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

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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: John Summers, South Shore, Gateshead (1787 - 1803)

John Summers built 19 ships at Hillgate betwwen 1787 & 1803. The yard was a victim of the dramatic slump of 1802 to 1804.

Yd No Year Ship Name D / H / P
1787 Mentor
1787 Vigilant
1788 Mount Stewart
1789 Free Briton
1789 James & Margaret
1791 Queenhithe
1792 Swift
1793 Henson
1794 Guardian
1795 Milburn
1796 Belisarius
1798 Cornwallis
1798 New Greenwich
1799 Meanwell
1800 Shincliffe
1801 Alpha
1802 Merchant Packet
1803 Susanna
1803 Union Packet
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