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Thorburn & Grant, North Shields:

William Thoburn & John Grant are thought to have had a shipyard at Coble Dene, North Shields.
There are also records for Thorburn & Alman and Thorburn on his own.
Thomas Grant is also mentioned in some records, as is a spelling as Thoburn
I have no other information about these shipbuilders.

The following is a list of tugs built by Thorburn & Grant, North Shields:

YdNo Year Name
1848 Economy
1848 Tom Bowline (P)
1851 Conqueror
1851 Imperial
1852 Queen of Sheba (P)
1852 Robert Bruce
1853 Belmont
1853 Halls
1853 Honor
1853 Saint Clair
1854 Briton
1854 Fury
1854 Hecla
1854 Mitchells
1854 Sir William Wallace

The following is a list of tugs built by Thorburn & Alman, North Shields:

1856 Red Lion

The following is a list of tugs built by W Thorburn, North Shields:

1857 Blue Bonnet
1857 Earl Percy (P)
1858 Life Guard (P)
1863 Friend of All Nations
1864 Garibaldi


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