Kyle & Purdy, City Island NY

(formerly Purdy & Collison, later T. A. Kyle Shipyard and Murphy Shipyard)

Most recent update: December 7, 2014.


The predecessor of Kyle & Purdy was Purdy & Collison, who operated at Morris Heights from about 1890 until they bought the Archibald Robertson shipyard at City Island and renamed it City Island Shipbuilding.  In 1910, Purdy & Collison folded and was reorganized and renamed Kyle & Purdy.  The ten tugs that it built for the U.S. Shipping Board during WWI were on a subcontract from Providence Engineering Works, which provided the engines.  In 1923, Kyle & Purdy became the T. A. Kyle Shipyard and in 1927 bought out the adjacent J. P. Hawkins Shipyard and moved.  The old yard then became the Lyon-Tuttle Shipyard and later Murphy Shipyard.  It is now occupied by International Underwater Contractors.  If anyone can add to the table below, please send your info to timcolton@aol.com.

Hull #

O.N. Original Name Original Owner Type Ft. Del'y

Disposition

Built by Purdy & Collison (City Island Shipbuilding)

  203967 Virginia Alex K. Smith Schooner 62 1906  
    Odysseus   Sloop 44 1906  
    Ailsa Craig James Craig Yacht 60 1907  
    Nalka F. C. Havens Launch 37 1907  
      James LeBlair Launch 30 1907  
    Columbine C. M. Gould Yacht 70 1907 Later San Toy II, to USN 1917 as SP-996, returned 1919
    Yaqui Louis M. Josephal Yacht 91 1907  
    Raeo Ralph S. Townsend Motor Sailer 73 1908 To USN 1917 as SP-588, returned 1919, later Harbor Queen, Kittiwake
  205684 Gertrude IV G. W. Butts Yacht 94 1908  

Built by Kyle & Purdy

  210311 Elmasada II Daniel Good Yacht 110 1912  
  212123 Sapphire John D. Adams Yacht 65 1914  
    Assistant New Orleans Pilots Pilot Boat 57 1914  
    Beth H. A. Walton Launch 33 1915  
    No name Carl Stein Cruiser 40 1916  
    Idylease G. H. Morris Steamer 66 1916 To USN 1917 as SP-119, returned 1919
  214777 Gadfly Robert K. Cassett Houseboat 107 1917  

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  Nautilus II George Barr Yacht 66 1917 To USN 1917 as SP-559, returned 1919
    Gloucester John H. Hammond Power Boat 50 1917  
  na Cruisania John Barr Yacht 49 1917  
  224189 No. 860 U.S. Navy Patrol Boat 41 1917 Later Roaring Forty
  224739 No. 861 U.S. Navy Patrol Boat 41 1917 Later Elsie III
  221523 No. 865 U.S. Navy Patrol Boat 41 1917 Later Jonah
  223928 No. 867 U.S. Navy Patrol Boat 41 1917 Later Mitzi
      U.S. Navy Patrol Boat 41 1917 Later Lizzie XVIII
      U.S. Navy Patrol Boat 41 1918 Later Comanche
      U.S. Navy Patrol Boat 41 1918 Later Comfort
  221458 SC 323 U.S. Navy Sub Chaser 110 5-Dec-17 Sold 1921 as Ranger
    SC 324 U.S. Navy Sub Chaser 110 13-Dec-17 Sold 1921
    SC 325 U.S. Navy Sub Chaser 110 13-Dec-17 Sold 1921
  235650 SC 326 U.S. Navy Sub Chaser 110 10-Dec-17 Sold 1935 as North Sea
    SC 327 U.S. Navy Sub Chaser 110 12-Dec-17 To Italy 1919
    SC 376 U.S. Navy Sub Chaser 110 27-Sep-18 To France as C-74
    SC 377 U.S. Navy Sub Chaser 110 9-Jun-18 To France as C-59
    SC 378 U.S. Navy Sub Chaser 110 9-Jun-18 To France as C-63
    SC 379 U.S. Navy Sub Chaser 110 9-Jun-18 To France as C-53
    SC 380 U.S. Navy Sub Chaser 110 27-Sep-18 To France as C-75
  218587 Bathalum U.S. Shipping Board Icebreaking Tug 150 Aug-19  
  218588 Bathgate U.S. Shipping Board Icebreaking Tug 150 Sep-19 Sold 1947 as Sea Duke, scrapped 1953
  218908 Battleboro U.S. Shipping Board Icebreaking Tug 150 Oct-19  
  219142 Baymead U.S. Shipping Board Icebreaking Tug 150 Nov-19  
    Bacone U.S. Shipping Board Icebreaking Tug 150 Dec-19  
  219723 Baddacock U.S. Shipping Board Icebreaking Tug 150 Jul-20  
  219722 Bayport U.S. Shipping Board Icebreaking Tug 150 Aug-20  
    Bayside U.S. Shipping Board Icebreaking Tug 150 Sep-20  
    Bayspring U.S. Shipping Board Icebreaking Tug 150 Oct-20 Later AT 60, then YNG 19, sold 1947
    Beach Haven U.S. Shipping Board Icebreaking Tug 150 Nov-20 Later Cahokia (AT 61), then YT 135 and YTB 135, sold 1947
  223163 Sea Hornet III U.S. Navy Torpedo Boat 55 1920 Later Com-An-Go
  219764 Haida Max Fleischman Yacht 145 1920  
  221363 Techomate   Tug 127 1921  
  221364 Toteco Int'l. Petroleum Tug 127 1921 Later Walling, to USN 1942 as Accelerate (ARS 30)
  224977 Spare Time Julius Philipson Power Boat 53 1921  
  222081 Miramar Louis Eisenlohr Houseboat 101 1922  
  222622 Bird S. Coler City of New York Ferry 90 1922 Later Fordham, to USN 1942 as Lacosta (YFB 58)

Built by T. A. Kyle Shipyard

    Various Various Cruisers 38 1923-24  
    Various Various Sloops 23 1923-24  
    Various Various Rowboats 12 1923-24  
    Various Various Sloops 14 1923-24  
    Various Various Sloops 23 1923-24  
  225053 James V. Crawford Peninsula Term. Co. Ferry 95 1925 Later J. N. Lummus, Islander
    Cecile Wallace Collins Cruiser 38 1925  
    Miriam II W. D. Warner Cruiser 38 1925  
  236075 Gleam C. V. Kozlay Yawl 47 1926 Later Charlotte II, Gleam
      Harlem Y.C. Launch 31 1926  
    Almanar II Joseph S. Carreau Cruiser 38 1927  
  na Valgerda II Mrs. William Isom Aux. Cutter 43 1927  
    Alana   Ketch 58 1931 Later Analga and Janane Lee
    Comet W. Lageman Power Boat 30 1932  
    Gosling C. Taylor Cutter 27 1933  
    Various Various Sloops 14 1933  
    Various Various Sloops 18 1933  
    F-50-1073 U.S. Air Force Power Boat 89 1936  
        Sloop 23 1937  
    Nedumo Henry M. Devereux Yawl 46 1938  
  na Killdeer John Miegs Aux. Ketch 38 1939  

Built by Murphy Shipyard

    YFN 354 U.S. Navy Covered Lighter 109 1943  
    YFN 355 U.S. Navy Covered Lighter 109 1943  
    YFN 356 U.S. Navy Covered Lighter 109 1943  
    YFN 357 U.S. Navy Covered Lighter 109 1943  
    YFN 358 U.S. Navy Covered Lighter 109 1943  
    YFN 394 U.S. Navy Covered Lighter 109 1943  
    YFN 395 U.S. Navy Covered Lighter 109 1943  
    YFN 664 U.S. Navy Covered Lighter 109 1944  
    YFN 665 U.S. Navy Covered Lighter 109 1944  
    YFN 666 U.S. Navy Covered Lighter 109 1944  
    YFN 667 U.S. Navy Covered Lighter 109 1944  
    YFN 824 U.S. Navy Covered Lighter 109 1944  
    YFN 825 U.S. Navy Covered Lighter 109 1944  
    YFN 826 U.S. Navy Covered Lighter 109 1944