Sources of Information

I am pleased to acknowledge the following people & other sources, both written and on-line, that have provided much of the information for this web site. All errors on the site are my own and will be corrected if notified.

Websites:
Miramar - The most comprehensive list of ships over 100grt
Plimsoll Ship Data - On-line Lloyds Registers from 1930 to 1945
TugsList - Piet Van Damme
TugTalk - especially contributions from David Asprey
Clyde Maritime - especially the Tugs & Towing section
Histarmar Foundation - Carlos Mey's website on Argentina's Maritime History & Archaeology

Books:
150 Years of the Maltese Cross - John Proud
BP Tankers, A Group Fleet History - WJ Harvey, Dr RJ Solly
British Shipbuilding Yards - Norman Middlemiss
British Steam Tugs - Phil Thomas
Clyde Shipping Company - WJ Harvey, PJ Telford
Empire Tugs - WJ Harvey, K Turrell
Lost Shipyards of the Tyne - Ron French & Ken Smith
Notes on The History of Shipbuilding in South Shields - Amy C. Flagg
Seahorses of the Tees - John Proud
Building Ships on the North East Coast - JF Clarke
The Making of the Tyne - A record of 50 years progress to 1895 - RW Johnson


Organisations:
World Ship Society
Tyne Area Shipping Club


UK Tug History Websites:
Bantam Tugs
Granton Trawlers Includes many ex tugs
JP Knight
London Lighterage Tugs
Thames Tugs
TID Tugs


Thanks to the following individuals:
David Asprey for his detailed tug histories on Tug Talk.
Kevin Blair for his tug photographs & local history contributions.
Buster J Browne for photographs and histories, especially those relating to Australia & New Zealand.
Andy Hall for his additional material, especially related to tugs that also trawled.
WJ (Bill) Harvey who has extracted all Tyne related records from his extensive research and sent them to me.
Ken Lubi for his photographs


Local History:
East-Durham Great photos of old Seaham and Sunderland
Tomorrow's History Good selection of local photos
Tyneside Life & Times Excellent collection of Tyneside photos
Durham Mining Museum An excellent site with a huge amount of local information


UK Preserved Tugs:
Bonchurch
Brocklebank
Cervia
Daniel Adamson
Eppleton Hall
Garnock
John H Amos
Kent
Kerne
TID 164
TID 172
Touchstone


UK Shipbuilding Histories:
Aberdeen
Clyde
Berwick
Goole
Tees and Hartlepool


Ship Photograph Websites:
Riversea
SeaTheShips
Ship Spotting
Ships Nostalgia
Teesships
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