Roosevelt, Joyce & Co., New York NY

(later Roosevelt, Joyce & Waterbury)

Most recent update: January 23, 2013.


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

Original Name Original Owner Ship Type W or I GT Built Disposition
Rapid James Bishop & Co. Clipper Ship W 1,115 1852  
T. A. Ward Fremington Steamer W   1853  
David Brown A.A. Low & Brother Clipper Ship W 1,717 1853  
Unknown Bishop & Williams Clipper Ship W 1,100 1853  
Wide Awake A. A. Low & Co. Clipper Ship W 1,750 1853  
Monarch of the Seas Lawrence Giles & Co. Clipper Ship W 1,971 1854  
Titan Daniel C. Bacon Clipper Ship W 1,985 1855  
Fairy Gordon Talbot & Co. Clipper Ship W 629 1856  
Glad Tidings William Nelson & Son Clipper Ship W 898 1856  
Hotspur Frank Hathaway et al. Clipper Ship W 862 1857  
General Warren Long Island Ferry Co Ferry W 512 1859  
Marion Long Island Ferry Co Ferry W 512 1859  
Suffolk County Long Island RR Ferry W 512 1860 To Delaware interests 1893, abandoned 1901
Kings County Long Island RR Ferry W 467 1861 Burnt 1868
Crescent City New York Mail SS Co Steamer W 2,022 1863 Laid up 1867, broken up 1872
Evening Star New York Mail SS Co Steamer W 2,022 1863  
Morning Star New York Mail SS Co Steamer W 2,022 1863  
Po-Yang Olyphant & Co. Steamer W 1,021 1863  
George Cromwell Cromwell & Co. Steamer W 1,255 1863  
Rising Star New York Mail SS Co Steamer W 2,022 1865 Scrapped 1877
Ta-Kiang Olyphant & Co. Steamer W 550    
George Washington Cromwell & Co. Steamer W 1,256   Wrecked 1854