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

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Above: Select the required shipyard by using the initial letter of the Surname eg: Eltringham, Hepple or Rennoldson.
KEY BELOW: D / H / P (D means basic dimensions are shown; H means a history is given; P means one or more photographs are available)

Shipbuilder: South Shields (unspecified builders) (1820 - 1879)

The Mercantile Navy Lists, which are a major source of information on ships of all types, do not record the name of the shipbuilder, only the name of the town in which the vessel was built. Other sources such as original registration details or Lloyds Register (for vessels over 100grt) must be used to confirm the actual identity of the builder. However, between 1855 and 1870 the Customs & Excise staff who were responsible for formally maintaining the various Tyneside registries, also didn't record the builder's name either just the town. So between 1855 and 1870 the builder names for vessels under 100grt are very difficult, if not impossible, to discover. Outside of these dates the exact names of the builders in the following list are as yet unidentified.

The following vessels are simply recorded against South Shields:

Yd No Year Ship Name D / H / P
1820 Two Brothers D / H
1828 Superb D / H
1832 Mary Ann D / H
1832 Susanna D / H
1836 Active D / H
1836 Lion D / H
1836 Tees D / H
1837 Dolphin D / H
1837 Jupiter D / H
1837 Queen D / H
1837 Queen Victoria D / H
1838 Good Intent D / H
1838 Harmony D / H
1838 Hercules D / H
1838 Tyro D / H
1839 Dorothy D / H
1839 Lady Adelaide D / H
1840 Rapid D / H
1840 Victory D / H
1844 Samson D / H
1845 Samson D / H
1846 Earl of Sunderland D / H
1847 Pilot D / H
1847 Ranger D / H
1847 Secretary D / H
1848 Powerful D / H
1848 Vigilant D / H
1849 Perseverance D / H
1852 Industry D / H / P
1854 Firefly D / H
1854 Monarch D / H
1856 Echo D / H
1856 Express D / H
1856 General Williams D / H
1856 Robert Ingham D / H
1857 Bests D / H
1857 Dandy D / H
1857 Felling D / H
1857 Frieburg D / H
1857 Ossian D / H
1857 Storm King D / H
1857 Storm King D / H
1857 Times D / H
1858 Amelia D / H
1858 Erin D / H
1858 Lion D / H
1858 Mystery D / H
1858 Pilot D / H
1859 Harmony D / H
1859 Liberty D / H
1859 Lion D / H
1859 Telegraph D / H
1860 Brunel D / H
1860 Favourite D / H
1860 Lioness D / H
1861 Anthony Nicol D / H
1861 Black Eagle D / H
1861 Electric D / H
1861 Friends D / H
1861 Kent D / H / P
1861 Patriot D / H / P
1861 Pet D / H
1861 Slasher D / H
1861 Uncle Sam D / H
1861 Wizard D / H
1862 Pilots D / H
1862 River King D / H
1862 Robert Scott D / H
1862 Ruby D / H
1863 Robert Scott D / H
1866 Warrior D / H
1869 Brothers D / H
1875 Sir George Elliot D / H
1875 Victoria D / H
1876 Humber D / H
1877 Meri D / H
1879 Constantine D / H
1923 Sir Acton Blake D / H
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