John W. Lynn, Philadelphia PA

Most recent update: January 14, 2021.


John W. Lynn (a.1827-1890) originally worked at Vaughan & Lynn, which morphed into Birely & Lynn.  That yard was at the foot of Hanover Street (now Columbia Avenue) in Kensington, but with the rise of railroad yards near that site,  John Lynn and his father, Robert, broke off in 1861 and opened a new yard on land owned by engine builders Merrick & Sons, at the foot of Reed Street in Southwark, where the Comcast building is now.  John Lynn is said to have built thirty ocean steamers during his career, but this figure may include those that he built when he was part of Birely & Lynn.  The yard closed in February 1870. 

Hull # O.N.

Original Name

Original Owner

Type

GT Ft. Built

Disposition

  1431

Wissahickon

US Navy

Gunboat

607 158 1861

Sold 1865 as Adele, NLD 1885

  22262

Saxon

Henry Winsor & Co. 

Passenger

1193 216 1862

Converted to barge 1903, lost 1907

  13426

John W. Lynn

Tugboat

44   1862

   

unknown

Stephen Flanagan

Tugboat

    1862

   

unknown

Stephen Flanagan

Tugboat

    1862

   

unknown

Tugboat

    1862

  18337

Norman

Henry Winsor & Co. 

Steamer

1191 235 1862

Converted to barge 1909

  4886

Continental

Ocean Steamship Co.

Steamer

1643 236 1862

Lost 1870

  214452

Mahoning

US Revenue Cutter Service

Cutter

350 138 1863

Later Levi Woodbury 1873, sold 1915 as Laksco, tender for Lake Submarine Co., abandoned 1928

  57014

Stephen Flanagan

Delaware Bay Pilots

Pilot Boat

108   1863

  787

Ashland

Metropolitan SS Co

Passenger

837 196 1863

Converted to schooner 1894

  22801

Thomas A. Scott

778 241 1863

Later Saragosa 1865, lost 1887 (may have been Cramp's Hull 112)

   

unknown

Capt. J. Kirby

Barge

300tb   1863

   

unknown

Stephen Flanagan

Barge

325tb   1863

   

unknown

Fuller, Devinney & Co.

Barge

350tb   1863

  80011

Marigold

Tugboat

115   1863

Later USS Marigold, William A. Hennessy, burnt 1875

  23006

Stag

Tugboat

30 56 1863

Abandoned 1902

  n/a

America

Tugboat

387 135 Apr-64

Later USS Periwinkle 1865, USS Polaris 1871, abandoned in Greenland 1872

  7291

Emily B. Souder

E.A. Souder & Co.

778 203 1864

Lost 1878

  14542

Liberty

Hargous & Co. 

1250 232 1864

NLD 1876

   

unknown

Henry Winsor & Co. 

Tugboat

  132 1864

  10946

George Appold

Merchant & Miners

1370 223 1864

Lost 1889 (also credited to Geo. Lynn)

  22989

Star of the Union

E.A. Souder & Co.

1076 218 1865

Lost 1868

  11408

Henry & Louise

Henry Becker 

Brig

376   1865

   

Neshannock

E.A. Souder & Co.

1443 256 1865

Later Arauca 1866, lost 1871

  21537

Roman

Henry Winsor & Co. 

Passenger

1488 240 1866

Converted to barge 1887

  11533

Henry Cope

Harry Virden

Pilot Boat

52 85 1866

NLD 1900

  17163

Mary M. Snee

Schooner

277 106 1867

  105504

Active

US Revenue Cutter Service

Cutter

120 90 1867

Sold 1875 as Addie L. Bird

   

Resolute

US Revenue Cutter Service

Cutter

120 90 1867

Sold 1872

  21923

Redowa

Salter & Livermore

Brig

485 148 1867

   

Sea Weed

Dr. J.H. Schenck

Steam Yacht

  60 1869

May have been built by John W. Knowlton at John Lynn's yard

  LV 37

Unnamed

US Lighthouse Service

Lightship

242 98 1869

Foundered 1893