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

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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: Lawson Tug Co, South Shields

Tug Owner: Lawson Steam Tugboat Co Ltd, South Shields

See John H Proud's book "150 Years of the Maltese Cross" for further details.

The following tugs were owned or operated:

Tug Name Year D / H / P
Admiral 1876 D / H / P
Africa 1883 D / H / P
Champion 1858 D / H
Champion 1866 D / H / P
Comet 1876 D / H / P
Criterion 1876 D / H / P
Cruiser 1874 D / H / P
Crusader 1875 D / H
Expert 1857 D / H
Expert 1866 D / H
Flying Foam 1877 D / H
Ganges 1863 D / H
Guide 1869 D / H
Hercules 1877 D / H
Homer 1915 D / H / P
Joffre 1916 D / H / P
Lion 1858 D / H
Lizard 1869 D / H
Mentor 1883 D / H / P
Monarch 1871 D / H
Nestor 1883 D / H / P
Patriot 1867 D / H
Plover 1881 D / H / P
Powerful 1865 D / H
Privateer 1883 D / H / P
Royal Briton 1885 D / H / P
Scotia 1859 D / H
Scotia 1868 D / H
Scotland 1877 D / H
Sir Walter Raleigh 1876 D / H / P
Taliesin 1883 D / H / P
Ulysses 1874 D / H / P
Vivid 1863 D / H
Wild Rose 1874 D / H
William 1865 D / H / P
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