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 S

Ship Name Year Builder D / H / P
Safety 1821 Gateshead (unspecified builder) D / H
Sailor 1862 T Hepple & Son, Low Walker D / H
Sailor King 1857 TD Marshall, South Shields D / H
Saint Clair 1853 Thorburn & Grant, North Shields D / H
Saint Florence 1919 Not Tyne Built D / H / P
St Giles 1885 Williamson & Johnson, South Shields D / H
St Michael 1838 Gateshead (unspecified builder) D / H
St Oswin 1884 Lancelot Liddle, St Anthony's D / H
Salt 1889 JT Eltringham, South Shields D / H / P
Salvage 1908 JP Rennoldson & Sons, South Shields D / H / P
Salvo 1899 JT Eltringham & Co, South Shields D / H
Sam Turner 1860 J Rogerson, St Peter's, Newcastle D / H
Sampson 1841 D Bider, East Jarrow D / H
Sampson 1846 North Shields (unspecified builder) D / H
Samson 1837 S Wood, South Shore, Gateshead D / H
Samson 1838 A Bell, North Shields D / H
Samson 1839 Newcastle (unspecified builder) D / H
Samson 1840 M Melvill, Coble Dene, North Shields D / H
Samson 1840 A Woodhouse, South Shields D / H
Samson 1843 A Woodhouse, South Shields D / H
Samson 1844 South Shields (unspecified builder) D / H
Samson 1845 South Shields (unspecified builder) D / H
Samson 1848 TD Marshall, South Shields D / H
Samson 1857 TD Marshall, South Shields D / H
Samson 1859 A Woodhouse, South Shields D / H
San Juan de Ulua 1875 Wigham Richardson, Neptune Yard, Low Walker D / H
Sanspareil 1870 T Hepple & Son, Low Walker D / H
Sarah 1825 J Dowey, South Shields D / H
Sarah 1890 Hepple & Co, North Shields D / H
Sarah & Jane 1872 Brodie & Maxwell, Coble Dene, North Shields D / H
Sarah D 1881 Not Tyne Built D / H / P
Sarah D 1990 G Crutwell, Davy Bank, Wallsend D / H / P
Sarah Jolliffe 1890 J Readhead & Sons, South Shields D / H / P
Sarah Smart 1872 JP Rennoldson & Sons, South Shields D / H
Sarah Smart 1883 JT Eltringham, South Shields D / H
Saratovski Ledokol 1895 Armstrong, Mitchell & Co, Low Walker D / H / P
Saxon Prince 1884 JR Maxwell, South Shields D / H / P
Scalpa 1881 Not Tyne Built D / H
Sceptre 1825 North Shields (unspecified builder) D
Scotia 1859 Edward Oliver, South Shields D / H
Scotia 1866 North Shields (unspecified builder) D / H
Scotia 1868 J Brodie, North Shields D / H
Scotia 1870 JT Eltringham, South Shields D / H
Scotland 1876 Driver & Hughes, Willington Quay D / H
Scotland 1877 Driver & Hughes, Willington Quay D / H
Scotsman 1894 JP Rennoldson & Sons, South Shields D / H
Scotsman 1899 JP Rennoldson & Sons, South Shields D / H
Scottish Chief 1860 North Shields (unspecified builder) D / H
Scottish Maid 1846 J Dowey, North Shields D / H
Scottish Maid 1851 A Woodhouse, South Shields D / H
Scottish Maid 1856 Gateshead (unspecified builder) D / H
Scottish Maid 1857 Low Walker (unspecified shipbuilder) D / H
Sea Belle 1868 JD Burdis, North Shields D / H
Sea Flower 1860 Hepple & Landells, Low Walker D / H
Sea King 1864 John Rogerson & Co, St Peter's D / H
Sea King 1867 R & R Stobbs, Coble Dene, North Shields D / H
Sea King 1869 Brodie & Maxwell, Coble Dene, North Shields D / H
Sea Queen 1870 Brodie & Maxwell, Coble Dene, North Shields
Seaburn 1890 JT Eltringham & Co, South Shields D / H / P
Seagull 1877 J Softley & Sons, North Shields D / H / P
Seaham 1909 JP Rennoldson & Sons, South Shields D / H / P
Seahorse 1840 A Woodhouse, South Shields D / H
Seasider 1919 Not Tyne Built D / H / P
Seasider 1985 Not Tyne Built D / H / P
Seaton 1899 JP Rennoldson & Sons, South Shields D / H
Secret 1851 J Grant, North Shields D / H
Secretary 1847 South Shields (unspecified builder) D / H
Selina 1870 D & G Heckels, North Shields D / H
Selina 1877 Wouldhave & Johnson, North Shields D / H / P
Senhouse 1854 J Dowey, North Shields D / H / P
Sensation 1867 T Hepple & Son, Low Walker D / H
Severn 1862 Not Tyne Built D / H / P
Shah 1874 J Readhead & Co, Lawe Yard, South Shields D / H / P
Shamrock 1870 DJ Stewart, North Shields D / H
Shannon 1848 North Shields (unspecified builder) D / H
Shannon 1885 Wigham Richardson, Neptune Yard, Low Walker D / H / P
Shields 1868 T Hepple & Son, Low Walker D / H
Siberiak 1897 R & W Hawthorn, Leslie & Co Ltd, Hebburn
Silach 1879 J Softley & Sons, South Shields D / H
Simson 1878 C Mitchell & Co, Low Walker D / H / P
Sir Acton Blake 1923 South Shields (unspecified builder) D / H
Sir Alfred Palmer 1920 Not Tyne Built D / H / P
Sir Charles Napier 1854 R & R Stobbs, Coble Dene, North Shields D / H
Sir Colin Campbell 1858 Hepple & Landells, Low Walker D / H
Sir George Elliot 1875 South Shields (unspecified builder) D / H
Sir George Grey 1856 North Shields (unspecified builder) D / H
Sir Herbert Maddock 1865 Wigham Richardson, Neptune Yard, Low Walker D / H
Sir Hugh Bell 1913 JP Rennoldson & Sons, South Shields D / H / P
Sir Isaac Newton 1853 A Woodhouse, South Shields D / H
Sir Joseph Pease 1889 Hepple & Co, North Shields D / H
Sir Joseph Pease 1896 JP Rennoldson & Sons, South Shields D / H / P
Sir Joseph Rymer 1909 Hepple & Co Ltd, South Shields D / H / P
Sir Robert Hawks 1835 Gateshead (unspecified builder) D / H
Sir Walter Raleigh 1876 Not Tyne Built D / H / P
Sir Walter Scott 1857 Tyne (unspecified builder) D / H
Sir William Hoy 1929 Armstrong, Whitworth & Co Ltd, Willington Quay D / H / P
Sir William Wallace 1841 S Wood, South Shore, Gateshead D / H
Sir William Wallace 1854 Thorburn & Grant, North Shields D / H
Sir William Wallace 1857 North Shields (unspecified builder) D / H
Sir William Wallace 1861 North Shields (unspecified builder) D / H
Sirius Cove 1958 T Mitchison, Friar's Goose, Gateshead D / H / P
Skylark 1877 Wouldhave & Johnson, North Shields D / H
Slasher 1861 South Shields (unspecified builder) D / H
Sliedrecht 1867 JD Burdis, North Shields D / H
Smarts 1870 JP Rennoldson & Sons, North Shields D / H
Smith's Bull Ring Docks No 3 1916 Not Tyne Built D / H
Smith's Dock 1910 Not Tyne Built
Smith's Dock No 1 1915 Not Tyne Built
Smith's Dock No 2 1910 Not Tyne Built
Smith's Dock No 3 1911 Not Tyne Built
Smith's Docks No 3 1911 Not Tyne Built D / H / P
Smith's Dock No 5 1988 Not Tyne Built
Smith's High Docks No 1 1915 Not Tyne Built
Smith's Pontoons No 2 1915 Not Tyne Built
Snowdon 1885 Lawson & Eltringham, South Shields D / H / P
Snowdrop 1866 T Hepple & Son, Low Walker D / H
Socrates 1871 T Hepple & Son, Low Walker D / H
Sokol 1868 A Leslie, Hebburn D / H
Solway 1886 Not Tyne Built D / H / P
Souter 1910 JP Rennoldson & Sons, South Shields D / H / P
Souter Johnny 1836 S Wood, South Shore, Gateshead D / H
South Esk 1885 JT Eltringham, South Shields D / H / P
South Shields 1879 J Softley & Sons, South Shields
Southland 1864 C Mitchell & Co, Low Walker D / H
Southsider 1941 Not Tyne Built D / H / P
Speedwell 1818 Robert Dixon, South Shore, Gateshead
Spindrift 1869 CW Dodgin & Co, Low Lights, North Shields D / H
Spirit of the Tyne 1857 North Shields (unspecified builder) D / H
Splendid 1833 S Wood, South Shore, Gateshead D / H
Splendid 1850 A Woodhouse, South Shields D / H
Spray 1862 JD Burdis, North Shields D / H
Spring Flower 1859 Hepple & Landells, Low Walker D / H
Spring Water 1873 Richard Stobbs, Coble Dene, North Shields D / H
Spurn 1873 Brodie & Maxwell, Coble Dene, North Shields D / H
Stag 1878 Wouldhave & Johnson, North Shields D / H
Stag 1885 JR Maxwell, South Shields D / H / P
Stag 1897 Not Tyne Built D / H / P
Stanley 1868 Readhead, Softley & Co, South Shields D / H
Stanley 1900 JT Eltringham & Co, South Shields D / H
Star 1847 W Cooper, North Shields D / H
Star 1860 R & R Stobbs, Coble Dene, North Shields D / H
Star 1866 South Shields (unspecified builder) D / H
Star o'Tay 1870 JP Rennoldson & Sons, North Shields D / H
Star of Hope 1877 Wouldhave & Johnson, North Shields D / H
Start 1868 T Hepple & Son, Low Walker D / H
Steel 1889 JT Eltringham, South Shields D / H / P
Stefano 1872 DJ Stewart, North Shields D / H
Stefano 1879 Wouldhave & Johnson, North Shields D / H
Stella 1855 Johnathan Robson, Blackwall, Gateshead D / H
Stella 1879 J Softley & Sons, South Shields D / H / P
Stephenson 1862 R Landells, North Shields D / H
Stephenson 1886 Hepple & Co, North Shields D / H
Stephensons 1866 North Shields (unspecified builder) D / H
Stewart 1893 Anderson, Laverick & Co, St Lawrence D / H / P
Stockton 1837 A Woodhouse, South Shields D / H
Stokers 1859 North Shields (unspecified builder) D / H
Stork 1867 T Hepple & Son, Low Walker D / H
Stork 1868 Low Walker (unspecified shipbuilder) D / H
Storm King 1857 South Shields (unspecified builder) D / H
Storm King 1857 South Shields (unspecified builder) D / H
Storm King 1866 Readhead, Softley & Co, South Shields D / H
Stour 1848 North Shields (unspecified builder) D / H
Stranger 1861 North Shields (unspecified builder) D / H
Stranton 1899 JP Rennoldson & Sons, South Shields D / H / P
Strelna 1856 North Shields (unspecified builder) D / H
Sturgeon 1891 JP Rennoldson & Sons, South Shields D / H
Success 1838 S Wood, South Shore, Gateshead D / H
Success 1863 T Hepple & Son, Low Walker D / H / P
Sultan 1854 D Bider, North Shields D / H
Sultan 1855 J Dowey, North Shields D / H
Sultana 1855 R & R Stobbs, Coble Dene, North Shields D / H
Sun 1839 North Shields (unspecified builder) D
Sun 1840 A Bell, North Shields
Sunbeam 1862 T Hepple & Son, Low Walker D / H
Sunderland 1914 JP Rennoldson & Sons, South Shields D / H / P
Superb 1828 South Shields (unspecified builder) D / H
Superb 1853 TD Marshall, South Shields D / H
Surprise 1854 William Cooper, North Shields
Surprise 1874 D & G Heckels, North Shields D / H
Susan Gibbs 1867 Readhead, Softley & Co, South Shields D / H
Susanna 1832 South Shields (unspecified builder) D / H
Sussex 1872 Readhead, Softley & Co, South Shields D / H
Svitzer Lyndhurst 1996 Not Tyne Built D / H / P
Svitzer Maltby 2005 Not Tyne Built D / H / P
Svitzer Redbridge 1995 Not Tyne Built D / H / P
Svitzer Sun 2008 Not Tyne Built D / H / P
Svitzer Tyne 2014 Not Tyne Built D / H / P
Swan 1852 TD Marshall, South Shields D / H
Swan 1864 R Stobbs, Coble Dene, North Shields D / H
Swiftsure 1859 Not Tyne Built
Swiftsure 1871 T Hepple & Son, Low Walker D / H
Sylph 1855 Palmer Brothers & Co, Jarrow D / H
Symbol 1881 Not Tyne Built D / H
Syren 1836 W Sorry, South Shields D / H
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