City Point Iron Works, South Boston MA

Most recent update: May 20, 2016.


City Point Iron Works was established by Harrison Loring in 1857, on a site at the end of the South Boston peninsula.  The company, which was one of the earliest iron shipbuilders, failed in 1891 and was eventually sold at auction in 1894.  If anyone can add to the table below, please e-mail timcolton@aol.com 

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

Disposition

  Sestos   Steamboat 522 1858 For owners in the East Indies
  Contest   Steamboat 522 1859 For owners in the East Indies
  Massachusetts Boston & Southern S.S. Co. Steamship 1,155 1860 Abandoned 1892
  South Carolina Boston & Southern S.S. Co. Steamship 1,165 1860 Sunk 1902
  Merrimack Union Steamship Co. Steamship 1,991 1862 Sunk 1887
  Mississippi Union Steamship Co. Steamship 2,008 1862 Sunk 1869
  na Nahant U.S. Navy Monitor 1,875 29-Dec-62 Sold 1904
  na Canonicus U.S. Navy Monitor 2,100 16-Apr-64 Sold 1908
  na Winnipec U.S. Navy Gunboat 1,370 20-Aug-64 Sold 1869
  LV47 Great Round Shoal U.S. Coast Guard Light Vessel 470 1891 Abandoned 1954 
  LV48 Sandy Hook U.S. Coast Guard Light Vessel 470 1891 Sold 1925
  LV49 Cape Charles U.S. Coast Guard Light Vessel 470 1891 Retired 1941
  na Wahneta U.S. Navy Tug 192 1892 Later AT 1, YT 1, sold 1922
  na Iwana U.S. Navy Tug 192 1892 Later AT 2, YT 2, sold 1946 
  na Narkeeta U.S. Navy Tug 192 14-Apr-92 Later AT 3, YT 3, sold 1926
  na Marblehead U.S. Navy Cruiser 2,089 2-Apr-94 Later C 11, PG  27, sold 1921