Our pilots

There are currently 20 licensed pilots for the port of Charleston, all of which have completed a 3-year apprenticeship and attained the rank of Full Branch Pilot, which authorizes them to pilot vessels of any size.

They also each hold a first class pilot endorsement from the USCG, also applicable to vessels of any size.


  1.  S.H. SwanHarborpilots_web-13
  2.  W.S. Smith, III
  3.  J. J Lockwood, III
  4.  H.W. Lockwood, Jr.
  5.  P. J. Kennedy
  6.  C. H. Thornton
  7.  G. L. Lucas
  8.  W. C. Walters, III
  9.  S. H. Swan, Jr
  10.  J. M. Thomas
  11.  B. J. Kavanagh
  12.  H. H. Coombs, III
  13.  D. J. Waldeck
  14.  J. A. Stuhr, III
  15.  J. N. Dukes
  16.  A. R. McIntire
  17.  D. G. Logan
  18.  R. S. Weil
  19.  E. B. Sanders
  20.  J. T. W. Stewart


Apprentice Pilots:

  • B.J. Cisco
  • G.E. Campsen, IV
  • J.C. Teal