The Morgan Iron Works was a 19th century manufacturing plant for marine steam engines located in New York City, United States. Originally founded as T. F. Secor & Co. in 1838, the plant was later taken over and renamed by one of its original investors, Charles Morgan.
The Morgan Iron Works remained a leading manufacturer of marine engines throughout the 19th century, producing at least 144 in the period between 1838 and 1867, including 23 for U.S. Navy vessels during the American Civil War.
The Morgan Iron Works was sold to shipbuilder John Roach in 1867, who integrated its operations with his shipyard in Chester, Pennsylvania. The Works continued to operate as both an engine plant and a ship repair facility in the hands of Roach and his son John Baker Roach until 1907, when the Roach family finally retired from the shipbuilding business.
... and leaving shipyards and marine engine builders with little or no work ... In 1867 he purchased the Morgan Iron Works and relocated his business there, retaining the Etna Works only as a rental property ... The Morgan Works, with its ideal location on New York's East River, would remain a key part of the Roach business empire for the next four decades ...
... Navy warship engines built by the Morgan Iron Works (Morgan management) Ship Engine Name Type Class Built Builder Disp ... IDA 58. 8.9 n/a USS Onondaga Monitor Unique 1863 Continental Iron Works 2,592 HBA 4 n/a n/a 642 USS Ammonoosuc Cruiser Ammonoosuc 1864 Boston Navy Yard 3,850 HGDA 4. 4,480 USS Muscoota Double-end gunboat ...
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