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: Daniel Bider, East Jarrow (1838 - 1854)

Daniel Bider was born in South Shields in 1813 and began shipbuilding at North Shields in 1838. He then seemed to move to East Jarrow and had built more than 30 steam vessels by 1848. He married Mary and lived in Longbenton in 1847. He became insolvent in 1848 and spent some years dealing with creditors and bankrupcy hearings. See below for some court records.
He built a further vessel at North Shields in 1854. He died in 1883.
Thanks to Kevin Blair for providing the above biographical information.

There are some vessels also showing as built at South Shields, but this may be a boundary error and should be East Jarrow.

The following tugs were built by Daniel Bider:
Yd No Year Ship Name D / H / P
1838 Hotspur D / H
1840 Water Witch D / H
1841 Don D / H
1841 Sampson D / H
1842 Hero D / H
1842 Powerful D / H
1843 Admiral D / H
1843 Messenger D / H
1843 Powerful D / H
1843 Vigilant D / H
1843 William and Mary D / H
1844 Haswell D / H
1845 Christina Sinclair D / H
1845 Lass O'Gowrie D / H
1845 Venus D / H
1846 Hero D / H
1846 Punch D / H
1846 Queen D / H
1847 Ann & Jane D / H
1847 Emperor D / H
1847 Judith D / H / P
1847 Lion D / H
1847 Martello D / H
1847 Vesta D / H
1847 Welcome D / H
1848 Transit D / H
1848 Haswell D / H
1854 Sultan D / H


Financial Problems:

     The Newcastle Courant, Friday, June 23, 1848

     The Newcastle Courant, Friday, May 3, 1850

     The London Gazette 25th January 1856

     The London Gazette 22th February 1856