TYNE TUGS AND TUG BUILDERS
A history of Tyne Tugs, their builders and owners
Above: Select the required Tug Owner by using the initial letter of the Owner's Name eg: Batey, Lawson or Tyne.
KEY BELOW: D / H / P (D = basic dimensions are shown; H = a history is given; P = one or more photographs are available)
Tug Owner: Thomas Boag, North Shields
Above photo of Thomas Boag is courtesy of Colin Burt Photography
Thomas Boag was born on 29/11/1843 & died on 09/02/1919.
Many thanks to Alan Burt who sent in the above photograph of Thomas Boag and who also provided the above key dates.
Thomas was Alan's Great Grandfather.
Alan also mentioned that Thomas had 12 children, including Septimus, Alan's Grandfather, who was as the name suggests was the seventh son.
Another of his sons was David, born on the 26th November 1874.
David Boag was master of the tug BALMORAL and he died on the 22nd May 1895, as a result of injuries incurred on the tug a fortnight earlier.
Alan's Great Uncle Alfred Boag was also a tug owner.
He worked in partnership with Thomas until Thomas' death in 1919.
Alfred then partnered with Axel Andersen.
The partnership with Axel Andersen continued until 1921.
Afer the partnership broke up Alfred moved to the Seaham Harbour area and worked on the paddle tug SEAHAM at the Harbour.
The following tugs were owned or operated by Thomas Boag:
| Tug Name || Year || D / H / P |
| Rapid || 1864 || D / H |
| Tyne Dock No 3 || 1876 || D / H / P |
| -------------------- || ----- || ---------- |