(formerly Phoenix Iron Works and Hogg & Delamater)
The Phoenix Foundry was established in 1835, on West Street, between Hubert and Vestey Streets, in lower Manhattan. In 1842, it became Hogg & Delamater and in 1850 it became Delamater Iron Works and moved to a site between the foot of West 13th Street and the foot of West 14th Street. In 1889, it moved to the Erie Basin, in Brooklyn, and was renamed, Erie Basin Dry Dock Company, subsequently merging with several other yards to become the entity that ended up as Todd Shipyards. 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.
Hull # O.N. Original Name Original Owner Type Tons Built
Built by Hogg & Delamater
Black Diamond Delaware and Raritan Co. Canal Boat 137 1842 Converted 1884 Vulcan Delaware and Raritan Co. Canal Boat 137 1842 Abandoned 1908 Ironsides Delaware and Raritan Co. Canal Boat 137 1842 Abandoned 1897 Anthracite Delaware and Raritan Co. Canal Boat 137 1842 Abandoned 1883 Pioneer H. R. Worthington Canal Boat 53 1842 Converted 1847 Phoenix Steamboat 56 1843 Abandoned 1856 Pilot Benjamin Prince Steamboat 54 1843 Abandoned 1854 Iron Witch R. B. Forbes and others Passenger Steamer 614 1845 Abandoned 1862 Firefly R. B. Forbes Launch 20 1846 Sold foreign 1863 Mist R. B. Forbes and others Launch 36 1849 Abandoned 1852
Built by Delamater Iron Works
Jacob Bell R. B. Forbes Tug 250 1849 To USN 1861, lost 1865 No name R. B. Forbes Steamboat 75 1856 Matanzas Mora Bros., Navaro & Co. Steamship 862 1860 Burned 1868 na Dictator U.S. Navy Ironclad 4,438 1862 Sold 1883 Vermland Yacht 52 1870 na Fern U.S. Revenue Service Tender 548 1872 To USN 1891 125258 City of Fitchburg New Bedford & NY SS Co. Passenger Steamer 822 1874 Surprise 1902, Warren 1905, scrapped 1909 125254 City of New Bedford New Bedford & NY SS Co. Passenger Steamer 822 1874 Scrapped 1906