John Englis & Son, New York NY and Greenpoint NY

Most recent update: May 22, 2016.


John Englis joined his father's shipbuilding business in 1850, at his yard at the foot of East Tenth Street in Manhattan.  They moved to Greenpoint in 1872, to a site at the foot of Greenpoint Avenue, where Transmitter Park is today.  Englis' two sons joined him in 1882 and the name was changed to John Englis & Sons, which was primarily a ship repair business.  The company closed in 1911, the longest-lived of the great 19th-century yards in New York Harbor, but doesn't seem to have built any new ships after about 1883.  The table below is clearly incomplete: if anyone has any data to add to it, please send it to me at timcolton@aol.com

Hull # O.N. Original Name Original Owner Ship Type GT Built Disposition
Built in Manhattan
20151 Plymouth Rock   Steamer 2,202 1854 Abandoned 1887
Western World   Steamer 2,202 1854 Abandoned 1862
22822 St. Louis   Steamer 1,621 1854 Abandoned 1878
7140 Eastern Queen   Steamer 695 1857 Foundered 1873
Southfield Staten Island R. T. Ferry 751 1857 To USN 1861, sunk by CSN 1864
13452 John Brooks   Steamer 900 1859 Abandoned 1896
95074 Zouave/Cosmopolitan Sanford Line Steamer 774 1861 To USAQMD 1864, still in service 1903
18322 New Brunswick Portland SPC Steamer 804 1861 Abandoned 1906
na Unadilla US Navy Gunboat 691 1861 Sold in Siam 1869
5272 City of Norwich Norwich & NY TC Steamer 890 1862 Barge 1894
Mary A. Boardman Aymar & Co. Steamer 552 1862 Stranded 1866 on Romer Shoals
New England International SS Co Steamer 852 1862 Stranded 1884 on Grindstone Ledge
Fire Cracker Johnson & Co. Steamer 1,046 1862 Foundered 1862 in China
na Ashuelot US Revenue Service Cutter 350 1863 Sold 1876, foundered 1869
5269 City of New London Norwich & NY TC Steamer 696 1863 Burnt 1871 in Norwich CT
14028 Katahdin    Steamer 1,234 1863 Abandoned 1895
Kiukiang Olyphant & Co. Steamer 1,025 1863 Also spelled Kien-Kiung
Fire Flash/Pluto Lindsley & Co. Steamer 205 1863 Foundered 1863
Fire Queen Aymar & Co. Steamer 2,039 1864 To China for safety
9513 Forest City   Steamer 869 1854 Abandoned 1896
Vulcan Lindsley & Co. Steamer 390 1863 Foundered 1863
Suwo-Nada Everett & Co. Steamer 1,803 1864 Stranded 1872 in China
Kaing-Loong Everett & Co. Steamer 1,098    
6264 Dean Richmond   Steamer 2,525 1865 Abandoned 1909
19009 Old Colony NY–Fall River, MA Steamer 1,957 1865 Abandoned 1897
6609 Daniel Drew   Steamer 2,902 1866 Burnt 1886 off Kingston Point
22152 Star of the East   Steamer 1,413 1866 Abandoned 1917
5502 Cambridge Sanford Line Steamer 1,337 1867 Wrecked off Georges Island, MA, 1886
Jay Gould Erie RR Ferry 498 1868 Chautauqua 1904, deleted 1911
City of Mexico F. Alexandre & Sons Steamer 1,026 1868 Later S. Pizatti 1886, foundered off Hatteras 1901
Olympia   Passenger 932 1869 Later Princess Louise 1901, hulked 1908
City of Merida F. Alexandre & Sons Steamer 1,492 1871 Burned 1884 in Havana
Built in Greenpoint
Falmouth International SS Co Steamer 1,156 1872 Burnt in Portland ME 1884

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City of Havana F. Alexandre & Sons Steamer 1,700 1872 Wrecked 1870 off Tuxpan

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City of New York F. Alexandre & Sons Steamer 1,716 1873 Burned 1880 in Brooklyn
125117 C. H. Northam New Haven SB Line Steamer 1,436 1873 Scrapped 1910
City of Vera Cruz F. Alexandre & Sons Psgr/Cargo 1,875 1874 Foundered off Mosquito Inlet FL 1880
Eleanora Maine SS Co Cargo Ship 988 1874 Barge 1895
Gloria Menendez & Co Cargo Ship 1,867 1874 Burnt at Manzanillo, Cuba, 1898
City of Atlanta NY & Charleston SS Psgr/Cargo 1,621 1875 Burnt at New York 1893 and reduced to a barge
125522 City of Troy Citizens' SB Co Passenger 1,527 1876 Burnt at Dobb's Ferry NY 1907
125592 Columbia Columbia SN Co Passenger 1,468 1877 Later President 1915, deleted 1927
115539 Saratoga Citizens' SB Co Passenger 1,438 1877 In collision 1906 and scrapped
85541 Grand Republic Columbia SN Co Steamer 1,760 1878 Burned 1924 in New York
City of Columbus NY & Charleston SS Psgr/Cargo 1,878 1880 Foundered off Kauai 1899
135707 East Side Greenpoint Ferry Co. Ferry 547 1883 Later Tennessee 1899, scrapped 1912
145336 Tremont Portland S.P. Co. Passenger 1,428 1883 Burnt alongside pier on East River NY 1904
Adirondack New Jersey SB Co Ferry 3,644 1896 Foundered Athens NY 1925
Mo-Tune Briggs & Co. Steamer 1,300    
Old Republic   Steamer