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: Tyne Tug Co Ltd, South Shields

Tyne Tug Co Ltd (Company No 8611), was incorporated in 1866 with an authorised capital of 20,000, though no more than 5,000 was drawn down.

The key people involved were the same as for the Tyne Hopper Co:

Archibald Stevenson, Alkali maker of Jarrow Chemical Works
William Dawson, Chemical agent at Jarrow Chemical Co
Henry Proctor, A miller at South Benton
John Turner, A butcher at Wallsend

(the last two apparently as investors - there were a handful of others with small shareholdings)

JT & WH Gibson ran the company on a day to day basis.

William Henry Gibson was company secretary and became a director of both the Tug & Hopper companies by 1911.

Tyne Tug Co Ltd was voluntarily wound up in 1917/1918

Thanks to David Asprey for details about this company.

The following tugs were owned or operated by the company:

Tug Name Year D / H / P
Empress 1865 D / H
Gwendoline 1894 D / H
Nora 1889 D / H / P
W J Dawson 1894 D / H
Wallsend 1875 D / H
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