TYNE TUGS AND TUG BUILDERS
A history of Tyne Tugs, their builders and owners

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KEY BELOW: D / H / P (D means basic dimensions are shown; H means a history is given; P means one or more photographs are available)

Shipbuilder: Gateshead (unspecified builders) (1800 - 1872)

The Mercantile Navy Lists, which are a major source of information on ships of all types, do not record the name of the shipbuilder, only the name of the town in which the vessel was built. Other sources such as original registration details or Lloyds Register (for vessels over 100grt) must be used to confirm the actual identity of the builder. However, between 1855 and 1870 the Customs & Excise staff who were responsible for formally maintaining the various Tyneside registries, also didn't record the builder's name either just the town. So between 1855 and 1870 the builder names for vessels under 100grt are very difficult, if not impossible, to discover. Outside of these dates the exact names of the builders in the following list are as yet unidentified.
The following vessels are simply recorded against Gateshead.

Yd No Year Ship Name D / H / P
1800 Sylvan
1814 Brothers & Sisters
1817 Britain
1817 Fair Ellen
1819 Dispatch
1819 Effort
1819 Hope D / H
1820 Carley
1821 Preceptor
1821 Safety D / H
1824 Albion
1824 Diligence
1825 Memnon
1825 Susannah
1826 Dove D / H
1829 Bee
1831 Britannia D / H
1831 England
1833 Industry D / H
1833 Red Rover D / H
1836 Hercules D / H
1836 London D / H
1837 Robert Burns D / H
1837 William Gunston D / H
1838 St Michael D / H
1839 British Dominion
1840 British Queen D / H
1842 Grey Mare Meg D / H
1842 Ranger D / H
1842 William D / H
1856 Scottish Maid D / H
1857 Ocean Bride D / H
1857 Teresa
1858 Phillis & Agnes
1863 Hawk
1864 St Lawrence
1865 River Queen
1867 Sarah
1870 John Broadbent
1871 John and Mary
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