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 Witherby & Alexander Ihler, South Shields (1831 - 1832)

1831 Started business in Fairles' Dock but soon moved to Shadwell Street, taking over the James Evans yard.
18/08/1832

Sale of "very commodious shipbuilding yard with all requisite conveniences; viz: blacksmith's shops, steamers, sawpit, crane etc, at the Low End of South Shields, now occupied by Messrs Witherby & Ihler."
22/09/1832 Notice of bankruptcy against John Witherby & Alexander Ihler of South Shields, shipbuilders, dealers & chapmen.

Yd No Year Ship Name D / H / P
1831 Onyx D / H
1832 Betsy Heron D / H
1832 Earl Grey
1832 Golden Fleece
1832 Hannah
1832 Howard
1832 Margrove
1832 Northumbrian
1832 Percy
1832 Rainbow