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Built 1861 at South Shields. Iron paddle tug. L81.1'. B17'. D8.6'. 72grt.  30nhp steam engine. ON43942.
1861 Delivered to Barrington Daines, London. 1864 Owners B Daines et al, London. 1868 Sold to Henry Williams, Milton, Gravesend. 1871 Sold to Charles Brownfield, London. 1880[by] Owner Chas. Stratford, Richmond Terrace, Gravesend. 1882[by] Owner Robert Easthope, Cardiff. 1888 Register closed 'broken up'.
Built 1842 by Ditchburn and Mare, London. iron paddle tug. 73grt 46nrt  L89.1'.  B14'.  D6.9'. 32hp steam engine. ON23310.
22-8-1854 First regn London to W. Gregory, London. 1856 Regd Plymouth. 1863 Owner J H Gill, Plymouth.  1865 Owner Devon & Cornwall Tamar Steam Packet Co. Ltd., Calstock.  1880 Same owner no further trace after 1885.

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Built 1867 by T Hepple and Son, Newcastle. Iron paddle tug. L105.6'. B18.5'. D9.8'. 122grt. 60nhp steam engine. ON56865.
12-10-1867 Delivered to John Mitchell et al, London. 1868 Owner John Mitchell, Gravesend. 1874 Owner Thomas Coomber, Liverpool. No trace after 1874.

Built 1901 by Hepple & Co, S Shields. YN530. Iron screw tug. L90.5’.  B19.6’.  D10.9’.  133grt.  475ihp.  2cyl 18"x38"x25"s compound steam engine by builder. ON114827.
1-1902 Delivered to  Mason, Liley & Hunt [Empire Towing] Gravesend. 1904 Sold to Nicolas Mihanovich and Co., Buenos Aires.1909 Owners Argentine Navigation Company, Buenos Aires 1932 Owners Cia Argentina de Navigacion Mihanovich, Buenos Aires. 19?? Owners Cia Argentina de Navegacion Dodero SA, Buenos Aires. 1949 Owners Flota Argentina de Navigacion de Ultramar. 1959 Owners Flota Argentina de Navigacion Fluvial. 1961 Scrapped.
Built 1898 by Carmichael Maclean, Greenock. Steel screw tug. YN15. L94.2'. B21.1'. D11.6'. 138grt. 530ihp 2cyl 19"x42"x24"s compound steam engine by J G Kincaid, Greenock. ON109958.
7-6-1898 Launched. 8-1898 Delivered to J. Constant, London. 1903 Owners Sir John Jackson Ltd, London. [Civil engineering contactors and believed used in extension to Devonport Dockyard]. 1907 Owners Florence Tugboat and Salvage Co., Middlesbrough. 6-1909 Owners Tees Tug Co Ltd., Middlesborough. 8-7-1913 Sold to Anglo Persian Oil Co.,  renamed Sirdar-I-Naphte. Based Persian Gulf. 1914 Req by UK Admiralty. 1915 Returned to owners. 19-3-1915 Foundered off Bushire whilst on passage Abadan to Bombay.

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Built 1864 by Hepple and Co., Newcastle. Paddle tug. L105.4'. B18.4'. D9.8'. 115grt. 27nrt. 65hp 2cyl SL 28"x46" steam engine by builder. ON49642.
1864 Delivered to  J. Mitchell, Gravesend. 7-1-1866 Under Capt Couves rescued crew of overturned lifeboat Friend Of All Nations off Ramsgate. 1873 Owners John and Joseph Mitchell, London. 1874 £500 salvage award for service to brig Harmone aground on Goodwin Sands. 27-9-1875 Struck by GSN company vessel off Terrace Pier, Gravesend. Later sank alongside Butchards Yard. 2-12-1881 Run down and sunk whilst at anchor in the Downs by barque Cricket.
Built 1856 at North Shields. Wood paddle tug. 115grt. L95.7'. B19.4'. D10.5'. 30nhp steam engine. ON15352
1856  Robert Hastie, London. 1858  William Fletcher, London .1869  Charles J Pinching, Gravesend . 4-3-1871 Caught fire off Canal Lock, Gravesend. Towed and beached by tug Paul Jones. Badly damaged. Repaired and returned to service. 1871     George Butchard, Gravesend. 1873  Charles Beavis, 58 Lombard St., London. No further trace  after 1885.
 Iron Paddle Tug.  92    grt.  40nhp .
 1839 Operating Thames 1859 at Dover. 3-1862 Rescued crew from rigging of schooner Joseph Jackson aground on Black Tail Spit. 
See under WONDER.
Built 1859 By C. Lungley & Co., Deptford Green.  Iron Paddle Tug. 147 grt 55 nrt.  L114.8 ft B19.2 ft D9.9 ft 70nhp C2cyl (23 & 46 x 30ins) by J. Stewart, Blackwall.  ON27216.

C 18-3-1859 Delivered to Roxberry, Martin, Stobart et al, Gravesend.  5-3-1872 Sold to F Xavier Lapersonne, Le Havre, renamed JEAN BART. 7-3-1872 Departed Gravesend for Le Havre. 19-10-1881 Collided with coastal packet VILLE DE CAEN in Le Havre outer harbour; both vessels sank; later raised. 1891(?) Owner Société Havraise de Remorquage, Le Havre. 4-1894 for sale. 1899 Converted to barge.

 Built 1885 by Hepple & Co Ltd.,  North Shields. Iron paddle tug. L118.4’. B19.7’. D10.2’. 157grt. 480ihp 2cyl compound steam engine by builder. ON89665 Callsign KNFQ.
1885 Delivered to John Mitchell, Elizabeth Martin et al, London. 1885 Owners Elizabeth Martin, John Mitchell, Thomas Martin & others, Gravesend. 1891 Owners Enterprise Tug Ltd (Thomas C Coggins), Liverpool. 18?? Owners The Liverpool Steam Tug Co Ltd., Liverpool. 1918 Owner David Lewis Griffiths, Liverpool. 1921 Owners The West Coast Towage & Salvage Co Ltd (David L Griffiths), Liverpool. 1924 Scrapped at Tranmere.
Built 1864 aby Andrew Woodhouse, South Shields. Wood Paddle Tug.   49grt, 17nrt, 77.8 x 16.4 x 8.7ft; (1871: 66grt, 17nrt)
  L2cyl, 32nhp by William Scott, North Shields  ON50191

02-05-1865     William Fothergill & Charles Brownfield (Gravesend), Henry Hedley and George & James Haslip (Poplar); registered at London. 1871     George Haslip, London .188?     James Richardson et al, Stepney.
1890     John Sharp & William Marshall, Middlesbrough; registered at Middlesbrough .1890     The Union Steam Towing Co Ltd, Middlesbrough. 1898     Broken up .

Built 1835 by James Blakey Jr, S Shields. Wood paddle tug. L55.5'. B13.5'. D7.2'. 34grt. 9nrt. 15nhp 1cyl lever steam engine. ON10162.

8-1835  Delivered to James Sr, James Jr & David Blakey and John Sharp, N Shields.  184? Owner Thomas Legg, N Shields 9-1844 Owners John Driver, Thomas Legg & Harvey Parker, N Shields (reg Newcastle) 10-1844 Owner John Driver, N Shields 3-1847 Owners John Driver & John W Robson, N Shields (reg Newcastle) 5-1849 Owner Anthony Strong, N Shields 1853 Owner J W Robson (reg Shields).  1860 Owners Walter Micklefield, Woolwich & Charles J Mills, Greenwich (reg London)
1861 Owner Charles J Mills, Greenwich 1907 Deleted as "no information on vessel since 1861, owner cannot be found".

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Built 1866 by Thomas A Young and Son,  Blackwall.  Iron paddle tug.  L90.3’. B17.2’. D9’. 105grt 38nrt. 45nhp. 2x 2cyl 26"x42" side lever engine by T A Young, Blackwall. ON 56754 Callsign JRGC.
1866 Delivered to Daniel Barker, John Spicer et al, London. 1876 Owner J. Spicer. Old Ford, London. 1880  Owners Francis Warren, Peter & John Stephenson & George Legg, N Shields. 21-8-1905  1905 Foundered in the North Sea 10 miles SE of the Isle of May while under tow from Dundee to the Tyne.



Built 1856 by Hepple and Landells,  North Shields. Wood paddle tug. L75.2’. B15.3’. D8.2’. 52grt. 25nhp. ON17044.

1857 Delivered to Lawson and Milburn, Shields.  1861 Owner John Robert Lawson, South Shields. 1869 Owner Samuel T Freeman, London. 04/01/1886: Sank off Sunderland after a collision.



Refitting in Gravesend Canal Basin 1900. Photog unknown
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Built 1892 by R & H Green Ltd., Blackwall. YN622. Steel screw tug. L86.9’. B18’. D10.4’. 100grt. 20nrt. 450ihp 2cyl 18"x36"x24" 100psi compound steam engine by J. Stewart, London. ON99044.

1892 Delivered to  Matthew Brownfield, London. 1908 Owner Matthew Brownfield Jr, Gravesend. . 5-1-1909 For sale by James Watkins £2000 lying W. India Dock. 1-5-1909 Under repair at Brown's, Cubitt Town. 1909 Owner Michael Mitchell, Northfleet. 1912 Owner Albert Richards, Swansea. 1916 Owners Steam Tug Expert Co Ltd (David Lewis Griffiths), Liverpool. 1916 Ran aground and later salved at Ardglass Harbour. 1921 Owners The West Coast Towage & Salvage Co Ltd (D L Griffiths), Liverpool. 1925 Owner Thomas Young, Sunderland. 1929 Scrapped.

Built 1876 by R & J Fulthorp, Bill Quay, Tyneside. Wood paddle tug. L88'. B18.6'. D9.4'. 90grt. 35nhp Side lever steam engine by Baird and Barnsley, North Shields. ON70412.
1876 Delivered to Henry Stobbs et al, Shields. 1884 Owner Robert White, London. 1891 Owner John Forster, South Shields. 1894 owner Edward Forster et al, Newcastle. 1899 Owners Thomas Wraith, James Cunningham and Willaim Reed, Newcastle. 1900 Scrapped.

As Bothal. Photog unknown.
Built 1868 by R & H Green Ltd., Blackwall. YN366. iron paddle tug. L109.4’. B20’. D10.1’. 149grt. 80nhp side lever 2cyl engine. ON60829.
21-2-1868 Launched. 18-6-1868 Delivered to Caledonian Steam Towing Co., London.  7-5-1873 Sold to Henry Collings, London. 10-01-1874 Sold to  J.I. Spicer et al, London 1874 Re-engined 2x 70nhp 2cyl 30”x54” 36psi side lever steam engines by J. Stewart, London. 21-5-1875 Sold to Queenstown Screw Tug and Water Tank Co Ltd. 23-7-1879 Owners renamed Queenstown New Tug Co. Ltd. 22-06-1885 Owners J.M. Crook et al, Essex.  26-3-1886 Sold to Clyde Shipping Co Ltd., renamed Flying Squadron. 22-2-1892 Sold to John Thompson, Blyth. 4-4-1892 Sold to Blyth Steam Tug Co., 5-5-1893 Renamed Bothal. 7-1923 owners restyled Blyth Tug Co Ltd. 11-1932 Sold for £75 to Clayton and Davie Ltd., Dunston for scrap.


Built 1867 by R & H Green, Blackwall.  YN365.   Paddle tug. L107'. B20'. D10'.  144grt. 64nhp. 2cyl steam engine. ON56840

1867 Delivered to Caledonian Steam Towing Co., London. 28-9-1870 A boy reported seeing the body of a woman trapped in one of the paddle boxes. This proved to be the body of a woman who had committed suicide by jumping into the river  after being frequently beaten by her husband. 1873 Sold to James and George Haslip, 50 East India Dock Rd Limehouse renamed Suffolk. 17-10-1881 Towed barque Penco off sands at New Romney. 1882 Owner G. Haslip,50 East  India Rd,  London. 1887]by]  Owner G Haslip. Carlton Villas, Twickenham. No trace after 1887.
Built 1851 by Thomas Toward, St Peters Quay, Newcastle. Iron Paddle Tug. L107.6'. B20'. D9.5'. 152grt. 100ihp 240nhp 2cyl side lever  steam engine by J P Almond, South Shields. Acquired 1868. Disposed 1869. ON4283. Callsign JRTM
3-5-1851 launched as "Friend To All Nations"  for Thomas Petley et al, London. 10-10-1861 Towed barque Mary off sands in Dover Bay.  6-1863 Off Deal. 1867 Lengthened to 129.7'. [169grt]. 8-8-1867 Acquired by William Watkins, London renamed Albion. 11-1867 Sold to foreign owners, renamed Dagmar. 12-1868 Acquired by  William Watkins, London, renamed Albion. 1868 New 30psi boiler and 80nhp, 400ihp engine giving 13 knots. 1869 Transferred to William and John Watkins, London. 1869 Sold to owners in Trieste for £5000.

Built 1865 by Richard Vaux Meynell & Company, Northfleet. Iron paddle tug. L72.5'. B15'. D7.2'. 50grt. 15nrt. 32nhp 2cyl 20"x42" side lever steam engine. ON50176.
 1865 Delivered to Richard. O. Davis & John Denton, Gravesend.  1867 Sold to George Smeed, Sittingbourne (PoR Rochester). 1874 Sold to Stephen Oates & Others, Grimsby. 1892 Sold to George J. Cole, Edward Bailey, Samuel Mason & Albert Seaton, (The Humber Steam Towing Company), Hull.  1894 Transferred to The Humber Steam Towing Company Ltd (G. C. Cole, manager), Hull.  1902 Sold to George F. Hiles, Hull.  1902 Sold to George Ford Precious, Hull.  1904 Sold for demolition.

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Built 1867 by Readhead, Softley and Co., South Shields. YN23. Iron paddle tug. L100.4’. B18.3’. D9.9’. 115grt. 2cyl 27.5”x48” side lever steam engine by builder. ON56905.
12-1867 Launched. 1868 Delivered to John E Cole, Gravesend. 1869 Owners W J Homewood, J. Martin et al, Gravesend. 1872 Sold to Joseph  Martin, Gravesend. 1879 Sold to T A F Banks, Gravesend. 1881 Owner Capt. Newman. 1882 Owner Thomas A F Banks, Gravesend. 5-1882 Rescued six crew from brig aground on Brake Sand. 1885 Owner F. Pattison, Gravesend. 7-1885 Sold to W Cowan jnr, Llanelli. 18?? Sold to George Dinsdale, Blythe.  1892  New boiler.  8-1894 Sold for £2400 to Blyth Steam Tug Co. 22-5-1907 Sold to W Slater and J Robson, Middlesbrough. 13-10-1908 Sold to William Slater, Middlesbrough. 18-1-1916 Sold to The Robinson Tug Co, Middlesbrough. 30-7-1920 Sold to Tees Towing Co Ltd., Middlesbrough. 10-1920 Broken up on Tyneside. 


 Built 1846 by Stephen Wood, South Shore, Gateshead.  Wood paddle tug. L103'. B17.3'. D10'. 119grt. 100hp Grasshopper steam engine by W Hawks, Gateshead. ON4374  Callsign JCGP
9-12-1846 Delivered to  Shipowners Towing Co., London. 1850 Believed to have assisted laying the first telegraph cable between England and France. 29-9-1856 Sold to Alexander, John & William Mace and George Brook, Poplar. 12-1856 Mortgagee T Challis, Holloway, London. 2-1859 Caught fire and beached, extensively damaged at West Bay, Dungeness.  Listed until 1864 but existence doubtful.
Built 1860 by Hepple and Landells, Newcastle. Wood paddle tug. L78.2'. B16.5'. D8.8'. 69grt. 36nhp 2 x SL1cyl (22.5 x ?ins) by  Hepple & Landells, Low Walker.  ON28864.

1860     TJ Walter, London; registered at London .1862     H Hindmarsh et al, London. 1863     G Sully et al, Cardiff. 1864     Jonas Haines et al, Cardiff. 1865     Neath & Briton Ferry Steam Towing Co Ltd, Briton.ferry. 1867     Registered at Swansea. 1871     Thomas H Hosgood, Merthyr, Glamorganshire. 1875  George Lewis, Swansea. 1877  Registered at Falmouth.  b1879[by]     Samuel Valler, Falmouth . 1882 [by]    George H Vicary, Barnstaple . 7-1882: Destroyed by fire.
Built 1842 at Gateshead. Wood paddle tug. L72.4'. B15.6'. D9'. 71grt. 36nhp Disconnected beam engine by H S Waite, N. Shields.  ON4256 Callsign JBRQ

10-10-1842 Delivered to unknown owner at London. 1849 Sold to Joshua Collings et al, London. 1852 Sold to United Steam Towing Company, London. 1856 Sold to Thomas Petley et al, London. 1863 Sold to G Inglis et al, London. 1865 Owner G Pendrill, Mercer St., Shadwell. 1867  William Fletcher, Gravesend. 1867 Sold to James Habgood Jnr., Bristol.   1870    0wner  John Payne; registered at Bristol . 1870 Engines removed, converted to sailing vessel.  Not listed after 1870.
HALLS 1853
Built 1852 by Thorburn and Grant, North Shields. Wood paddle tug.  52grt, 18nrt, 72.2 x 13.6 x 7.7ft; (1866: 48grt, 19nrt, 75.7 x 15.0 x 7.8ft)
Engines:     26nhp; (1866: 30nhp) steam engine. ON18220.
1-2-1853 Delivered to John and Jonathan Hall, Newcastle. 30-12-1853 Sold to H W Schneider, Gracechurch St.,  London. 1866 Sold to Edward Griffiths, Liverpool, renamed Liver. 1875     Daniel Robertson, Greenock; registered at Greenock
    No further history known. Not listed in MNL 1885
Built 1898 by  Lobnitz and Co, Renfrew. YN473. Screw tug. L100'. B20'. D12'. 144grt. 99nhp 400ihp 3cylTE by Lobnitz. ON108379
1898 Delivered to S Pearson and Sons, London. 1901 Owner John Hammond,  77 Mark lane,  London. 1905 Owner Charles J Wills, 17, Waterloo Place,  London.  1916 Req for service in Mesopotamia. 21-5-1917 Left Aden towing barge RB1 and disappeared, probably foundered in cyclone.
Built 1877 by Allsup, Preston. Iron paddle tug. L129.3'. B20.1'. D9.9'. 173grt. 99hp 2cyl 32"x60" steam engine by builder. ON76929 Callsign QMLK. 
1878 Owner Joseph Martin, Harmer St., Gravesend. 1879 Owner James T Posgate, 144 Windmill St.,  Gravesend. 1881  Owner The Vivid Tug Co., Kings Lynn. 1882 Owner Charles F Ellis, Gracechurch St.,  London. 1883 Renamed FISHERMAN. 1884 Owner Charles H Pile, 34 Gt. St. Helens,  London. 9-1887 Lost.

 Built 1836 at Gateshead. Wood paddle tug. L87'. B16.8'. D10.3'. 116grt. 70nhp Beam disconnecting steam engine by W Hawks, Gateshead. ON
1836 Delivered to unknown owner. 1837 Owners Symington Patent Paddle Towing Co., London. 1839  Owners Shipowners Towing Co., London. 1858 Company in liquidation, no further trace.

HERO 1821

 Built 1821 at Frindsbury, Kent. Wood Paddle Tug. L130.5'. B20.1'. D11.8'. 247grt.
1836 Owner P. Wright, London. 1839 owners Liverpool Steam Tug Co., Liverpool. 1850 Owned at Belfast?.
HERO 1861

 Built 1861 at Barking. Iron and wood paddle tug. L96.8'. B17.5'. D10.7'. 104grt. . 2cyl, 60nhp by unspecified builder Post 1889: C2cyl (12, 18 x 13in), 24nhp made in 1876 by R. Smith, Preston. ON29799.
 31-7-1861 Completed for Samuel, Robert, George, Charles & Samuel (Jr) Hewett, London.  9-1863 Sold to William & Thomas Jolliffe, Liverpool.  1879 Transferred to William Jolliffe, Liverpool.  1884 unspecified owners. 1884 dismantled and converted to a coal barge. 1889 Richard & Joseph Hough, Birkenhead & Warrington. 1889 rebuilt as a screw steam barge. 1890 Reginald R. King, Stockport. 09/03/1892 lost off Formby, River Mersey.
HERO 1868

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Built 1868 by T Hepple and Son, Newcastle. Iron paddle tug. L96.4'. B18'. D9.3'. 97grt. 60nhp steam engine. ON60806.

1868     Daniel Stuart Mitchell, Gravesend; registered at London . 1873     James B & Howard Elkington, Carmarthen; registered at Llanelly.  1876     Howard Elkington, Burry Port, Carmarthen.  1879     Richard Benbow, Burry Port, Carmarthen.
02-03-1888     John Barry Knapton, Scarborough; registered at Scarborough.  08-11-1889     Francis Goodwill & William Hill Forrest, Scarborough. 06-08-1897     Francis Goodwill, Scarborough [On the death of William Hill Forrest].  25-02-1908     A W Stephenson  [Sold by mortgagees Jas Sellars & son].  22-07-1908     J Sellars. 12/10/1908 Sold to John Knox, Southwick, Sunderland for breaking up .

 Built  1846 at North Shields. Wood paddle tug. L66.2'. B13'. D8'. 49grt. 21nhp Grasshopper steam engine by T D Marshall, North Shields. . ON9072 Callsign KFSR
  1846 Delivered to unknown owner. 3-7-1847 Sold to Daniel Barker, London. 1851 Owners Daniel Barker and John Spicer, London.  1865[by] Owner Daniel Barker, Gainsford St, Horselydown, London. 2-3-1852 Collided with tug London off New Crane Wharf. Paddle box damaged. Not listed after 1874.
HOPE 1859

Built 1859 at Low Walker, Tyneside. Iron paddle tug. 89.3'x17.4'x9'. 90grt. 19nrt. 50nhp 2cyl steam engine. ON27241.

1859 Delivered to unknown owners. 4-2-1860  Salving cargo from the stranded ship Earl of Eglinton in St Margaret's Bay. 2-6-1860 Towed Spanish ship which had lost bowsprit and anchor into Ramsgate - and then broke down herself.
1862 Regd at London. 27-5-1862 Owners James Letten, Thomas & Henry Roxberry, William B Dodds, Matthew C Butler and George Swettenham, Gravesend. 1-8-1862 Sold foreign

Built 1833 by Robert Dixon & Richard Anderson, South Shore, Gateshead. Wood paddle tug.  27tonsb, 63.3 x 14.0 x 7.3ft; (1849: 47grt, 10nrt, 61.1 x 13.1 x 8.4ft);
    (1859: 43grt, 8nrt, 63.6 x 14.5 x 7.7ft)  30nhp; (1857: 25nhp); (1859: L1cyl, 27nhp) ON6226.
1833     Robert Vickerman, Swalwell & Timothy Todd, North Shields and Thomas Wraith, Pelaw Main; registered at Newcastle.. 24-04-1835     The Thames Steam Towing Co, London; registered at London .1847     Joseph Lee & George Clark, Sunderland
12-05-1848     Joseph Parkin, Hartlepool; registered at Hartlepool . 1849 Rebuilt.  05/07/1854     Frederick John Leach, Middlesbrough; registered at Stockton.  1858     John Millington, Great Grimsby; registered at Grimsby.  1859 Rebuilt & re-engined. 1861     William Gill & Wilkinson Shearsmith, Hull. 1861 Broken up by Gill & Shearsmith. 1863 Register closed.

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 Built 1856 at N. Shields. Wood Paddle Tug. L76.2'. B15.5'. D8.6'. 58grt. 30nhp 1cyl. Steam engine.  Official No 16161.
1856 Delivered to C & R Murray, Tyneside and London. 1858  Owner G. Smith, Pimlico  London. 1864  Owner T. Turnbull, Portsmouth. 1865 Owner John Crampton, Portsmouth. 1882 Owner Michael Cook, Sunderland, 1884 Owner Thomas Cook, Sunderland. 1890 Scrapped.
ISTER 1884
Built 1884 by J T Eltringham, S Shields. Iron screw tug. 58grt. ON89608.
1884 Delivered to T Wright, London. 2-9-1884 Arrived Malta. No further trace.
JANE 1826

 Built 1826 by J Dowey, North Shields. Wood paddle tug. L52.1'. B11.4'. 12nrt. 15nhp steam engine.

12-09-1826     J Wilson & R Martin, North Shields. 1829 Lengthened by J Pletts, North Shields.  05-11-1831     J Wilson, North Shields.  18-02-1834     T Stoker, North Shields. 29-03-1834     J Waugh & G Young, Newcastle. 21-03-1835     W Forster, London. 18-05-1836     Symington Patent Paddle Towing Co, London.  09-09-1846     Shipowners Towing Co, London  25-03-1848: Register closed as vessel broken up

Built 1831 by Stephen Wood & John Elliott, South Shore, Gateshead. Wood paddle tug. L58.5'. B13.6'. D5'. 21nrt. 20nhp Steam engine.
17-09-1831     William & John Wilkinson, Jarrow; registered at Newcastle. 02-1836     John Roome, Charles Moss, Charles Barry & William Drew, London and
    William Wilkinson, Jarrow; registered at London.  1839     William Bourne, Limehouse.  1842     William Bourne, Edward Chandler & Thomas Haslip, London.  1844     Caledonian Steam Towing Co Ltd, London 1848     Broken up .  
Built 1896 by  R Craggs & Sons, Middlesbrough. L74.5’. B17.8’. D9.0’. 77grt. 3nrt. 320ihp 2cyl compound steam engine by Stewart and Sons. ON108185

1896 Delivered to Joseph Constant, London. 1898 Owner Alfred Tolhurst, Northfleet. 1899 Owner Percy Jones, London. 1899 Owner John G Hammond, London. 1900 Owner George H Gordon, London. 1900 Owner Francis S Holland, London. 1900 Sold to The Admiralty for harbour service at Portland, renamed Carbon [C150]. 7-9-1946Sold to  Pounds Shipbreakers, Portsmouth.
Built 1868 by Readhead, Softley and Co, South Shields. YN27 Wood paddle tug. L94.4'. B17.9'. D9.7'. 93grt. 21nrt. 40nhp steam engine by builder. ON60480.
01-1868 Launched. 12-3-1868 Delivered to John Marshall Smart, North Shields. 1872 Sold to J Martin, Gravesend. No further trace.


 Built 1846 by John Thompson, Rotherhithe (wood paddle tug.] 99grt 40nrt, 89.6 x 15.7 x 9.2ft ON6157 Callsign JMQK

28-5-1846 Launched 5-8-1846 Owners The Thames Steam Towing Co (Robert Hastie, Nehemiah Griffiths and Henry Buckle), London. 1851 Assisting hulk Blazer laying telegraph cables. 8-1858 for sale 11-1860 broken up

Built 1887 by Stewart and Latham,  Blackwall. Steel screw tug. L66.6'. B14.1'. D8.6'. 47grt. 6nrt. 33nhp 2cyl compound steam engine by Ross and Duncan, Glasgow. . ON94278.
5-1887 Delivered to  John W Spicer, Deal. 1889 Owners J W Spicer, Charles W Fox & Esther Hunt, London. 1891 Owners Joseph Constant, Charles W Fox & Esther Hunt, London 1892 Owner Joseph Constant, London 1893 Sold to French owners.
JUMNA 1884

 Built 1884 by Hepple & Co, N Shields. YN381 Iron Paddle tug. 44grt 7nrt. L81.5.’ B14.2’. D7.2’. SL1cyl (26 x 45ins), 24nhp by Hepple & Co, North Shields ON84900

21/05/1884     William Hepple; registered at North Shields. 13-10-1884 Owner David Bevan, Swansea. 1887  Owner William Brazier, Shoreham. 1890 Owners Port of Arundel & Littlehampton Commission. 1915 Owners C H Campbell Ltd, London. 1918-1919 requisitioned by Admiralty for Civil Engineer-in-Chief .1925 Owners Jonathan Potts Ltd, Grimsby. 1925 scrapped
by Jonathan Potts.
KENT 1861
Built 1861 at South Shields. Wood paddle tug. 72grt. 18nrt. L78.4'. B17.5'. D9.1'. 35nhp 2cyl side lever steam engine by W. Scott, North Shields. ON43926
29-8-1861 Departed Tyne for London. 1861 Delivered to Charles Brownfield, Gravesend. 1865 Owners Fothergill and Brownfield, Gravesend. 1865[by] Owner George Haslip, East India Road, London. 1871 Sold to William Cooper, Grimsby. 1873 Sold to Antony Bannister, Hull. 9-8-1876  Engineer prosecuted for allowing boiler water level to drop too low.1881 Sunk.

Built 1829 at Gainsborough. Wood paddle tug. 70t om, 78'3" x 19'0" x 7'10".   50hp 2cyl steam engine by Overton & Son, Hull. ON

1829 built for towage of vessels from Hull to Selby - present at opening of Hull Junction Dock 1-6-1829. Regd Hull.  1833 Owner  Valentine Morrison (Hull), John Hutchinson (Spalding) and Thomas Bower (Great Grimsby) (probably used as a packet steamer Hull-Grimsby).    3-1835[by] Owner  Thames Steam Towing Co, London 24-4-1835 (reg London).  5-5-1836 struck pier heavily entering Shoreham (to tow new ship to London) and damaged hull and machinery. 1844 (106grt 34nrt, 76.6 x 17.9 x 9.0ft)
10-3-1846 Owner James O'Leary & Co, London - was at Cork by 6-1846.  30-12-1846 Owner James Denny, Cork (reg Cork).  3-1852 for auction by William & H Brown at Royal Victoria Dockyard, Passage West. 1-1853 still for sale (to settle debts)
7-12-1881 British registry closed "broken up - owners cannot be traced".