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A. C. Brown & Son, Tottenville NY

Most recent update: May 15, 2011.


This yard was both a significant yacht builder and a builder of other craft.  It was started in 1873 by A. C. Brown, a fourth-generation shipbuilder.   It was located at the foot of Amboy Road, an area that is now residential and where there is no sign of a shipyard.  If anyone can add to the table below, please send your info to timcolton@aol.com

 Hull # Name  Original Owner Vessel Type GT Built Disposition
  J. P. Musere Ralph Middleton Munroe Yacht   1878?  
  Anemone Gilbert Haight Yacht   1882  
  Kingfish Ralph Middleton Munroe Yacht   1883  
  I. J. Merritt Merritt & Chapman Salvage Vessel 354 1884 Deleted 1917
  Pelican Edward A. & Thomas Hine Yacht   1885  
  Presto Ralph Middleton Munroe Yacht   1885  
  Egret Ralph Middleton Munroe Yacht   1886  
  Holgazana Walter H. Browne Yacht   1887  
  Carrie Israel J. Merritt Yacht   1887  
  Allapatta Kirk Munroe Yacht   1888  
  Nethla Edward A. & Thomas A. Hine Yacht   1888  
  Oriole Commodore T. B. Austen Yacht   1888  
  Egret William E. Nichols Yacht   188x  
  Nicketti Count Jean d'Hedouville Yacht   1889  
  Numa H. G. Seguine Yacht   1890  
      Fishing 51 1891 Now Laurel
  Micco Arthur M. Merriam Yacht   1891  
  Wabun R. R. McCormick Yacht   1892  
  Utilis Ralph Middleton Munroe Yacht   1894  
  Glendoveer O. K. Dimock Yacht   1894  
  Gaivota   Tug   1897 To USN 1917 as SP 436, returned 1919
  Uncas   Schooner   1898 Later Wal Gar, Bonnie Doone, Diosa del Mar, sank off Catalina . 1990
  Ocracoke Old Dominion S.S. Co Passenger Ship 421 1898 Later Westover 1923, scrapped 1933
  Rescue Merritt & Chapman Tug 538 1899 Later Fillet 1927, foundered 70nm from Montauk Point 1928
  Champion Merritt & Chapman Salvage Vessel 342 1899 Scuttled 1937
  Jack T. Scully Neptune Line Tug   1899 To USN 1917 as Mariner (SP 1136), foundered 1918
  Cero Henry Hovey Yacht   1899  
  Crescent Pres. Crescent Bicycle Co.  Yacht   1899  
  John W. Crittenden Merritt & Chapman Salvage Barge   1900 To USN 1918, returned 1919
  Savalo F. Gray Griswold Yacht   1901  
  Dubois     223 1901  
  New Jersey Sandy Hook Pilots' Assn Pilot Boat 478 1902 In collision off Sandy Hook, 1914
  Granatza N. M. George Yacht   1902  
  Normona S. M. Taylor Yacht   1903  
  Novia George Van Vleck Yacht   1904  
  Robert Rogers   Tug 179 1904 Later Bouker No. 2, to USN 1917 as SP 1275, later YT 30, sold 1922
  Edwin Brandow     124 1905  
  Thomas C. Millard John E. Moore Co Passenger Ship 356 1905 Later Owana 1929, abandoned 1937
  John M. Worth New England Nav  Co Cargo Ship 442 1905 Deleted 1939
  William M. Dailey     161 1905  
  Comport     180 1906  
  I. E. Brown     133 1906  
  Ideal     149 1906  
  Standard     299 1906  
  Turtle     163 1906  
  Dragon H. L. Park Yacht   1907  
  Hydraulic Max Zickel Yacht     To USN 1918 as SP 2584, returned 1919
  Totem Thomas A. Hine Yacht   1907  
  NY Central No. 24     215 1907  
  Port Chester     373 1907  
  Addie L. Lowndes     131 1908  
  Norwalk     110 1908  
  Goodwin No. 14     143 1909  
  J. S. Packard     168 1909  
  Henry N. DuBois     164 1910  
  Chancellor Merritt & Chapman Salvage Vessel 383 1910 Burnt New York 1928
  Robert C. Clowry Western Union Telegraph Cable Ship 532 1910 Later Telegraph 1926, Salvor 1930, scrapped 1938
  George B. Cluett Grenfell Mission Schooner 210 1911  
  Fulton     158 1911  
  Alexander Brown Aransas Dock & Channel Co. Tug   1912 To USN 1918 as SP 2725, later Saco (YT 31), sold 1927
  Industry     443 1912  
  Matchless     163 1912  
  Pequot     199 1912  
  Silouan     201 1912  
  Alex Brown     119 1913  
  David H     208 1913  
  Howard C. Moore     158 1913  
  William J. Gillen     203 1913  
      Fishing Vessel 19 1913 Now A Lincoln Ford
  Fred B. Dalzell     159 1914  
  Hudson     130 1915  
  Virginia Virginia Pilots' Assn Pilot Boat   1916 Sold 1939
  Maren Lee     132 1916  
  Henry Gillen     149 1917  
  Old Dominion     157 1917  
  Ackerman Brothers     147 1918  
  I. J. Merritt Merritt & Chapman Salvage Vessel 794 1919 Scuttled 1935
  Apache       1919 Later Aspinet, to USN 1919 as YF 176
  America   Tug 181 1920  
  Asbury Park     181 1920  
  Cavalier     181 1920  
  Socony     204 1920  
Persistence U.S. Shipping Board Harbor Tug   1920 Later Allentown
Prowess U.S. Shipping Board Harbor Tug   1920 Later Belmar and Madelyne J. Meseck
  U.S. Shipping Board Harbor Tug   1920  
Force U.S. Shipping Board Harbor Tug   1920 Later Salisbury Park and George A. Keogh
Valor U.S. Shipping Board Harbor Tug   1920 Later Cavalier and Thomas F. O'Brien
  U.S. Shipping Board Harbor Tug     Cancelled
  U.S. Shipping Board Harbor Tug     Cancelled
  U.S. Shipping Board Harbor Tug     Cancelled
  U.S. Shipping Board Harbor Tug     Cancelled
  U.S. Shipping Board Harbor Tug     Cancelled
  Hempstead     128 1922  
  Carib II M. (Max) Mauran 52' Ketch   1924 Later Alice 
  Bessie C. Meseck     103 1924  
  Ideal     147 1924  
  Mary E. Meseck     103 1924  
  Russell 18     104 1924  
  Pan-Am   Tug 148 1925  
  Russell 17     103 1925  
  Helen B. Moran   Tug 118 1926  
  William Simmons     133 1926  
  Joseph F. Meseck     174 1927  
  New Rochelle     105 1927  
  Systematic     130 1927  
  Maren Lee     140 1929  
  Barney Turecamo     111 1930  
  Eugene T. Meseck     206 1930  
  Frederick E. Meseck     206 1930  
  Patrick J. McGuirl     110 1931  
  Walter L. Meseck     100 1931