TYNE TUGS AND TUG BUILDERS
A history of Tyne Tugs, their builders and owners

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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: Forster, Newcastle & North Shields

There are records of A, E, G, J, R, T & W Forster owning tugs at Newcastle, Scotswood and North Shields.
On the assumption that they are all related they have been added here until further information is discovered.

The following tugs were owned or operated:

Tug Name Year D / H / P Owner
Aid 1877 D / H Robert Forster, Scotswood
Alice 1876 D / H Thomas Forster, Scotswood
Balmoral 1871 D / H Robert Forster, Scotswood
Bon Accord 1858 D / H G Forster et al, Newcastle
Economy 1838 D / H Ralph, Robert & William, Forster et al, Willington
Europe 1878 D / H Robert Forster, North Shields
Express 1876 D / H John T Forster, South Shields
Forster Brothers 1868 D / H William Forster et al, Newcastle
Freedom 1871 D / H Robert Forster, North Shields
Gipsy Queen 1857 D / H William Forster, Newcastle
Great Extended 1862 D / H Robert, Jane & Margaret Forster, North Shields
Highgarth 1891 Forster
Hugh Bourne 1860 Forster
Jane & Hannah 1872 Forster
Jonathan Blacklock 1864 D / H John Thomas Forster and Edward Forster, Newcastle
Manxman 1891 D / H Anthony W Forster, Scotswood
Margaret 1839 D / H J Forster et al, Newcastle
Matilda 1855 Forster
Mystery 1858 D / H E Forster, Newcastle
Ocean Bride 1844 D / H J Forster, Newcastle
Ocean Bride 1853 D / H John Forster, Newcastle
Onward 1860 D / H William Forster Sr & Jr, Gateshead
Refuge 1868 D / H Robert Foster, North Shields
Saint Clair 1853 D / H Robert Forster, Lemington
Selina 1870 D / H Anthony, Thomas, Robert & John Forster, Scotswood
Telegraph 1852 D / H John Forster et al, South Shields
Terrier 1864 D / H Robert Forster, Scotswood
Wonder 1854 D / H / P John Forster, Newcastle
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