Thomas Collyer, New York NY
William Collyer, New York NY
Most recent update: January 23, 2013.
Thomas Collyer and William Collyer were brothers who had started in shipbuilding up the Hudson River. In 1844 they went into a partnership, in a shipyard in Manhattan, at the foot of 12th Street. In 1847, however, they dissolved the partnership, with William staying put and Thomas moving to a yard at the foot of 21st Street. Both continued to build ships until the end of the Civil War. The table below is clearly incomplete: if anyone has any data to add to it, please send it to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Original Name Original Owner Type Wood or Iron GT Built Disposition Built by Thomas & William Collyer Built by Thomas Collyer Bienville C. & R. Poillon Steamer W 986 1851 Later United States, sold to Cuban owners in 1855 and renamed Mexico El Dorado U.S. Mail SS Co Steamer W 1851 Scrapped 1853 Confucius Tug W 1853 Spirit of the Times Griswold & Co Clipper Ship W 1,200 1853 Peiho Russell & Co W 1,113 1859 Built for China service White Cloud W 520 1859 Built for China service Hankow Forbes & Co. Schooner W 800 1861 Chinese service Honduras Steamer W 375 1861 Shantung Everett & Co. Schooner W 600 1862 Thomas Collyer Alliance Machine Co. Steamer W 506 1862 Touitia Russell & Co. Schooner W 502 1862 Built by William Collyer Reindeer New Brunswick SB Co W 790 1850 Sunk by boiler explosion and fire, Hudson R., 1852; 36 killed St. Lawrence W 588 1850 Mexico Charles Morgan W 1,043 1851 Sold foreign, 1870 Sierra Nevada Empire City Line Steamer W 1852 Wrecked on a reef south of Monterey 1869 Black Warrior NY & Mobile SS Co Steamer W 1,350 1852 George Law Thomas Collyer W 228 1852 Texas Empire City Line Steamer W 1,246 1852 Grounded and wrecked off San Simeon, CA, 1869 Panama N.L. & G. Griswold Clipper Ship W 1,139 1853 Cahawba W 1,643 1854 Mercury W 1854 Nashville Spofford, Tileston & Co Steamer W 1,220 1854 NY & Mobile SS Co Steamer W 1,350 1854 Jacob Duryea Barge W 1854 Alice C. Price Steamer W 1854 Josephine G. Collyer Schooner W 1854 Roebuck Reynolds & Cushman Clipper Ship W 456 1856 Columbia Spofford, Tileston & Co W 1,347 1857 Dawn George Savory, et al. Clipper Ship W 387 1857 Western World Psgr./Cargo W 441 1857 Yangtsze Russell & Co W 1,003 1857 Built for Chinese service; employed in the opium trade Fire-Dart Heard & Co. Schooner W 660 1860 Yankee W 376 1860 Monohasset New Bedford & Edgartown SB Co Steamer W 450 1865