William H. Radcliffe, Cleveland OH

Most recent update: May 8, 2016.


William Radcliffe's yard built both schooners and steam ships, so it must have made the transition to modern shipbuilding, but I can find no other information about it.  It was sold to Globe Iron Works in 1890,  subsequently becoming part of AmShip Cleveland.  The yard was located at the foot of West 45th Street, in the area where there was a concentration of shipyards at that time.  If anyone can tell me more about Radcliffe's yard or add to the table below, please send your info to timcolton@aol.com

Hull # O.N. Original Name Original Owner Type GT Built Disposition
  85276 Genoa   Schooner 731 1873 Abandoned 1935
  95278 Havana   Cargo Ship 1,041 1874 Abandoned 1912 in Erie PA
  25888 V. Swain   Cargo Ship 955 1874 Burnt 1907 at Superior WI
  76080 John N. Glidden Philip Minch Cargo Ship 1,322 1879 In collision and lost 1903 in St Clair Flats Canal
  105919 A. Everett Philip Minch Cargo Ship 1,088 1880 Foundered 1895 off Point aux Barques
  157031 Dreadnaught   Tug 31 1881 Abandoned 1922
  110486 Rufus P. Ranney M. A. Bradley Cargo Ship 1,392 1881 Later Northwestern 1917, wrecked 1920 near Matanzas FL
  110518 George R. Paige   Tug 34 1882 Scuttled 1905 in Lake Erie
  110518 Robert Wallace   Cargo Ship 1,189 1882 Foundered 1902 near Two Harbors MN
  157128 David Wallace   Cargo Ship 1,088 1884 Foundered 1915 off Matinicus ME
    J. H. Outhwaite   Cargo Ship 1,304 1886 Wrecked and burnt at Little Point Sable 1905
  91922 Maurice B. Grover M. A. Bradley Schooner 1,995 1887 Barge 1906, abandoned 1915
  120697 Frank L. Vance Milwaukee S.S. Cargo Ship 1,730 1887 Burnt 1910 near Ludington MI
  81143 Wiley M. Egan Fitzgerald, Armour & Egan Cargo Ship 1,677 1887 Canadian 1912 (ON 111965), scuttled 1919 in Shelter Bay
  150427 Philip Minch Philip Minch Cargo Ship 1,988 1888 Burnt 1904 off Marblehead OH
  85996 Gladstone M. A. Bradley Cargo Ship 2,112 1888 Damaged by ice in the Pine River 1919 and scuttled
  96054 Hesper   Cargo Ship 1,858 1890 Wrecked 1905 in Beaver Bay