THOMAS and WILLIAM COLLYER

New York NY

Most recent update: January 23, 2013.

Thomas Collyer and William Collyer were brothers who had started in shipbuilding up the Hudson River.  In 1844 they went into a partnership, in a shipyard in Manhattan, at the foot of 12th Street.   In 1847, however, they dissolved the partnership, with William staying put and Thomas moving to a yard at the foot of 21st Street.  Both continued to build ships until the end of the Civil War.  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 Type GT Feet Built Disposition
Built by Thomas Collyer
    Bienville C. & R. Poillon Steamer 986   1851 Later United States, sold to Cuban owners in 1855 and renamed Mexico
    El Dorado U.S. Mail SS Co Steamer     1851 Scrapped 1853
    Confucius   Tug     1853  
    Spirit of the Times Griswold & Co Clipper Ship 1,200   1853  
    Peiho Russell & Co   1,113   1859 Built for China service
    White Cloud     520   1859 Built for China service
    Hankow Forbes & Co. Schooner 800   1861 Chinese service
    Honduras   Steamer 375   1861  
    Shantung Everett & Co. Schooner 600   1862  
    Thomas Collyer Alliance Machine Co. Steamer 506   1862  
    Touitia Russell & Co. Schooner 502   1862  
Built by William Collyer
    Reindeer New Brunswick SB Co   790   1850 Sunk by boiler explosion and fire, Hudson R., 1852; 36 killed
    St. Lawrence     588   1850  
    Mexico Charles Morgan   1,043   1851 Sold foreign, 1870
    Sierra Nevada Empire City Line Steamer     1852 Wrecked on a reef south of Monterey 1869
    Black Warrior NY & Mobile SS Co Steamer 1,350   1852  
    George Law Thomas Collyer   228   1852  
    Texas Empire City Line Steamer 1,246   1852 Grounded and wrecked off San Simeon, CA, 1869
    Panama N.L. & G. Griswold Clipper Ship 1,139   1853  
    Cahawba     1,643   1854  
    Mercury         1854  
    Nashville Spofford, Tileston & Co Steamer 1,220   1854  
      NY & Mobile SS Co Steamer 1,350   1854  
    Jacob Duryea   Barge     1854  
    Alice C. Price   Steamer     1854  
    Josephine G. Collyer   Schooner     1854  
    Roebuck Reynolds & Cushman Clipper Ship 456   1856  
    Columbia Spofford, Tileston & Co   1,347   1857  
    Dawn George Savory, et al. Clipper Ship 387   1857  
    Western World   Psgr./Cargo 441   1857  
    Yangtsze Russell & Co   1,003   1857 Built for Chinese service; employed in the opium trade
    Fire-Dart Heard & Co. Schooner 660   1860  
    Yankee     376   1860  
    Monohasset New Bedford & Edgartown SB Co Steamer 450   1865