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Axel H Andersen

Very little is known about this tug company.

Axel Harold Andersen was born in Denmark in 1878 and his family came to Tyneside in the following year. It is believed that he formed a tug company in 1899. In 1937 he sold the business including one tug to The 'Ridley' Steam Tug Co and became an employee of the Ridley company himself.

Paul Hood and David Asprey carried out some research to establish whether his surname was spelt Anderson or Andersen. Both versions of the name were present in local records and in official records such as Mercantile Navy List (MNL). However the Andersen spelling seems to predominate.

1901 Census has an Axel Andersen, Mariner, Age 33, Living at 22 Front Street (probably Tynemouth). Country of Origin, Norway (rather than Denmark as stated in John Proud's book. See Sources section).

1914 a local directory has Axel Harold Andersen living at 6 Cleveland Terrace, N Shields

1928 MNL has Axel H Anderson at 9 Spring Terrace, North Shields.

Undated: Axel H Andersen, Tug Owner, of 45 Hotspur Street, which is just off Front Street Tynemouth.

There is a Death notice for Axel Harold Andersen in 1959, Aged 80.

The following tugs were owned or operated:

Name Year
Tyne Dock No 3 * 1876
Enable * 1889
Overgarth * 1907

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