TYNE TUGS AND TUG BUILDERS
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Above: Select the required Tug Owner by using the initial letter of the Owner's Name eg: Batey, Lawson or Tyne.
KEY BELOW: D / H / P (D = basic dimensions are shown; H = a history is given; P = one or more photographs are available)

Tug Owner: Robert Chisholm & family, North Shields

The Chisholm tug owners started with Robert Chisholm

Robert Chisholm and Mary Stephenson married in 1789.
Stephenson Chisholm, steam boat owner (1803-1868)
Robert Chisholm, steam boat owner (1823-1877)
Stephenson Chisholm, steam tug fireman (b.1848, North Shields d.1911, Aberdeen),
Robert Chisholm, ships rigger (b.1880, North Shields-d.1954, Aberdeen),
George Chisholm steam boat owner (18??-18??)
Robert Chisholm steam boat owner (18??-1867)
John Chisholm steam boat fireman (18??-1867)
William Roe Chisholm, who was involved in the Merseyside business (18??-1892)
Stephenson Chisholm was married to Ellen Williams of Liverpool (b 18xx, North Shields, moved to Aberdeen, died Wallasey, 1921

A Mr Chisholm had a narrow escape in 1867 when the tug GUIDE (see below) was run down by another ship and sunk off Tynemouth.

Robert and John Chisholm both died in 1867 when the PEARL of 1866 foundered (see below).

The Chisholms also traded at Liverpool as "Mersey Steam Tug Co". The Liverpool business was closed down after William Chisholm's death in 1892.

Stephenson Chisholm was also a shipbuilder and built tugs at Howdon and North Shields.

The above list of Chisholms was kindly provided by Jacqueline McDonald (jacqui.mcdonald AT lineone.net). Jacqui would be pleased to hear from anyone researching the Chisholm family.

The following tugs were owned or operated by the Chisholms:

Tug Name Year D / H / P
Black Prince 1874 D / H / P
Caledonia 1846 D / H
Conquest 1848 D / H
Conquest 1867 D / H / P
Content 1837 D / H
Cruizer 1861 D / H
Derby 1875 D / H / P
Flying Childers 1857 D / H
Flying Childers 1859 D / H
Flying Childers 1856 D / H
Flying Cloud 1867 D / H / P
Great Conquest 1857 D / H / P
Guide 1866 D / H
Helen McGregor 1870 D / H
Imperial Prince 1856 D / H
Imperial Prince 1858 D / H
Integrity 1867 D / H
Integrity 1870 D / H / P
John Usher 1859 D / H
Leander 1859 D / H
Life Guard 1858 D / H
Lily 1888 D / H / P
Lioness 1836 D / H
Lord Lyons 1868 D / H
Mary Usher 1866 D / H
May 1870 D / H
Pearl 1865 D / H
Pearl 1866 D / H
Prudhoe 1865 D / H
Queen of Sheba 1852 D / H
Quickstep 1877 D / H
Start 1868 D / H
Stephenson 1862 D / H
Stephenson 1886 D / H
Stranger 1861 D / H
Tam o'Shanter 1851 D / H
Vanguard 1858 D / H
Wilberforce 1865 D / H
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