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: Robert Chisholm & family, North Shields
The Chisholm tug owners started with Robert Chisholm
Robert Chisholm and Mary Stephenson married in 1789.
Stephenson Chisholm, steam boat owner (1803-1868)
Robert Chisholm, steam boat owner (1823-1877)
Stephenson Chisholm, steam tug fireman (b.1848, North Shields –d.1911, Aberdeen),
Robert Chisholm, ships rigger (b.1880, North Shields-d.1954, Aberdeen),
George Chisholm steam boat owner (18??-18??)
Robert Chisholm steam boat owner (18??-1867)
John Chisholm steam boat fireman (18??-1867)
William Roe Chisholm, who was involved in the Merseyside business (18??-1892)
Stephenson Chisholm was married to Ellen Williams of Liverpool (b 18xx, North Shields, moved to Aberdeen, died Wallasey, 1921
A Mr Chisholm had a narrow escape in 1867 when the tug GUIDE (see below) was run down by another ship and sunk off Tynemouth.
Robert and John Chisholm both died in 1867 when the PEARL of 1866 foundered (see below).
The Chisholms also traded at Liverpool as "Mersey Steam Tug Co".
The Liverpool business was closed down after William Chisholm's death in 1892.
Stephenson Chisholm was also a shipbuilder and built tugs at Howdon and North Shields.
The above list of Chisholms was kindly provided by Jacqueline McDonald (jacqui.mcdonald AT lineone.net).
Jacqui would be pleased to hear from anyone researching the Chisholm family.
The following tugs were owned or operated by the Chisholms: