The Shipyard began at the end of (now named)
It moved to end of Palmer Street
and finally settled at
and Norris Streets. The site is now home to the Port Richmond neighborhood and
has become an industrial park. Richmond
William Cramp died in 1879 at which time his sons, especially Charles, greatly expanded the company. In 1919 the company was sold to Averell Harriman. The company then closed in 1927. It was revived for a short period to assist in the WWII effort but then closed permanently afterwards.
has been working to compile various archives concerning Cramp’s Shipyard.
Blueprints, ledgers and photos are scattered about in various places. Philadelphia
Sources:Avery, Ron. “Cramp’s History Surfaces Shipyard’s Files Reveal Rich Past.”
Charlton, Ian. “Cramp Shipyard – A Community Organization and a Community Institution.”
Last accessed online 11 December 2014.
Last accessed online 11 December 2014. Philadelphia,
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