Herreshoff Manufacturing, Bristol RI

- Table 1: Powered Boats and Yachts -

Most recent update: December 18, 2015.


The Herreshoff brothers - Nathanael Greene Herreshoff, or Captain Nat, who designed the boats, and John Brown Herreshoff, or Mr. J. B., who, although totally blind, ran the business - started building boats in Bristol RI in 1863 and formed Herreshoff Manufacturing in 1878.  The company is best known for its beautiful and extremely successful yachts, including many America's Cup boats.  The shipyard closed in 1945 but lives on as a museum: visit it at www.herreshoff.org.  Note that Herreshoff had two series of hull numbers: this table includes only powered boats and yachts: click here for the table of sailing boats and yachts.  Both tables are based on the shipyard's original hand-written lists, reproduced in the Haffenreffer-Herreshoff Collection, with extensive additional data from multiple editions of Merchant Vessels of the United States, Lloyd's List of Yachts and a wide variety of other sources.  There are still many gaps and inconsistencies: if anyone can fill any gaps or unravel any inconsistencies, please e-mail your input to timcolton@aol.com

Hull # O.N. Original Name Original Owner Vessel Type GT LOA Del'y Disposition
1 1397 Annie Morse Samuel Shove Cabin Yacht 82 68 Apr-68 Later Annie, Dreadnaught
2     Wright & Smith     25 Apr-68 Hull only
3 23852 Seven Brothers Church Brothers Fishing Steamer 27 61 Apr-70  
4   Anemone J. B. Herreshoff Open Yacht   38 Aug-70  
5     Wright & Smith     25 1870 Hull only
6   Ospray Church Brothers Fishing Steamer   72 Apr-71  
7   Julia   Cabin Yacht   42 Jul-71  
8   Actinia Alexander Agassiz Open Yacht   42 Aug-71  
9   Kingfisher Church Brothers Fishing Steamer   72 Apr-72  
10   Paragon Wright & Smith     46 Apr-73 Hull only
11   Firebrand   Open Yacht   33 Apr-73  
12   Crest   Open Yacht   30 Jul-73  
13   William Spicer Church Brothers Fishing Steamer   78 Jun-74  
14   Vision   Open Yacht   48 Aug-74  
15   Gem   Open Yacht   30 Mar-75  
16   Spray   Open Yacht   32 May-75  
17   Fleche   Open Yacht   42 Jul-75  
18   Spitfire   Open Yacht   32 Sep-75  
19   Centennial   Open Fishing Launch   23 Mar-76  
20   Lightning U.S. Navy Torpedo Boat   57 May-76  
21       Open Yacht   30 Jun-76  
22       Open Yacht   33 Jun-76  
23   Wasp U.S. Coastal Survey Tender   23 Jun-76  
24     N.Y. Bur. of Ord. Cutter   22 Jun-76  
25   Viola   Cabin Yacht   50 Jul-76  
26   Amaryllis       35 1876 Hull only
27     N.Y. Coastal Survey Tender   23 Aug-76  
28   No. 5 N.Y. Coastal Survey Tender   30 Sep-76  
29   Coquina   Open Yacht   30 Feb-77  
30   Kanawa U.S. Army Open Yacht   45 Apr-77  
31       Open Yacht   47 May-77  
32       Open Yacht   45 Jun-77  
33       Tender   24 Jul-77  
34   Eleanor   Open Yacht   30 Jul-77  
35   Estelle Cuban insurgents Schooner   120 Oct-77  
36       Open Yacht   35 Mar-78  
37   Waif A. E. Ostman Open Yacht   30 Jun-78  
38   Puck Ernest Edwards Open Yacht   45 Apr-78  
39   Clara Spanish in Cuba Gunboat   140 May-78  
40 140328 Leila Walter Langdon Schooner 48 96 Aug-78 Later Argo
41   Kittatinny John D. Brodhead Launch   60 Jun-78  
42     Spanish in Cuba Launch   23 May-78  
43   Kelpie William H. Gray Cabin Yacht   47 Jul-78  
44   Herreshoff Royal Navy Torpedo Boat   59 Nov-78  
45   Ibis, Jr. George R. Dunell Launch   30 Sep-78 Launch for Ibis
 46   Ogeechee George L. Appleton Steam Yacht   50 Oct-78  
47   Gymnotus George R. Dunell Launch   30 Dec-78 Launch for Ibis
48     George R. Dunell Launch   30 Mar-79 Launch for Ibis
49   Sinbad Philip Schuyler Open Yacht   42 Mar-79  
50   Spray U.S. Navy Launch   42 May-79  
51     Philip Phoenix Launch   17 Jul-79 Launch for Lurline
52   Javelin U.S. Navy Cabin Yacht   54 Jun-79  
53     Peruvian Navy Torpedo Boat   59 Jun-79  
 54   Dolphin Cornelius Vanderbilt Open Yacht   42 Jul-79  
55     Peruvian Navy Torpedo Boat   56 Aug-79  
56   Lucy Frank S. Birch Cabin Yacht   42 Apr-80  
57     N.Y. Coastal Survey Launch   24 Oct-79  
58     N.Y. Coastal Survey Launch   24 Oct-79  
59       Open Yacht   30 Oct-79  
60     Peruvian Navy Torpedo Boat   56 Dec-79  
61   Waterwitch Earle & Flint Launch   24 Nov-79  
62     U.S. Navy Launch   33 May-80  
63     U.S. Navy Launch   33 May-80  
64     Russian Navy Torpedo Boat   59 Aug-80  
65   Gleam William H. Graham Schooner   112 May-80  
66   Kauplius Johns Hopkins U. Launch   24 May-80  
67     Harvard Rowing Assn. Coaching Launch   40 May-80  
68   Fish Hawk U.S. Fisheries Comm. Launch   24 Jul-80  
69           50 Jul-80 Machinery only
70     U.S. Navy Launch   26 Jul-80 Launch for USS Essex
71 115750 Sport Flint & Earle Open Yacht 11 42 Sep-80  
72 125891 Camilla J. G. Holland Open Yacht 15 55 May-81  
73     P. Lorillard Tender   30 Apr-81  
74   149 Royal Navy Vedette   48 Jun-81  
75   150 Royal Navy Vedette   48 Jun-81  
76 100276 Idle Hour B. J. Carver Open Yacht 15 55 Apr-81  
77 135408 Edith William Woodward, Jr. Open Yacht 15 60 Jun-81  
78 76210 Juliet A. Newbold Morris Open Yacht 14 42 Jun-81  
79 157039 Dido T. V. Roe Open Yacht 17 56 Jul-81  
80     Royal Navy Launch   33 Oct-81  
81     Royal Navy Launch   33 Oct-81  
82     N.Y. Fisheries Comm. Launch   33 Apr-82  
83 130220 Nereid Jay C. Smith Cabin Yacht 34 72 Apr-82  
84     K. C. Walker Launch   17 Oct-81 Launch for Pastime
85     French Navy Vedette   48 Jun-82  
86     French Navy Vedette   48 Jun-82  
87       Whale Boat   31 Nov-81 Built in New Bedford
88 115840 Siesta H. H. Warner Schooner 102 93 Jun-82  
89 155054 Altair J. A. Bostwick Schooner 96 113 Jul-82 Later Orienta, Evelyn
90       Whale Boat   27 Feb-82 Built in New Bedford
91   Mary C. E. McElroy       Sep-82 Machinery only
92 150262 Permelia Mark Hopkins Cabin Yacht 37 95 Jul-82 To CoE as Angler, later Aida
93   Maud Archibald Rogers Launch   20 Jun-82 Launch for Siesta
94     U.S. Fisheries Comm. Boat   26 Oct-82 Launch for Albatross
95     U.S. Fisheries Comm. Gig   25 Oct-82 Launch for Albatross
96       Whale Boat   29 Sep-82 Built in New Bedford
97       Whale Boat   29 Sep-82 Built in New Bedford
98   Augusta Charles Kellog Open Yacht   55 Sep-82  
99 27011 Xantho J. B. Walton Open Yacht 13 41 Mar-84  
100 150262 Permelia Mark Hopkins Cabin Yacht 37 89 May-83 Later Aida, Lorna
101 155088 Ossabow Archibald Rogers Steam Yacht 22 64 Jun-83  
102 161599 Gov. Hamilton Md. Oyster Comm. Police Boat 39 76 Apr-83 Later Viva
103     U.S. Navy Tender   30 1883 Launch for USS Atlanta
104 91592 Magnolia Fairman Rogers Schooner 91 99 Sep-83  
105 91664 Marina G. A. Bech Schooner 42 87 Mar-84 Later Cosette
106     U.S. Navy Cutter   28 Mar-84 Launch for USS Dolphin
107     N.Y. Coastal Survey Cutter   27 Apr-84 Launch for Patterson
108     Greely Relief Exped Whale Boat   28 Mar-84  
109     Greely Relief Exped Whale Boat   28 Mar-84  
110 140703 Lucille George Vanderbilt Open Yacht 19 70 Jun-84  
111     U.S. Navy Boat   33 May-84 Launch for USS Hartford
112           45 Jun-84 Drawings only
113     William Astor Cutter   35 Jun-84 Launch for Naumahawk
114     N.Y. Coastal Survey Whale Boat   28 May-84  
115     U.S. Navy Launch   33 May-84 Launch for USS Boston
116     U.S. Navy       Aug-84 Machinery only
117     U.S. Navy Boat   27 Sep-84 Launch for USS Electra
118   Stiletto Herreshoff Mfg. Torpedo Boat 31d 94 Feb-85 To USN 1887, scrapped 1911
119     Jay Gould Launch   35 Dec-84 Launch for Atalanta
120 150346 Polly C. A. Whittier Open Yacht 19 69 May-85 Later Natalie
121     William F. Weld Launch   20 May-85 Launch for Gitane
122 140768 Lucille Charles Kellogg Schooner 41 90 May-85  
123 140773 Ladoga George King Schooner 61 97 Jul-85  
124     U.S. Navy       Mar-85 Machinery only
125     U.S. Navy Cutter     Mar-85 For Portsmouth NSY
126             Apr-85 Machinery only
127             Apr-85 Machinery only
128     U.S. Navy Launch   39 Oct-85 Launch for USS Chicago
129     Wright Duryea Boat   22 Sep-85 Boat for Republic
130     Elbridge T. Gerry Boat   22 Oct-85 Boat for Electra
131     N.Y. Coastal Survey Whale Boat   28 Oct-85  
132     U.S. Navy Launch   33 Jul-86 Launch for USS Atlanta
133   Henrietta Norman L. Munro Launch   48 Jun-86  
134     William Cramp & Sons Launch   27 Jun-86 Launch for Peerless
135     U.S. Navy       Jun-86 Machinery only
136     Jay Gould Launch   27 Jul-86 Launch for USS Atlanta
137     R. Y. Bruce       Aug-86 Machinery only
138     J. E. Ward Launch   27 Jun-87  
139 141200 Lotus Seeker E. R. Holden Launch 15 70 Jun-87  
140 120411 Clara Charles Kellogg Schooner 45 98 May-87  
141     U.S. Navy       1887 Machinery for USS Thetis
142 130371 Now Then Norman L. Munro Flush-deck yacht 25 78 Jun-87  
143     U.S. Navy     33 Jul-87 Machinery for cutter for Portsmouth NSY
144     U.S. Navy     28 Jul-87 Machinery for cutter for Portsmouth NSY
145     U.S. Navy     33 Jul-87 Machinery for cutter for Portsmouth NSY
146 106510 Augusta J. B. Herreshoff Flush-Deck Yacht 48 90 Nov-87 Later Bessie Ross, Augusta
147     A. A. Stewart       1887 Machinery only
? 126648 Charlotte   Steam Yacht 19 62 1888  
148 130401 Jersey Lily Shrewsbury River Passenger Vessel 19 62 May-88  
149 155197 Our Mary Shrewsbury River Passenger Vessel 19 62 May-88  
150   Say When Norman L. Munro Flush-deck yacht   132 Jul-88  
151 3413 Ballymena Alexander Brown Steam Yacht 145 135 Jul-88 Later Bellemer
152 TB 1 Cushing U.S. Navy Torpedo boat 105d 138 22-Apr-90 Sunk as target 1920
153   Madge F. N. Drake Launch   48 1889  
154   Dawn T. H. Newberry Launch   48 1889  
155 106635 Augusta I. L. Elwood Flush-deck yacht 116 105 Oct-88 Later Vivienne, Toinette, Laurita, Crescent, Texas
156   Antoinette Edward A. Hopkins Launch   48 Feb-89  
157   Aquila William R. Hearst Launch   48 Apr-89  
158       Launch   23 Mar-89  
159             Mar-89 Machinery only
160             Mar-89 Machinery only
161 110857 Reposo Bradford B. McGregor Flush-deck yacht 15 58 Oct-89  
162 70864 Judy Frank T. Howard Flush-deck yacht 45 74 Oct-89 Later Althea, Uvira
163 161011 Katrina Charles L. Hubbarf Raised-deck yacht 21 73 Mar-90  
164   Javelin E. D. Morgan High-speed yacht   98 Jul-90  
165   Katydid E. D. Morgan Launch   27 Aug-90  
166   Missisquoi W. S. Webb Launch   48 Aug-90  
167     Wm. H. Hoyt       Nov-90 Machinery only
168 161668 Vamoose William R. Hearst High-speed yacht 53 112 Nov-90  
169   Kid W. S. Webb Launch   22 Dec-90  
170 145623 Tranquillo E. D. Morgan Flush-deck yacht 29 69 Nov-91  
171   Lotus Seeker E. R. Holden Yacht   73 Nov-91  
172 145620 Truant Helen H. Newberry Steam Yacht 100 120 Feb-92  
173 161037 Kalolah Charles H. Hayden Flush-deck yacht 42 87 Sep-92  
174 131282 Loon Robert M. Riddle Steam Yacht 18 62 Nov-92  
175 141265 Louise Charles H. Hayden Flush-deck yacht 40 102 Nov-92  
176     Mass. Maritime Launch   28 Dec-92  
? 157423 Drusilla   Launch 8 42 1892  
177   Vanish J. A. Aspinwall Launch   48 Apr-93  
178 136425 Eugenia J. B. Herreshoff Steam Yacht 40 72 Aug-93 Later Marjorie
179 130651 Neckan H. C. Baxter Flush-deck yacht 56 98 Oct-93  
180       Launch   18 Jul-94  
181 157418 Duquesne T. R. Hostetter Flush-Deck Yacht 82 132 Aug-94  
182 136492 Eugenia J. B. Herreshoff Motor Yacht 38 85 Sep-94 Later Polyanthus
183 100615 Item N. G. Herreshoff Steam Yacht 11 45 Sep-95 Later Palos
184 TB 6 Porter U.S. Navy Torpedo boat 165d 175 20-Feb-97 Sold 1912
185 TB 7 Dupont U.S. Navy Torpedo boat 165d 175 23-Sep-97 Sold 1920
186   Vacuna Selah R. Van Duzer Motor Yacht 38 85 Nov-95  
? 201861 Sylvia   Motor Yacht 17 40 1895 Later Stroller
187   Hist David Dorris, Jr. Launch   27 Feb-96 Launch for Thespia
188 116828 Squib N. G. Herreshoff Raised-cabin yacht 24 65 Jun-96 Later Alcyon
189   Katrina H. F. Noyes Flush-deck yacht   99 Aug-96  
190 TB 14 Morristown U.S. Navy Torpedo boat 105d 140 11-May-98 Later CTB 6, sold 1924
191 TB 15 Talbot U.S. Navy Torpedo boat 46d 100 4-Apr-98 Later Berceau (YFB 3), scrapped 1944
192 TB 16 Gwin U.S. Navy Torpedo boat 46d 100 4-Apr-98 Later Cyane (YFB 4), sold 1925
193 130743 Nina Charles G. Emery Flush-deck yacht 52 99 Feb-97 Later Irene, Josephine, Laurion
194 77266 Jean T. A. Gillespie Raised-cabin yacht 28 72 Apr-97  
195     William Cramp & Sons Launch   27 Oct-97 Launch for Dorothea
196     U.S. Fisheries Comm. Launch   26 Mar-98 Launch for Albatross
197     U.S. Coastal Survey Launch   26 Nov-98 Launch for Yankton
198     U.S. Coastal Survey Launch   26 Nov-98 Launch for Yankton
199     U.S. Coastal Survey Launch   28 Nov-98 Launch for Eagle
200     U.S. Coastal Survey Launch   28 Nov-98 Launch for Yosemite
201     Dr. Hopkins Launch   28 Nov-98  
202     U.S. Coastal Survey Launch   30 Dec-98 Launch for Vixen
203 116951 Scout August Belmont Raised-cabin yacht 30 81 Aug-99 To USN 1917 as SP 114, returned 1919
204     W. K. Vanderbilt Launch   30 Sep-99 Launch for Valiant
205 136806 Eugenia J. B. Herreshoff Flush-deck yacht 50 95 Sep-99 Later Empress, Princess
206 100703 Iona Frank R. Rice Raised-cabin yacht 30 81 Sep-99  
207 93016 Mirage E. D. Morgan Raised-cabin yacht 30 81 Sep-99  
208 121129 Florence A. H. Alker Flush-deck yacht 53 98 Dec-99 Later Florette
209 117022 Stroller G. T. Rafferty Raised-cabin yacht 27 81 Dec-99  
210 130927 Niagara Howard Gould Raised-cabin yacht 27 81 Apr-01 Later Chichota, to USN 1917 as SP 65, returned 1919
211 145880 Tramp William O. Gay Raised-cabin yacht 27 81 Apr-01 To USN 1917 as SP 646, sold 1919
212 157623 Dawn J. S. Newberry Raised-cabin yacht 30 81 Jul-01 Later Thomas Adams, Clover
 213 20635 Quickstep Russell & Grinell Steam yacht 104 124 Aug-01 Later Florence, to USN 1917 as SP 173, returned 1919, Midwest, Florence, Midwest
214   Iris J. B. Webb Yacht   26 Sep-01  
215 111395 Roamer N. G. Herreshoff Yacht 89 83 Sep-01 To USN 1917 as SP 1047, sold 1919 as Roamer
216   Zinganee William H. Moore Raised-cabin yacht 27 81 Oct-01  
217   Maisie Charles A. Starbuck Launch   20 Nov-01  
218   Carmen   Launch   20 Nov-01  
219               Cancelled
220   Atala H. J. Grostock Launch   28 Apr-02  
221     S. T. Shaw Launch   20 Apr-02 Launch for Bellemare
222 150994 Parthenia Morton F. Plant Steam Yacht 100 108 Aug-02 To USN 1917 as SP 671, sold 1919
223               Cancelled
224 200588 Eugenia J. B. Herreshoff Steam Yacht 94 97 Jul-02  
? 130963 New Castle   Passenger Vessel 83 80 1902  
225               Cancelled
226               Cancelled
227   Vapor Hay C. Pierce Launch   30 Aug-02  
228 137028 Express Morton F. Plant Launch 11 44 Aug-02 Launch for Yacoma
229   Sunbeam J. L. Hutchinson Launch   59 Sep-02  
230 81852 Wana S. R. Van Duzer Motor Yacht 96 114 Sep-02 Later Joy II
231   Adrienne A. Iselin Launch   49 Jan-03  
232 96674 Helvetia II C. Iselin Launch 13 43 Jan-03  
233   Delaware Junior W. K. Vanderbilt Launch   28 Jan-03 Launch for Delaware
234   Friday Herrshoff Mfg Shop tow boat     Feb-03  
235 200812 Mist Edward Morell Launch 12 54 Mar-03 To USN 1917 as SP 567, returned 1919
236   Express Morton F. Plant Launch   89 Jun-03  
237   North Star II C. Vanderbilt Launch   28 Jul-03  
238     U.S. Navy Launch   28 Aug-03 Launch for USS Eagle
239     U.S. Navy Launch   28 Sep-03  
240     C. P. Thomas Launch   30 Jul-04  
241   Haida M. C. Fleischman Launch   26 Oct-03  
242   Bruge   Launch   45 Dec-03  
? 216963 Breeze     6 45 1903  
243   Swiftsure N. G. Herreshoff Launch   52 Jan-04  
244   Little Sovereign M. C. D. Borden Yacht   112 Mar-04  
? 201018 Ariadne   Launch 18 45 1904 Later Cutty Sark, Mary Pinchot, Ariadne
245   X.P.D.N.C. F. D. Croker Launch   45 Aug-04  
246     U.S. Navy Launch   28 Sep-04  
247 202585 Sea Urchin R. E. Riddle Motor Yacht 40 56 Jun-05  
248 203430 Toddy Wax W. E. Hanguy Launch 17 51 Sep-05 Later Thania
249   Sisilina N. Strauss Launch   95 Oct-05  
250   Tuza H. Maxwell Launch   40 Dec-05  
251 202969 Lang Syne H. Dock Launch 18 45 Dec-05  
252   Waneeche W. B. Duncan, Jr. Launch   40 16-Jan-06  
253   Tautog D. R. F. Herrick Launch   40 15-Feb-06  
254   Caloola R. Croker, Jr. Launch   40 5-Mar-06  
255   Electra Jr. E. T. Gerry Tender   26 14-Jul-06 Tender for Electra
256   Gadget R. Goelet Launch   26 11-Aug-06  
257     E. T. Gerry Tender   28 5-Nov-06 Tender for Electra
258   Idle Hour E. Sparrow Launch   41 10-Dec-06  
259     R. M. Hoe Tender   13 18-Feb-07  
260     G. J. Altham Launch   21 26-Jul-07  
261   Wave U.S. Navy Ferry   83 8-Aug-07 For Newport RI
262     M. F. Plant Launch   28 21-Sep-07  
263   Cassandra Jr. R. A. Raimey Launch   34 18-Oct-07  
264   Sarah Webb G. H. Webb Launch   50 26-Dec-07  
265   Premier J. B. Herreshoff Launch   34 May-08  
266   Polyana E. Shallincrodt Launch   35 May-08  
267 206078 Enaj III T. G. Bennett Steam Yacht 92 80 26-Oct-08 To USN 1917 as SP 578, returned 1919, Comfort, wrecked 1938
268 206083 Canvasback F. G. Bourne Launch 18 52 13-Nov-08 Later Thania, in the Herreshoff Museum
269   Premier Premier Motor Mfg. Co. Launch   33 11-Dec-08  
270   Wanderer Jr. H. H. C. Taylor Launch   28 3-Feb-09  
271   Diana J. B. Herreshoff Launch   35 Aug-09  
272     M. F. Plant Launch   28 Sep-09  
273     M. F. Plant Launch   35 Jun-10  
274   Haubrey Jr. Bath Iron Works Launch   27 Aug-10 Launch for Haubrey
275     U.S. Navy Launch   28 Sep-10  
276   Intrepid L. Phoenix Launch   25 Sep-10  
277   Isabel L. C. Ledyard Launch   30 Jun-11 Later Active, Isabel
278   Westward A. S. Cochran Launch   35 Jun-11  
279   Premier J. R. H. Stock Launch   35 Jul-11  
280 YFB 280 Inca U.S. Navy Launch   100 1911 Launch for Newport T.S.
281   Sterling L. J. Knowles Launch   40 1911  
282   Corsair J. P. Morgan Launch   35 1911  
283     A. C. James Launch   32 1911 Launch for Aloha
284       Launch   26 Dec-11  
285   Bubble Herreshoff Mfg. Co. Launch   26 Dec-11  
286     Herreshoff Mfg. Co. Stock dinghy   27 Jan-12  
287     R. E. Tod Stock launch   23 Feb-12  
288 210121 Helianthus N. G. Herreshoff Yacht 35 60 Mar-12 To USN 1917 as SP 585, to USC&GS 1919
289 211423 Dianthus J. B. Herreshoff Yacht 60 62 May-12 To USN 1917 as SP 639, returned 1919, later Hel-Lu-A
290     H. Walters Launch   26 Jun-12 Launch for Nerada
291     U.S. Navy Admiral's barge   50 Jul-12  
292   Fad F. L. Dunn Launch   40 Apr-13  
293   Roamer J. K. Robinson, Jr. Launch   18 Sep-13  
294     Vincent Allo Tender   30 Dec-13 Tender for Noma
295   Tarantulla W. K. Vanderbilt     19 Jan-14  
296     Herreshoff Mfg. Co. Launch   32 Aug-14  
297     A. G. Vanderbilt Tender   30 9-Nov-14 Tender for Wayfarer
298     A. G. Vanderbilt Tender   32 9-Nov-14 Tender for Wayfarer
299   Helianthus Herreshoff Mfg. Co. Yacht   65 1914  
300 214010 Shadow Dr. J. C. Ayers Motor Yacht 23