Tyne Tug Owners & Operators in alphabetical order

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The 'Ridley' Steam Tug Co Ltd 1920 to 1955
Ridley Tugs Ltd 1955 to 1978
Wear Tugs Ltd 1978 to 1989


To be completed

The following tugs were owned or operated by the Ridley Tugs companies:

Name Year
Battleaxe * 1911
Favourite 1860
Granville * 1876
Haakon * 1874
Hardback * 1901
Harmony 1847
Imperial Prince 1858
Impetus * 1954
Isaac Wilson * 1889
King Edward VII * 1901
Marty * 1906
Maximus * 1956
Mildred * 1893
Mildred II * 1902
Momentum * 1922
Monty * 1925
Oscar * 1876
Overgarth 1907
Premier 1894
Rapid 1864
Reliant * 1907
Scalpa 1881
Spray 1862
Trover 1920
William Fallows * 1889
Wonder 1848
Wonder * 1921

02/03/2010: Mike Newby sent in some photos and the following information:
My Father John Newby was skipper of the Marty then the Impetus.
That’s my Dad bless him on the bridge in the second Marty picture taken off Mill Dam.
My Grandfather Septimus Newby started work on the Reliant, then Battleaxe and Marty.
Both of the above worked together on the Lawson Batey’s tug Homer during the war when she was sent to Scapa Flow.
My Great Great Grandfather worked on many of the early Tyne tugs and was skipper on the Conqueror.
I knew Boswell Whitaker for years who was the manager of Ridleys a great knowledgeable man and a lot of the tug men including Hector Stuart when he was skipper of the George V.

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