Deering & Donnell, Bath ME

Most recent update: October 3, 2020.


In 1860, William T. Donnell bought the Hitchcock shipyard, on Washington Street, near Marshall Street, where the Maine Maritime Museum is today, and began building ships.  He was joined by Gardner Deering in 1866 and operated as Deering & Donnell until 1886, when Deering left and started his own business in the former Flint & Chapman yard, which was immediately next door.  Donnell carried on on his own, later bringing his son Harry into the business.  If anyone has any corrections or additions to the table below, please send them to timcolton@aol.com.

Hull # O.N. Original Name Original Owner Type GT Ft. Built

Disposition

Built by Deering & Donnell (1866-1886)

    George Shepherd   Schooner 586   1873  
    W. S. Shepherd   Schooner 475   1873  
    Nimbus Leonard Walen Schooner     1877  
    Reuben S. Hunt   Schooner 182   1879  
  135526 E. H. Cornell Benjamin W. Morse Schooner 356 137 1881 Lost off Antigua 1895
  80903 William C. Greene   Schooner 868 131 1882  
  76423 Josiah R. Smith William T. Donnell Schooner 704 167 1883 In collision and sank 1895 off Vineyard Sound
  80950 William T. Donnell William T. Donnell Schooner 538 149 1883  
  155092 Oliver S. Barrett   Schooner 634 153 1884 Capsized 1906
    Malcolm B. Seavey   Schooner 1,051     Wrecked 1913
    Eliza Thomas Charles A. Thomas Schooner     1885  
    Grover Cleveland   Schooner     1885  
  91766 Mabel Kennison   Schooner 82 80 1885  
  116097 Samuel Diloway   Schooner 739 170 1886  

Built by William T. Donnell (1887-1891)

  14465 Katie J. Barrett   4-masted Schooner 967 191 1887 Later Star of the Seas, lost off Islamorada FL 1911
  86021 George A. McFadden   4-masted Schooner 1,017 195 1888 Wrecked 1910 on Diamond Shoals
  126603 Clara A. Donnell   4-masted Schooner 1,128 204 1889  
  92581 Mary E. H. G. Dow   4-masted Schooner 1,265 208 1889  
  81276 William C. Tanner   4-masted Schooner 1,034 191 1890 Built by Donnell or by Deering?  Foundered 1909
  106750 Addie P. McFadden   4-masted Schooner 239 125 1890  
  86124 George P. Davenport   4-masted Schooner 1,393 217 1891  
  100494 Independent   4-masted Schooner 1,100 202 1891  
  141157 Leora M. Thurlow   4-masted Schooner 214 107 1891  
  107211 Alice M. Colburn   4-masted Schooner 1,603 225 1896 Wrecked 1923 off Manchester MA
  96539 Hockomock Peoples Ferry Co. Ferry 153 76 1901 Hull only, subcontract from BIW
Built by Gardner Deering (1887-1919)
  76690 John C. Haynes G. G. Deering Co. 3-masted Schooner 720 171 1887 In collision and sank 1895
  95978 Horatio L. Baker G. G. Deering Co. 3-masted Schooner 829 180 1888  
  141016 Lydia M. Deering G. G. Deering Co. 4-masted Schooner 1,063 205 1889 Wrecked 1915 on the coast of Texas
  76853 John S. Ames G. G. Deering Co. 4-masted Schooner 963 188 1889  
  81276 William C. Tanner G. G. Deering Co. 4-masted Schooner 1,033 191 1890 Built by Deering or by Donnell?  Foundered 1909
  81319 Wesley M. Oler G. G. Deering Co. 4-masted Schooner 1,061 205 1891 Wrecked 1902 off Cape Hatteras
  76965 John S. Deering G. G. Deering Co. 3-masted Schooner 478 147 1891 Abandoned at sea 1906
  136328 Edwin R. Hunt G. G. Deering Co. 4-masted Schooner 1,132 192 1892 Sunk by u-boat 1917 off Cabo da Gata, Spain
  157389 David P. Davis G. G. Deering Co. 4-masted Schooner 1,231 204 1893 In collision and sank 1904 off Cape Hatteras
  141401 Lewis H. Goward G. G. Deering Co. 4-masted Schooner 1,191 206 1895  
  136575 Edward E. Briry G. G. Deering Co. 4-masted Schooner 1,613 228 1896 Foundered 1917 off Nantucket
  96447 Henry O. Barrett G. G. Deering Co. 5-masted Schooner 1,807 245 1899  
  93213 Mary F. Barrett G. G. Deering Co. 5-masted Schooner 1,833 241 1901 Scuttled 1901 in Georgetown
  86663 Gardner G. Deering G. G. Deering Co. 5-masted Schooner 1,982 252 1903 Abandoned 1930s off West Brooksville ME
  201637 Dorothy B. Barrett G. G. Deering Co. 5-masted Schooner 2,088 259 1905 Sunk 1918 off New Jersey
  203423 Elisha Atkins G. G. Deering Co. 4-masted Schooner 1,259 202 1906 Later Anna M. Record
  204876 William R. Wilson G. G. Deering Co. 4-masted Schooner 1,385 214 1908 Stranded 1912
  206749 Mary Lincoln. Baxter G. G. Deering Co. 4-masted Schooner 1,030 188 1909 NLD 1920
  208276 Lydia McLellan Baxter G. G. Deering Co. 4-masted Schooner 1,352 209 1911 NLD 1920
  209055 Montrose W. Houck G. G. Deering Co. 4-masted Schooner 1,104 191 1911 Wrecked 1913 off the SE coast of the US
  211433 Courtney C. Houck G. G. Deering Co. 5-masted Schooner 1,627 219 1913 Laid up 1940 and abandoned in Mill Cove ME
  213944 Jerome Jones G. G. Deering Co. 5-masted Schooner 1,891 250 1916 Later Frank M. Deering, wrecked 1923 on Cobb Island MD
  215165 Maude M. Morey G. G. Deering Co. 4-masted Schooner 1,364 208 1917  
  216137 Harry G. Deering G. G. Deering Co. 4-masted Schooner 1,342 211 1918  
  217838 Carroll A. Deering G. G. Deering Co. 5-masted Schooner 2,114 255 1919 Wrecked 1921 off Cape Hatteras