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 D / H 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 D / H George Gray, Friar's Goose, Gateshead
1845 George D / H George Gray, Friar's Goose, Gateshead
1846 Fairy D / H George Gray, Friar's Goose, Gateshead
1848 Levant George Gray, Friar's Goose, Gateshead
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