Charleston Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co., Charleston SC

Most recent update: July 28, 2018.


This yard started out in 1869 as Samuel J. Pregnall & Bros., known as the Pregnall Shipyard, and was a noted builder of schooners and steamers.  It closed in 1912 but was revived the same year as Valk & Murdoch Iron Works, who renamed it Charleston Dry Dock & Machine Company in 1919.  In 1934 it was reorganized as Charleston Dry Dock Co. and again in 1936 as Charleston Dry Dock & Shipbuilding Company.  The company had problems with their first wartime contract and the Navy took control of the yard in 1942, renaming it yet again, this time to Charleston Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co.  After the war, the Navy leased the facility to Todd for use as a repair yard, but Todd withdrew in 1949 and it was operated by several different firms until being taken over by Detyens.  The yard is now a public space - the Charleston Maritime Center, on Concord Street, between Laurens and Calhoun.  If anyone can add to the table below, please send your info to me at timcolton@aol.com

Hull # O.N. Name Customer Type GT Ft. Delivery Disposition
Built by the Pregnall Shipyard
  150101 Planter S. Carolina SB Co. Steamer 384 155 1876 Deleted 1913
  120240 F. W. Scheper, Jr. F. W. Scheper Pilot Cutter 38 62 1876  
  19482 Our Hampton   Schooner  22 47 1877  
  120384 Frances Elizabeth   Schooner 30 60 1879  
  85642 Gadsden   Steamer 134 164 1880 Built in Gadsden AL
  120427 Farmer S. Carolina SB Co. Steamer 470 146 1880 Deleted 1900
  115829 Granger S. Carolina SB Co. Steamer 486 153 1882 Later Santee 1884, Katie 1901, scrapped 1914
  135603 Eutaw S. Carolina SB Co. Steamer 547 156 1882 Deleted 1913
  126180 Cambria   Passenger 109 86 1883  
  100367 I Go  S. J. Pregnall Pilot Cutter 45 68 1884  
  3317 Bristol   Schooner 145 97 1885  
  76654 John M. Cole S. Carolina SB Co. Steamer 318 130 1886  
  116102 Sophie Amelia K   Schooner 47 71 1886  
      Pierre Lorillard Barge 80 95 1889 Floating stable
  77003 John Harlin   Steamer 80 95 1891 Later John E. McAllister
  202045 Marion Sea Island SB Co. Steamer 206 111 1905 Lost by fire 1907
  204706 Islander Samuel J. Pregnall Passenger 273 111 1907  
  91094 Merchant S. Carolina SB Co. Steamer 405 148    
Built by Valk & Murdoch Iron Works
  Federal Congaree USACoE Dredge   153 1914  
  Federal No. 3 USACoE Tank Barge 76 65 1915  
  Federal No. 3 USACoE Derrick Boat   65 1915  
  Federal No. 2 USACoE Tank Barge 76 47 1915  
  Federal   USACoE Scow     1917  
  Federal   USACoE Scow     1917  
      Valk & Murdoch Floating Dock   440 1919 8,000-ton lift capacity
        Tug   95 1920  
  Federal Gilmer USACoE Dredge   125 1920  
Built by Charleston Dry Dock & Machine Co.
  Federal Fayetteville USACoE Snagboat   91 1924  
  Federal Georgia USACoE Towboat   153 1925  
  Federal Mixson USACoE Snagboat   134 1925  
  Federal Northeast USACoE Derrick Boat   60 1925  
  Federal Montgomery USACoE Snagboat   156 1925  
  225269 Daytona Beach No. 1 F. T. Plowman Freighter 54 60 1925  
    Daytona Beach No. 2   Freighter     1926  
        Lighter   100 1926  
  171762 Hygrade No. 3 Hygrade Oil Tank Barge 148 85 1926  
    Charleston Sanford & Brooks Dredge     1926  
  225723 Palmetto Cooper River Ferry Comm. Ferry 252 132 1926  
  Federal Benning USACoE Derrick Boat   82 1927  
    Jno. M. Milliken   Dredge 338d 95 1927 To USACoE 1935
  226328 Mars   Tug 43 58 1927  
  Federal No. 11 USACoE Derrick Barge   60 1927  
        Lighter     1927  
        Dump Scow   112 1927  
  Federal D-2 USACoE Derrick Boat   35 1928  
  LV 115 Frying Pan Shoal U.S.C.G. Lightship 630   1930 Later WAL 537, to Southport NC as museum 1967
  LV 116 Fenwick Island Shoal U.S.C.G. Lightship 630   1930 Later WAL 538, to Baltimore MD as museum 1971
  LV 117 Nantucket Shoals U.S.C.G. Lightship 630   1930 Rammed by Olympic and sunk 1934
  229378 Carolinian M. L. Clark Tanker 226 114 1930  
  Federal Liston USACoE Survey Boat 308 105 1930  
  Federal Booster Plant USACoE Booster Barge   100 1930  
  Federal   USACoE Deck Barge     1930  
        Lighter   85 1930  
Federal No. 31-3 USACoE Tank Barge 80 1931
  230980 Island Girl Seaboard Air Line Ferry 58 59 1931  
  233636 Anomaly Walter B. Pitkin Yacht 27 43 1932  
  231561 Barbara Ruxton Ruxton Tptn. Tanker 88 62 1932 Later Clearflame
  232011 Wiley L. Moore Pure Oil Corp. Tug 164 85 1932  
  233015 Ruxton No. 2 Ruxton Tptn. Tanker 106 61 1934  
      Krajewski-Pesant Mfg. Co. River Steamer     1934 Shipped to Venezuela
  233639 M. A. Powers M. A. Powers Corp. Tanker 494 141 1934 Later Dispatch
Built by Charleston Dry Dock & Shipbuilding Co.
        Lighter   60 1936 Built for stock
      Krajewski-Pesant Mfg. Co. Tug   65 1937 Shipped to Venezuela
2250 236979 Kittiwake Portland Trawling Trawler 355   Jan-38 To USN 1940 as Curlew (AM 69), sold 1946 as Raagan, multiple owners, now Clipper Express
2300 237113 Bittern Portland Trawling Trawler 355   Mar-38 To USN 1940 as Catbird (AM 68), sold 1947 as Salhus, later Punta Palma 1952, scrapped 1966
  Federal Col. Bertram T. Clayton USAQMC Tug 1,623   May-40 Later chemical carrier Abocol 1966, wrecked in Colombia 1973
5500 239491 Julius H. Barnes Erie & St. Lawrence Co. Cargo 1,623   May-40 Later chemical carrier Abocol 1966, wrecked in Colombia 1973
6000   W.Va.P.&P.Co. No. 3 W. Va. Pulp & Paper Co. Deck Barge   105 May-40  
6000   W.Va.P.&P.Co. No. 4 W. Va. Pulp & Paper Co. Deck Barge   105 May-40  
6500 240943 Flying A Tidewater Associated Oil Tanker 1,729   Aug-41 To USN 1942 as Kaloli (AOG 13), returned 1946 as Flying A, scrapped 1976
Built by Charleston Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co.
1 ATF 67 Apache US Navy Tug 1,240   12-Dec-42 To Taiwan 1974 as Ta Wan (ATF 551), active
2 ATF 68 Catawba/Arapaho US Navy Tug 1,240   20-Jan-43 To Argentina 1961 as Comandante General Zapiola (A 2), wrecked 1976
3 ATF 69 Chippewa US Navy Tug 1,240   14-Feb-43 Decommissioned 1947, sold 1961, reefed 1990
4 ATF 70 Choctaw US Navy Tug 1,240   21-Apr-43 To Colombia 1961 as Pedro de Heredia (RM 72), reefed 2007
5 ATF 71 Hopi US Navy Tug 1,240   31-Mar-43 Struck 1963, sunk as target 1986
6 ATF 72 Kiowa US Navy Tug 1,240   7-Jun-43 To Dom. Rep. 1970 as Macorix 1972 (RM 21), returned 1986, scrapped 1994
7 ATF 81 Bannock US Navy Tug 1,240   28-Jun-43 To Italy 1979 as Bannock, later CP 451, to be a museum
8 ATF 82 Carib US Navy Tug 1,240   24-Jul-43 To Colombia 1979 as Sebastian de Belalcazar (RM 73), reefed 2004
9 ATF 96 Abnaki US Navy Tug 1,240   15-Nov-43 To Mexico 1978 as Yaqui (A-18), later Ehecatl (A-53), Yaqui (ARE 2), active
10 ATF 97 Alsea US Navy Tug 1,240   13-Dec-43 Sold 1976 as Ikosiena, scrapped 1996
11 ATF 98 Arikara US Navy Tug 1,240   5-Jan-44 To Chile 1971 as Seargento Aldea (A 63), sunk as target 1992
12 ATF 99 Chetco US Navy Tug 1,240   29-May-44 Completed as Penguin (ASR 12), sold 1973 as Percheron, later Dona Rosa Maria
13 ATF 100 Chowanoc US Navy Tug 1,240   21-Feb-44 To Ecuador 1960 as Chimborazo (R-105), active
14 ATF 101 Cocopa US Navy Tug 1,240   25-Mar-44 To Mexico 1978 as Seri (A-19), later Tonatiuh (A-54) 1993, Seri (ARE-03) 2001, active
15 ATF 102 Hidatsa US Navy Tug 1,240   25-Apr-44 To Colombia 1979 as Rodrigo de Bastiedas (RM 74), active
16 ATF 103 Hitchiti US Navy Tug 1,240   27-May-44 To Mexico 1978 as Cora (A-20) later Chac (A-55), Cora (ARE-4), active
17 ATF 104 Jicarilla US Navy Tug 1,240   26-Jun-44 To Colombia 1979 as Bahia Solano (RM 75), struck 1987
18 ATF 105 Moctobi US Navy Tug 1,240   25-Jul-44 Sold 1997, later Tiger, scrapped 2012
19 ATF 148 Achomawi US Navy Tug 1,240   11-Nov-44 To Taiwan 1991 as Ta Tu (ATF 554), active
20 ATF 149 Atakapa US Navy Tug 1,240   1-Dec-44 Sunk as target 2000
21 ATF 150 Avoyel US Navy Tug 1,240   8-Jan-45 To USCG as WATF 150, later WMEC 150, sold 1970
22 ATF 151 Chawasha US Navy Tug 1,240   6-Feb-45 Decommissioned 1946, sunk as target 1978
23 ATF 152 Cahuilla US Navy Tug 1,240   10-Mar-45 To Argentina 1961 as Comandante General Irigoyen (A 1), active
24 ATF 153 Chilula US Navy Tug 1,240   5-Apr-45 To USCG as WATF 153, later WMEC 153, sunk as target 1997
25 ATF 154 Chimariko US Navy Tug 1,240   28-Apr-45 Decommissioned 1946, later used as a training hulk, sunk as target 1978
26 ATF 155 Cusabo US Navy Tug 1,240   19-May-45 To Ecuador 1960 as Los Rios (R-1), later Cayambe (R-51), decommissioned 2000
27 ATF 156 Luiseno US Navy Tug 1,240   16-Jun-45 To Argentina 1975 as Francisco de Gurruchaga (A 3), active
28 ATF 157 Nipmuc US Navy Tug 1,240   8-Jul-45 To Venezuela 1978 as Antonio Picardi (RA-22), lost 1982
29 ATF 158 Mosopelia US Navy Tug 1,240   28-Jul-45 Sunk as target 1999
30 ATF 159 Paiute US Navy Tug 1,240   27-Aug-45 To NDRF 1997, dismantled 2003
31 ATF 160 Papago US Navy Tug 1,240   3-Oct-45 To NDRF 1997, dismantled 2003
32 ATF 161 Salinan US Navy Tug 1,240   9-Nov-45 To Venezuela 1978 as Contralmirante Miguel Rodriguez (RA-23), struck 2005
33 ATF 162 Shakori US Navy Tug 1,240   20-Dec-45 To Taiwan 1991 as Ta Fai (ATF 563), active
34 ATF 163 Utina US Navy Tug 1,240   30-Jan-46 To Venezuela 1978 as Felipe Larrazabael (RA-21), struck 1990
35 ATF 164 Yurok US Navy Tug 1,240   28-May-46 Completed as Bluebird (ASR 19), to Turkey 1950 as Kurtaran (A 584), sunk as target 2001
36 ATF 165 Yustaga US Navy Tug 1,240   19-Jul-46 Completed as Skylark (ASR 20), to Brazil 1973 as Gastao Moutinho (K-10), struck 1996
  YFD 15 YFD 15 US Navy Floating Dock   354 1943 6000-ton lift
    Cargo 346g   1944 Later Ana Patricia, Caribbean Express, wrecked 1981
    Cargo 459g   1945 Converted 1957 to tanker Sincap Primero