Steam Powered Ship List by The Novelty Iron Works

The Following is a list of the Steam Engine Powered Ships that The Novelty Iron Works of New York were involved in either building the engines for or major iron works.
USS RoanokeUSS Roanoke
Also see.. Steam Engine Construction for the “Humboldt“
and ........ The Novelty Works, Steam Engine Builders


Date


Name


Length


Bore X Stroke


Notes

1857

Adriatic

352

100" X 12'

2nd largest ever sea-going side-wheel steamer, 40" diameter paddles, 4,145 to 5,000 ton, 2 engines, Mail delivery then troop ship, 1000 hp, Collins and North Atlantic SS Co.

1850

Alabama

75" x 8'

1300 tons (not the Alabama the Confederates used in Civil War) 1861 to 1865 was USS Alabama, captured The Admiral, destroyed by fire 1878

1850

Arctic

290

96" X 10'

2 engines, 3,000 ton, Bed plate 60 ton, sank when colliding with 200 ton French Vesta

1849

Atlantic

290

96" X 9'

2 engines, 3000 ton, Bed plate 37 ton;1st Trip to England in 12 days, 10 hours, June 1850 New York to Liverpool in 10 days, 12 hours, 20 minutes

1852

Augusta

220

85" X 8'

1310 ton, Sidewheel, Built by William Henry Webb later USS Augusta Navy. In the Civil War Captured Cheshire and Island. 1868 became Magnolia.
Belle

Berry

70" x 8'

1000 tons

1848

California

199

x 8'

1058 ton,"First American steamer to pass through the
Straits of Magellan and the first steamship to enter the Golden Gate. Pacific Mail Steamship C., gold seekers on 1st trip to California

1849

Cherokee

210

75" X 8'

Caught fire in 1853

1860

City of Boston

301

80"X12'

Lasted Till 1896

1860

City of New York

336

Caught fire in 1880, single screw and a speed of 12 knots

Colorado

340

105" x12'

Side Wheel, 3195 tons, Pacific Mail Steamship C. Hull
built by Wm. H. Webb

1850, 1857

Columbia

230

85" X 9'

800 ton, 2 engines, Used mostly on West Coast, gold rush, She sailed from San Francisco to Shanghai 1862

1841

Congress (LION)

154

42" X 4' 7"

Built for Spanish Government

1861

Constitution

333

105" X 12'

Did West Coast transportation between Panama to Seattle

1850

Fanny

On a trip from New-Orleans to Panama in 1852 was stopped or revenue laws and loading to many passengers

1850

Florida

200

75" X 8'

900 ton, 1 engine

1850

Franklin

263

93" X 8'

1900 ton, 2 engines, Lost July 17, 1854

Golden-Gate

85" x 9'

2 engines, 1800 tons (some publications show Morgan Iron
Works did all the works)

1864

Henry Chauncey

319

105" x 12'

2900 ton, Pacific Mail, Caught fire 1871

1847

Hermann

235

9 knots Wrecked on Point Kwatzu, Japan 1869

1850

Humboldt

292

95" X 9'

2200 ton, 2 engines, Lost December 5,1853 on Halifax harbour on reefs called the Sisters

1862

Huron

158

Fitted out "ninety-day gunboats" Screw propulsion,
Damaged The Stonewall Jackson and ruined her cargo of artillery and shoes at Charleston.

1862

Itasca

158

Fitted out "ninety-day gunboats" Screw propulsion, Civil War blockade captured Lizzie Weston, steamer Magnolia, Miriam, Sea Drift, gunboat Selma and Carrier Mair. (Aurora)

Marion

1854

Metropolis

342

105"X12'

1878 wrecked on Currituck North Carolina

1836

Narragansett

New York to Providence Ran aground Mosquito Inlet Fla.
1846

1853

Nashville

216

85" X 8'

Shelled February 27, 1863 by The Montauk

1865

Newport

331

85"X12'

Run of 60 miles in 3 hours her first year, 4 boilers and
4 chimneys

1847

Northerner

205

70" X 8'

Pacific Mail Steamship C. used on west coast

1845

Oregan

318

72" X 11'

113 days New York to Panama to San Francisco, Sunk in
1880

1860

Ottawa, USS

158

USS Ottawa Fitted out "ninety-day gunboats;

1850

Pacific

95" x 9'

2 engines, 2 Pacifics were built around 1849 and 1850 by
Novelty and another builder

1841

Regent (Eagle)

154

42" X 4' 7"

Built for Spanish Government

Rimar

Built for the Peruvian Government

1863

Roanoke, USS

265

USS Roanoke, Converted from a steam frigate to a
triple-turret ironclad, Novelty built the turrets

1862

Sagamore

158

Fitted out "ninety-day gunboats" Screw propulsion

1862

Sciota

158

Fitted out "ninety-day gunboats" Screw propulsion Civil War captured Margaret, Mary Sorly, Pancha Lar-ispa and Cora Smyser. Patrolled a year on the Mississippi. April 14 1865 the day of President Lincoln's assassination, she struck a torpedo and sank off Mobile.

1845

Southerner

191

67" X 8'

Charleston to New York, 59 hours, 716 ton, 1 side paddle engine

Tennessee

California trade

1861

Unadilla

158

screw, Fitted out "ninety-day gunboats" Very active in Civil War, capturing 3 ships Mary Teresa, Lodona and Princess Royal and their cargo. 1866 Traveled to Bangkok to suppress Chinese pirates, sold 1869 to Siam

1867

Wampanoag

355

New Class, Built her $700,000 geared engines, US Navy screw frigate,(renamed Florida 1869)four-bladed 19-foot propeller, speed record of 728 miles averaging 16.6 knots.

Also see.. Steam Engine Construction for the “Humboldt“
and ........ The Novelty Works, Steam Engine Builders

Sources: Palmer List of Merchant Vessels http://www.geocities.com/mppraetorius/com-ca.htm,
Wikipedia, http://www.history.navy.mil, http://www.theshipslist.com, http://www.maritimeheritage.org/ships/ss.html, Harper's Monthly Magazine, Merchants' Magazine and Commercial Review 1850, New York Times May 20 1852, Steamboat Days by Fred Erving Dayton, Benjamin Franklin Isherwood, Naval Engineer By Edward William Sloan