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Roach's Shipyard

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Photo from Post Card c. 1906

Night Watch | Former Employees | Company History

Front Street from Fulton to Pennell streets


Night Watch


Capt. Charles Kelly, Chief until October 1899 (left to become captain of the Chester Freight Line steamer "Chester".
Former Employees Click here for our listing of known employees of Roach's Shipyard.

Richard J. Bennett, machinist (per 1885-86 City Directory)

Company History A 1934 Chester Times article mentions a lady who recalled that in 1862 this was known as Sinex Shipyard.

Roach's Shipyard operated from 1859-1885. It then became the Delaware River Iron Shipbuilding Works.

The location of Roach's Shipyard later became the location of the Ford Motor Company assembly plant.


If you have any information and or pictures that you would like to contribute about the history of Roach's Shipyard, please forward it to john@oldchesterpa.com

2000, 2001, 2003 John A. Bullock III.

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