DESCO Marine, Inc., St. Augustine FL

Hulls 801 through 1600

Most recent update: July 22, 2016.


Diesel Engine Sales Company, or DESCO, was one of the most prolific builders of wooden shrimp trawlers.  The yard, which was on the San Sebastian River, was started in 1944 and closed in 1985: see it from the air on Google here.  In 1970, they started a separate production line for FRP hulls, with a separate series of hull numbers.  Because of the company's huge output, I have divided it into four tables - three for wooden hulls and one for FRP hulls.  This table covers wooden hulls 801 through 1600; see the table for wooden hulls 1 through 800 here, the table for wooden hulls 1601 through 2272 here and the table for FRP hulls here.  Many thanks to John Versaggi, of the Versaggi Shrimp Company family, who sent me a copy of the program for the launching of Hull 1600, on April 19, 1969: it includes a list of all 1600 boats built in the preceding 25 years.  If anyone can fill any of the gaps in this table, please e-mail me at timcolton@aol.com.

Hull # O.N. Original Name Original Owner Type GT Ft. Built Disposition
801 278691 Xandria Loraine   Fishing Vessel 64 62 1959 Later Clinton Hayes
802 278814 Ebe   Fishing Vessel 54 55 1959 Later Miss Lisa, Miss Karen Ann
803 278529 Coed Marvin Hardee Fishing Vessel 54 55 1959  
804 278521 Loyalty James H. Hudnall Fishing Vessel 54 55 1959 Later Sheriff
805 279097 Mary Margaret Herbert N. Pacetti Fishing Vessel 67 62 1959  
806 279012 Miss Sondra Leigh Felicione & Sons Fishing Vessel 67 62 1959  
807 278713 Miss Marian Marian B. Long Fishing Vessel 48 551 1959  
808 279932 Sunrise   Fishing Vessel 67 62 1959 Later Freddie Boy
809 279522 Kathy Ray H. & S. Trawlers Fishing Vessel 67 62 1959  
810 278612 Luna Huey Pitre Fishing Vessel 54 55 1959  
811 278613 Ethel Lou-Tex Trawlers Fishing Vessel 54 55 1959  
812 278434 Lou-Lynn Walter L. Kirkconnell Fishing Vessel 35 48 1959  
813 280129 Wa-Wa   Fishing Vessel 74 66 1959 Later Lyco XVIII
814 Bigray   Fishing Vessel     1959  
815 278865 Bold Venture Henry W. Humphreys Fishing Vessel 67 62 1959  
816 283184 Lanran Dredge Harbor Yachts Fishing Vessel 65 55 1960  
817 278913 Lee Ann Preston A. Caddell Fishing Vessel 35 48 1959  
818 278914 Dandon Texas Fisheries Fishing Vessel 35 48 1959  
819 279375 Racketeer Gene F. Brannen Fishing Vessel 48 51 1959  
820 278874 Flea Joseph Bruni Fishing Vessel 54 55 1959  
821 280367 Robbie Dale Tomie DeGrande Fishing Vessel 67 62 1959  
822 279578 West Gulf Adolph Brooks Fishing Vessel 67 62 1959  
823 279010 Zing Marvin Hardee Fishing Vessel 54 55 1959  
824 Rosaoli   Fishing Vessel     1959  
825 Dolly   Fishing Vessel     1959  
826 279497 Green's Pride Green's Pride, Inc. Fishing Vessel 54 55 1959  
827 Aida   Fishing Vessel     1959  
828 279716 Sharon Sue H. & S. Trawlers Fishing Vessel 67 62 1959  
829 Sonia   Fishing Vessel     1959  
830 Malie   Fishing Vessel     1959  
831 Dora   Fishing Vessel     1959  
832 El Salvador San Miguel   Fishing Vessel     1959  
833 279965 Miss Tiny William E. Arnold Fishing Vessel 48 51 1959  
834 El Salvador Usulutan   Fishing Vessel     1959  
835 El Salvador Lempa   Fishing Vessel     1959  
836 El Salvador Jiboa   Fishing Vessel     1959  
837 El Salvador Rio Grande   Fishing Vessel     1959  
838 Priscilla Ann   Fishing Vessel     1959  
839 El Salvador Guija   Fishing Vessel     1959  
840 285714 Silver Star Edna Dickinson Fishing Vessel 48 51 1960  
841 El Salvador Coatepeque   Fishing Vessel     19  
842 El Salvador Ilopango   Fishing Vessel     19  
843 El Salvador Brasil   Fishing Vessel     19  
844 El Salvador San Rafael   Fishing Vessel     19  
845 El Salvador Jeronimo   Fishing Vessel     19  
846 El Salvador Guillermina   Fishing Vessel     19  
847 El Salvador Masalsa   Fishing Vessel     19  
848 El Salvador Nachito   Fishing Vessel     19  
849 El Salvador Tigre   Fishing Vessel     19  
850 El Salvador Victoria   Fishing Vessel     19  
851 El Salvador Mariposa   Fishing Vessel     19  
852 El Salvador La Presa   Fishing Vessel     19  
853 El Salvador Coatepeque   Fishing Vessel     19  
854 281735 Sherre Eileen Clegg Shrimp Fishing Vessel 54 55 1960 Later Caribe 1
855 El Salvador El Rosario   Fishing Vessel     196  
856 El Salvador Los Pinos   Fishing Vessel     196  
857 El Salvador Tacuazin   Fishing Vessel     196  
858 283208 Uncle Billy H & S Trawlers Fishing Vessel 67 62 1960  
859 El Salvador Arana de Caballo   Fishing Vessel     196  
860 El Salvador San Juan   Fishing Vessel     196  
861 El Salvador San Jorge   Fishing Vessel     196  
862 El Salvador San Alfredo   Fishing Vessel     196  
863 El Salvador Santa Elena   Fishing Vessel     196  
864 El Salvador Olomega   Fishing Vessel     196  
865 El Salvador Apastepeque   Fishing Vessel     196  
866 El Salvador Jiquilisco   Fishing Vessel     196  
867 El Salvador Tazumal   Fishing Vessel     196  
868 El Salvador Lamatepec   Fishing Vessel     196  
869 El Salvador Jaltepeque   Fishing Vessel     196  
870 Marilyn W   Fishing Vessel     1960  
871 Fonchito   Fishing Vessel     1960  
872 283697 Billy and Jean William M. Lasanen Fishing Vessel 67 62 1960  
873 Pedrito   Fishing Vessel     1960  
874 283934 Mom Ella Rosemary H. Shiflet Fishing Vessel 67 62 1960  
875 Eduardito   Fishing Vessel     1960  
876 Diego   Fishing Vessel     1960  
877 Federico   Fishing Vessel     1960  
878 Erasmo   Fishing Vessel     1960  
879 284095 Ancient Mariner John H. Clark Fishing Vessel 54 55 1960  
880 283990 Sallie Ann Rosemary H. Shiflet Fishing Vessel 67 63 1960  
881 284124 Captain Kirk Oak Sons, Inc. Fishing Vessel 67 62 1960  
882 284206 High Tide John Wortman Fishing Vessel 54 55 1961  
883 284404 Daybreak Timber Island Seafood Fishing Vessel 74 66 1961  
884 284475 Blue Seas Wild Wind, Inc. Fishing Vessel 74 66 1961  
885 284348 Charles M Ric-Man Shrimp Fishing Vessel 67 62 1961  
886 284449 Miss Karen Sidney E. Herndon Fishing Vessel 67 62 1961  
887 284648 Rachelle Alvin C. Dickey Fishing Vessel 54 55 1961 Later Miss Dotty, Ma & Pa, Jessica Lorraine
888 284571 Sunrise E. L. Peterson Fishing Vessel 67 62 1961  
889 285146 Biscay August Maripuu Fishing Vessel 54 55 1961  
890 Sacapuntas   Fishing Vessel     1961  
891 285121 Arrapaho Arrapaho, Inc. Fishing Vessel 67 62 1961  
892 Captain Reisman   Fishing Vessel     1961  
893 287167 Patty Ann Herbert M. Starter Fishing Vessel 35 48 1961  
894 285141 Guianese Versaggi Shrimp Fishing Vessel 74 66 1961  
895 285140 Highliner Versaggi Shrimp Fishing Vessel 74 66 1961 Later Jackie Jane
896 285959 Blue Skies Wild Wind, Inc. Fishing Vessel 74 66 1961  
897 286017 Darway Moore Shrimp Fishing Vessel 67 62 1961  
898 285873 Gulf King Walpace Co. Fishing Vessel 74 66 1961  
899 285874 Gulf Queen Walpace Co. Fishing Vessel 74 66 1961  
900 285113 Captain Frisky Sea Garden Corp. Fishing Vessel 67 62 1961 Later Cochise
901 286369 Miss Mary Diane Baxter H. Kirkconnell Fishing Vessel 67 62 1961  
902 Consuelo   Fishing Vessel     1961  
903 Rica   Fishing Vessel     1961  
904 Patcy   Fishing Vessel     1961  
905 Gely   Fishing Vessel     1961  
906 Kirk   Fishing Vessel     1961  
907 Lito   Fishing Vessel     1961  
908 286537 Sou'Wester Sou'Wester, Inc. Fishing Vessel 74 66 1961  
909 286880 Myrtle Caroline H & S Trawlers Fishing Vessel 67 62 1961  
910 El Salvador Tecapan   Fishing Vessel     1961  
911 286983 Jim Dandy Versaggi Shrimp Fishing Vessel 74 66 1961  
912 286984 Pan American Versaggi Shrimp Fishing Vessel 74 66 1961  
913 El Salvador Santa Fe   Fishing Vessel     1961  
914 El Salvador Oromontique   Fishing Vessel     1961  
915 287176 Bertha Adela H. A. Tatum Fishing Vessel 67 62 1961  
916 287212 Faithful John Fazio Shrimp Fishing Vessel 74 66 1961  
917 287196 Typhoon Typhoon, Inc. Fishing Vessel 74 66 1961  
918 287281 Miss Kathy Kirk Oak Sons Fishing Vessel 67 62 1961  
919 287926 Miss Point Judith Harold A. Loftes Fishing Vessel 74 66 1962 Later Orca, Giannina G, Shirley Jean
920 Don Domin   Fishing Vessel     19  
921 Don Alejos   Fishing Vessel     19  
922 287442 Estopride Estotex Fishing Fishing Vessel 67 40 1962  
923 287343 Flaming Star Vatican Shrimp Fishing Vessel 74 66 1961 Later Little Velma
924 Rubal   Fishing Vessel     19  
925 287520 Stingaree Versaggi Shrimp Fishing Vessel 74 66 1962  
926 287519 Bugger Versaggi Shrimp Fishing Vessel 74 66 1962  
927 287621 Stranger Versaggi Shrimp Fishing Vessel 74 66 1962  
928 287581 High Noon High Noon, Inc. Fishing Vessel 74 66 1962  
929 287622 Two Sisters Versaggi Shrimp Fishing Vessel 74 66 1962  
930 287623 Crimson Tide Versaggi Shrimp Fishing Vessel 74 66 1962  
931 287939 Big Baby Big Baby Inc. Fishing Vessel 74 66 1962  
932 287836 Full Moon Full Moon, Inc. Fishing Vessel 74 66 1962  
933 Guatemala Don Hirano Copesgua S.A. Fishing Vessel 67 62 1962  
934 Guatemala Don Ohnuma Copesgua S.A. Fishing Vessel 67 62 1962  
935 Guatemala Rica Copesgua S.A. Fishing Vessel 67 62 1962  
936 Guatemala Dona Barbara Copesgua S.A. Fishing Vessel 67 62 1962  
937 Guatemala Irma Copesgua S.A. Fishing Vessel 67 62 1962  
938 Guatemala Fosforito Copesgua S.A. Fishing Vessel 67 62 1962  
939 288449 Navigator   Fishing Vessel 74 66 1962 Later Geronimo
940 288448 Billy Boy Billy Boy, Inc. Fishing Vessel 74 66 1962  
941 288450 Miss Lali Anne S. Felicione & Sons Fishing Vessel 67 62 1962  
942 288038 Jeanne Leloup Shrimp Fishing Vessel 67 62 1962  
943 288666 Glenn Bullock Harper Davis Fishing Vessel 74 66 1962  
944 288724 Golden Net Golden Net Fleet Fishing Vessel 74 66 1962  
945 288946 Lady Eleanor Hamilton & White Fishing Vessel 74 64 1962  
946 289058 Miss Skip Donald A. Bolton Fishing Vessel 67 62 1962  
947 288982 Irene C Ge-Ric, Inc. Fishing Vessel 67 62 1962  
948 288357 Captain Spicer C. L. & S. Shrimp Fishing Vessel 74 66 1962  
949 288550 Essequibo Versaggi Shrimp Fishing Vessel 74 66 1962 Later Dana Bill
950 288551 Demerara Versaggi Shrimp Fishing Vessel 74 66 1962  
951 286879 Calm Seas Calm Seas Shrimp Fishing Vessel 74 66 1962  
952 289226 Faith Faith Shrimp Fishing Vessel 74 66 1962  
953 289407 Lance Atlantic Fisheries Fishing Vessel 67 62 1962  
954 288552 Pescador Versaggi Shrimp Fishing Vessel 74 66 1962  
955 288553 Adventure Versaggi Shrimp Fishing Vessel 74 66 1962  
956 289511 Stormy Seas Stormy Seas, Inc. Fishing Vessel 74 66 1962  
957 288554 Reliance Versaggi Shrimp Fishing Vessel 74 66 1962  
958 289413 Gulf Prince Trawler Gulf Master Fishing Vessel 74 66 1962  
959 289414 Gulf Princess Trawler Gulf Mistress Fishing Vessel 74 66 1962  
960 Borneo Sabah I   Fishing Vessel     1962  
961 289561 Virginia Hall C. L. & S. Shrimp Fishing Vessel 74 66 1962  
962 Borneo Sabah II   Fishing Vessel     1962  
963 289115 Lisa Anne B. J. Litrico Fishing Vessel 74 66 1962  
964 288981 Jan T Jan, Inc. Fishing Vessel 67 62 1962  
965 289599 Richard M Moore Shrimp Fishing Vessel 67 62 1962  
966 Kuwait Dasman #2   Fishing Vessel     1962  
967 Kuwait Dasman #3   Fishing Vessel     1962  
968 Kuwait Dasman #4   Fishing Vessel     1962  
969 Kuwait Dasman #5   Fishing Vessel     1962  
970 289877 Baltic August Maripuu Fishing Vessel 67 62 1962  
971 Dona Nieves   Fishing Vessel     1962  
972 Elvi   Fishing Vessel     1962  
973 Dona Luz   Fishing Vessel     1962  
974 July   Fishing Vessel     1962  
975 Maite   Fishing Vessel     1962  
976 Sekiya   Fishing Vessel     1962  
977 290009 Spring Tide John Wortman Fishing Vessel 67 62 1962  
978 289961 Miss Jane James A. Smith Fishing Vessel 67 62 1962  
979 289274 City Slicker Versaggi Shrimp Fishing Vessel 74 66 1962  
980 289275 New Yorker Versaggi Shrimp Fishing Vessel 74 66 1962  
981 289921 Bread Winner Versaggi Shrimp Fishing Vessel 74 66 1962  
982 289920 Beach Comber Versaggi Shrimp Fishing Vessel 74 66 1962  
983 289922 Go Getter Versaggi Shrimp Fishing Vessel 74 66 1962  
984 290595 Sea Queen Angelo Militello Fishing Vessel 74 66 1962  
985 289408 Randy Atlantic Fisheries Fishing Vessel 67 62 1962 Later Kaiser
986 Ito   Fishing Vessel     196  
987 Kuwait Dasman #6   Fishing Vessel     196  
988 Kuwait Dasman #7   Fishing Vessel     196  
989 Arana de Caballo   Fishing Vessel     196  
990 290569 Kandy L Kandy L, Inc. Fishing Vessel 67 62 1963  
991 289918 Show Boat Tampa Shrimp Fishing Vessel 74 66 1962  
992 290033 Traitor  Ruby Geiger Fishing Vessel 48 51 1962 Later Capt. J. W.
993 290120 Audrey R  C. W. Hammond Fishing Vessel 74 66 1962 Inactive
994 290570 Harriet E  Cutcheon Shrimp Fishing Vessel 67 62 1963  
995 290988 Little Susie  M & L Fleet Fishing Vessel 67 62 1963  
996 Sao Luis    Fishing Vessel     19  
997 290541 West Wind  Ray A. Arnsdorff Fishing Vessel 74 66 1962 Inactive
998 290620 Carousel  Tampa Shrimp Fishing Vessel 74 66 1963  
999 290642 Little One  Little One, Inc. Fishing Vessel 74 66 1963  
1000 290981 Kilonaut  Trawler Kilonaut Fishing Vessel 74 66 1963  
1001 291103 Miss Yvonne  Pioneer Shrimp Fishing Vessel 67 62 1963  
1002 291252 Estonautic  Estotex Fishing Fishing Vessel 67 62 1963 Later Caribe 3
1003 290744 Ruby K  Serl, Inc. Fishing Vessel 74 66 1963  
1004 290745 Miss Rosella  Westshore Shrimp Fishing Vessel 74 66 1963  
1005 290923 Gulf King I Gulf King Shrimp Fishing Vessel 74 66 1963  
1006 290924 Gulf King II Gulf King Shrimp Fishing Vessel 74 66 1963  
1007 291124 Mazie Savona  Jenita M. Billiot Fishing Vessel 74 66 1963 Later Capt. Jim
1008 290621 La Crevette I La Crevette, Inc. Fishing Vessel 74 66 1963  
1009 290622 La Crevette II La Crevette, Inc. Fishing Vessel 74 66 1963  
1010 291126 Robby D Singleton Shrimp Fishing Vessel 74 66 1963  
1011 291127 John Patrick Singleton Shrimp Fishing Vessel 74 66 1963  
1012 291528 Captain Zip Deep Sea Trawlers Fishing Vessel 74 66 1963  
1013 291529 Captain Irish Deep Sea Trawlers Fishing Vessel 74 66 1963  
1014 290781 La Crevette III La Crevette, Inc. Fishing Vessel 74 66 1963  
1015 290782 La Crevette IV La Crevette, Inc. Fishing Vessel 74 66 1963  
1016 291470 La Crevette V La Crevette, Inc. Fishing Vessel 74 66 1963  
1017 291632 Thomas Michael Gulf Shrimp Fishing Vessel 67 62 1963  
1018 291471 La Crevette VI La Crevette, Inc. Fishing Vessel 74 66 1963  
1019 292351 La Crevette VII La Crevette, Inc. Fishing Vessel 74 66 1963  
1020 292352 La Crevette VIII La Crevette, Inc. Fishing Vessel 74 66 1963  
1021 291712 Gulf Wave Adolph Brooks Fishing Vessel 67 62 1963  
1022 291497 Sunbeam Trawler Sunbeam Fishing Vessel 74 66 1963  
1023 291652 Davey Boy Norman Jamsen Fishing Vessel 67 62 1963  
1024 291917 Ocean Queen William Curry's Sons Fishing Vessel 74 66 1963  
1025 292078 Champion Versaggi Shrimp Fishing Vessel 74 66 1963  
1026 292079 Crusader Versaggi Shrimp Fishing Vessel 74 66 1963 Later Lynda Gale
1027 292608 Bosra Leamo Fleet Fishing Vessel 74 66 1963  
1028 291404 Phillip Leloup Shrimp Fishing Vessel 67 62 1963  
1029 291403 Duke Brownsville Fisheries Fishing Vessel 67 62 1963  
1030 292190 Miss Lisa Anne Punta Gorda Fish Fishing Vessel 67 62 1963  
1031 293016 Rainbow Trawler Rainbow Fishing Vessel 74 66 1963  
1032 292146 Compass Star Derald W. Pacetti Fishing Vessel 74 66 1963  
1033 291698 Deborah Beth World Wide Marketers Fishing Vessel 74 66 1963  
1034 292139 Baret Roberta World Wide Marketers Fishing Vessel 74 66 1963  
1035 292140 Miss Serena  World Wide Marketers Fishing Vessel 74 66 1963  
1036 293704 Alley Cat Duggan Shrimp Co. Fishing Vessel 74 66 1963  
1037 293705 Willie B Willie B, Inc. Fishing Vessel 74 66 1963  
1038 291916 Big Beau Thompson Enterprises Fishing Vessel 74 66 1963  
1039 293091 Kit Cat Harold E. Nelson Fishing Vessel 67 62 1963  
1040 291630 Ramblin Rose S. & S. Sales Fishing Vessel 74 66 1963  
1041 291631 Barbados Magic Valley Trawlers Fishing Vessel 74 66 1963  
1042 292394 Linda B C. W. Hammond Fishing Vessel 74 66 1963  
1043 292287 Bora Bora Empire Seafoods Fishing Vessel 74 66 1963  
1044 293208 Warrior Versaggi Shrimp Fishing Vessel 74 66 1963  
1045 293206 Mayflower Versaggi Shrimp Fishing Vessel 74 66 1963 Later San Pedro
1046 Anthurium   Fishing Vessel     1963  
1047 Bougainvillaea   Fishing Vessel     1963  
1048 292703 Gulf Challenger  Trawler Gulf Challenger  Fishing Vessel 74 66 1963  
1049 292705 Gulf Wind Trawler Ebb Tide Fishing Vessel 74 66 1963  
1050 292704 Gulf Breeze Trawler Ebb Tide Fishing Vessel 74 66 1963  
1051 293207 Tom Cat Versaggi Shrimp Fishing Vessel 74 66 1963  
1052 292457 Scylla S & C Maritime Fishing Vessel 67 62 1963  
1053 293350 Gulf King III Gulf King Shrimp Fishing Vessel 74 66 1963  
1054 291040 Leeway Leeway, Inc. Fishing Vessel 67 62 1963  
1055 292065 Kerri H. L. Wolfe Fishing Vessel 67 62 1963  
1056 292752 Tara Lou Tara Lou, Inc. Fishing Vessel 67 62 1963  
1057 293351 Gulf King IV Gulf King Shrimp Fishing Vessel 74 66 1963  
1058 292091 Gale Winds Gale Winds, Inc. Fishing Vessel 74 66 1963  
1059 292522 Dr. Kirk K & R Seafood Fishing Vessel 74 66 1963  
1060 292971 Big Dipper Big Dipper, Inc. Fishing Vessel 74 66 1963  
1061 291289 Gypsy C. L. & S. Shrimp Fishing Vessel 74 66 1963  
1062 293428 Capt. Truman Truman Pacetti Fishing Vessel 74 66 1963  
1063 292979 El Indio Loco Bigray, Inc. Fishing Vessel 67 62 1963  
1064 292981 Melony Diana T & T Seafoods Fishing Vessel 74 66 1963  
1065 291506 Neap Tide John Wortman Fishing Vessel 67 62 1963  
1066 292503 Captain Fred James R. Amerson Fishing Vessel 74 66 1963  
1067 292962 Captain Tick St. George Packing Fishing Vessel 74 66 1963  
1068 Garrapat   Fishing Vessel     1963  
1069 293166 Peso Mann Shrimp Fishing Vessel 67 62 1963  
1070 293657 Playboy  Regal Shrimp Fishing Vessel 74 66 1963  
1071 293581 Mary C Mary C, Inc. Fishing Vessel 67 62 1963  
1072 Chepe I   Fishing Vessel     1963  
1073 294015 Susan & Jeannie W. B. Kornegay Fishing Vessel 66 58 1963  
1074 293061 Miss Cayenne I  H. & S. Trawlers Fishing Vessel 74 66 1963  
1075 293585 Cayenne Cutie H. & S. Trawlers Fishing Vessel 74 66 1963  
1076 293586 Cayenne Doll H. & S. Trawlers Fishing Vessel 74 66 1963  
1077 293588 Cayenne Queen H. & S. Trawlers Fishing Vessel 74 66 1963  
1078 293587 Cayenne Pepper H. & S. Trawlers Fishing Vessel 74 66 1963  
1079 293649 Lady V Baxter H. Kirkconnell Fishing Vessel 74 66 1963  
1080 Mapache   Fishing Vessel     19  
1081 293318 Naughty Lady  Henry W. Humphreys Fishing Vessel 67 62 1963  
1082 Barracuda   Fishing Vessel     19  
 1083 294253 Wendy & Bubber W. B. Kornegay Fishing Vessel 66 58 1964  
 1084 293344