Roosevelt, Joyce & Co., New York NY

(later Roosevelt, Joyce & Waterbury)

Most recent update: September 8, 2017.


Solomon Roosevelt and William S. Joyce started this shipyard in 1851: the partnership was expanded to include Waterbury in 1864, but ended in 1866, when Joyce died.  Their yard was on the south side of the east end of Houston Street, in Manhattan.  The table below is clearly incomplete: if anyone has any data to add to it, please send it to me at timcolton@aol.com

Hull # O.N. Original Name Original Owner Ship Type GT Built Disposition
    Rapid James Bishop & Co. Clipper Ship 1,115 1852  
    T. A. Ward Fremington Steamer   1853  
    David Brown A.A. Low & Co. Clipper Ship 1,717 1853  
    Wide Awake A. A. Low & Co. Clipper Ship 1,750 1853  
    Unknown Bishop & Williams Clipper Ship 1,100 1853  
    Monarch of the Seas Lawrence Giles & Co. Clipper Ship 1,971 1854  
    Titan Daniel C. Bacon Clipper Ship 1,985 1855  
    Fairy Gordon Talbot & Co. Clipper Ship 629 1856  
    Glad Tidings William Nelson & Son Clipper Ship 898 1856  
    Hotspur Frank Hathaway et al. Clipper Ship 862 1857  
    General Warren Long Island Ferry Co Ferry 512 1859  
    Marion Long Island Ferry Co Ferry 512 1859 To USN 1861 as Morse, sold 1865 as Lincoln, abandoned 1885
    Suffolk County Long Island RR Ferry 512 1860 To Delaware interests 1893, abandoned 1901
    Kings County Long Island RR Ferry 512 1861 Burnt 1868
    Po-Yang Olyphant & Co. Steamer 827 1861  
    Ta-Kiang Olyphant & Co. Steamer 550 1862 Foundered 1869 off Cape Inaboye
  10848 George Washington Cromwell & Co. Steamer 1,256 1862 Wrecked 1877
  10517 George Cromwell Cromwell & Co. Steamer 1,255 1862 Wrecked 1877
    Crescent City New York Mail SS Co Steamer 2,022 1863 Scrapped 1872
  7722 Evening Star New York Mail SS Co Steamer 2,022 1863 Foundered 1866 off Tybee I.
  17024 Morning Star New York Mail SS Co Steamer 2,022 1863 Scrapped 1875
  10518 Guiding Star New York Mail SS Co Steamer 2,384 1864 Scrapped 1874
  21457 Rising Star New York Mail SS Co Steamer 2,022 1865 Scrapped 1877