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: Lawson & Eltringham, South Shields

Lawson and Eltringham commenced trading in 1883 and continued up to 1886. They were based at Salmon's Quay and Shadwell Street in South Shields. The firm was a limited partnership between Thomas Lawson and Joseph Toward Eltringham, for the design and building of the tug EL SIGLO. However they also went on to build another four vessels.

The following tugs were built by Richard Landells at North Shields

Yd No Year Ship Name D / H / P
1 1884 El Siglo D / H
2 1885 Snowdon D / H / P
3 1885 Tynedale D / H / P
4 1886 Duchess D / H
1886 Gleaner D / H
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