Continental Iron Works, Greenpoint NY

(formerly Sneeden & Co, and Sneeden & Rowland)

Most recent update: May 23, 2016.


This yard was established by Samuel Sneeden in 1851, became Sneeden & Rowland in 1858, and then Continental Iron Works, managed by Thomas Rowland, in 1859.  The yard was at West and Calyer Streets, in the Greenpoint section of Brooklyn: the site is now occupied by a Consolidated Freightways terminal.  The company ceased active shipbuilding in 1889.  If anyone can provide any additional information about the ships it built, please e-mail me at timcolton@aol.com 

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

Disposition

Built by Sneeden & Co.
William Gibbons   Psgr./Cargo  294 1833 Stranded 1836 on Body Island
Bay State   Psgr./Cargo 1,600 1846 Abandoned 1864
7607 Plymouth Rock   Psgr./Cargo 1,598 1848 Renamed Empire State, burnt 1887 in Bristol RI
  Cuba   Psgr./Cargo 508 1851  
4855 California   Psgr./Cargo 480 1852 Abandoned 1878
4562 City of Hartford Hartford & NY SB Co Psgr./Cargo 814 1852 Capital City 1883, wrecked 1888 in LI Sound
10332 Granite State C. W. Chapin Psgr./Cargo 887 1853 Burnt 1883 off Goodspeed Landing
  Metacomet   Psgr./Cargo 395 1854 To USN 1858 as Pulaski
16760 Metropolis  Bay State SB Co Psgr./Cargo 2,210 1854 Barge 1873, wrecked 1878 on Currituck NC
Christoval Colon   Psgr./Cargo 450 1856 To Cuba, foundered 1857
Everglade   Psgr./Cargo 406 1856 CSS Savannah, Oconee 1863, foundered 1863
  7717 Dawn   Psgr./Cargo 399 1857 To USN 1861, Eutaw 1865
Independence Capt. Ezra Nye Psgr./Cargo 354 1857 To Valparaiso, foundered 1859
Built by Sneeden & Rowland
  22818 Daylight   Psgr./Cargo 682 1859  
  16761 Mount Vernon   Psgr./Cargo 625 1859 To USN 1861, foundered 1869
13452 John Brooks Naugatuck TC Steamer  780 1859 Broken up about 1897
R. R. Cuyler NY-Havana SS Psgr./Cargo 1,202 1859 To USN 1861, wrecked 1867
Built by Continental Iron Works
  Flushing Flushing Steam Ferry Ferry 333 1859 Sold foreign 1863
  1468 Alabama I. L. Day and Others Steamboat 510 1859 Abandoned 1892
5270 City of Boston Norwich & NY TC Steamer 1,497 1861 Scrapped 1896
4631 Continental New Haven SB Co Steamer 1,139 1861 Abandoned 1902
Primero Pesant Bros. and Co. Steamer 331 1861 Sunk 1862
5271 City of New York Norwich & NY TC Steamer 1,497 1862 Burnt 1660
  na Monitor U.S. Navy Ironclad 987 25-Feb-62 Foundered off Cape Hatteras 1862
  na Catskill U.S. Navy Ironclad 1,875 24-Feb-63 Sold 1902
  na Montauk U.S. Navy Ironclad 1,875 14-Dec-62 Sold 1904
  na Passaic U.S. Navy Ironclad 1,875 25-Nov-62 Sold 1899
na Sangamon U.S. Navy Ironclad 1,875 1863 Sold 1905
  na Onondaga U.S. Navy Ironclad 2,592 24-Mar-64 Sold to France 1867
  na Muscoota U.S. Navy Gunboat 1,370 5-Jan-65 Sold 1869 as Tennessee, burnt 1870
  na Puritan U.S. Navy Ironclad 4,912 5-Jan-66 Sold 1922
  na Cohoes U.S. Navy Ironclad 1,175 19-Jan-66 Scrapped 1874
  Nuevo Cubano   Steamer 42 1866 Foundered 1866
  James Fisk, Jr. Erie RR Co. Ferry 755 1869 Later Passaic, Broadway 1910, deleted 1918
  Fulton Union Ferry Co. Ferry 647 1871 Retired 1917
  Farragut Union Ferry Co. Ferry 647 1871 Retired 1914
  Atlantic Union Ferry Co. Ferry 930 1885 Scrapped 1938
  Brooklyn Union Ferry Co. Ferry 930 1885 Later Irvington 1928, scrapped 1935
  General Hudson River SB Co. Passenger 332 1889 Scrapped 1934