Houghton Bros., Bath ME

(formerly Levi Houghton & Sons)

Most recent update: February 15, 2019.


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 Ft. Built

Disposition

Ships Built by Levi Houghton & Sons
    Bolton Levi Houghton & Sons Brig 121 72 1819 Lost 1823
    Warren Levi Houghton & Sons Brig 214 95 1822 Wrecked 1829 in the Canaries
    Sublime Levi Houghton & Sons Brig 249 93 1823  
    Clarissa Ann Levi Houghton & Sons Brig 276 97 1824 Wrecked 1840 off Punta, Cuba
    Caledonia Levi Houghton & Sons Brig 299 102 1828 Wrecked 1841 off Cuttyhunk I.
    Cordova Levi Houghton & Sons Full Rigged Ship 333 106 1831  
    Braganza Levi Houghton & Sons Full Rigged Ship 333 111 1832 Foundered 1836
    Missouri Levi Houghton & Sons Full Rigged Ship 399 117 1833 Lost 1836 off Abaco
    Rochester Levi Houghton & Sons Full Rigged Ship 564 131 1837 Later Bremerhaven (1850), apparently active at least thru 1877
    Hanover Levi Houghton & Sons Full Rigged Ship 577 135 1838 Wrecked 1849 off the Kennebec
    Clinton Levi Houghton & Sons Bark 349 113 1840 Wrecked 1854 off Turk's I.
    Princeton Levi Houghton & Sons Bark 297 105 1842 Sold 1853
    Charlotte Reed Levi Houghton & Sons Full Rigged Ship 472 128 1845 Wrecked 1859 on Moro Rock, Cuba
    Milan Levi Houghton & Sons Full Rigged Ship 700 146 1847 Captured 1861 by CSA, returned 1864
    Henry Warren Levi Houghton & Sons Bark 347 113 1848 Wrecked 1860 off Havana
    Houghton Levi Houghton & Sons Full Rigged Ship 787 156 1849 Burnt 1863 in Calcutta
  5304 Clara Ann Levi Houghton & Sons Full Rigged Ship 487 123 1850 Sold 1868
    Pelican State Levi Houghton & Sons Full Rigged Ship 850 153 1851 Sold 1861 as Pelicano
    Kate Swanton Levi Houghton & Sons Full Rigged Ship 490 135 1851 Sold 1858
  18048 Northampton Levi Houghton & Sons Full Rigged Ship 1,174 175 1852 Lost 1883 on Marquesas Keys
    Shamrock Levi Houghton & Sons Full Rigged Ship 1,125 186 1853 Sold 1864
    Baltic Levi Houghton & Sons Full Rigged Ship 759 154 1854 Sold 1862
    Potomac Levi Houghton & Sons Full Rigged Ship 1,199 193 1855 Sold 1865
  19575 Pocahontas Levi Houghton & Sons Full Rigged Ship 1,196 194 1855 Sold 1873
    Rochester Levi Houghton & Sons Full Rigged Ship 633 157 1856 Sold 1874
    Bolton Levi Houghton & Sons Full Rigged Ship 988 180 1858 Lost 1859 off Cutler ME
  4150 Crescent City Levi Houghton & Sons Full Rigged Ship 1,204 184 1859 Lost 1882
  7139 Europa Levi Houghton & Sons Full Rigged Ship 949 177 1859 Burnt 1873 in the Gulf of Mexico
    Persia Levi Houghton & Sons Full Rigged Ship 1,049 182 1860 Wrecked 1870 on Frying Pan Shoals
Ships Built by Houghton Bros.
  4134 Caledonia Houghton Bros. Full Rigged Ship 993 179 1860 Wrecked 1885 off Bimini
  25720 Virginia Houghton Bros. Full Rigged Ship 1,094 177 1863 Sold 1884
  22167 Scotia Houghton Bros. Full Rigged Ship 1,098 182 1864 Sold 1887
  4151 China Houghton Bros. Full Rigged Ship 1,173 185 1866 Wrecked 1879 off Lyngbye, Denmark
  1411 Arcadia Houghton Bros. Full Rigged Ship 1,234 183 1868 Burnt 1871 off Brazil
  20221 Prussia Houghton Bros. Full Rigged Ship 1,212 184 1868 Stranded 1907
  1857 Austria Houghton Bros. Full Rigged Ship 1,300 199 1870 Burnt 1889 in Port Costa CA
  5948 Columbia Houghton Bros. Full Rigged Ship 1,471 206 1871 Stranded 1909
  15941 Louisiana Houghton Bros. Full Rigged Ship 1,436 202 1873 Sold 1895
  85353 Geneva Houghton Bros. Full Rigged Ship 1,535 216 1874 Destroyed by tidal wave 1877 at Huanillos I, Peru
  2986 Bohemia Houghton Bros. Full Rigged Ship 1,633 222 1875 Sold 1897, 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
  115498 Samaria Houghton Bros. Full Rigged Ship 1,509 217 1886 Sold 1896
  105727 Armenia Houghton Bros. Full Rigged Ship 1,699 223 1877 Burnt 1889 in Port Costa CA
  106029 Arabia Houghton Bros. Full Rigged Ship 2,024 234 1881 Wrecked 1895 on Diego Ramirez Reef, near Cape Horn
  115972 Servia Houghton Bros. Full Rigged Ship 1,773 234 1883 Sold 1899, stranded 1907
  150507 Parthia Houghton Bros. Full Rigged Ship 2,378 260 1891 Burnt 1895 off Chile