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Tug owner: Anderson & Chater, North Shields

Anderson & Chater partnership

John Anderson and Robert Chater purchased their first tug in 1867 and then proceeded to buy and sell tugs on a regular basis, usually retaining two at any one time. Mrs D Anderson, wife of John, was also a shareholder in certain vessels and also their sons Thomas and GR.

Robert Chater had a lucky escape in 1869 when the tug he was captain of was cut in two by a collier off Seaham Harbour. One member of the crew was drowned. See details for the tug ENGINEER below.

Anchor Steam Tug Co Ltd

In 1903 Anderson & Chater was converted into a limited liability company with the title of the Anchor Steam Tug Co Ltd. James Westoll of Sunderland was also a shareholder. The Sunderland influence was to be emphasised further in 1920 when France, Fenwick Tyne & Wear took over the company to increase its presence on the River Tyne.

The following tugs were owned or operated by Anderson & Chater:

Name Year
Admiral * 1876
Brothers 1883
Defence 1862
Defiance 1854
Engineer (P) 1853
Fiery Dragon 1870
Flying Childers * 1864
Imperial Prince 1858
Lord Warden * 1868
Stag * 1863
Stag 1878
Stag * 1885
Teazer * 1863


The following tug was owned by Mrs D Anderson:

Flying Arrow 1875


The following tugs were owned or operated by the Anchor Steam Tug Co Ltd:

Lord Warden * 1868
Rainbow * 1864
Triton * 1883
Rescue * 1869
 

 
     
     
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