Henry Steers, Greenpoint NY
Most recent update: May 24, 2016.
James R. and George Steers were the sons of a naval architect who had worked in the Royal Naval Dockyard in Plymouth before emigrating and working in the Washington Navy Yard. They started their shipyard at the foot of 12th Street, in Manhattan, in 1850 but it closed in 1856 after George's death. James' nephew Henry had begun his career working for his uncle but now started his own yard, relocating to Greenpoint in 1859. The table below is clearly incomplete: if anyone has any data to add to it, please send it to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hull # O.N. Original Name Original Owner Ship Type GT Built Disposition Built by James R. & George Steers Sunny South Napier, Johnson & Co. Clipper Ship 776 1854 Wrecked off Mozambique 1861 Niagara Collins Line Psgr/Cargo 1855 Adriatic Collins Line Psgr/Cargo 3,650 1856 Hulked 1873, scrapped 1885 Built by Henry Steers Charles H. Marshall 1857 Seth Grosvenor Psgr/Cargo 68 1860 Che-Kiang Russell & Co. Steamer 1,265 1862 Burnt 1864 in Hankow Foh-Kien Forbes & Co. Steamer 1,947 1862 Stranded 1865 near Chinhae Hu-Quang Forbes & Co. Steamer 1,339 1862 Burnt 1866 in Kiukiang Retribution Marshall O. Roberts Steamer 2,767 1863 Renamed Golden Rule, stranded 1865 on Roncador Reef 800 Arizona Pacific Mail SS Co Steamer 2,793 1865 Scrapped 1877 6529 Nicaragua William H. Webb Steamer 2,145 1865 Renamed Dakota, abandoned 1886 10527 Great Republic Pacific Mail SS Co Steamer 3,882 1866 Largest wooden-hulled ship ever built, stranded 1879 on the Columbia River bar na Idaho US Navy Cruiser 3,241 1866 Sold 1874 Alaska Pacific Mail SS Co Steamer 4,011 1867 Storage hulk in Acapulco 1882, scrapped 1886 13899 Japan Pacific Mail SS Co Steamer 4,352 1868 Burnt 1874 in Yokohama America Pacific Mail SS Co Steamer 4,400 1869 Burnt 1872 in Yokohama Rhode Island Providence & Stonington SS Co Ferry 2,742 1873 Wrecked 1880 90973 Massachusetts Providence & Wilmington SS Co Ferry 2,607 1876 Scrapped 1903