TYNE TUGS AND TUG BUILDERS
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Above: Select the required Tug by using the initial letter of the Tug Name eg: Cullercoats, Eastsider or Theresa.

KEY Below: D / H / P --- D = basic dimensions shown; H = history given; P = photograph(s) included.

Tugs beginning with the initial letter B

Ship Name Year Builder D / H / P
Balmoral 1871 T Hepple & Son, Low Walker D / H
Bamburgh 1956 Not Tyne Built D / H / P
Bangkok 1877 J Softley & Sons, North Shields D / H / P
Bannockburn 1847 Tyne (unspecified builder) D / H
Bantam 1 1948 Not Tyne Built D / H / P
Barton 1891 Hepple & Co, North Shields D / H / P
Barton 1903 JP Rennoldson & Sons, South Shields D / H / P
Battleaxe 1911 Not Tyne Built D / H / P
Beamish 1944 Not Tyne Built D / H / P
Beaufort 1855 A Woodhouse, South Shields D / H
Bee 1856 North Shields (unspecified builder) D / H
Bee's Wing 1842 A Bell, North Shields D / H
Bell & Ann 1831 A Bell, North Shields D / H
Belmont 1841 Shields (unspecified builder) D / H
Belmont 1853 Thorburn & Grant, North Shields D / H
Belmont 1861 Hepple & Landells, Low Walker D / H
Ben Ledi 1878 Not Tyne Built D / H / P
Benachie 1875 JT Eltringham, South Shields D / H / P
Benwell 1858 North Shields (unspecified builder) D / H
Berguna 1955 Clelands (Successors) Ltd, Willington Quay D / H / P
Bernadette 1894 South Shields (unspecified builder)
Bertha 1925 Armstrong, Whitworth & Co Ltd, Low Walker D / H / P
Bests 1857 South Shields (unspecified builder) D / H
Betsy Duncan 1889 Not Tyne Built D / H
Bheestie 1909 Hepple & Co Ltd, South Shields D / H
Bishop 1853 T & W Smith, Limekilns Shore, North Shields D / H
Bismarck 1906 Smith's Dock Co, North Shields D / H / P
Black Eagle 1848 T & W Smith, Limekilns Shore, North Shields D / H
Black Eagle 1850 A Woodhouse, South Shields D / H
Black Eagle 1851 TD Marshall, South Shields D / H
Black Eagle 1852 North Shields (unspecified builder) D / H
Black Eagle 1861 South Shields (unspecified builder) D / H
Black Prince 1874 R & R Stobbs, Coble Dene, North Shields D / H / P
Black Watch 1884 JR Maxwell, South Shields D / H
Blanche 1873 Brodie & Maxwell, Coble Dene, North Shields D / H
Blanche 1883 JT Eltringham, South Shields D / H / P
Blaydon 1856 Johnathan Robson, Blackwall, Gateshead D / H
Blessing 1838 North Shields (unspecified builder) D / H
Bloodhound 1864 JT Eltringham, South Shields D / H
Blossom 1838 North Shields (unspecified builder) D / H
Blucher 1885 Hepple & Co, North Shields D / H / P
Blue Bell 1862 R Landells, North Shields D / H
Blue Bonnet 1857 W Thorburn, North Shields D / H
Blue Bonnet 1859 North Shields (unspecified builder) D / H / P
Blue Bonnet 1866 T & W Smith, Limekilns Shore, North Shields D / H
Blue Bonnet 1877 Driver & Hughes, North Shields D / H / P
Blue Jacket 1857 North Shields (unspecified builder) D / H
Blue Jacket 1860 Hepple & Landells, North Shields D / H
Blyth 1851 T Anderson, North Shields D / H
Boa 1959 Not Tyne Built D / H / P
Bob Chambers 1862 R Landells, North Shields D / H
Bob Chambers 1863 Marshall Brothers, Willington Quay D / H
Bob Chambers 1864 North Shields (unspecified builder) D / H
Bob Chambers 1865 J Cooper & Co, North Shields D / H
Boko 1877 A Leslie, Hebburn D / H / P
Bolton 1848 North Shields (unspecified builder) D / H
Bon Accord 1858 Hepple & Landells, Low Walker D / H
Bon Accord 1862 T Hepple & Son, Low Walker D / H
Bonchurch 1946 Not Tyne Built D / H / P
Bonito 1878 JT Eltringham, South Shields D / H
Bonnie Dundee 1857 North Shields (unspecified builder) D / H
Boreas 1872 T Hepple & Son, Low Walker D / H
Bosphorus 1869 Readhead, Softley & Co, South Shields D / H
Bosphorus 1884 JT Eltringham, South Shields D / H
Boston 1859 Low Walker (unspecified shipbuilder) D / H
Boston 1875 J Jackson, South Shields D / H / P
Boxer 1868 DJ Stewart, North Shields D / H
Breadalbane 1865 T Hepple & Son, Low Walker D / H
Bridgewater 1905 JT Eltringham & Co, South Shields D / H / P
Brighton 1878 Wouldhave & Johnson, North Shields D / H
Brilliant 1828 J Dowey, North Shields D / H
Brilliant 1849 North Shields (unspecified builder) D / H
Brilliant 1858 JP Almond, North Shields D / H
Brilliant Star 1876 J Readhead & Co, Lawe Yard, South Shields D / H / P
Britannia 1831 Gateshead (unspecified builder) D / H
Britannia 1849 J Dowey, North Shields D / H
Britannia 1851 Hepple & Landells, North Shields D / H
Britannia 1852 Hepple & Landells, North Shields D / H
Britannia 1855 TD Marshall, South Shields D / H
Britannia 1857 Hepple & Landells, North Shields D / H
Britannia 1862 North Shields (unspecified builder) D / H
Britannia 1872 JP Rennoldson & Sons, South Shields D / H
British Dominion 1840 North Shields (unspecified builder) D / H
British Dominions 1839 S Wood, South Shore, Gateshead D / H
British Hero 1848 North Shields (unspecified builder) D / H
British Hero 1861 North Shields (unspecified builder) D / H
British Queen 1840 Gateshead (unspecified builder) D / H
British Queen 1842 A Bell, North Shields D / H
British Warrior 1855 North Shields (unspecified builder) D / H
Briton 1837 North Shields (unspecified builder) D
Briton 1854 Thorburn & Grant, North Shields D / H
Briton 1861 Hepple & Landells, Low Walker D / H
Brothers 1852 W Cooper, North Shields D / H
Brothers 1854 J Dowey, North Shields D / H
Brothers 1855 North Shields (unspecified builder) D / H
Brothers 1869 South Shields (unspecified builder) D / H
Brothers 1883 JR Maxwell, South Shields D / H
Brunel 1860 South Shields (unspecified builder) D / H
Buffalo 1883 Hepple & Co, North Shields D / H
Bull Dog 1855 R & R Stobbs, Coble Dene, North Shields D / H
Bull Dog 1856 North Shields (unspecified builder) D / H
Bull Dog 1858 North Shields (unspecified builder) D / H
Bull Dog 1859 North Shields (unspecified builder) D / H
Bull Dog 1866 North Shields (unspecified builder) D / H
Bull Dog 1867 R & R Stobbs, Coble Dene, North Shields D / H / P
Bulldog 1857 R & R Stobbs, Coble Dene, North Shields D / H
Bulldog 1865 JD Burdis, North Shields D / H
Bulldog 1884 Not Tyne Built D / H / P
Burman 1900 JP Rennoldson & Sons, South Shields D / H / P
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