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Courtesy of Sal Guarino, Guarino & Cox, LLC
Just over 50 years ago, the first supply boat built by Halter Marine and that I struggled to draw up as a 22 year old ignorant kid, the DANTZLER PASCAGOULA was delivered. It was not big but it was for Halter then and it did big things for its size. The delivery trip was impressive in that this small, 140 ft., boat ran on it’s on bottom to the Middle East with the 115 ton 95 ft. utility boat LITTLE DANTZLER as deck cargo crossing the North Atlantic and Mediterranean Sea in winter.
At that time 150 feet was considered a large supply boat. The supply boat was simple at that time with no mud systems, bow thrusters or other outfit common today. Power was four GM 12V71 Detroit Diesels, two per shaft in a tandem configuration. It also was the first time we dealt with ABS albeit for Load Line only. The rules were simple and at that time the people at ABS were very helpful. Halter built a number of utility and supply boats for the Dantzler Boat and Barge company, headquartered in Pascagoula. The owner of that company was instrumental in having Halter start up the Halter Moss Point yard.