Historic Markers Across Georgia

The John Randolph

Marker ID:  
Location: Mounted on Savannah City Hall, Bull and Bay Sts in Savannah, GA.
County: Chatham
Coordinates: N 32° 04.863    W 081° 05.477
  32.08105    -81.09128333
Style: Mounted **
Waymark: WM5F2C
The John Randolph Marker  


This Table Commemorates the Centenary of
The John Randolph

The first iron vessel seen in American water

Riveted together and launched here in 1834,
The plates having been made by John Laird
Of Birkenhead England, and shipped to this port in sections.

Built for Gazaway B. Lamar, banker and cotton merchant of Savannah.

The same great iron shipbuilder John Laird
Built in 1862 the Confederate Cruiser


More information
SS Savannah and SS John Randolph - GHM 025-3
CSS Alabama - Wikipedia