William Rogers & Son, Bath, ME

Most recent update: December 21, 2020.


William Rogers was born in Bath in 1824 and worked in the lumber industry before expanding into shipbuilding in 1845.  The yard is said to have been where the southern end of Bath Iron Works is now but I'm not sure of this.  Rogers died in 1869 and his son, also named William, took over, operating the yard until 1903, when he sold it to Staples Coal.  In total, Rogers built 100 ships, as listed below.  If anyone sees any errors or omissions, please send your info to timcolton@aol.com

Hull # O.N. Original Name Original Owner Type GT Ft. Built Disposition
    Arlington   Ship 570   1847  
    Eagle   Schooner 135   1848  
    Juliet   Ship 525   1848  
    H. Nason   Schooner 164   1849  
    Mayflower   Ship 720   1851  
    Elizabeth   Ship 470   1851  
    Mary Florence     750   1851  
    Osteonthe   Ship 1,138   1852  
    Favorite   Ship 767   1853  
    Northern Empire   Ship 1,499   1854  
    Emily St. Pierre   Ship 883   1854  
    Wm. M. Rogers   Ship 980   1854  
    J. L. Warner   Ship 895   1855  
    Montmorenci   Ship 1,086   1856  
    Hellespont   Bark 454   1857  
    Confidence   Ship 649   1857  
    Missouri   Ship 675   1859  
    Luzon   Bark 489   1860  
    S. W. Pike   Bark 542   1860  
    Sooloo   Bark 629   1861  
    Bonni Eloise   Schooner 47   1862  
    Thos. Fletcher   Bark 640   1862  
    Margaret   Schooner 164   1863  
    Mercur   Bark 763   1863  
    Freedom   Ship 844   1864  
    Ocean Belle   Brig 353   1864  
    Mayflower   Schooner 84   1865  
    Ukraine     279   1865  
    Wapella   Bark 729   1865  
    C. S. Rogers   Barkentine 392   1866  
    Bombay   Ship 955   1867  
    Omaha   Bark 634   1867  
  11858 Hercules   Ship 1,279 194 1868  
  22163 Seguin   Brig 108 92 1868  
    Una   Bark 793   1869  
    Ajax   Schooner 319   1873  
  125169 Colusa   Bark 1,189 187 1873 Sank off BC 1899
  120125 Fresno   Bark 1,245 197 1874  
    Bessie E. Dickinson   Ship 374   1874  
  95318 Highland Light   Ship 1,315 195 1874  
  2962 Bonanza   Ship 1,356 208 1874  
    Anita   Schooner 211   1875  
  19450 Oregon William E. Mighell Ship 1,481 206 1875  
    B. F. Watson   Bark 993   1875  
  125565 C. C. Chapman   Ship 1,653 222 1875  
    Eddie Huck   Schooner 394   1877  
  6937 Daniel Barnes   Ship 1,485 219 1877  
  105759 Antonia Sala   Bark 534 141 1878  
    James Bailey   Ship 1,531   1878  
    Levi C. Wade   Ship 1,525   1878  
    Juno   Barge     1879  
  96535 Havana   Bark 640 245 1879  
  106254 Arthur C. Wade   Barkentine 523 160 1879  
    Florence L. Schepp   Schooner 198   1880  
  150278 Payson Tucker   Barkentine 615 167 1880  
  76125 John R. Fell   Schooner 354 132 1880  
  115704 Sebenoa   Steamer 89 91 1880  
  105905 Alfaretta S. Snare   Schooner 252 122 1880  
  91301 Messenger   Schooner 344 132 1881  
    Dakota   Ship 1,271   1881  
  14394 Kanawha Chesapeake & Ohio RR Steamer 536 173 1881 Foundered off Bermuda 1899
  110485 Rose Innes F. D. Colcord Bark 835 163 1881  
  125952 Charmer William E. Mighell Ship 1,881 222 1881  
  3178 Belle O'Neill James R. Dinks Ship 468 143 1881  
  76285 June Bright   Schooner 346 141 1882  
  110516 Richard P. Buck Richard P. Buck & Co. Ship 1,567 220 1882 Later Monarch
  115836 Sarah D. Fell John E. Fell Schooner 581 145 1882  
  135582 E. H. Weaver E. H. Weaver Schooner 687 154 1882  
  91469 M. V. B. Chase F. B. McQuesten Schooner 458 143 1882  
  95715 Harry Prescott E. H. Weaver Schooner 437 140 1882  
  106117 Abner Coburn Libby, McNeil & Libby Ship 1,879 225 1882 Scrapped late-20s
  85766 Georgie L. Drake J. B. Drake Schooner 466 143 1883  
  85770 Governor Robie California Shipping Ship 1,627 224 1883  
  135676 Emma F. Angell H. H. Church Schooner 819 175 1883  
    Mary L. Allen   Schooner 329   1883  
    Douglas Hovel   Schooner 492   1883  
  14422 Kennebec George E. Plummer Ship 2,127 238 1883  
  106254 Arthur C. Wade M. P. Smith & Sons Barkentine 700 160 1884  
  81043 Wiwurna   Steamer 98 101 1884  
  110645 Relief Spreckels & Bros. Schooner 230 104 1884  
  135860 Edward C. Allen True   Schooner 824 168 1885  
  3353 Benjamin F. Poole Stillman White Schooner 1,156 202 1886  
  76805 Jacob S. Winslow E. W. Clark Schooner 910 180 1889  
  92132 Matanzas Charles A. Smith Bark 1,028 196 1889  
  110852 R. F. Pettigrew   Schooner 931 184 1890  
  76889 Jesse C. Woodhull   Schooner 603 158 1890 Sank 1898
  161005 Kremlin D. S. Emery Barkentine 787 162 1890  
  138169 Eleazer W. Clark E. W. Clark Schooner 934 181 1891  
  76932 John B. Coyle E. W. Clark Schooner 685 155 1891  
  145601 Three Marys J. B. Manning Schooner 1,152 194 1891  
  127056 Clara E. Randall E. W. Clark Schooner 951 183 1894  
  121000 Forest Belle Dickson & Eddy Schooner 1,833 225 1895 Later schooner barge
    Jersey Belle   Sch. Barge 1,336   1896  
  161111 Kentucky Coastwise SS Sch. Barge 1,575 215 1898  
  81622 West Virginia Blue Sea Line Sch. Barge 1,564 246 1898  
    Virginia   Sch. Barge 1,548   1898  
  130805 New York C. W. McCutchen Sch. Barge 1,688 245 1899  
  93003 Marie Palmer William F. Palmer Schooner 1,904 253 1900  
  93066 Maude Palmer William F. Palmer Schooner 1,745 232 1900  
  127709 City of Georgetown T. C. Allen Schooner 599 169 1902 Sank 1913