile companies, Alabama Iron Works, Mobile Marine Ways, Ollinger & Bruce Dry Dock Co., Gulf Dry Dock Co. and Gulf City Boiler Works.  It was one of the original nine WWII emergency yards, with four ways, built in 1941 with $19mm from the U.S. Maritime Commission.  Its four ways were increased to twelve in the third wave of shipbuilding expansion to allow it to build T2 tankers.  The labor force peaked at about 18,500, of whom about 6,000 were African-American.  After the war, the yard switched to building barges while developing a significant ship repair business.  It was reorganized in 1980 as two companies, with the new construction work assigned to Alabama Maritime Corporation, with a new sequence of hull numbers, while ship repair was done under the original company name.  Then in 1989 it was sold to Atlantic Marine Holdings and the new construction side became Alabama Shipyard, while the repair side became Atlantic Marine Mobile.  More change came in 2006, when it was sold to JFL Partners, Inc., (former SECNAV John Lehman), who only kept it for four years, selling it to BAE Systems in 2010.  It declined under BAE's ownership, however, and was sold yet again in 2018 to Epic Alabama Shipyard LLC, a subsidiary of Epic Companies, LLC, a Houston-based offshore construction and decommissioning company.  See the shipyard from the air on Google here.

Hull # O.N. Original Name Original Owner  Type GT Ft. Built Disposition
Built by Alabama Dry Dock & Shipbuilding Co. (ADDSCO)
1 214655 Ruth   Sternwheeler     1916  
2 216269 Rena A Murphy Capt. J. G. Murphy Schooner 483   1918 Stranded on Cape Corrientes, Cuba, 1924
3 na Floating Dry Dock  ADDSCO Dry Dock     Mar-20 10,000 ton lift capacity
4 216887 Banago U.S. Shipping Board Wooden Hull 2,551   1918 Scrapped 1924
5 217979 Alta U.S. Shipping Board Wooden Hull 2,551   1919 Scrapped 1924
6 AM 35 Swan United States Navy Minesweeper 950d 188 1919 Reclassified AVP 7 1936, scrapped 1947
7 AM 36 Whippoorwill United States Navy Minesweeper 950d 188 1919 Reclassified ATO 169 1944, scrapped 1947
8 AM 37 Bittern (AM 37) United States Navy Minesweeper 950d 188 1919 Damaged in air raid on Cavite 1941 and scuttled
9 Panama Darien Panama Canal Co. Coal Barge 3,916 336 1920 Later Darien (ON 231665), Debardeleben Marine III, Texas Gulf Sulphur 8
10 Panama Mamei Panama Canal Co. Coal Barge 3,916 336 1920 Later Mamei (ON 231666), Patricia Sheridan
11 Mexico   R. W. Hillcoat & Co. Barge     May-21 For Mexico
12 Mexico   R. W. Hillcoat & Co. Barge     May-21 For Mexico
13 Mexico   R. W. Hillcoat & Co. Barge     May-21 For Mexico
14   T.C.I. No. 1 Tennessee Coal Iron & R.R. Co. Barge 315 140 1923  
15   T.C.I. No. 2 Tennessee Coal Iron & R.R. Co. Barge 315 140 1923  
16   T.C.I. No. 3 Tennessee Coal Iron & R.R. Co. Barge 315 140 1923  
17   T.C.I. No. 4 Tennessee Coal Iron & R.R. Co. Barge 315 140 1923  
18   T.C.I. No. 5 Tennessee Coal Iron & R.R. Co. Barge 315 140 1923 Later W-5 (ON 175823)
19   T.C.I. No. 6 Tennessee Coal Iron & R.R. Co. Barge 315 140 1923  
20   T.C.I. No. 7 Tennessee Coal Iron & R.R. Co. Barge 315 140 1923  
21   T.C.I. No. 8 Tennessee Coal Iron & R.R. Co. Barge 315 140 1923  
22   T.C.I. No. 9 Tennessee Coal Iron & R.R. Co. Barge 315 140 1923  
23   T.C.I. No. 10 Tennessee Coal Iron & R.R. Co. Barge 315 140 1924 Later W-10 (ON 175824)
24   T.C.I. No. 11 Tennessee Coal Iron & R.R. Co. Barge 315 140 1924  
25   T.C.I. No. 12 Tennessee Coal Iron & R.R. Co. Barge 315 140 1924  
26   T.C.I. No. 13 Tennessee Coal Iron & R.R. Co. Barge 315 140 1924 Later W-13 (ON 175825)
27   T.C.I. No. 14 Tennessee Coal Iron & R.R. Co. Barge 315 140 1924  
28   T.C.I. No. 15 Tennessee Coal Iron & R.R. Co. Barge 315 140 1924  
29   T.C.I. No. 16 Tennessee Coal Iron & R.R. Co. Barge 315 140 1924  
30   T.C.I. No. 17 Tennessee Coal Iron & R.R. Co. Barge 315 140 1924 Later W-17 (ON 175826)
31 Barge 315 140 1925
32       Barge 315 140 1925  
33       Barge 315 140 1925  
34       Barge 315 140 1925  
35       Barge 315 140 1926  
36       Barge 315 140 1926  
37       Barge 315 140 1926  
38       Barge 315 140 1926  
39       Barge 315 140 1926  
40       Barge 315 140 1926  
41       Barge 315 140 1926  
42       Barge 315 140 1926  
43       Barge 315 140 1926  
44     Tennessee Coal Iron & R.R. Co. Barge 315 140 1926  
45     Tennessee Coal Iron & R.R. Co. Barge 315 140 1926  
46     Tennessee Coal Iron & R.R. Co. Barge 315 140 1926  
47     Tennessee Coal Iron & R.R. Co. Barge 315 140 1927  
48     W. G. Coyle & Co. Barge 240 99 1927  
49 169751 T.C.I.S.G. No. 1 Tennessee Coal Iron & R.R. Co. Barge 428 140 Apr-27 Sank 1927 off Mobile Bar
50 169752 T.C.I.S.G. No. 2 Tennessee Coal Iron & R.R. Co. Barge 428 140 Apr-27  
51 169753 T.C.I.S.G. No. 3 Tennessee Coal Iron & R.R. Co. Barge 428 140 Apr-27  
52 169754 T.C.I.S.G. No. 4 Tennessee Coal Iron & R.R. Co. Barge 428 140 Apr-27  
53 169981 T.C.I.S.G. No. 5 Tennessee Coal Iron & R.R. Co. Barge 428 140 1928  
54 169992 T.C.I.S.G. No. 6 Tennessee Coal Iron & R.R. Co. Barge 428 140 1928  
55 170098 T.C.I.S.G. No. 7 Tennessee Coal Iron & R.R. Co. Barge 428 140 1928  
56 170099 T.C.I.S.G. No. 8 Tennessee Coal Iron & R.R. Co. Barge 428 140 1928  
57 170100 T.C.I.S.G. No. 9 Tennessee Coal Iron & R.R. Co. Barge 428 140 1928  
58 Federal Blackwater Coeps of Engineers Dredge Hull   150 1929  
59   WGN 67 Warrior & Gulf Navigation Co. Barge 348   1928  
60   WGN 68 Warrior & Gulf Navigation Co. Barge 348   1928  
61   WGN 69 Warrior & Gulf Navigation Co. Barge 348   1928  
62   WGN 70 Warrior & Gulf Navigation Co. Barge 348   1928  
63   WGN 71 Warrior & Gulf Navigation Co. Barge 348   1928  
64   WGN 72 Warrior & Gulf Navigation Co. Barge 348   1928  
65   WGN 73 Warrior & Gulf Navigation Co. Barge 348   1928  
66   WGN 74 Warrior & Gulf Navigation Co. Barge 348   1928  
67   WGN 75 Warrior & Gulf Navigation Co. Barge 348   1928  
68   WGN 76 Warrior & Gulf Navigation Co. Barge 348   1928  
69   WGN 77 Warrior & Gulf Navigation Co. Barge 348   1928  
70   WGN 78 Warrior & Gulf Navigation Co. Barge 348   1928  
71   WGN 79 Warrior & Gulf Navigation Co. Barge 348   1928  
72   WGN 80 Warrior & Gulf Navigation Co. Barge 348   1928  
73   WGN 81 Warrior & Gulf Navigation Co. Barge 348   1928  
74   WGN 82 Warrior & Gulf Navigation Co. Barge 348   1928  
75   WGN 83 Warrior & Gulf Navigation Co. Barge 348   1928  
76   WGN 84 Warrior & Gulf Navigation Co. Barge 348   1928  
77 172345 F. 34 ADDSCO Tank Barge 48 60 1929  
78       Barge        
79   I.W.C. 661 Inland Waterways Corporation Covered Barge   230 Jun-31 Later DPC-61 1944, No. 3205
80   I.W.C. 662 Inland Waterways Corporation Covered Barge   230 Aug-31 Later DPC-62 1944
81   I.W.C. 663 Inland Waterways Corporation Covered Barge   230 Aug-31 Later DPC-63 1944, Atlantis
82   I.W.C. 664 Inland Waterways Corporation Covered Barge   230 Sep-31 Later DPC-64 1944
83   I.W.C. 665 Inland Waterways Corporation Covered Barge   230 Oct-31 Later DPC-65 1944, Golden Rod
84   I.W.C. 666 Inland Waterways Corporation Covered Barge   230 Nov-31 Later DPC-67 1944
85   I.W.C. 667 Inland Waterways Corporation Covered Barge   230 Dec-31 Later DPC-69 1944
86   I.W.C. 668 Inland Waterways Corporation Covered Barge   230 Jan-32 Later DPC-70 1944
87   I.W.C. 669 Inland Waterways Corporation Covered Barge   230 Feb-32 Later DPC-71 1944
88   I.W.C. 670 Inland Waterways Corporation Covered Barge   230 Mar-32 Later DPC-72 1944, No. 3206
89       Barge     1932  
90
91     Pure Oil Co. Tank Barge     1932  
92 171566 Barge No.1 Three Rivers Oil Corp. Tank Barge 283 130 1932 Later LTC No. 16 1941
93 171533 M.T.C. No. 101 Texas Co. Tank Barge 266 131 1932 Later Texaco 354 1937
94 171534 M.T.C. No. 102 Sun Oil Co. Tank Barge 266 131 1932 Later Sunoco 23 1937, Swanee 101 1946
95                
96 25403 No. 96 Standard Dredging Corp. Tank Barge 204   1932 Later Florida 1952
97                
98 173941 Alabama McWilliams Dredging Co. Dredger Hull 737   1933 Completed by McWilliams Dredging
99 271733 Sam Houston Atlantic Gulf & Pacific Co. Dredger Hull 863   1933 Completed in Galveston TX
100 174973 A. G. & P. Co. No. 30 Atlantic Gulf & Pacific Co. Dredger Hull 107 60 1934  
101                
102 Federal No. 256 & No. 258 Corps of Engineers Barge   120 1934 Conversion ?
103 Federal No. 271 & No. 274 Corps of Engineers Barge   120 1934 Conversion ?
104? 233632 Alabama ADDSCO Ferry 52   1934 Scrapped 1973
105 Federal ODA 1 Corps of Engineers Barge   61 1935  
106 Federal ODA 2 Corps of Engineers Barge   61 1935  
107 271974 Chester Corps of Engineers Towboat 48 66 1936 Later Elizabeth
108 Federal No. 6 Corps of Engineers Derrick Boat   64 1935  
109 Federal No. 7 Corps of Engineers Derrick Boat   50 1935  
110 Federal No. 53 Corps of Engineers Barge   100 1935  
111 Federal No. 54 Corps of Engineers Barge   100 1936  
112       Barge   158 1936  
113       Barge   128 1936  
114       Barge   128 1936  
115 173890 Florence Hyer Towing Co. Tank Barge 221 121 1935  
116       Barge        
117                
118 Mexico Tonina CN San Cristobal S.A. Barge 608 150 Aug-35 Later Pemex 431 1943
119 172107 Hempstead No. 2 Warrior Mobile Gulf Towing Tank Barge 308 128 1936  
120 172285 Shepco 10 Shell Producers Co. Tank Barge 303 128 1936  
121 172599 No. 97 Q. D. Ainsley Tank Barge 265 128 1936 Later McAllister No. 101 1962
122                
123 Mexico CNCS Narval CN San Cristobal S.A. Tank Barge 584 200 Jan-36 Later Pemex 504 1943
124 Mexico CNSC 260 CN San Cristobal S.A. Tank Barge 120 101 1936  
125 Mexico CNSC 261 CN San Cristobal S.A. Tank Barge 120 101 1936  
126 172877 Iroquois Gulf Oil Corp. Tank Barge 997 208 Jun-36 Later LT 461 1949
127 172878 Onondaga Gulf Oil Corp. Tank Barge 997 208 Jun-36  
 128 172502 A.G.T. No. 28 A. G. Thomas Tank Barge 265 128 1936 Later Gahagan No. 7 1952
 129 172503 A.G.T. No. 30 A. G. Thomas Tank Barge 265 128 1936  
130 Mexico CNSC 262 CN San Cristobal S.A. Tank Barge 120 101 Sep-36 Later Pemex 451 1943
131 Mexico CNSC 263 CN San Cristobal S.A. Tank Barge 120 101 Sep-36 Later Pemex 452 1943
132 Mexico CNSC 264 CN San Cristobal S.A. Tank Barge 120 101 Sep-36 Later Pemex 453 1943
133 Mexico CNSC 265 CN San Cristobal S.A. Tank Barge 120 101 Sep-36 Later Pemex 454 1943
134 Mexico CNSC 266 CN San Cristobal S.A. Tank Barge 120 101 Sep-36 Later Pemex 455 1943
135 Mexico CNSC 267 CN San Cristobal S.A. Tank Barge 120 101 Sep-36 Later Pemex 456 1943
136 Mexico CNSC Ballena CN San Cristobal S.A. Tank Barge 608 200 Dec-36 Later Pemex 502 1943
137 Mexico CNSC Bonito CN San Cristobal S.A. Tank Barge 608 150 Dec-36 Later Pemex 432 1943
138     Orange State Oil Co. Tank Barge   128 1937  
139 172635 Linda Lou Citizen's Oil Co. Inc. Tank Barge 265 128 Jan-37  
140       Tank Barge   128 1937  
141       Tank Barge   128 1937  
142 Mexico CNSC Mojarra CN San Cristobal S.A. Tank Barge 120   Feb-37  
143 Mexico CNSC Delfin CN San Cristobal S.A. Tank Barge 230 101 Mar-37 Later Pemex 501 1943
144 Mexico CNSC Cornuda CN San Cristobal S.A. Tank Barge 190 96 Mar-37 Later Pemex 508 1943
145       Tank Barge   128 1937  
146       Tank Barge   128 1937  
147 Mexico CNSC 280 CN San Cristobal S.A. Tank Barge   101 Mar-37 Later Pemex 457 1943
148 Mexico CNSC 281 CN San Cristobal S.A. Tank Barge   101 Mar-37 Later Pemex 458 1943
149 Mexico CNSC 282 CN San Cristobal S.A. Tank Barge   101 Mar-37 Later Pemex 459 1943
150 Mexico CNSC 283 CN San Cristobal S.A. Tank Barge   101 Mar-37 Later Pemex 460 1943
151 Mexico CNSC 284 CN San Cristobal S.A. Tank Barge   101 Mar-37 Later Pemex 461 1943
152 Mexico CNSC 285 CN San Cristobal S.A. Tank Barge   101 Mar-37 Later Pemex 462 1943
153       Barge   35 1937  
154 172760 A.G.T. No. 32 A. G. Thomas Tank Barge 265 128 1937  
155 172761 A.G.T. No. 34 F. L. Stanford Tank Barge 265 128 1937  
156 173668 A.G.T. No. 36 A. G. Thomas Tank Barge 265 128 1937  
157 173669 A.G.T. No. 38 A. G. Thomas Tank Barge 265 128 1937  
158 284949 Leguy Nello L. Teer Co. Dredge 232 128 1937 Scrapped 1966
159       Tank Barge 265 128 1937  
160       Tank Barge 265 128 1937  
161       Tank Barge 265 128 1937  
162       Tank Barge 265 128 1937  
163       Tank Barge 265 128 1937  
164       Tank Barge 265 128 1937  
165       Tank Barge 265 128 1937  
166       Tank Barge 265 128 1937  
167       Tank Barge 265 128 1937  
168       Tank Barge 265 128 1937  
169       Tank Barge 265 128 1937  
170       Tank Barge 265 128 1937  
171       Tank Barge 265 128 1937  
172       Tank Barge 265 128 1937  
173       Tank Barge 265 128 1937  
174       Tank Barge 265 128 1937  
175 173500 Coastal Petroleum Corp No. 1  Coastal Petroleum Corp. Tank Barge 269 128 1937  
176       Tank Barge 265 128 1937  
177 173747 C-M.L. 50  Agwilines Inc Tank Barge 529 160 Nov-37 Later Loveland 50 1946, Blue Line 50 1949, Marine Fuel No. 50 1952, VAL No. 50 1958, Pittston 50 1962
178 173858 Citizen No. 1  Citizens Oil Co. Tank Barge 269 128 Feb-38  
179 Cuba     Tank Barge 269 128 1938  
180   Todd Johnson 17 Todd Johnson Drydocks  Inc. Tank Barge 213 92 Jul-38  
181 174113 No. 10 Standard Oil Co. of KY Tank Barge 723 225 Sep-38  
182 174114 No. 11 Standard Oil Co. of KY Tank Barge 723 225 Sep-38  
183   SK- Southern Kraft Corporation Tank Barge 269 128 Jul-38  
184   SK- Southern Kraft Corporation Tank Barge 269 128 Jul-38  
185   SK- Southern Kraft Corporation Tank Barge 269 128 Jul-38  
186   SK- Southern Kraft Corporation Tank Barge 269 128 Jul-38  
187   SK- Southern Kraft Corporation Tank Barge 269 128 Aug-38  
188   SK- Southern Kraft Corporation Tank Barge 269 128 Aug-38  
189 174852 J.H.C. No. 4 J. H. Coppedge Tank Barge 362 135 Aug-38 Later Gatco 52 1952
190     for stock Tank Barge 269 128 1939  
191 175293 M-31 Arundel Corp. Tank Barge 269 128 1939  
192 174326 B 5  Atlantic Dredging Dredge Hull 511 150 Dec-38  
193 174363 Sherman No. 701 Sherman & Sons Tank Barge 265 128 1939  
194 174364 Sherman No. 702 Sherman & Sons Tank Barge 265 128 1939  
195 174396 Sherman No. 703 Sherman & Sons Freight Barge 265 128 1939  
196 174450 Sherman No. 704 Sherman & Sons Freight Barge 265 128 1939  
197   C-105   Tank Barge   70 1939 Later  YOG 104
198 174566 A.G.T. No. 46 A.G. Thomas Tank Barge 167 100 1939  
199       Tank Barge 167 100 1939  
200 174516 Comola No. 1 Commercial Molasses Corp. Tank Barge 336   Jun-39  
201 174567 Comola No. 2 Commercial Molasses Corp. Tank Barge 352   Oct-39  
202 na Bankhead Tunnel  Arundel Corporation Tunnel Section     1939  
203 na Bankhead Tunnel  Arundel Corporation Tunnel Section     1939  
204 na Bankhead Tunnel  Arundel Corporation Tunnel Section     1939  
205 na Bankhead Tunnel  Arundel Corporation Tunnel Section     1939  
206 na Bankhead Tunnel  Arundel Corporation Tunnel Section     1940  
207 na Bankhead Tunnel  Arundel Corporation Tunnel Section     1940  
208 na Bankhead Tunnel  Arundel Corporation Tunnel Section     1940  
209   SK-124 Southern Kraft Corporation Tank Barge   105 Jan-40  
210   SK-125 Southern Kraft Corporation Tank Barge   105 Jan-40  
211   SK-126 Southern Kraft Corporation Tank Barge   105 Jan-40  
212   SK-127 Southern Kraft Corporation Tank Barge   105 Jan-40  
213   SK-128 Southern Kraft Corporation Tank Barge   105 Apr-40  
214   SK-129 Southern Kraft Corporation Tank Barge   105 Apr-40  
215   SK-130 Southern Kraft Corporation Tank Barge   105 May-40  
216   SK-131 Southern Kraft Corporation Tank Barge   105 Jun-40  
217   SK-132 Southern Kraft Corporation Tank Barge   105 Jun-40  
218             1939  
219 174609 No. 14 Standard Oil Co. Tank Barge 420 163 Dec-39  
220 240381 Pan-Pennsylvania National Bulk Carriers Tanker 7,294   Mar-41 Later Petrofuel 1941, Sabrina 1948, Arabella 1954, wrecked 1958 and scrapped
221       Tank Barge   105  Feb-40  
222       Tank Barge   105  Feb-40  
223 240865 William C. McTarnahan National Bulk Carriers Tanker 7,300   Jul-41 Torpedoed 1942, repaired, to USSR 1944 as Donbass, returned, sold 1946 as St. James, barge Kerr-McGee No. 1 1966
224   D. & E. No. 12 Doullot & Ewin Crane Barge   100  1941  
225   U.S. Gypsum No. 5 U.S. Gypsum Deck Barge   128  1941  
226       Tank Barge   105  Mar-41  
227       Tank Barge   105  Mar-41  
228 241341 Joseph M. Walsh Mobile Towing Tug 252 104 Apr-42  
229 241675 Richard Walsh Mobile Towing Tug 252 104  1942  
230 272994 John T. Walsh Mobile Towing Tug 268 104  Dec-42 Later LT 331, Susan Watson 1981, now Elizabeth B
231 241520 J L M Curry War Shipping Admin. Liberty (EC2-S-C1) 7,200 440 15-May-42 Broke up in the North Atlantic and scuttled, 1943
232 241738 John Marshall War Shipping Admin. Liberty (EC2-S-C1) 7,200 440 31-May-42 Scrapped 1971
233 241847 Henry Clay War Shipping Admin. Liberty (EC2-S-C1) 7,200 440 30-Jun-42 Scrapped 1967
234 241864 Arthur Middleton War Shipping Admin. Liberty (EC2-S-C1) 7,200 440 8-Jul-42 Torpedoed and lost off Algeria, 1943
235 241863 Alexander H. Stephens War Shipping Admin. Liberty (EC2-S-C1) 7,200 440 23-Jul-42 Scrapped 1973
236 241861 Thomas Heyward War Shipping Admin. Liberty (EC2-S-C1) 7,200 440 31-Jul-42 Reefed off Destin FL, 1977
237 242047 Judah P. Benjamin War Shipping Admin. Liberty (EC2-S-C1) 7,200 440 15-Aug-42 Scrapped 1961
238 242068 Jefferson Davis War Shipping Admin. Liberty (EC2-S-C1) 7,200 440 25-Aug-42 Scrapped 1961
239 242150 Thomas Lynch War Shipping Admin. Liberty (EC2-S-C1) 7,200 440 31-Aug-42 Scrapped 1965
240 242183 Joel Chandler Harris War Shipping Admin. Liberty (EC2-S-C1) 7,200 440 12-Sep-42