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 C

Ship Name Year Builder D / H / P
C J Archer 1913 JP Rennoldson & Sons, South Shields D / H / P
C M Palmer 1884 HS Edwards & Sons, Howdon D / H / P
Cabo da Roca 1910 JP Rennoldson & Sons, South Shields D / H
Cabot 1872 CW Dodgin & Co, Low Lights, North Shields D / H
Caledonia 1832 S Wood, South Shore, Gateshead D / H
Caledonia 1838 S Wood, South Shore, Gateshead D / H
Caledonia 1846 North Shields (unspecified builder) D / H
Caledonia 1872 R & R Stobbs, Coble Dene, North Shields D / H
Cambria 1869 T Hepple & Son, Low Walker D / H
Camel 1866 Palmer's Shipbuilding & Iron Co Ltd, Jarrow D / H / P
Cardiff Castle 1847 Gaddy & Lamb, Tyne Main, Gateshead D / H
Carrs 1852 J Bell, North Shields D / H
Carrs 1855 Hepple & Landells, North Shields D / H
Cashel 1959 T Mitchison, Friar's Goose, Gateshead D / H / P
Caterina 1868 Readhead, Softley & Co, South Shields D / H
Caterina 1870 Readhead, Softley & Co, South Shields D / H
Catherine 1842 North Shields (unspecified builder) D / H
Cavancha 1893 JP Rennoldson & Sons, South Shields D / H
Caxias 1912 Hepple & Co Ltd, South Shields D / H
Cecilia 1911 JT Eltringham & Co, South Shields D / H / P
Central No 1 1910 JT Eltringham & Co, South Shields D / H / P
Central No 2 1912 JT Eltringham & Co Ltd, South Shields D / H / P
Cephalonia 1865 R & R Stobbs, Coble Dene, North Shields D / H
Challenge 1861 Not Tyne Built D / H
Challenge 1884 J Readhead & Co, South Shields D / H / P
Challenger 1873 J Readhead & Co, Lawe Yard, South Shields D / H / P
Challenger 1881 JT Eltringham, South Shields D / H
Champion 1836 North Shields (unspecified builder) D / H
Champion 1857 North Shields (unspecified builder) D / H
Champion 1858 Hepple & Landells, North Shields D / H
Champion 1875 J Readhead & Co, Lawe Yard, South Shields D / H / P
Champion 1876 JT Eltringham, South Shields D / H
Champion 1877 J Readhead & Co, Lawe Yard, South Shields D / H
Champion 1895 JP Rennoldson & Sons, South Shields D / H / P
Chapala 1909 R & W Hawthorn, Leslie & Co Ltd, Hebburn D / H / P
Charioteer 1910 Hepple & Co Ltd, South Shields D / H / P
Charles and William 1834 North Shields (unspecified builder) D
Charles Dickens 1872 Readhead, Softley & Co, South Shields D / H / P
Charles Dickens 1873 Richard Stobbs, Coble Dene, North Shields D / H
Charles Galloway 1895 JT Eltringham & Co, South Shields D / H / P
Charles XII 1869 Readhead, Softley & Co, South Shields D / H
Charlotte Anne Williamson 1860 J Rogerson, St Peter's, Newcastle D / H
Cherry 1970 Not Tyne Built D / H / P
Chesapeake 1853 R & R Stobbs, Coble Dene, North Shields D / H
Chesapeake 1856 R & R Stobbs, Coble Dene, North Shields D / H / P
Chevy Chase 1874 JT Eltringham, South Shields D / H
Chieftain 1844 W Cooper, North Shields D / H
Chieftain 1845 W Cooper, North Shields D / H
Chieftain 1850 Hall, Bell & Co, North Shields D / H
Chieftain 1899 JT Eltringham & Co, South Shields D / H
Chindit 1949 Clelands (Successors) Ltd, Willington Quay D / H
Chipchase 1953 Clelands (Successors) Ltd, Willington Quay D / H / P
Chira 1909 Smith's Dock Co, North Shields D / H
Christina Sinclair 1845 D Bider, East Jarrow D / H
Citie of the Tribes 1872 JT Eltringham, South Shields D / H / P
City of Gloucester 1876 J Readhead & Co, Lawe Yard, South Shields D / H
City of York 1888 Hepple & Co, North Shields D / H
Clansman 1902 JP Rennoldson & Sons, South Shields D / H / P
Clarence 1893 JP Rennoldson & Sons, South Shields D / H / P
Cleadon 1899 Not Tyne Built D / H / P
Clevedon 1875 JT Eltringham, South Shields D / H
Cleveland 1881 JT Eltringham, South Shields D / H / P
Cleveleys 1902 JP Rennoldson & Sons, South Shields D / H / P
Clonmel 1959 T Mitchison, Friar's Goose, Gateshead D / H / P
Clyde 1847 North Shields (unspecified builder) D / H
Clyde 1883 T & W Toward, St Lawrence D / H
Coastguard 1876 Driver & Hughes, Willington Quay D / H
Cob 1911 Not Tyne Built D / H / P
Coble Dene 1883 Hepple & Co, North Shields D / H / P
Cockerell 1859 Palmer Brothers & Co, Jarrow D / H
Colchester 1840 North Shields (unspecified builder) D / H
Colin Campbell 1858 A Woodhouse, North Shields D / H
Collingwood 1842 W Cooper & J Gardner, North Shields D / H
Columbus 1866 North Shields (unspecified builder) D / H
Comet 1833 Edward Robson, South Shields D / H
Comet 1839 James Dowey, North Shields D / H
Comet 1858 Palmer Brothers & Co, Jarrow D / H
Comet 1876 Not Tyne Built D / H / P
Comet 1880 Wouldhave & Johnson, North Shields D / H / P
Comet 1889 Not Tyne Built D / H / P
Commissioner 1862 T Hepple & Son, Low Walker D / H
Commodore 1840 Newcastle (unspecified builder) D / H
Commodore 1847 North Shields (unspecified builder) D / H
Commodore 1863 A Woodhouse, South Shields D / H
Commodore 1864 T Hepple & Son, Low Walker D / H
Commodore 1876 JT Eltringham, South Shields D / H
Commodore 1877 JT Eltringham, South Shields D / H / P
Commonwealth 1902 Hepple & Co, North Shields D / H / P
Condor 1885 Hepple & Co, North Shields D / H
Condor 1896 JT Eltringham & Co, South Shields D / H / P
Conductor 1880 JT Eltringham, South Shields D / H / P
Conqueress 1913 Hepple & Co Ltd, South Shields D / H / P
Conqueror 1847 North Shields (unspecified builder) D / H
Conqueror 1851 Thorburn & Grant, North Shields D / H
Conqueror 1864 JT Eltringham, South Shields D / H
Conqueror 1864 Marshall Brothers, Willington Quay D / H
Conqueror 1884 Hepple & Co, North Shields D / H / P
Conqueror 1890 Hepple & Co, North Shields D / H
Conqueror 1897 JT Eltringham & Co, South Shields D / H / P
Conquest 1840 W Cooper & J Gardner, North Shields D / H
Conquest 1848 Tyne (unspecified builder) D / H
Conquest 1866 Coble Dene (unspecified builder) D / H
Conquest 1867 R & R Stobbs, Coble Dene, North Shields D / H / P
Constantine 1879 South Shields (unspecified builder) D / H
Constantia 1868 JP Rennoldson & Sons, North Shields
Constitution 1853 T Toward, St Peter's, Newcastle D / H
Content 1837 North Shields (unspecified builder) D / H
Content 1838 North Shields (unspecified builder) D / H
Contest 1856 North Shields (unspecified builder) D / H
Contest 1860 Marshall Brothers, South Shields D / H
Contest 1865 Readhead, Softley & Co, South Shields D / H / P
Contractor 1851 A Woodhouse, South Shields D / H
Coquet 1872 D & G Heckels, North Shields D / H
Coquet 1892 JP Rennoldson & Sons, South Shields D / H / P
Cornbrook 1905 JP Rennoldson & Sons, South Shields D / H / P
Cornhill 1943 Not Tyne Built D / H / P
Corsair 1852 A Woodhouse, South Shields D / H
Corsair 1878 JP Rennoldson & Sons, South Shields D / H / P
Corsair 1892 JP Rennoldson & Sons, South Shields D / H / P
Cosmopolitan 1869 Readhead, Softley & Co, South Shields D / H
Countess of Derby 1884 Hepple & Co, North Shields D / H
Courier 1853 Not Tyne Built D / H
Cowen 1859 Hepple & Landells, Low Walker D / H
Cragsider 1976 Not Tyne Built D / H / P
Crescent 1851 A Woodhouse, South Shields D / H
Criccieth 1905 Not Tyne Built D / H / P
Criterion 1876 Softley Bros, North Shields D / H / P
Croft 1913 Hepple & Co Ltd, South Shields D / H / P
Croisset 1892 Hepple & Co, North Shields D / H
Cruiser 1870 Readhead, Softley & Co, South Shields D / H
Cruiser 1874 J Softley & Co, South Shields D / H / P
Cruiser 1880 Wouldhave & Johnson, North Shields D / H / P
Cruiser 1905 JP Rennoldson & Sons, South Shields D / H
Cruizer 1861 Tyne (unspecified builder) D / H
Crusader 1875 CW Dodgin & Co, Low Lights, North Shields D / H
Cullercoats 1898 Not Tyne Built D / H / P
Cultra 1962 T Mitchison, Friar's Goose, Gateshead D / H / P
Cumbrae 1961 Not Tyne Built D / H / P
Cumbrian 1859 Low Walker (unspecified shipbuilder) D / H
Cupid 1865 JD Burdis, North Shields D / H / P
Cyclop 1898 JP Rennoldson & Sons, South Shields D / H / P
Cygnet 1859 Johnathan Robson, Blackwall, Gateshead D / H
Cyrus 1835 North Shields (unspecified builder) D / H
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