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

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KEY BELOW: D / H / P (D = basic dimensions are shown; H = a history is given; P = one or more photographs are available)

Tug Owner: Palmers Shipbuilding & Iron Company, Jarrow

As well as being a shipbuilder (see HERE), Palmers Shipbuilding & Iron Co also owned tugs. Initially they may have been owned by Charles M Palmer himself or the partnership of G & CM Palmer, Newcastle. As they owned a long river frontage, with shipbuilding and iron/steel making facilities, they probably needed tugs to move ships and barges around the works.

No further information is known about their tug owning activities.

The following tugs were owned or operated by the Palmer companies:

Tug Name Year D / H / P
Anglia 1866
Cleveland 1885 D / H
Earl of Glamorgan 1869 D / H / P
Jarrow 1857 D / H
Marshall 1852 D / H
Mercedes III 1908
Milo 1868 D / H
Punch 1856
Sylph 1855 D / H
Terror 1857 D / H
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