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

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Tug Owner: Anthony Strong, North Shields

Very little known about this tug owner, but his family also appeared to start tug owning businesses in Belfast, Cardiff and Liverpool. James Strong was born in North Shields and had sons Robert, Anthony and James.

The following tugs were owned or operated:


Tug Name Year D / H / P
Admiral 1843 D / H
Brilliant 1828 D / H
Brilliant 1849 D / H
British Hero 1848 D / H
Bull Dog 1859 D / H
Grace Darling 1851 D / H
Harvest Home 1847 D / H
Hercules 1853 D / H
John Hutton 1853 D / H
Pursuit 1843 D / H
Ranger 1847 D / H
Ranger 1851 D / H
Sampson 1846 D / H
Scottish Maid 1846 D / H
Venus 1845 D / H
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