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 = basic dimensions are shown; H = a history is given; P = one or more photographs are available)

Shipbuilder: Andrew Bell, North Shields (1836 - 1846)

Shipbuilder: John Bell, North Shields (1852 - 1852)

Many thanks to Sue Freitag who contacted the website to tell me that Andrew Bell was her Great Great Grandfather and that John Bell was his son.
Andrew Bell: 1781 1857
John Bell: 1823 - 1905

The following tugs were built by Andrew Bell at North Shields:
Yd No Year Ship Name D / H / P
1831 Bell & Ann D / H
1836 Lioness D / H
1837 Dart D
1837 Dolphin D / H
1837 Tweedside D / H
1838 Economy D / H
1838 Samson D / H
1840 Mercury
1840 Sun
1842 Bee's Wing D / H
1842 British Queen D / H
1846 Wilberforce D / H

The following tugs were built by John Bell at North Shields:

Yd No Year Ship Name D / H / P
1852 Carrs D / H
1852 Goliah D / H