Hillman Ship & Engine, Philadelphia PA

Most recent update: May 19, 2016.


Hillman & Streaker was established in the 1840s and merged with Birely & Sons in 1866.  Charles Hillman and his sons bought out Birely and Streaker in 1888 and changed the name to Hillman Ship & Engine Building.  A Navy contract bankrupted them in 1899 and the property was acquired by Cramp.  The yard was located at the foot of Montgomery Avenue, in Kensington, just downstream from Cramp's yard.  See it from the air on Google here: you can still see the layout of the yard.

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

Disposition

Built by Hillman & Streaker

    Parker Vein   Cargo Ship 460 1853 Atlanta 1857, to USN 1858 as Sumter
    Itasca U.S. Navy Gunboat 691 1861  
    Rattlesnake Shoal (LV 30) U.S. Lighthouse Service Light Vessel 232 1863 Sold 1872
    Pontiac U.S. Navy Gunboat 1,173 1864 Sold 1867

Built by John Birely, Jacob Birely and/or Birely & Lynn

  17009 Mount Vernon   Psgr/Cargo 500 1846 To USN 1861 as Mount Washington, abandoned 1880
  26157 Western Port   Psgr/Cargo 453 1853 To USN 1859 as Wyandotte, sold 1865, stranded 1866 off Duxbury
  9435 Phineas Sprague   Psgr/Cargo 938 1857 To USN 1861 as Flag, sold 1865, abandoned 1876
    Sciota U.S. Navy  Gunboat 691 1861  

Built by Birely, Hillman & Streaker

    Relief U.S. Revenue Service Cutter 120 1867  
    Rescue U.S. Revenue Service Cutter 120 1867 Sold 1874
    St. Michel Govt. of Haiti Gunboat   1875  
    1804 Govt. of Haiti Gunboat   1875  
    Lucy P. Miller J. M. Miller et al Cargo ship 533 1878 Wrecked off Petit Manan 1893
    Santo Domingo T. Clyde Cargo ship 1,880 1878 Later Yemassee 1987, barge 1907
    Habanero Michelena & Galbany Cargo ship 498 1879 Later Triton 1888, wrecked between Dominica & Mariel 1897
    Wanderer J. W. Black & others Cargo ship 531 1879 Later Atlantic 1900, barge 1906
    Delaware W. P. Clyde & Co Cargo ship 1,646 1880 Burnt off New York 1898
    City of Richmond Virginia Steamboat Co Passenger ship 1,001 1880 Later Wm. C. Egerton 1892, Glen Island 1997, burnt off Matinicock Point, Long Island Sound 1904
    Goldsboro' W. P. Clyde & Co Cargo ship 681 1882 Wrecked on Brandywine Shoal 1912

Built by Hillman Ship & Engine Building

    Maracaibo Atlantic & Caribbean SN Co Psgr/Cargo 1,262 1889 Wrecked 1898
    Pawnee Clyde & Co Cargo 1,801 1890 Burnt 1899
  86151 Gay Head New Bedford etc SS Co Passenger 701 1891 Later Pastime 1925, scrapped 1931
  107008 Anthony Groves, Jr. Balto & Phila SN Co Passenger 605 1893 Later Tarco #1 1937, scrapped 1947
  81437 William E. Doron     171 1893  
  3602 Bristol     48 1893  
    John Reese     57 1894  
  150710 Paoli Staples Coal Co Tug 330 1895 Scrapped 1934
  136531 Endeavor Denny Bros. Passenger 315 1896 Burnt 1924
    Winthrop Staples Coal Co Tug 352 1896 To USN 1898 as Osceola, AT 47 1920, Winthrop 1924, foundered 1947
  111443 Radiant     89 1896  
  116755 St. Louis Pennsylvania RR Co Ferry 1,273 1896 Scrapped 1944
  86383 G. F. Brady     182 1897  
  150768 Pencoyd     119 1897  
  130757 New Brunswick Pennsylvania RR Co Ferry 1,273 1898 Scrapped 1951
    Gypsum King J. B. King Tptn. Tug 581 1898 Later Slocum 1898, scrapped 1946
353 136692 Eureka Staples Coal Co Tug 353 1898 Scrapped 1950
  127289 Concord Staples Coal Co Tug 353 1898 To USN 1920 as Mendota (YT 33), Muscotah 1932, scrapped 1937
  81632 Waltham Staples Coal Co Tug 299 1898 Later Dauntless No. 10 1934, Wathen 1946, Sally R 1953
    National     157 1898  
  145805 Tacony Staples Coal Co Tug 353 1898 Later F. H. Chappell 1921, scrapped 1940
    Margaret   Dredge 338 1899  
  130809 Nellie M. Gazzam     37 1899  
  na Mackenzie (TB 17) U.S. Navy Torpedo Boat 65 1899 Sunk as target 1916