TYNE BUILT SHIPS
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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: Tyne Iron Shipbuilding Co, Willington Quay (1877 - 1927)

Above: A section from the Ordnance Survey map for 1897

Photo of the yard with one ship on the berth, close to launching and two ships alongside in the river.

The Tyne Iron Shipbuilding Co Ltd was set up by William J Bone in 1876. Bone had been the yard manager for the Cole Brothers who had previously used this site at Willington Quay. The yard grew from an initial four acres to include all of the land east of the Clelands yard and in so doing became one of the leading Tyneside yards. In 1901 J Bourne formerly of Armstrong, Mitchell and Co took over from Bone as manager with GF Mulherion as General Manager. They remained in charge until the yard’s closure. During WW1 the yard output was 10 tramps, three naval patrol boats and two naval tankers. The yard never recovered from the slump of the 1920s with no ships completed at all in 1926. The yard closed in January of 1927, having completed just over 200 ships.

In 1928 the yard was sold to Armstrong Whitworth to complete a few more tramps, before the yard was finally closed in 1933. The yard was sold to National Shipbuilders Security in 1935 and was dismantled in the same year.

Yd No Year Ship Name D / H / P
1 1877 Lombard D / H
2 1877 Telford D / H
3 1877 Beaconsfield D / H / P
4 1877 Laurestina D / H
5 1877 Euphrates D / H
6 1878 Lord Derby D / H
7 1878 Burswell D / H
8 1878 Cyenus D / H
9 1878 Rowland D / H
10 1878 Salisbury D / H
11 1878 Camellia D / H
12 1878 Eglantine D / H
13 1878 Regulus D / H
14 1878 Coronilla D / H
15 1879 Lord Collingwood D / H
16 1879 Ranzani D / H
17 1879 Highbury D / H
18 1879 Rosalind D / H
19 1879 Gardenia D / H
20 1879 Viola D / H / P
21 1879 Kate Forster D / H
22 1879 Bedford D / H
23 1880 Lord Jeffrey D / H
24 1879 Wetherall D / H
25 1880 Cordova D / H
26 1880 Gladiolus D / H / P
27 1880 Limpopo D / H
28 1880 Joshua Nicholson D / H / P
29 1880 Yoxford D / H
30 1880 Cranbrook D / H
31 1881 Napier D / H
32 1881 Clytha D / H
33 1881 Muriel D / H
34 1881 Clintonia D / H
35 1881 Ixia D / H / P
36 1881 Nuphar D / H
37 1882 Nymphaea D / H / P
38 1882 George Heaton D / H
39 1882 Dora Tully D / H
40 1882 Carn Brea D / H / P
41 1882 Ancient Briton D / H
42 1882 Rivoli D / H
43 1882 Rennie D / H
44 1883 Energia D / H
45 1883 Haverton D / H
46 1883 Lord Warwick D / H / P
47 1883 Whinfield D / H
48 1883 Ragusa D / H
49 1883 Saxon Briton D / H / P
50 1883 Glenisla D / H
51 1883 Isle of France D / H
52 1884 Carn Marth D / H / P
53 1885 Fushiki Maru D / H
54 1884 Stag D / H
55 1884 Laurestina D / H
56 1884 Robinia D / H
57 1885 Norge D / H / P
58 1885 Hispania D / H
59 1886 Port Augusta D / H / P
60 1885 Springhill D / H
61 1886 Newark D / H
62 1887 Linda D / H
63 1888 Karnak D / H
64 1888 Lancelot D / H
65 1888 Wileysike D / H / P
66 1888 Ambassador D / H
67 1888 Brunel D / H / P
68 1889 Helvetia D / H
69 1889 Dora Forster D / H
70 1889 Cape Colonna D / H / P
71 1889 Vesta D / H
72 1889 Mersario D / H / P
73 1889 Ceres D / H / P
74 1889 Etherley D / H
75 1889 Tresco D / H
76 1889 Strathdee D / H
77 1890 Strathdon D / H
78 1890 Time D / H
79 1890 Manuka D / H
80 1890 Mendelssohn D / H
81 1890 Tripoli D / H
82 1890 Monmouth D / H
83 1890 Bawtry D / H
84 1890 Renwick D / H / P
85 1891 Cragg D / H
86 1891 Cape Comorin D / H
87 1891 Cape Corrientes D / H
88 1891 Cape Comino D / H
89 1891 Eastham D / H / P
90 1892 Cragg D / H
91 1892 Abendana D / H / P
92 1892 Falkland D / H
93 1892 Dacia D / H
94 1892 Leander D / H
95 1892 Szent Laszlo D / H / P
96 1892 Rakoczy D / H
97 1892 Matyas Kiraly D / H / P
98 1893 William Storrs D / H / P
99 1894 Alnwick D / H
100 1893 Mancunium D / H
101 1894 Duffield D / H / P
102 1895 Noviembre D / H
103 1894 Strathmore D / H
104 1894 Strathnevis D / H
105 1896 Port Denison D / H / P
106 1895 Aureole D / H / P
107 1895 W D Cruddas D / H
108 1896 Fitzpatrick D / H
109 1897 Fitzclarence D / H
110 1896 Tropic D / H
111 1896 Oilfield D / H
112 1897 Gloxinia D / H / P
113 1897 Port Albert D / H / P
114 1897 Port Phillip D / H
115 1897 Trojan D / H / P
116 1898 Tremont D / H
117 1898 Minoco D / H / P
118 1898 Guildhall D / H / P
119 1898 Haddonhall D / H
120 1898 Clematis D / H / P
121 1898 Ella Sayer D / H / P
122 1899 Sirdar D / H / P
123 1899 Euxinia D / H
124 1899 Loch Lintrathen D / H
125 1899 Bloomfield D / H / P
126 1899 Begonia D / H
127 1900 Zinnia D / H / P
128 1900 Sangara D / H
129 1900 Clematis D / H
130 1900 Jose Martinez de Pinillos D / H
131 1900 Nithsdale D / H
132 1901 Tynefield D / H / P
133 1901 Northfield D / H
134 1901 Warri D / H
135 1901 Sansu D / H
136 1902 Merchant Prince D / H / P
137 1902 Tarcoola D / H / P
138 1902 Dilkera D / H / P
139 1902 Croxdale D / H
140 1902 Tancred D / H / P
141 1902 Terje Viken D / H / P
142 1903 Isle of Lewis D / H / P
143 1903 Abasota D / H
144 1903 Hussar D / H
145 1903 Alumwell D / H / P
146 1903 Tordenskjold D / H / P
147 1904 Prince Albert D / H
148 1904 Stephanotis D / H / P
149 1904 Amaryllis D / H / P
150 1904 Tricolor D / H / P
151 1904 Elsa D / H
152 1905 Santona D / H
153 1905 Taurus D / H / P
154 1905 Aphrodite D / H / P
155 1905 Friederike D / H
156 1905 Kelvinhead D / H
157 1906 Navarra D / H
158 1906 Tricolor D / H / P
159 1906 Antar D / H / P
160 1906 Denewell D / H
161 1906 Goathland D / H
162 1907 Ryde D / H / P
163 1907 Badagri D / H
164 1907 Carbineer D / H
165 1907 Fram D / H / P
166 1908 Maria D / H
167 1910 Boverton D / H
168 1908 Musketeer D / H
169 1908 Petroleine D / H / P
170 1909 Clearfield D / H / P
171 1909 Princesse Clementine D / H / P
172 1909 Lancer D / H / P
173 1910 Christopher D / H
174 1910 Llandudno D / H
175 1910 Leucadia D / H / P
176 1910 Ingleside D / H
177 1911 Bra-Kar D / H / P
178 1911 Etolia D / H / P
179 1911 Aidan D / H / P
180 1912 Prophet D / H / P
181 1912 Roddam D / H / P
182 1912 Florentia D / H
183 1912 Russian Prince D / H / P
184 1912 Thessalia D / H / P
185 1913 Roumanian Prince D / H / P
186 1913 Hannah D / H
187 1913 Silvia D / H
188 1913 Ruel D / H / P
189 1914 Elbruz D / H / P
190 1914 Orla D / H
191 1914 Gardenia D / H / P
192 1914 Essex Baron D / H
193 1915 Gaboon D / H / P
194 1915 Gambia D / H / P
195 1917 Newminster Abbey D / H
196 1917 Whinfield D / H / P
197 1918 Willingtonia D / H
200 1915 X 115 D / H
201 1915 X 116 D / H
202 1915 X 117 D / H
203 1916 P 26 D / H / P
204 1916 Philol D / H / P
205 1916 Scotol D / H / P
208 1916 X 224 D / H / P
209 1916 X 225 D / H
210 1916 P 50 D / H / P
211 1917 PC 51 D / H
212 1918 War Manor D / H / P
213 1918 War Beach D / H
214 1918 War Combe D / H / P
215 1919 War Coast D / H / P
216 1919 War Cove D / H / P
217 1919 Hallside D / H / P
218 1920 Pilton D / H
219 1920 Gloxinia D / H
220 1920 Vendome D / H
221 1921 Chateauroux D / H
222 1921 Lorient D / H / P
223 1921 Poitiers D / H
224 1923 Oilfield D / H / P
225 1924 Wellfield D / H / P
226 1927 Kenton D / H
227 1924 Camberwell D / H / P
228 1924 Sentry D / H / P
229 1925 Redriff D / H / P
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