List of ship launches in 1863

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The list of ship launches in 1863 includes a chronological list of some ships launched in 1863.

Date Country Builder Location Ship Class / type Notes
10 January  USA Keyport, New Jersey Oleander Ram
13 January  USA F Z Tucker Brooklyn, New York Mendota
13 January  USA Union Iron Works Carondelet, Missouri Osage Monitor
17 January  USA Reaney, Son, & Archibold Chester, Pennsylvania Lehigh Passaic-class Monitor
17 February  USA New York Navy Yard New York Tallapoosa
18 February  USA George C Bester Peoria, Illinois Ozark Monitor
18 February  USA Union Iron Works Carondelet, Missouri Neosho Monitor
February  USA J J Abrahams Baltimore, Maryland Eutaw
February  USA Boston Niphon
February  Confederate States of America H D Bassett Selma, Alabama Tennessee Ironclad Ram
4 March  USA Paul Curtis Boston Chicopee
7 March  USA Thomas Stack Brooklyn, New York Metacomet
8 March  USA Curtis & Tilden Boston Massasoit
17 March  USA New York Navy Yard New York Shamrock
19 March  USA Portsmouth Navy Yard Kittery, Maine Agamenticus Miantonomoh-class Monitor
19 March  USA J Simonson Greenpoint, New York Chenango
19 March  UK Devonport Dockyard Plymouth Ocean Prince Consort-class ironclad
23 March  USA Boston Navy Yard Charlestown, Massachusetts Monadnock Miantonomoh-class Monitor
31 March  USA J A & D D Westerveldt New York Otsego
3 April  USA H A Jones Cincinnati, Ohio Kenwood
4 April  USA G W Jackson Newburyport, Massachusetts Ascutney Gunboat
16 April  France Charles Brun Rochefort Plongeur Submarine First mechanically propelled submarine
17 April  USA Portsmouth Navy Yard Kittery, Maine Shawmut Gunboat
21 April  USA G W Lawrence Portland, Maine Agawam Gunboat
22 April  USA New York Mackinaw
6 May  Denmark Cowper Phipps Coles Glasgow Rolf Krake Ironclad Denmark's first Ironclad.
7 May  USA Philadelphia Navy Yard Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Tacony
9 May United Kingdom Canada James Trahey Alexandria, British Columbia Enterprise
12 May  USA William Cramp and Sons Philadelphia Navy Yard Wyalusing Gunboat
29 May  USA Curtis and Tilden Boston Osceola Gunboat
4 June  USA Boston Navy Yard Boston Pequot
15 June  USA Portsmouth Navy Yard Kittery, Maine Nipsic Gunboat
29 June  Confederate States of America William Graves Richmond, Virginia Virginia II Ironclad ram
30 June  Confederate States of America H F Willink Savannah, Georgia Savannah Ironclad
June  UK Samuda Brothers Poplar, London Tamar Troopship
2 July  Japan Ishikawajima Tokyo Chiyodagata Gunboat
2 July  USA New York Navy Yard New York Maumee Gunboat
4 July  USA Union Iron Works St. Louis, Missouri Winnebago Monitor
4 July  USA Laird, Son & Co Birkenhead Scorpion Ironclad
29 July  USA Continental Iron Works Greenpoint, New York Onondaga
30 July  USA Boston Navy Yard Boston Winooski
July  Confederate States of America Hunley, McClintock, and Watson Mobile, Alabama H. L. Hunley Submarine
July  USA East Albany, New York Mary Cook
1 August  USA Harrison Loring Boston Canonicus Monitor
6 August  USA D S Mainthon Bordentown, New Jersey Mingoe
12 August  USA Reany, Son, and Archibold Chester, Pennsylvania Wateree
15 August  USA New York Navy Yard Brooklyn, New York Miantonomoh Miantonomoh-class Monitor
15 August  UK Pembroke Dockyard Pembroke Research Sloop
24 August  USA Neafie and Levy Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Carnation
28 August  USA Boston Navy Yard Boston Saco Gunboat
29 August United Kingdom Laird, Son & Co Birkenhead Wivern Ironclad
August  UK Glasgow Sea King
12 September  USA Secor and Company Jersey City, New Jersey Tecumseh Monitor
29 September  USA Philadelphia Navy Yard Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Kansas Gunboat
September  USA Vicksburg Tugboat
3 October  UK Pembroke Dockyard Pembrokeshire Alberta Royal yacht
14 October  USA Perine, Secor & Co. New York Manhattan Monitor
14 October  UK Thames Ironworks Leamouth, London Valiant Hector-class battleship
19 October  Ottoman Empire Taşkızak Shipyard Golden Horn Ertuğrul Frigate
20 October  USA New York Navy Yard New York Peoria
October  Confederate States of America Berry & Brothers Wilmington, North Carolina North Carolina Ironclad gunboat
13 November  USA West Brownsville, Pennsylvania J T Stockdale
14 November United Kingdom Isle of Man Gibson, McDonald & Arnols Ramsey, Isle of Man Euterpe Windjammer For Wakefield Nash & Company
12 December  UK Thames Ironworks and Shipbuilding Company Leamouth Minotaur Minotaur-class ironclad
16 December  USA Harlan & Hollingsworth Wilmington, Delaware Saugus Monitor
21 December  USA New York Navy Yard New York Algonquin Gunboat
23 December  UK Chatham Dockyard Chatham, Kent Achilles Broadside ironclad
29 December  USA Delamater Iron Works New York Dictator Monitor
Date unknown  USA S H Pook Fair Haven, Connecticut Admiral
Date unknown  USA Neafie and Levy Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Ajax
Date Unknown  USA Albert de Groat Tugboat
Date unknown  USA Lewis Hagland New Brunswick, New Jersey Alfred A Wotkyns
Date unknown  USA Cincinnati, Ohio Alice Dean
Date unknown  UK Renfrew Alexander
Date unknown  Germany America For Norddeutscher Lloyd
Dat unknown  USA Monongahela, Pennsylvania Argosy
Date unknown  USA Monongahela, Pennsylvania Argosy No.2
Date unknown  USA Mystic, Connecticut Augusta Dinsmore
Date unknown  USA New Albany, Indiana Avenger
Date unknown  USA Cincinnati, Ohio Banker
Date unknown  USA Metropolis, Illinois Benefit
Date unknown  USA Cincinnati, Ohio Ben Gaylord
Date unknown  USA Cleveland, Ohio Clematis Tugboat
Date unknown  USA New Orleans Commodore
Date unknown  USA Dai Ching
Date unknown  Confederate States of America T Stoney Charleston, South Carolina David Torpedo boat
Date unknown  USA Cincinnati, Ohio Emma Brown
Date unknown  USA Cincinnati, Ohio Fanny Barker
Date unknown  USA Cincinnati, Ohio Florence Miller II
Date unknown  USA S H Pook Fair Haven, Connecticut Fort Morgan
Date unknown  Confederate States of America Richmond, Virginia Fredericksburg
Date unknown  USA Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Fred Wheeler
Date unknown  USA Fincourt New York Fuchsia Tugboat
Date unknown  USA Monongahela, Pennsylvania General Grant
Date unknown  Confederate States of America Savannah, Georgia Georgia Floating battery
Date unknown  UK Greenock Gertrude
Date unknown  USA Reany, Archibald & Sons Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Glide Tugboat
Date unknown  USA Van Deusen Bros New York Glaucus For Neptune Steamship Company
Date unknown  USA Murraysville, Virginia Glide Gunboat
Date unknown  USA Cincinnati, Ohio Hartford
Date unknown  USA Portland, Maine Harvest Moon
Date unknown  USA Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Innes Tugboat
Date unknown  USA Gloucester, New Jersey J E Bazely Tugboat
Date unknown  USA Newburgh, New York John A Dix
Date unknown  USA New Brunswick, New Jersey John T Jenkins Tugboat
Date unknown  USA Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Lilac Tugboat
Date unknown  UK River Clyde Lilian
Date unknown  USA Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Luke Hoyt Tugboat
Date unknown  USA Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Marigold
Date unknown  USA Cleveland, Ohio Mary Grandy Tugboat
Date unknown  USA Newburgh, New York Meteor
Date unknown  Confederate States of America Confederate States Montgomery, Alabama Nashville Ironclad
Date unknown  USA Cincinnati, Ohio Naumkeag
Date unknown  UK Neptune Cutter
Date unknown  USA New York Navy Yard New York Nereus
Date unknown  USA Belle Vernon, Pennsylvania Nyanza
Date unknown  USA Cincinnati, Ohio Nymph
Date unknown  USA Harmer, Ohio Ohio Valley
Date unknown  USA Brooklyn, New York Peter B Van Houten
Date unknown United Kingdom Australia Australian Steam Navigation Company Sydney Pioneer Gunboat For New Zealand Colonial Government
Date unknown  USA Brooklyn, New York Polar Star
Date unknown  USA Wilmington, Delaware Pontiac
Date unknown  USA Freedom, Pennsylvania Princess
Date unknown  USA Cincinnati, Ohio Rachel Miller
Date unknown  USA Philadelphia, Pennsylvania R F Loper Tugboat and Torpedo boat
Date unknown  USA Cincinnati, Ohio Rodolph
Date unknown  USA East Haddam, Connecticut Sarah S B Gary
Date unknown  USA Cincinnati, Ohio Scioto
Date unknown  USA East Haddam, Connecticut Signal
Date unknown  UK Robert Steele Greenock Taeping Clipper
Date unknown  USA Cincinnati, Ohio Tallahatchie
Date unknown  USA Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Tonawanda
Date unknown  France Ville de Bordeaux Ville de Nantes-class Ship of the line
Date unknown  USA Brooklyn, New York Willett Rowe
Date unknown  UK Wolverine Jason-class corvette
Date unknown  USA Newburgh, New York Zouave Tugboat
Date unknown  USA Richmond, Maine Ellen Southard Full-rigged ship Wrecked at Liverpool in 1875

See also[edit]

Ship events in 1863
Ship launches: 1858 1859 1860 1861 1862 1863 1864 1865 1866 1867 1868
Ship commissionings: 1858 1859 1860 1861 1862 1863 1864 1865 1866 1867 1868
Ship decommissionings: 1858 1859 1860 1861 1862 1863 1864 1865 1866 1867 1868
Shipwrecks: 1858 1859 1860 1861 1862 1863 1864 1865 1866 1867 1868