Baytown in Harris County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Confederate Naval Works at Goose Creek
The Chubb brothers responded to this call with the Confederate Naval Works at Goose Creek, which built and repaired vessels during the war. Thomas Chubb also served in the Texas Marine Department, an element of the Confederate States Army operating independently of the Confederate Navy. He obtained the rank of Captain and later became superintendent of the Confederate Naval Works.
The design and structure of ships built at the Goose Creek shipyard were integral to the Department's effectiveness in running the Union blockade. The shallow draft of the centerboard schooners made them suitable for blockade running in shallow areas of the Gulf of Mexico, where deep draft vessels could not pass. These successful ships included the Royal Yacht, Bagdad, Phoebe, Henrietta, Marguereta and Altha Brooks. An important contributor to the Texas naval and industrial
Erected 2007 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 13964.)
Location. 29° 42.785′ N, 94° 59.611′ W. Marker is in Baytown, Texas, in Harris County. Marker can be reached from Wyoming Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Located in Bayland Park. Marker is in this post office area: Baytown TX 77520, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bayland Orphanage (here, next to this marker); The Bayland Guards (here, next to this marker); Goose Creek Stream (approx. 1.8 miles away); K'Nesseth Israel Synagogue (approx. 2.1 miles away); Morgan's Point Cemetery (approx. 2.4 miles away); Homesite of William Scott (approx. 2.7 miles away); Humble Oil & Refining Company (approx. 2.9 miles away); Wade and Mamie Irvin House (approx. 3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baytown.
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 17, 2012, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. This page has been viewed 461 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on March 17, 2012, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.