Bay Shipbuilding, Sturgeon Bay WI

(combining Sturgeon Bay Shipbuilding & Dry Dock [formerly Rieboldt, Wolter & Co., Universal Shipbuilding Co. and Sturgeon Bay Dry Dock Co.] and

Christy Corp. [formerly Leathem D. Smith Towing & Wrecking Co., Leathem D. Smith Dock Co. and Leathem D. Smith Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co.])

Most recent update: January 17, 2018.


Bay Shipbuilding was created in 1967, when Manitowoc Corporation closed its yard in Manitowoc and acquired two adjacent shipyards in Sturgeon Bay WI - Sturgeon Bay Shipbuilding and Christy Corp.  Sturgeon Bay Shipbuilding dates from the late 19th century, passing through several owners and corporate identities.  Christy Corp. was previously Leathem D. Smith Shipbuilding, which was started at the outbreak of World War One and became a major figure in the Great Lakes maritime industry.  The yard is now the last active builder of large ships on the U.S. Great Lakes, although it hasn't actually built a large ship, as opposed to a large barge, since the 1980s.  In 2008, Manitowoc sold its Marine Group, which also included Marinette Marine and Cleveland Ship Repair, to Fincantieri and it is now called Fincantieri Marine Group.  Visit the shipyard at www.bayshipbuildingcompany.com and see it from the air on Google here.

Hull #

O.N.

Original Name

Original Owner

Ship Type

GT

Ft.

Delivery

Disposition

Built by Rieboldt, Wolter & Co. in Sheboygan

 

95868

H. M. Van Ellis

 

Tug

28

 

1885

 

 

116093

Sheboygan

 

Tug

63

 

Jun-86

 

 

95970

Helena

 

Cargo Vessel

2,083

 

Aug-88

 

 

 

Cataract

City of Milwaukee

Fire Boat

129

 

1888

 

 

81203

Welcome

 

Launch

10

 

1888

 

 

81218

W. H. Simpson

Milwaukee Tugboat Line

Tug

49

 

May-89

 

 

92099

Milwaukee

 

Tug

52

 

1889

 

 

92102

Marion 

 

Cargo Vessel

1,206

 

Jun-89

 

 

116269

Starke

 

Tug

49

 

1889

 

 

76883

John Schroeder

 

Cargo Vessel

372

 

Jun-90

 

 

81258

Welcome

 

Tug

78

 

Apr-90

 

 

96063

Hoffnung Bros.

 

Tug

56

 

1890

 

 

145600

Two Brothers

 

Fishing Vessel

38

 

Sep-91

 

 

164562

No. 5

     

Barge

94

 

1891

 

 

164561

No. 6

     

Barge

94

 

1891

 

 

163077

No. 7

 

Dredge

292

 

1891

 

 

164054

No. 7

 

Barge

151

 

1892

 

 

164055

No. 8

 

Barge

158

 

1892

 

 

136315

E. A. Shores Jr.

 

Cargo Vessel

520

 

Aug-92

 

 

141224

Luise M

 

Fishing Vessel

19

 

1892

 

 

150577

P. Reckinger

 

Fishing Vessel

43

 

1892

 

 

164056

No. 8

 

Dredge

385

 

1893

 

 

130654

James Foley

City of Milwaukee

Fire Boat

136

 

1893

Later No. 17

 

86236

Gunderson Bros.

 

Tug

46

 

Jan-93

 

 

164028

No. 1

 

Barge

200

 

1893

 

 

164029

No. 2

 

Barge

200

 

1893

 

 

164053

No. 3

 

Barge

190

 

1893

 

 

116628

Satisfaction

 

Tug

48

 

Jun-94

 

 

 

No. 1

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Pile Driver

 

66

1894

 

 

 

Drydock No. 1

Rieboldt, Wolter & Co 

Floating Dock

 

215

 

 

 

 

Drydock No. 2

Rieboldt, Wolter & Co

Floating Dock

 

170

 

 

 

 

Drydock No. 3

Rieboldt, Wolter & Co 

Floating Dock

 

150

 

 

 

 

Drydock No. 4

Rieboldt, Wolter & Co 

Floating Dock

 

100

 

 

Built by Rieboldt, Wolter & Co. in Sturgeon Bay

 

130711

August F. Janssen

City of Milwaukee

 

 

 

1896

Later No. 23

 

 

 

 

Piledriver Scow

 

60

1896

 

 

 

 

Pankratz Lumber Co.

Barge

 

150

1900

 

 

 

 

Pankratz Lumber Co.

Barge

 

150

1900

 

 

 

 

Pankratz Lumber Co.

Barge

 

150

1900

 

 

 

 

Pankratz Lumber Co.

Barge

 

150

1900

 

 

162499

Porto Lapidum

 

Barge

722

 

1900

 

 

77521

J. Bonner

 

Tug

74

 

1901

 

 

136927

Elsie Neil

 

Fishing Vessel

41

 

1901

 

 

117140

Sylvia

 

Fishing Vessel

48

 

1902

 

 

203279

Junior

 

??

339

 

1906

 

 

203898

Peter Reiss

C. Reiss Coal Co.

Tug

95

 

1906

 

 

 

No. 2

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Pile Driver

 

60

1906

 

 

163629

Andrew

 

Barge

383

 

1908

 

 

 

No.2

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Derrick Barge

 

84

1908

 

 

 

Riprap

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Barge

 

140

1911

 

 

209271

A. W. Luebke

Luebke & Luebke

Tug

52

 

1911

 

 

164792

No. 1

 

Dredge

293

 

1911

 

 

211740

Charles M. Hyttel

 

Fishing Vessel

62

 

1913

 

 

 

 

 

Barge

 

 

1914

 

 

 

 

 

Barge

 

 

1914

 

 

 

 

 

Barge

 

 

1914

 

 

 

 

Wisconsin Dredge & Dock

Barge

 

125

1914

 

 

173489

No. 9

 

Barge

240

 

1915

 

 

213686

Chief

 

Fishing Vessel

25

 

1915

 

 

 

 

National Brick Co.

Barge

 

120

1916

 

 

216276

Sturgeon Bay

Lake & Ocean Navigation

Cargo Vessel

2,500

 

1918

 

Built by Universal Shipbuilding

1

222863

Commodore

U.S. Shipping Board

Tug (1055/2478)

763

142

1919

Cancelled but completed privately and sold 1923 as Waukegan

2

222887

Commander

U.S. Shipping Board

Tug (1055/2479)

763

142

1919

Cancelled but completed privately and sold 1923 as Kenosha

3

222985

Lieutenant

U.S. Shipping Board

Tug (1055/2480)

763

142

1919

Cancelled but completed privately and sold 1923 as Sheboygan

Built by Sturgeon Bay Dry Dock

4

221409

M. H. Stuart

Traverse City Tptn.

Cargo Vessel

192

104

1921

 

5

223706

Gilbert

Lake Sand Corp.

Dredge

1,108

195

1924

 

6

 

DSS 3

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Scow

 

80

1924

 

7

 

DSS 4

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Scow

 

80

1924

 

8

 

FLS-31

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Scow

 

81

1924

 

Built by Sturgeon Bay Shipbuilding & Dry Dock

9

258629

Neenah

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Tug

46

60

1928

Sold as Shamrock

10

227538

Edward E. Gillen

Edward E. Gillen Towing

Tug

68

73

1928

 

11

228581

Welcome

William Jepson

Passenger

58

 

1929

 

12

 

 

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Derrick Barge

 

 

1930

 

Built by Sturgeon Bay Shipbuilding & Dry Dock (under new owners)

101

237885

Cheerio

Richard Jacobsen

Fishing Vessel

22

36

1935

Now Resolute

102

235715

Manville L.

Manville Lafond & Sons

Ferry

30

42

1936

 

103

236809

F. de Vet & Sons

Frank De Vet & Sons

Ferry

34

42

1937

 

104

 

Algoma 

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Tender

 

45

1939

 

105

239265

Dam Yank

Lynch Bros. Co.

Towboat

47

61

1939

 

106

239198

Tadpole 

Lea River Lines

Towboat

47

61

1939

Later Martee, Herman K, Sue Ann, Jess Lee, Mean Gene, now Ralph Sykes

107

240091

Polliwog

Lea River Lines

Towboat

84

53

1940

Now Principio

108

240194

Frog

Lea River Lines

Towboat

82

53

1940

Now Marsha L

109

294428

Holland

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Tender

27

42

1940

Sold 1997 as Captain Roy, now Ethan George

110

 

Pep 

Mid-Continent Barge Lines

Towboat

 

42

1942

Built on spec.

111

 

Pard 

Mid-Continent Barge Lines

Towboat

 

42

1942

Built on spec.

112

240191

Neptune II

Wallace Green

Fishing Vessel

28

38

1940

 

113

240269

Bullfrog

Lea River Lines

Towboat

111

76

Jan-41

Later Chief Powhatan, Nancy Jene, now Bullfrog

114

240858

Anker L. Christy

Pure Oil S S Co.

Towboat

250

102

Jul-41

Later Kay D, Chief Reelfoot, Miss Birdie Mae, Carl

115

 

Capt. Hemenway

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Tender

 

53

1941

 

116

 

Greer

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Tender

 

53

1942

 

117

 

Moore

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Tender

 

53

1942

 

118

240518

Inca

Indian River Line

Towboat

78

61

1941

 

119

240540

Waterbug

Petroleum Carriers Corp.

Tug

33

47

Apr-41

 

120

 

 

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Tug

 

 

Dec-41

 

121

518955

L 92

U.S. Army QM Corps

Dist. Box Boat

 

64

Nov-41

Sold 1969 as Kathy L

122

 

L 93

U.S. Army QM Corps

Dist. Box Boat

 

64

Nov-41

 

123

 

L 94

U.S. Army QM Corps

Dist. Box Boat

 

64

Nov-41

 

124

 

L 95

U.S. Army QM Corps

Dist. Box Boat

 

64

Nov-41

 

 

287429

Ex-L-boat ?

 

Freight Ship

61

60

1941

Later T-473, Mariner, now ABC-1

 

532590

Ex-L-boat ?

 

Tug 

58

60

1941

Sold 1971 as Dawn, later Fawn, Acushnet.

125

240679

Cajun

Petroleum Carriers Corp.

Tug

55

56

1941

Sold to USACOE 1945 as Fife

126

 

L 96

U.S. Army QM Corps

Dist. Box Boat

 

64

Mar-42

 

127

 

L 97

U.S. Army QM Corps

Dist. Box Boat

 

64

Mar-42

 

128

 

L 98

U.S. Army QM Corps

Dist. Box Boat

 

64

Apr-42

 

129

 

L 99

U.S. Army QM Corps

Dist. Box Boat

 

64

Apr-42

 

130

 

Owen M Frederick

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Tug

56

64

Jan-41

 

131

505517

Pina

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Tender

29

49

1941

To USA as ST 900, to CoE as Elsie, sold 1966, later R H Vaughan, Lauren E, now Shenandoah

132

241943

Chas. W Snider

Pure Oil Co.

Towboat

292

108

Jan-41

 

133

 

H 2

U.S. Army QM Corps

Retrieving Vessel

493

158

Jan-43

Later Morrow

134

 

H 3

U.S. Army QM Corps

Retrieving Vessel

493

158

Dec-42

Later Van Nostrand, Ensenada II (Mexico)

135

 

H 4

U.S. Army QM Corps

Retrieving Vessel

493

158

Jan-43

Later Miller, Babun (Honduras)

136

 

H 5

U.S. Army QM Corps

Retrieving Vessel

493

158

May-43

Later Beck

137

 

H 6

U.S. Army QM Corps

Retrieving Vessel

493

158

May-43

Later Colgan, Aleutian Queen

138

 

H 7

U.S. Army QM Corps

Retrieving Vessel

493

158

May-43

Later Chandler, Jean Arnoux

139

 

H 8

U.S. Army QM Corps

Retrieving Vessel

493

158

May-43

Later Bane, Rene Nicolau

140

 

H 9

U.S. Army QM Corps

Retrieving Vessel

493

158

Jun-43

Later Bower

141

 

F 5

US Army Tptn. Corps

Coastal Freighter

168

99

Jun-43

 

142

 

F 6

US Army Tptn. Corps

Coastal Freighter

168

99

Jun-43

To the Philippines as Governor Forbes

143

 

F 7

US Army Tptn. Corps

Coastal Freighter

168

99

Jul-43

 

144

201731

F 8

US Army Tptn. Corps

Coastal Freighter

168

99

Aug-43

Later Dona Rosario

145

 

F 9

US Army Tptn. Corps

Coastal Freighter

168

99

Aug-43

To the Philippines as Governor Wood

146

 

F 10

US Army Tptn. Corps

Coastal Freighter

168

99

Aug-43

 

147

 

F 11

US Army Tptn. Corps

Coastal Freighter

168

99

Aug-43

 

148

 

F 12

US Army Tptn. Corps

Coastal Freighter

168

99

Sep-43

To Surinam as Albina

149

 

F 13

US Army Tptn. Corps

Coastal Freighter

168

99

Sep-43

Later Vestrefjord, Tyfon Sjovik

150

 

F 14

US Army Tptn. Corps

Coastal Freighter

168

99

Sep-43

 

151

244705

Sturshipco

William J. Wolter

Tug

19

41

1943

Now Bayship

152

 

H 10

U.S. Army QM Corps

Retrieving Vessel

493

158

Jul-43

Later Stone, Avis (China)

153

 

H 11

U.S. Army QM Corps

Retrieving Vessel

493

158

Aug-43

 

154

 

ST 171

US Army Tptn. Corps

Tug

18

45

Feb-43

 

155

 

ST 172

US Army Tptn. Corps

Tug

18

45

Feb-43

 

156

966982

ST 173

US Army Tptn. Corps

Tug

18

45

Mar-43

Sold as Robert Purcell

157

252691

ST 174

US Army Tptn. Corps

Tug

18

45

Mar-43

Sold as Kenneth

158

250473

ST 175

US Army Tptn. Corps

Tug

18

45

Mar-43

Sold 1946 as Jane T, now Gretchen B

159

 

ST 176

US Army Tptn. Corps

Tug

18

45

Apr-43

 

160

 

ST 177

US Army Tptn. Corps

Tug

18

45

Apr-43

 

161

250830

ST 178

US Army Tptn. Corps

Tug

18

45

Apr-43

Sold as Lakewyn

162

 

ST 179

US Army Tptn. Corps

Tug

18

45

Apr-43

 

163

 

ST 180

US Army Tptn. Corps

Tug

18

45

May-43

 

164

 

F 126

US Army Tptn. Corps

Coastal Freighter

168

99

Oct-43

 

165

 

F 127

US Army Tptn. Corps

Coastal Freighter

168

99

Oct-43

 

166

 

F 128

US Army Tptn. Corps

Coastal Freighter

168

99

Oct-43

 

167

 

F 129

US Army Tptn. Corps

Coastal Freighter

168

99

Oct-43

 

168

 

F 130

US Army Tptn. Corps

Coastal Freighter

168

99

Dec-43

 

 

911172

Ex-ST ?

 

Tug

28

45

1943

Now Barry J

 

 

Ex-ST ?

 

Tug

18

42

1943

Now James Harris

 

 

Ex-H-boat?

 

Fishing Vessel

490

148

1943

Now Sea Fisher

 

509766

Derrick No. 43

Roen Salvage Company

Derrick Barge

139

75

1944

 

169

 

H 12

U.S. Army QM Corps

Retrieving Vessel

493

158

May-44

 

170

288164

FS 361

US Army Tptn. Corps

Coastal Freighter

560

176

Mar-44

To USN 1947 as Ryer (AG 138), later AKL 9, sold 1962 as Ahti

171

202803

FS 362

US Army Tptn. Corps

Coastal Freighter

560

176

Mar-44

To the Philippines as Grace I

172

 

FS 363

US Army Tptn. Corps

Coastal Freighter

560

176

May-44

To China as Poppy

173

212220

FS 364

US Army Tptn. Corps

Coastal Freighter

560

176

Mar-44

To Guam as FS 364, later Sirena

174

205597

FS 365

US Army Tptn. Corps

Coastal Freighter

560

176

Apr-44

Later Governor Wright

175

203623

FS 366

US Army Tptn. Corps

Coastal Freighter

560

176

Apr-44

To the Philippines as Sorsogon

176

 

FS 367

US Army Tptn. Corps

Coastal Freighter

560

176

May-44

Retained by USA

177

315884

FS 368

US Army Tptn. Corps

Coastal Freighter

560

176

Jul-44

To USN 1950 as AKL 26, namrf Temac 1952, struck 1959, later New Providence

178

 

FS 369

US Army Tptn. Corps

Coastal Freighter

560

176

Jul-44

To USN 1950 as AKL 27, struck 1966

179

 

FS 370

US Army Tptn. Corps

Coastal Freighter

560

176

Jul-44

To USN 1947 as AKL 28, named Brule 1952, to Korea 1974

180

 

FS 371

US Army Tptn. Corps

Coastal Freighter

560

176

Aug-44

To USN 1950 as AKL 29, later Menara Mas (Panama)

181

205499

FS 372

US Army Tptn. Corps

Coastal Freighter

560

176

Aug-44

To the Philippines as Victor

182

205597

FS 373

US Army Tptn. Corps

Coastal Freighter

560

176

Sep-44

Later Governor Wright

183

288598

FS 374

US Army Tptn. Corps

Coastal Freighter

560

176

Oct-44

Sold as fishing vessel Midas, now Akutan

184

 

ST 879

US Army Tptn. Corps

Tug

148

86

Apr-45

Now ASC Legazpi

185

293577

ST 880

US Army Tptn. Corps

Tug

148

86

May-45

To USACOE as Avondale, sold 1964 as Adrienne-B, now Old Mission

186

 

ST 881

US Army Tptn. Corps

Tug

148

86

Jul-45

Later TD 43

187

 

ST 882

US Army Tptn. Corps

Tug

148

86

Jul-45

Sold 19xx as Miguelito (Dom Rep)

188

 

ST 883

US Army Tptn. Corps

Tug

148

86

Jul-45

 

189

 

ST 884

US Army Tptn. Corps

Tug

148

86

Aug-45

To Turkey 194x as Pilot I. then 2008 yacht Marinel 1, lost 2010

190

 

ST 885

US Army Tptn. Corps

Tug

148

86

Apr-46

To China as No. 10

191

 

ST 886

US Army Tptn. Corps

Tug

148

86

May-46

To China as No. 11

192

 

ST 887

US Army Tptn. Corps

Tug

148

86

Jun-46

To China as No. 12

193

 

ST 888

US Army Tptn. Corps

Tug

148

86

Jul-46

To China as No. 13

194

289334

ST 918

US Army Tptn. Corps

Tug

45

45

Apr-45

To USACOE as Lucas, sold 1962 as Keni JW, then Northport Light

195

 

ST 919

US Army Tptn. Corps

Tug

45

45

Apr-45

 

196

 

ST 920

US Army Tptn. Corps

Tug

45

45

Apr-45

 

197

 

ST 921

US Army Tptn. Corps

Tug

45

45

Apr-45

 

198

 

ST 922

US Army Tptn. Corps

Tug

45

45

Apr-45

 

199

 

ST 923

US Army Tptn. Corps

Tug

45

45

Apr-45

 

200

 

ST 924

US Army Tptn. Corps

Tug

45

45

Apr-45

 

201

 

ST 925

US Army Tptn. Corps

Tug

45

45

Apr-45

 

202

 

ST 926

US Army Tptn. Corps

Tug

45

45

Apr-45

 

203

282348

ST 927

US Army Tptn. Corps

Tug

45

45

Apr-45

Sold 1960 as Tom W, then Dorchester, Salem

204

 

ST 928

US Army Tptn. Corps

Tug

45

45

Apr-45

To Marad as PF 27, sold 1991 as Little Toot, scrapped 2011

205

287368

ST 929

US Army Tptn. Corps

Tug

45

45

Apr-45

Sold 19xx as James Edward, then David E, then Brandon E, now Danielle E, Heidi?

206

248987

Lucky Star

Lester T Vickers

Fishing Vessel

119

85

Nov-45

 

207

250390

Barbara C. Angell

Wm. Angell

Fishing Vessel

119

85

Sep-46

 

208

 

??

 

 

 

 

 

 

209

248986

C.W. Lind

Clarence Lind

Fishing Vessel

23

39

1945

 

210

248988

Skipper

Howard O. Weborg 

Fishing Vessel

23

39

1945

 

211

249029

Ruby Ann

William Barbeau

Fishing Vessel

23

39

1945

 

212

 

??

 

 

 

 

 

 

213

252399

John Roen IV

Roen Tptn. Co. 

Tug

592

142

Jun-47

Completion of LT 833, Tampa Marine's Hull 43 

214

251612

Weatherwood

United States Gypsum

Towboat

176

85

1947

Later Andrew Louis

215

256805

Derrickboat No.10

Luedtke Engineering

Derrick Barge

396

130

1946

Active

216

251041

Silver Bay

Silver Bay Inc.

Fishing Vessel

163

88

Dec-46

 

217

 

??

 

 

 

 

 

 

218

252094

Sirius Star

William J. Wolter

Fishing Vessel

198

104

1947

Now Michigan

219

252918

Marjelea

Lea River Lines

Tug

282

103

1947

Later Triple Power, Kentuckian

220

252256

West Shore

Bay City Boat Lines

Passenger

94

60

1947

 

221

253170

Mackinac Islander

Arnold Transit

Ferry

84

78

1947

Now Drummond Islander

222

255631

Aztec

Indian River Lines

Towboat

500

110

1948

Later Bill Henry

223

 

 

City of Green Bay

Scow

 

26

1948

 

224

 

Kankakee

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Launch

 

46

1948

 

225

257910

Bill Wolter

William J. Wolter

Tug

376

108

Jun-49

Completion of an LSM, later Robert P. Bonnie, Molly Smith

226

257498

Sturgeon Bay Queen

Mid-Continent Barge Line

Tug

273

105

May-49

Later Mid-Continent Queen, Bayou La Reine

227

260029

R. H. McElroy

Pure Oil Co.

Tug

506

108

Jun-50

Later L W Sweet, Ann Murdock, John Giles Pater, Kevin D, Russell Ray, now Smitty

228

258929

Wisconsin

John Roen

Fishing Vessel

226

110

Nov-49

 

229

259864

C. G. Richter

Washington Island Ferry

Ferry

82

65

1950

Now Treasure Seeker

230

261069

Polliwog

Lea River Lines

Towboat

271

90

Dec-50

 

231

261102

Emily Jean

G.W. Gladders Towing