See change log below:


Thanks to Malcolm Donnelly for the above photo which is his copyright

23rd Dec 2009 - Web site created and first attempt at layout
26th Dec 2009 - Site first published to Internet
31st Dec 2009 - Full list of builders and list of tugs established, with working menus.
3rd Jan 2010 - Start history of Eltringham & Hepple with Builders lists.
5th Jan 2010 - Start history of TD Marshall with Builders lists.
6th Jan 2010 - History of JP Rennoldson and Readhead Softley with Builders lists.
9th Jan 2010 - Adding tug details to Readhead Softley
10th Jan 2010 - Added astericks (*) next to tug names that have photographs in the detail
10th Jan 2010 - Completed tug details to Readhead Softley, any additions, corrections, photos, please see "Contact"
11th Jan 2010 - Added builders Anderson and Clelands
13th Jan 2010 - Completed tug details to Anderson, any additions, corrections, photos, please see "Contact"
17th Jan 2010 - Completed tug details to Clelands, any additions, corrections, photos, please see "Contact"
23rd Jan 2010 - Completed yard lists for Yards beginning A to D including a history of Dobson.
24th Jan 2010 - Added some more Eltringham tug details with photos and a history and yard list for Mitchison.
25th Jan 2010 - Completed tug details to Mitchison yard list. Any additions, corrections, photos, please see "Contact"
30th Jan 2010 - Completed history for J Readhead plus yard list.
31st Jan 2010 - Completed tug details for J Readhead yard. Any additions, corrections, photos, please see "Contact"
2nd Feb 2010 - Completed tug details for Hepple & Landells, North Shields yard
4th Feb 2010 - Add site search facility
6th Feb 2010 - Completed history and tug details for T&W Smith. Any additions, corrections, photos, please see "Contact"
7th Feb 2010 - Completed history and tug details for Heckel Bros. Any additions, corrections, photos, please see "Contact"
7th Feb 2010 - Completed history and tug details for T Potts. Any additions, corrections, photos, please see "Contact"
7th Feb 2010 - Completed history and tug details for Wigham Richardson. Anything to add? Please see "Contact"
8th Feb 2010 - Started Owner layout. Anything to add? Please see "Contact"
9th Feb 2010 - Completed owner Andersen and tug details. Anything to add? Please see "Contact"
11th Feb 2010 - Started owner Tyne Improvement Commission and tug details.
12th Feb 2010 - Completed owner Tyne Improvement Commission and tug details. Anything to add? Please see "Contact"
13th Feb 2010 - Started owner France, Fenwick Tyne & Wear and tug details.
15th Feb 2010 - Completed yard lists for Lawson & Eltringham and Maxwell.
18th Feb 2010 - Email received, giving some details for shipbuilder CW Dodgin.
19th Feb 2010 - Completed tug details for Tyne built tugs of France, Fenwick Tyne & Wear
20th Feb 2010 - Completed tug list for Charles Young
21st Feb 2010 - Tug list for Anthony Strong with tug details for Strong & Young. Over 250 tug details added to date
22nd Feb 2010 - Tug list for Ridley Tugs.
24th Feb 2010 - Tug details for Tyne built Ridley Tugs.
26th Feb 2010 - Compiled yard lists for Builders H to L.
27th Feb 2010 - Compiled yard lists for Builders M to P.
28th Feb 2010 - Started Tug details for non-Tyne built Ridley Tugs.
2nd Mar 2010 - Completed revised list of tug owners.
3rd Mar 2010 - Completed Tug list & details for owner Anthony Strong.
4th Mar 2010 - Completed Tug lists for owners Bain & Chisholm.
5th Mar 2010 - Completed Tug lists for owners Minto, Ostens & Stoker.
6th Mar 2010 - Completed Tug details for owner Bain.
7th Mar 2010 - Completed Tug details for owner Anchor Steam Tug. Over 320 tug details added to date
8th Mar 2010 - Added Tug list for owner Lawson.
9th Mar 2010 - Added Tug list for owner Lawson-Batey.
10th Mar 2010 - Added Tug details for owner Chisholm.
11th Mar 2010 - Added Tug list for owner Purdy.
13th Mar 2010 - Added funnel picture to Owner page.
14th Mar 2010 - Email received, providing press cuttings for loss of Robin Hood 1868. Owner list for Wright created
16th Mar 2010 - Added tug lists for Allen & Anderson.
18th Mar 2010 - Added tug lists for Batey & Brown.
19th Mar 2010 - Added tug lists for owner Charlton, Dry, Stobbs & Stoker.
20th Mar 2010 - Completed tug details for owner Brown & Boag.
22nd Mar 2010 - Added tug lists for owner Osprey Shipping.
23rd Mar 2010 - Added tug lists for owner Tyne Towage.
25th Mar 2010 - Completed tug details for owner Armstrong.
27th Mar 2010 - Completed tug details for owner Batey.
28th Mar 2010 - Created chronology charts for Batey, Ridley & Strong.
3rd Apr 2010 - Completed tug details for France Fenwick.
4th Apr 2010 - Added chronology chart for France Fenwick
4th Apr 2010 - Over 400 tug details and nearly 600 photographs added to date
5th Apr 2010 - Completed tug details for Hepple 1862
7th Apr 2010 - Completed tug details for Hepple 1863
9th Apr 2010 - Re-organised and completed builder history for Armstrong Mitchell
11th Apr 2010 - Completed tug details for Mitchell, Armstrong Michell etc
17th Apr 2010 - Completed tug details for Owner Lawson-Batey
18th Apr 2010 - Completed tug details for for Hepple 1864
18th Apr 2010 - Over 500 tug details and 750 photographs added to date
22nd Apr 2010 - Completed tug details for for Hepple 1865 & 1866
25th Apr 2010 - Over 540 tug details and 800 photographs added to date
2nd May 2010 - Over 600 tug details and 840 photographs added to date
5th May 2010 - Owners lists for Coulson, Lambton & Redhead & Dry
9th May 2010 - Over 660 tug details and 900 photographs added to date
17th May 2010 - Sorry no updates due to wrecked PC. Back up and running now.
19th May 2010 - Added alphabetic navigation to the Engines section
20th May 2010 - Added introduction to the Engines section
22nd May 2010 - Added alphabetic navigation to the Owners section
23rd May 2010 - Revised the introduction to the Owners section
25th May 2010 - Started behind the scenes changes to the Tugs section
25th May 2010 - Category "Not Tyne Built" now included in the Tugs section
29th May 2010 - Added Engineer Wallsend Slipway
30th May 2010 - Added Palmer tug ownerlist
5th Jun 2010 - Added shipbuilder Palmers SB & I Co with list
6th Jun 2010 - Added description for Ryton Marine
6th Jun 2010 - Completed details for Osprey Shipping tugs
12th Jun 2010 - Completed details for 20 later Rennoldson tugs
13th Jun 2010 - Another 20 later Rennoldson tugs detailed with many photos
19th Jun 2010 - Created slide show for the front page
20th Jun 2010 - Completed details and photos for 15 of the later Eltringham tugs
20th Jun 2010 - Over 1000 tug photographs
26th Jun 2010 - Completed details for all the "post 1900" Hepple built tugs
27th Jun 2010 - Completed owners lists for Wijsmuller, Svitzer & Smith's Dock
1st Jul 2010 - Completed owners lists for Swan Hunter, Tyne Towage & Keedy
4th Jul 2010 - Completed history of Tyne Towage
12th Jul 2010 - Completed full details for all Tyne Towage tugs
13th Jul 2010 - Have added over 160 photos into the Tyne Towage section
19th Jul 2010 - Completed tug details for 10 early Eltringham tugs
20th Jul 2010 - Completed tug details for another 10 early Eltringham tugs
22nd Jul 2010 - Completed tug details for another 10 early Eltringham tugs
25th Jul 2010 - Completed tug details for another 20 early Eltringham tugs
30th Jul 2010 - Completed details of Tyne Dock Co tugs
31st Jul 2010 - Completed history of owner Tyne Dock Co
1st Aug 2010 - Completed history & Tyne tugs for owner North Eastern Railway
5th Aug 2010 - Completed history & Tyne tugs for LNER
6th Aug 2010 - Added photos to improve the look of the owners sections
7th Aug 2010 - Added details for another 20 early Eltringham tugs
8th Aug 2010 - Extended NER & LNER to include other Tyne built tugs
15th Aug 2010 - Added details to a further 20 assorted tugs
18th Aug 2010 - Details of over 900 tugs now listed
19th Aug 2010 - Owner Jarrow Chemical Co added
21st Aug 2010 - Another 10 Eltringham tugs detailed
22nd Aug 2010 - Lists created for Owners Dodds & Smart
5th Sep 2010 - Break for holiday
12th Sep 2010 - Owners lists created for Forster & Gibson
18th Sep 2010 - Details of all Eltringham tugs completed (3 require research)
19th Sep 2010 - Details of over 970 tugs now listed
22nd Sep 2010 - Added builder JR Curry
26th Sep 2010 - Completed details for first 10 South Shields built tugs
29th Sep 2010 - Details for Gateshead engineer Abbot
2nd Oct 2010 - Completed details for all Crosthwaite tugs
7th Oct 2010 - Completed details for all White tugs
8th Oct 2010 - Added detail to Baird & Barnsley Engineers
9th Oct 2010 - Completed details for all Coulson tugs
10th Oct 2010 - Owner Jarrow Dredging & Salvage Co added
10th Oct 2010 - Owners Tyne Tug Co & Tyne Hopper Co added
11th Oct 2010 - Over 1200 pages of tugs, owners, builders & engineers
12th Oct 2010 - Completed details for all Robert Redhead tugs
16th Oct 2010 - Added details for Engine builder Hawks of Gateshead
17th Oct 2010 - Added details for some 20 early Rennoldson tugs
19th Oct 2010 - Added details for the rest of the Chisholm owned tugs
22nd Oct 2010 - Added details for 10 early North Shields built tugs
24th Oct 2010 - Added details for another 10 early North Shields built tugs
25th Oct 2010 - Added details for another 10 early North Shields built tugs
26th Oct 2010 - Added details for another 10 early North Shields built tugs
28th Oct 2010 - Revised details for Tyne Tug Co & Tyne Hopper Co
30th Oct 2010 - Added details for another 10 early North Shields built tugs
2nd Nov 2010 - Added press reports for many early North Shields built tugs
4th Nov 2010 - Revised details for shipbuilder Hepple
6th Nov 2010 - Added details for another 10 early North Shields built tugs
7th Nov 2010 - Owner Robson added
9th Nov 2010 - Completed details of North Shields tugs up to 1857
10th Nov 2010 - Completed details of North Shields tugs up to 1858
12th Nov 2010 - Completed details of North Shields tugs up to 1859
14th Nov 2010 - Completed details of North Shields tugs up to 1860
16th Nov 2010 - Completed details of North Shields tugs up to 1861
18th Nov 2010 - Completed details of North Shields tugs up to 1864
20th Nov 2010 - Completed details of North Shields tugs up to 1867
21st Nov 2010 - Owner Cross added
23rd Nov 2010 - Owner Storey added
26th Nov 2010 - Completed details of many 1890s Rennoldson tugs
27th Nov 2010 - Builders lists for CS Swan & Stephenson Chisholm added
28th Nov 2010 - Owner Swan added
29th Nov 2010 - Builder Toward added
2nd Dec 2010 - Completed details of North Shields tugs up to 1877
4th Dec 2010 - Added details for 20 early South Shields built tugs
8th Dec 2010 - Completed details of South Shields tugs up to 1850
12th Dec 2010 - Details of over 1200 tugs now listed
16th Dec 2010 - Completed details for tugs built by TD Marshall
19th Dec 2010 - Added details for another 10 South Shields built tugs
22nd Dec 2010 - Completed details for tugs built by A Woodhouse
26th Dec 2010 - First anniversary. Many thanks to all those who have helped
27th Dec 2010 - Completed details for tugs built by Brodie & Maxwell
28th Dec 2010 - Completed details for tugs built by JD Burdis
30th Dec 2010 - Completed details for tugs built at Gateshead
1st Jan 2011 - Completed details for most of the tugs built by Cooper
3rd Jan 2011 - Completed details of tugs built at South Shields up to 1870
9th Jan 2011 - Completed details for tugs built by Wood
11th Jan 2011 - Added shipbuilder Rogerson
13th Jan 2011 - Completed details for Hepple tugs up to 1870
17th Jan 2011 - Completed details for Hepple tugs up to 1872
21st Jan 2011 - Completed details for tugs built by shipbuilder Stobbs
23rd Jan 2011 - Completed details for Hepple tugs up to 1884
25th Jan 2011 - Completed details for Hepple tugs up to 1886
29th Jan 2011 - Completed details for Hepple tugs up to 1890
30th Jan 2011 - Completed details for Hepple tugs up to 1893
5th Feb 2011 - Details of over 1500 tugs now listed
6th Feb 2011 - Added shipbuilder Andrew Bell
8th Mar 2011 - Now under constant updating along with sister site Tyne Built Ships
8th Nov 2014 - Details of over 1700 tugs now listed
1st Feb 2015 - Now revisiting details with larger photos and improved acknowledgements
1st Mar 2015 - Now changing lists to be more in line with Tyne Built Ships
1st Apr 2015 - Apologies for the mixed formats as the updates progress

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