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: Thomas William Wawn, South Shields (1849 - 1849)

Thomas William Wawn was born at Sunderland but was apprenticed to T Forsyth in Thrift Street, South Shields. He took a small shipyard at the Lawe in 1846, but owing to a bank failure in 1852, he had to close down. He then took up a position as a Lloyds' Surveyor in the south of England. He died in 1872.
Details courtesy of Amy C Flagg

Yd No Year Ship Name D / H / P
1849 Alpha D / H