John Bludworth Shipyard, Corpus Christi TX and Orange TX

Most recent update: October 14, 2017.


John Bludworth has operated several shipyards in the Houston area and is now in Corpus Christi, with a barge yard in Orange.  Visit the company at www.jbludshipyard.com.  The shipyard is on the north side of the navigation channel, just west of the Port of Corpus Christi:  see it from the air on Google here.  If anyone can add to the table below, please send your info to timcolton@aol.com

Hull # O.N. Original Name Original Owner Ship Type Tons Delivery Disposition
Built in Houston TX
W. C. Harms H. W. A. Harms Tug 147 1949 Later Hamilton 1954, Ruby Casho 1986, W. C. Harms 1988, Menasha 1995
258497 Allison F Onton Dock Co. Towboat  67 1949 NLD
6 261328 Kishwaukee    Smith Oil Towboat  159 1951 Now Ty Chibb, inactive
262510 Alliance King Alliance Marine Towboat  290 1951 Inactive
262726 Lydia H Tug 125 1951 Later Myra Patton
266962 Ox Bludworth Const. Towboat  60 1954 Now Driller, inactive
37 271378 Lady Alice J. Richard Peck OSV 79 1956 Later Super Scooper, NLD
38 271873 Julia D Tenn River Towing Towboat  159 1956 Now Sylvia M. LeBoeuf
273376 Inland Pilot Inland River Co. Towboat  159 1957 Later Q Talen, now Helen Laraway
275270 Sipsey Coyle Lines Towboat  162 1957 Now James Garrett
279985 Miss Robin Michael Hillyer Towboat  30 1959 Now Miss BB
57 289851 Laura C Inter-Bay Towing Tug 171 1962 Now Betty G, inactive
58 290278 Javelina Bacon Towing Towboat  72 1963 Now Miss Faye, inactive
290247 Shelby Rose Island Towing Towboat  26 1963 Active
60 296909 Shoat KC Towing Towboat  40 1964 NLD
297521 Paragon Port Everglades Towing Tug 97 1965 Now Angus R. Cooper
62 299106 State Wave OSV 306 1965 Now Caribbean Star I (Honduras)
500240 Duroc    Megafleet Towing Towboat  40 1965 Now Crow
501183 Fort Pierre Jantran Towboat  375 1965 Now Concordia
502066 Purple Hays Purple Hays Tug Tug 369 1966 Active
66 509067 Francis E. Haden M. E. Kuebler Tug 138 1967 Active
67 510374 Mars Suderman & Young Tug 138 1967 Active
68 511249 Gretchen G. & H. Towing Tug 138 1967 Now Boca del Drago
69 511829 W. Douglas Masterson M. E. Kuebler Tug 138 1967 Now Helen H
521655 B. W. Warren Temple Towing Towboat  136 1969 Now Miss Nancy
71 525828 Mr. Richard Jackson Marine Tug 196 1970 Later Ashley Hale, Falcon, now Carolina Coast
72 530647 Fort Lauderdale Seabulk Towing Tug 147 1971 NLD
534207 Suzanne Smith Tug 413 1971 Active
75 Highland Moon OSV 607 1973 Now Oficina Progreso (Panama)
76 Oceanic Moon OSV 607 1973 Now Zonace I (Chile)
 

560454

Marlin Penn Maritime Tug

164

1974 Active
79 562454 Paragon Newport News SB Tug 183 1974 Now Huntington
80 567392 Exxon Barge No. 301 Exxon Shipping Tank Barge

1,661

1975 Now MOC VII
81 566923 Exxon Barge No. 302 Exxon Shipping Tank Barge

1,720

1975 Now MOC VIII
82 569601 Exxon Barge No. 313 Exxon Shipping Tank Barge

1,720

1975 Now Kirby 26400T
83 569602 Exxon Barge No. 314 Exxon Shipping Tank Barge

1,720

1975 Now Kirby 27400T
84 572915 Exxon Barge No. 315 Exxon Shipping Tank Barge

1,720

1975 Now Kirby 28500T
85 572916 Exxon Barge No. 316 Exxon Shipping Tank Barge

1,720

1976 Now Kirby 16500B
88 577987 Nu'uanu Hawaiian Inter-Is. Tank Barge

2,551

1976 Active
  586781 Kirby 13801 Kirby Marine Tank Barge

1,329

1977 Active
100 919664 Hollywood 2023 Kirby Marine Tank Barge

1,181

1980 Active
101 919665 Kirby 20906 Kirby Marine Tank Barge

1,181

1981 Active
Built in Pasadena TX
100 965687 San Gabriel   Buffalo Marine Towboat  158 1990 Active
101
102 1026242 Miss Bettye Kirby Marine Towboat 131 1995 Active
103
104 1041548 San Leandro Buffalo Marine Towboat  163 1996 Active
105 1041549 San Rafael   Buffalo Marine Towboat  163 1996 Active
106 1049747 San Jose   Buffalo Marine Towboat  102 1996 Active
107 1056945 San Patricio   Buffalo Marine Towboat  102 1997 Active
Built in Corpus Christi TX
101 976493 No name Bludworth SY Dry Dock 1999 Active
102 1088381 William G. Burnett State of Texas Ferry 92 2000 Active
103 1106631 San Joaquin   Buffalo Marine Towboat  163 2001 Active
104 1114162 Scott R. Wilson  Blessey Marine Towboat  163 2001 Active
105 1149797 Eula B. Devall Devall Towing Towboat  163 2003 Active
106 1141127 Dane F. Morgan Blessey Marine Towboat  163 2003 Active
107 1131647 Walter E. Blessey Jr. Blessey Marine Towboat  345 2002 Active
108 1126162 Karla Bludworth   Republic Barge Towboat  221 2002 Now M/V Cincinnati
109 1126161 Jay Bludworth   Republic Barge Towboat  221 2002 Now M/V Louisville
110
111
112 1186674 Melvin R. Todd Blessey Marine Towboat  357 Jun-06 Active
113 1189892 Joe Collins Republic Barge Towboat  266 Sep-06 Now M/V Texas City
114 1189925 W. W. Monson Republic Barge Towboat  266 Oct-06 Now M/V Garyville
115 1195049 San Blas Buffalo Marine Towboat  266 16-Feb-07 Active
116 1195054 San Luis Buffalo Marine Towboat  266 30-Apr-07 Active
117 1199048 Signet Columbia Signet Maritime Towboat 

102

7-Jun-07 Active
118 1204819 CCC 2 CCC Group Industrial Vessel 388 10-Oct-07 Active
119 1207481 San Kennedy Buffalo Marine Towboat 266 6-Dec-07 Active
120 1204902 Jack R. Binion Horizon Maritime Towboat 266 10-Apr-08 Now Binion Cenac
121 1212161 San Austin Buffalo Marine Towboat 102 21-May-08 Active
122 1213534 Rena Marie Florida Marine Towboat 218 17-Oct-08 Now Capt. Kirk Colletti
123 1215931 Grace Nicole Florida Marine Towboat 218 22-Dec-08 Now Bob Deere
124 1219053 San Brendan Buffalo Marine Towboat 185 6-May-09 Active
125 1220858 Capt. Norm Antrainer Florida Marine Towboat 358 24-Aug-09 Now Findlay
126 1222185 John Cox Florida Marine Towboat 218 6-Nov-09 Now Red River Express
127 1224197 A. B. York Florida Marine Towboat 257 27-May-10 Now Canton
128 1225576 Ty Dolese Florida Marine Towboat 218 15-Jul-10 Now Galveston Bay
129 1234404 Mary Ruth L Laquay Dredging Dredge Tender 20 25-Aug-10 Active
130 1234402 Wyatt C Laquay Dredging Dredge Tender 20 25-Aug-10 Active
131   Laquay Dredging Anchor Barge   2010 Active
132 1232349 Endurance Enterprise Marine Towboat 230 6-Jun-11 Active
133 1233341 Justin D. Sbisa Florida Marine Towboat 202 12-Aug-11 Active
134 1233051 Sybil L. Laquay Laquay Marine Towboat 262 29-Nov-11 Active
135 1233052 Amy L. Laquay Laquay Marine Towboat 262 9-Feb-12 Active
136 1240164 Dan L Laquay Marine Towboat 361 7-Jun-12 Active
137 1240165 Legacy Enterprise Marine Towboat 223 26-Jul-12 Active
138 1238759 Jason W. Laquay Laquay Marine Towboat 262 15-Nov-12 Active
139 1238760 Timothy W. Laquay Laquay Marine Towboat 262 4-Jan-13 Active
140 1245859 John M. Wike CGBM Inc. Towboat 262 16-May-13 Active
141 1249555 Freedom Enterprise Marine Towboat 262 22-Oct-13 Active
142 1249556 Valor Enterprise Marine Towboat 262 22-Oct-13 Active
143 1251937 Nolan Rhodes Enterprise Marine Towboat 266 2-Apr-14 Active
144 1252182 Jeris Authement Enterprise Marine Towboat 266 10-Apr-14 Active
145 1255674 Shannon Mary Genesis Marine Towboat 266 26-Sep-14 Active
146 1256311 Robert Anthony Genesis Marine Towboat 372 11-Dec-14 Active
147 1257752 Elizabeth M. Robinson Genesis Marine Towboat 372 20-Jan-15 Active
148 1258192 Ashley M. Danielson Genesis Marine Towboat 372 18-Mar-15 Active
149 1259080 Lindsay M. Nobles Genesis Marine Towboat 354 8-Jun-15 Active
150 1261273 Capt. George Brumley Genesis Marine Towboat 354 2-Sep-15 Active
151 1262523 Callie M. Etheridge Genesis Marine Towboat 354 18-Nov-15 Active
152 1265643 Christopher Scott Genesis Marine Towboat 354 1-Apr-16 Active
153 1267551 Caroline Frances Genesis Marine Towboat 334 5-May-16 Active
154 1269178 Eleanor Hadley Genesis Marine Towboat 334 18-Jul-16 Active
155 1271719 Kaylin Nicole Genesis Marine Towboat 279 7-Sep-16 Active
156 1272328 McKenzie Hope Genesis Marine Towboat 279 20-Oct-16 Active
157 1275151 Margaret Ann Genesis Marine Towboat 279 15-Feb-17 Active
158 1276158 Garland Gaspard Genesis Marine Towboat 279 23-Mar-17 Active
158 1276194 Kylie Brown Genesis Marine Towboat 279 6-Jun-17 Active
158 1278230 E;izabeth Prince Genesis Marine Towboat 279 12-Jul-17 Active
Built in Orange TX
101 1218207 PCS 7 Agrichem Marine Tank Barge 1,589 14-Jun-09 Active
102
103
104
105 1237124 OL 107 Olin Corp. Tank Barge 705 1-Mar-11 Active
106 1237125 OL 108 Olin Corp. Tank Barge 705 14-Mar-12 Active
107 1237126 OL 109 Olin Corp. Tank Barge 705 17-May-12 Active
108 1237499 CGBM-111 CGBM Inc. Tank Barge 705 8-May-12 Active
109 1238325 CGBM-112 CGBM Inc. Tank Barge 705 8-May-12 Active
112 1239325 PCS 8 Agrichem Marine Tank Barge 1,589 10-Aug-12 Active