Other Pre-WWI New York Area Shipbuilders

Most recent update: May 24, 2016.


This table attempts to cover those other shipbuilders located in or near New York City that were active in the years between the Civil War and World War One.  If anyone has any data to add to this table, please send it to me at timcolton@aol.com

Shipbuilder
Location Hull # O.N. Original Name Original Owner Type GT Built Disposition
American SB Port Richmond NY     Frostburg   Cargo Ship 927 1884 Later Theodore Weems 1907, in collision and sank off the Mississippi mouth 1915
American SB Port Richmond NY     Red Wing G. C. Harris Jr Schooner 437 1884 Foundered Pensacola 21.11.96
Atlantic Steam IW Brooklyn NY     Pembroke W. E. Coffin and Co. Steamboat 241 1860 Sold foreign 1863
Atlantic Steam IW Brooklyn NY     Novelty     358 1869  
Atlantic Steam IW Brooklyn NY     William Lawrence Baltimore Line   358 1869  
Atlantic Steam IW Brooklyn NY     William M. Flanders     58 1872  
Atlantic Steam IW Brooklyn NY     Shearwater     109 1887  
Atlantic Steam IW Brooklyn NY     Unquowa   Yacht 159 1888  
Atlantic Steam IW Brooklyn NY     Juthniel     140 1889  
Atlantic Steam IW Brooklyn NY     Wild Duck     233 1891  
Atlantic Steam IW Brooklyn NY     Formosa   Yacht 238 1894  
Ayers, Samuel Nyack NY     Presto   Yacht 22 1897  
Ayers, Samuel Nyack NY     Arrow   Yacht 82 1901  
Barnard & Giles Albany NY     John Taylor NY & Albany Prop. Line Steamer 660 1865  
Brown, J.W. Tottenville NY     John B. Collins Madison Tptn Co Tug 325 1901 Scrapped 1937
Columbia EW Linnton NY     Avance   Cargo Ship 662 1919 Later Parthia 1920, Avant 1923, Ruth 1925, Irv 1928, scrapped 1930
Columbia EW Linnton NY     Mildred   Cargo Ship 829 1919 Aux. schooner, later Arenzano 1922, Cabo Guardian 1928, San Luis 1929, in collision and burnt 1929
Continental SB Yonkers NY     Hastnai   Tanker 1111 1919 Later Tiolene 1926, Pure Pep 1928, Pure Fuel Oil 1930, scrapped 1935
Donaldson, T. C. New York NY     City of Hudson Martin, Powers & Co Steamer 512    
Downey Brooklyn NY     Princess   Passenger 251 1913 Later Lake View 1923, wrecked Sydney NS 1952
Fougner Concrete Long Island City NY     Polias   Cargo Ship 2,564 1919 Wrecked Rockland ME 1920
Hathorn, W. H. Williamsburg NY     Petrel US Revenue Service Cutter 120 1867 Sold 1873
Hathorn, W. H. Williamsburg NY     Racer US Revenue Service Cutter 120 1867 Sold 1873
Hathorn, W. H. Greenpoint NY     Wreck of Scotland U.S. Lighthouse Service LV 20 165 1867 Sold 1923
Jonson Foundry New York NY     Lillian     22 1889  
Jonson Foundry New York NY     Mexico     16 1891  
Jonson Foundry New York NY     New Yorker   Specialty 243 1891  
Lawler's Marine Clifton NY     Southfield   Ferry 758 1882 Hulked 1908, scuttled 1923
Leary, J. D. Brooklyn NY     Pollock Rip U.S. Lighthouse Service LV 42 410 1877 Burnt, 4th of July, 1940
Leary, J. D. Brooklyn NY     City of Gloucester   Psgr/Cargo 561 1883 Later Thames 1927, burnt Captain's I, LI Sound, 1930
Magee, P. Athens NY     Rockland Nyack & Tarrytown Ferry Co Ferry 393 1888 Scrapped 1928
Maglehan, Peter Athens NY     Right Arm   Tug 401 1891 To USN 1898 as Pontiac, later Passaic (YT 28) 1918, sold 1922
Mather & Wood Port Jefferson NY     Park City B. & Port Jeff. Co. Passenger 898 1898 Sank 1951 off Manasquan NJ
Murphy, J. Newburgh NY     Dix US Revenue Service Cutter 290 1865 Sold 1872
Murphy, James Brooklyn NY     Chase US Revenue Service Cutter 500 1865 Sold 1875
Neptune Iron Works NY     Santa Marta South America Steamboat   1857  
Neptune Iron Works NY     Serchil La-Tehauntepec Co. Steamboat   1858  
New Burrell Johnson Shelburne NY     Enterprise   Cargo ship 211 1907   
New Burrell Johnson Shelburne NY     Robert G.Cann   Cargo ship 265 1911   
New York Hastings Tompkins Cove NY     Amackassin   Ferry 266 1902   
Ramsey, H. A. Brooklyn NY     Manzania US Light House Service Tender 450 1879 Later Daniel Kern 1908, stripped and burnt 1939
Robins Brooklyn NY     Nokomis   Yacht 303 1914   
Rodermund & Co. Tompkins Cove NY     John Dwight   Tug   1896 To USN 1898 as Pawnee (YT 21), sold 1922
Shewan, J. Brooklyn NY     Neptune Neptune Line Inc Tug 548 1918 Scrapped 1941
Southern SB Tottenville NY     J. O. Ellison Haverill S.S. Co Cargo Ship 555 1909 Foundered off New Orleans 1914
Tank SB Newburgh NY 112   Bayonne   Tanker 1111 1919 Deleted 1950
Tank SB Newburgh NY 113   Pinthis   Tanker 1111 1919 In collision and blew up off Scituate 1930
Van Loan & Magee Athens NY     City of Catskill NY, Catskill & Athens SS Co Passenger 1,073 1880 Burnt at Roundout NY 1883
Van Loan & Magee Athens NY     Belle Horton Citizens' SB Co Inc Passenger 305 1881 Burnt at Norfolk VA 1922
Van Loan & Magee Athens NY     New Brunswick New Brunswick & NY SB Co Passenger 601 1881 Abandoned 1907
Van Loan & Magee Athens NY     Kaaterskill   Passenger 1,361 1882 Abandoned 1916
Verdon, F. A. W New Brighton NY     Hillsborough J.B.King Tptn Co Cargo Ship 330 1917 Foundered Hudson Heights NJ 1952
Voris Nyack NY     Wilbur A. Heisley   Cargo 537 1883 Later City of Long Branch 1886, burnt Roanoke River 1892
Unknown Brooklyn NY     Underwriter   Psgr/Cargo 341 1852 To USN 1862, burnt 1864
Unknown Brooklyn NY     Bronx (ex-Andrews) U.S. Revenue Service Cutter 220 1863 Acquired 1863, foundered 1873
Unknown Brooklyn NY     Jasmine (ex-Van Houten) U.S. Coast Guard Cutter 120 1866 Acquired from USN 1866, later Chandler, sold 1903
Unknown Brooklyn NY     Accomack Old Dominion SS Co Psgr/Cargo 434 1877 Deleted 1894
Unknown Brooklyn NY     Luray     423 1882 Later Saugerties 1889, burnt at Saugerties NY 1903
Unknown Brooklyn NY     Shenandoah   Passenger 848 1882 Later William Storie 1893, Mediator 1914, abandoned 1921
Unknown Brooklyn NY     Patrol   Passenger 439 1882 Later William Storie 1893, Mediator 1914, abandoned 1921
Unknown Clayton NY     Ontario   Passenger 444 1884 Foundered in Bogue Inlet NC 1908
Unknown Clayton NY     St. Lawrence   Passenger 312 1884 Later Protector 1891, Isla da Cuba 1903, deleted 1913
Unknown East Rockaway NY     Anna E. Combes   Cargo 138 1904 In collision off Mobile Bay 1945
Unknown Kingston NY     Messenger Bird Francis Danielson Clipper Ship 419 1852  
Unknown Newburgh NY     Northerner U.S. Revenue Service Cutter 320   Acquired 1864, later Ewing, to USPHS 1892
Unknown Sag Harbor     Storm Slate, Gardner & Howell Clipper Ship 545 1852  
Unknown Williamsburg NY     Virginia   Steamer 722 1857  
Unknown NY     Marion Bras d'Or SB Co Ltd Passenger 478 1876 Burnt at East Boston 1911
Unknown New York NY     Richard Varick Pennsylvania RR Ferry   1826 Abandoned 1834
Unknown New York NY     William Cutting Union Ferry Co. Ferry 85 1828 Abandoned 1840
Unknown New York NY     General Jackson Navy Yard Ferry Co. Ferry 174 1829 Deleted 1849
Unknown New York NY     Sussex Pennsylvania RR Ferry 290 1834 Abandoned 1834
Unknown New York NY     Essex Pennsylvania RR Ferry 243 1835 To Albany interests 1850, abandoned 1859
Unknown New York NY     Brooklyn Union Ferry Co. Ferry 304 1836 To Canadian interests 1853
Unknown New York NY     New Jersey Pennsylvania RR Ferry 288 1836 Abandoned 1862
Unknown New York NY     Relief Union Ferry Co. Ferry 145 1836 To Albany interests 1842 as Nassau
Unknown New York NY     Jamaica Union Ferry Co. Ferry 73 1837 Sold 1849, abandoned 1868
Unknown New York NY     Fulton Union Ferry Co. Ferry 184 1839 Sold 18??, abandoned 1859
Unknown New York NY     Astoria Astoria Ferry Co. Ferry 102 1840 Abandoned 1865
Unknown New York NY     Newtown Williamsburg Ferries Ferry 12 1842 Abandoned 1876
Unknown New York NY     Suffolk Union Ferry Co. Ferry 266 1842 Barge 1846
Unknown New York NY     Washington Pennsylvania RR Ferry 117 1843 Abandoned 1868
Unknown New York NY     Union Union Ferry Co. Ferry 286 1844 To upstate interests 1861, burnt 1878
Unknown New York NY     Transit Union Ferry Co. Ferry 404 1847 Abandoned 1856
Unknown New York NY     Wyandank Union Ferry Co. Ferry 399 1847 To US Govt 1861, scrapped 1880
Unknown New York NY     Bedford Union Ferry Co. Ferry 425 1848 To Jersey Central RR 1862, barge 1866
Unknown New York NY     Oneida Williamsburg Ferries Ferry 313 1849 Abandoned 1876
Unknown New York NY     California Nassau Ferry Co. Ferry 262 1851 Abandoned 1878
Unknown New York NY     Iola Greenpoint Ferry Co. Ferry 248 1853 Scrapped 1866
Unknown New York NY     Nebraska Williamsburg Ferries Ferry 411 1854 Abandoned 1875
Unknown New York NY     Williamsburgh Astoria Ferry Co. Ferry 255 1856 Scrapped1873
Unknown New York NY     Kill Van Kull Central RR of NJ Ferry 1,463 1858 Burnt 1889
Unknown New York NY     Montague Union Ferry Co. Ferry 449 1859 To East River Ferry Co. 1868, abandoned 1877
Unknown New York NY     Pacific Union Ferry Co. Ferry 596 1859 Abandoned 1898
Unknown New York NY     Queens County Long Island RR Ferry 320 1859 Barge 1887
Unknown New York NY     Manhasset Union Ferry Co. Ferry 462 1860 To Norfolk interests 1874, abandoned 1900
Unknown New York NY     Roslyn Union Ferry Co. Ferry 462 1860 To Weehawken ferry o. 1871, abandoned 1888
Unknown New York NY     Huntington Long Island RR Ferry 552 1861 Previously USS Fort Henry, burnt 1868
Unknown New York NY     Superior Williamsburg Ferries Ferry 570 1862 To Norfolk interests 1900, burnt 1911
Unknown New York NY     Ravenswood Long Island RR Ferry 430 1867 To Florida interests 1886, burnt 1895
Unknown New York NY     Delaware Erie RR Ferry 935 1868 Later Sterlington, Suffern, abandoned 1925
Unknown Brooklyn NY     Olive Branch Union Ferry Co. Ferry 159 1836 Sold 1852, abandoned 1858
Unknown Brooklyn NY     Manhattan Union Ferry Co. Ferry 326 1849 To Philadelpha interests 1863, to US Govt 1864, barge 1867
Unknown Brooklyn NY     Brooklyn Union Ferry Co. Ferry 427 1853 To Camden interests 1868, abandoned 1873
Unknown Brooklyn NY     D. S. Gregory Pennsylvania RR Ferry 578 1853 Abandoned 1890
Unknown Brooklyn NY     Exchange Union Ferry Co. Ferry 438 1853 Sold 1857, abandoned 1858
Unknown Brooklyn NY     Nassau Union Ferry Co. Ferry 504 1854 Barge 1888
Unknown Brooklyn NY     George Law Williamsburg Ferries Ferry 414 1856 To Camden interests 1888, burnt 1901
Unknown Brooklyn NY     America Union Ferry Co. Ferry 650 1857 To US Govt 1863 as Commodore Read, to Maryland interests 1865 as State of Marland, wrecked 1876
Unknown Brooklyn NY     Bergen Point Port Richmond Ferry Co. Ferry 106 1857 Abandoned 1874
Unknown Brooklyn NY     Warren Williamsburg Ferries Ferry 480 1859 To Staten Island Railway 1896, scrapped 1908
Unknown Brooklyn NY     Lark Port Richmond Ferry Co. Ferry 305 1860 Abandoned 1905
Unknown Brooklyn NY     Peconic Union Ferry Co. Ferry 506 1860 To Camden interests 18??, abandoned 1897
Unknown Brooklyn NY     Nuestra Senora De Regla   Ferry 376 1861  
Unknown Brooklyn NY     Hamilton Union Ferry Co. Ferry 584 1862 Abandoned 1918
Unknown Brooklyn NY     Monticello Union Ferry Co. Ferry 538 1862 To City of New York 1922 as Shinnecock, abandoned 1928
Unknown Brooklyn NY     Somerset Union Ferry Co. Ferry 538 1862 To US Govt 1862, returned 1864, abandoned 1914
Unknown Brooklyn NY     New York Union Ferry Co. Ferry 642 1863 Barge 1917
Unknown Brooklyn NY     Arizona Williamsburg Ferries Ferry 496 1864 Barge 1898
Unknown Brooklyn NY     Idaho Williamsburg Ferries Ferry 496 1864 Lost 1895
Unknown Brooklyn NY     Middletown Staten Island R. T. Ferry 641 1864 To City of New York 1906, abandoned 1912
Unknown Brooklyn NY     Columbia Union Ferry Co. Ferry 586 1867 To City of New York 1922, abandoned 1927
Unknown Brooklyn NY     Hudson City Pennsylvania RR Ferry 1,008 1867 To LIRR 1904, abandoned 1913
Unknown Brooklyn NY     Mineola Union Ferry Co. Ferry 620 1868 To City of New York 1922, abandoned 1926
Unknown Brooklyn NY     Alaska Williamsburg Ferries Ferry 730 1872 Deleted 1912
Unknown Brooklyn NY     Montana Williamsburg Ferries Ferry 734 1872 Deleted 1908
Unknown Brooklyn NY     Fanwood Central RR Co of New Jersey Ferry 1,092 1876 Burnt at Wycocomagh NS 1922
Unknown Brooklyn NY     Dakota Williamsburg Ferries Ferry 553 1880 Deleted 1915
Unknown Brooklyn NY     Brooklyn   Ferry 930 1885 Later Irvington 1926, scrapped 1936
Unknown Brooklyn NY     Colonia   Ferry 200 1902  
Unknown Greenpoint NY     Eagle Union Ferry Co. Ferry 392 1852 To Williamsburg Ferries 1859, to US Govt 1861, to Maryland interests 1865 as Baltimore, sank 1866
Unknown Greenpoint NY     Metropolis Union Ferry Co. Ferry 433 1852 To Boston interests 1865, barge 1875
Unknown Greenpoint NY     Clinton Union Ferry Co. Ferry 586 1862 To US Army 1917 as GEN John Simpson, Clinton 1922, abandoned 1931
Unknown Greenpoint NY     Baltic Union Ferry Co. Ferry 642 1863 Barge 1917
Unknown Greenpoint NY     Republic Union Ferry Co. Ferry 539 1863 Abandoned 1918
Unknown Greenpoint NY     Nevada Williamsburg Ferries Ferry 666 1870 Deleted 1912
Unknown Greenpoint NY     North Side Greenpoint Ferry Co. Ferry 567 1871 Later Kentucky, deleted 1913
Unknown Greenpoint NY     Astoria Astoria Ferry Co. Ferry 305 1872 To Port Richmond & Bergen Point Ferry Co. 1891, scrapped 1917
Unknown Tompkins Cove NY     Annex Pennsylvania Annex Ferry 529 1895 To Virginia interests 1911 as Warwick, abandoned 1920