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 D / H
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 D / H
1803 Susanna
1803 Union Packet
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