TYNE BUILT SHIPS
A history of Tyne shipbuilders and the ships that they built

Home

Shipbuilders

Ships

River Views

About

Copyright


Select

Shipbuilder

A

B

C

D

E

F

G

H

I

J

K

L

M

N

O

P

Q

R

S

T

U

V

W

XYZ

Above: Select the required shipbuilder by using initial letter of the surname eg: Armstrong, Palmer or Readhead.
KEY BELOW: D / H / P (D means basic dimensions are shown; H means a history is given; P means one or more photographs are available)
Below: (TT) indicates that the link will open up in a new window belonging to our sister web site Tyne Tugs


Shipbuilder: Gaddy & Lamb, Tyne Main, Gateshead (1823 - 1892)


The above map shows the location of the Gaddy & Lamb yard, which today would be between the west end of Gateshead Stadium and the river. The earliest evidence of a shipbuilding yard on this site is shown on Wood’s Plan of Newcastle upon Tyne and Gateshead (1827) with the annotation ‘Robson and Gray’. By the mid-19th century the yard was run by the partners David Gaddy and Lewis MacPherson Lamb. Map evidence shows that the yard remained in use over the rest of the 19th century until well into the 20th century. On the 1st edition Ordnance Survey plan of the area the yard contains two slipways which run almost parallel with the course of the river and launch downstream. There is a saw pit at the north western edge of the yard, but few buildings are apparent. The yard location is also referred to as Tyne Main, Co Durham. The following ships were built at the yard.

Yd No Year Ship Name D / H / P
1823 Speedwell
1839 Roberts
1840 Jane D / H
1841 Coquette D / H
1843 Queen of the Tyne
1844 Fire Fly D / H
1844 Gordon
1845 Ada D / H
1845 Rosina
1847 Cardiff Castle (TT) D / H
1847 Champions
1847 Sultana
1848 Darlings D / H
1848 Olivia
1849 Doughty D / H
1849 Queen of the Tyne
1849 Roberts
1849 Truine
1850 Eliza & Caroline D / H
1851 Janet & Mary
1851 St Ja
1852 Bells
1852 Chemist
1852 Elizabeth & Margaret
1852 Koh-I-Noor D / H
1852 Sarah & Ann
1852 Wellington
1853 Clara
1853 Hurkaru D / H
1853 Locomotive
1853 Maria Gray
1853 Robert & Jane
1853 Sakka D / H
1853 William Griffith
1854 Helen D / H
1854 Sir Walter Raleigh
1854 Waverley D / H
1854 Williams
1854 Woodside
1855 Hotspur D / H
1855 Southern Cross D / H
1856 Derwentwater D / H
1856 Ravensworth D / H / P
1857 Elizabeths D / H
1857 Vy King
1858 Azela D / H
1860 Isabella Ridley D / H
1861 Ranavola D / H
1862 Rose of Australia D / H
1863 Ramolino D / H
1865 Newburn
1865 Newcastle D / H
1867 Gateshead D / H
1868 Pons Aelii D / H
1870 Mary D / H
1871 Lewis M Lamb D / H
1872 Isabella & Mary
1872 Percy
1872 R & W H No 1 D / H
1892 Browns D
1892 Five Brothers
1892 Margaret D
1892 Nentwater D
1892 Pladda D
------ -------------------- ----------