TYNE BUILT SHIPS
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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)


Shipbuilder: William Robson & George Gray, South Shore, Gateshead (1815 - 1830)

Shipbuilder: Robert Gray, South Shore, Gateshead (1836 - 1844)

Shipbuilder: George Gray, Friar's Goose, Gateshead (1844 - 1848)

05/1830: Robson & Gray became bankrupt whilst BETSY was being completed for their own account. On the 29/05/1830 the BETSY and the schooner SWIFT were offered for sale by auction.

Year Ship Name D / H / P Builder
1815 Industry Robson & Gray, South Shore, Gateshead
1818 Hannah Robson & Gray, South Shore, Gateshead
1819 Blackett D / H Robson & Gray, South Shore, Gateshead
1822 Barbara D / H Robson & Gray, South Shore, Gateshead
1823 Hedleys William Robson, South Shore, Gateshead
1825 Diadem Robson & Gray, South Shore, Gateshead
1825 Julia Robson & Gray, South Shore, Gateshead
1828 Cordelia D / H Robson & Gray, South Shore, Gateshead
1829 Durham D / H Robson & Gray, South Shore, Gateshead
1829 Swift Robson & Gray, South Shore, Gateshead
1830 Betsy D / H Robson & Gray, South Shore, Gateshead
1836 Liverpool Robert Gray, Friar's Goose, Gateshead
1837 Thomas Hoult Robert Gray, Friar's Goose, Gateshead
1837 Van Robert Gray, South Shore, Gateshead
1838 Cottager D / H Robert Gray, South Shore, Gateshead
1838 Grafton Robert Gray, Gateshead
1839 Northumbrian Robert Gray, Friar's Goose, Gateshead
1840 Belvidere D / H Robert Gray, South Shore, Gateshead
1840 Darling D / H Robert Gray, South Shore, Gateshead
1844 Chance D / H Robert Gray, Friar's Goose, Gateshead
1844 Frances Western George Gray, Friar's Goose, Gateshead
1845 George George Gray, Friar's Goose, Gateshead
1846 Fairy George Gray, Friar's Goose, Gateshead
1848 Levant George Gray, Friar's Goose, Gateshead
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