Bayles Shipyard, Port Jefferson NY

(later New York Harbor Dry Dock Co.)

Most recent update: May 24, 2016.


The Bayles shipyard was started in 1830 and apparently built over 140 wooden ships, including whalers, cargo ships and luxury yachts, but little is known about its early years.  It was bought by the U.S. Shipping Board in 1917 for $2,225,000 and converted to a steel shipyard, with a new name.  It was located at 101 East Broadway, where the Maritime Explorium is today, just east of the ferry terminal.  See the site from the air on Google here.  It was closed and sold to Standard Oil of New York in 1921.  The table below is clearly a long way from being complete: if anyone can provide any additional data, please e-mail it to me at timcolton@aol.com

Hull # O.N. USSB # Original Name Original Owner Type GT Delivery Disposition

Built by Bayles Shipyard

  8822   Eliza Rhodes   Passenger 14 1872 Later F. J. Baker
  140140   Lottie B Walter T. Henderson Fishing 11 1875  
      Horatio   Whaler 348 1877 Wrecked 1898
  140372   L. J. Dayton Arthur Lindland Cargo Ship 12 1879  
  80898   Whitby Frank Hammer Passenger 27 1882  
  126376   City of Bridgeport   Psgr./Cargo 500 1886 Rosalie 1899, H. C. Rowe 1906, burnt 1922
  106586   Active Loveland Towing Tug 44 1888  
  100455   Ithiel Ollie Hackney Fishing 17 1889  
  161726   Vigil Andrew Radel Cargo Ship 12 1893  
  86345   Giralda David Martin Passenger 144 1896  
  28145   Zoraya Frank McAvoy Passenger 124 1901  
  203597   Jennie L. Smith Vincenzo Lucibello Fishing 30 1906  
  204819   Frank T. Lane   Cargo Ship 169 1907 Later Peter Rinelli
  207379   Laura R Andrew Radel Cargo Ship 30 1910  
  212231   O.E.S. Alex H. Lundin Unknown 14 1914  
  213497   Maraval   Cargo Ship 57 1915 Later Normad
  226235   Florence E Melford Elderd Passenger 14 1915  
  213877   Cable F. L. Johanns Cargo Ship 25 1916  

Built by New York Harbor Dry Dock Company

1   773 Osiris/Canonnier USSB/Belgium Cargo Ship 3,165 Jul-20 Later Essex Friar, scrapped 1932
2   774 Cloverock/Bombardier USSB/Belgium Cargo Ship 3,162 Feb-20 Foundered 1921
3 221062 775 Conimicut/Redbird USSB Cargo Ship 3,286 Nov-21 Later Mundolphin 1930, scrapped 1937
4 221063 776 Beezeelake/Redman USSB Cargo Ship 3,286 Jun-21 Later Mundixie 1930, Mount Taygetus 1940, torpedoed and lost 1942
  219294 1390 Basswood USSB Ocean Tug 426 Dec-19 Later George C. Greer 1923, wrecked 1942
  219295 1391 Bastrop USSB Ocean Tug 426 Feb-20 Later Standtug No. 1, Satoco, scrapped 1953
  220249   Anahuac Mexican Owners Tanker 863 Aug-20 Later Brilliant 1923, John and Frederick 1930