Houghton Bros., Bath ME

(formerly Levi Houghton & Sons)

Most recent update: April 13, 2016.


Levi Houghton started his shipyard in 1819 and was succeeded by his four sons in 1858.  The yard was at the foot of South Street: it closed in 1891 and was absorbed into Bath Iron Works.  The table below is very thin on what happened to these boats but those built before the Civil War are beyond the scope of this web site.  If anyone can add to the data for those built after the Civil War, please send your input to timcolton@aol.com.

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

Disposition

Ships Built by Levi Houghton & Sons
    Bolton Levi Houghton & Sons Brig 121 1819  
    Warren Levi Houghton & Sons Brig 214 1822  
    Sublime Levi Houghton & Sons Brig 249 1823  
    Clarissa Ann Levi Houghton & Sons Brig 276 1824  
    Caledonia Levi Houghton & Sons Brig 299 1828  
    Cordova Levi Houghton & Sons Full Rigged Ship 333 1831  
    Braganza Levi Houghton & Sons Full Rigged Ship 333 1832  
    Missouri Levi Houghton & Sons Full Rigged Ship 399 1833  
    Rochester Levi Houghton & Sons Full Rigged Ship 564 1837 Later Bremerhaven (1850), apparently active at least thru 1877
    Hanover Levi Houghton & Sons Full Rigged Ship 577 1838 Wrecked 1849
    Clinton Levi Houghton & Sons Bark 349 1840  
    Princeton Levi Houghton & Sons Bark 297 1842  
    Charlotte Reed Levi Houghton & Sons Full Rigged Ship 472 1845  
    Milan Levi Houghton & Sons Full Rigged Ship 700 1847  
    Henry Warren Levi Houghton & Sons Bark 347 1848  
    Houghton Levi Houghton & Sons Full Rigged Ship 787 1849  
  5304 Clara Ann Levi Houghton & Sons Full Rigged Ship 487 1850  
    Pelican State Levi Houghton & Sons Full Rigged Ship 850 1851  
    Kate Swanton Levi Houghton & Sons Full Rigged Ship 490 1851  
  18048 Northampton Levi Houghton & Sons Full Rigged Ship 1,174 1852  
    Shamrock Levi Houghton & Sons Full Rigged Ship 1,125 1853  
    Baltic Levi Houghton & Sons Full Rigged Ship 759 1854  
    Potomac Levi Houghton & Sons Full Rigged Ship 1,199 1855  
  19575 Pocahontas Levi Houghton & Sons Full Rigged Ship 1,196 1855  
    Rochester Levi Houghton & Sons Full Rigged Ship 633 1856  
    Bolton Levi Houghton & Sons Full Rigged Ship 988 1858  
Ships Built by Houghton Bros.
  4150 Crescent City Houghton Bros. Full Rigged Ship 1,204 1859  
  7139 Europa Houghton Bros. Full Rigged Ship 949 1859 Burnt 1873 in the Gulf of Mexico
    Persia Houghton Bros. Full Rigged Ship 1,049 1860  
  4134 Caledonia Houghton Bros. Full Rigged Ship 993 1860  
  25720 Virginia Houghton Bros. Full Rigged Ship 1,094 1863  
  22167 Scotia Houghton Bros. Full Rigged Ship 1,098 1864  
  4151 China Houghton Bros. Full Rigged Ship 1,173 1866  
  1411 Arcadia Houghton Bros. Full Rigged Ship 1,234 1868 Burnt
  20221 Prussia Houghton Bros. Full Rigged Ship 1,212 1868 Stranded 1907
  1857 Austria Houghton Bros. Full Rigged Ship 1,300 1870 Burnt 1889 in Port Costa CA
  5948 Columbia Houghton Bros. Full Rigged Ship 1,471 1871 Stranded 1909
  15941 Louisiana Houghton Bros. Full Rigged Ship 1,436 1873  
  85353 Geneva Houghton Bros. Full Rigged Ship 1,535 1874  
  2986 Bohemia Houghton Bros. Full Rigged Ship 1,633 1875 Later bought by Cecil B. DeMille Pictures, used in "The Blood Ship", "The Wreck of the Hesperus", "The Yankee Clipper" and "The Suicide Fleet", (1931), in which she was sunk
  105727 Armenia Houghton Bros. Full Rigged Ship 1,699 1877 Burnt 1889 in Port Costa CA
  106029 Arabia Houghton Bros. Full Rigged Ship 2,024 1881 Wrecked
  115972 Servia Houghton Bros. Full Rigged Ship 1,773 1883 Stranded 1907
  115498 Samaria Houghton Bros. Full Rigged Ship 1,509 1886  
  150507 Parthia Houghton Bros. Full Rigged Ship 2,378 1891 Burnt