SHIPBUILDING

ON THE RIVER TEES

 

 

A reference archive of ships built on the River Tees

1850 - 1990

 

ALL MAJOR SHIPYARDS NOW COMPLETED

Extra details and photos always welcome

 

MIDDLESBROUGH, SOUTH BANK and HAVERTON HILL

AVECO (TEESSIDE) LTD.. - launch  
BACKHOUSE, DIXON & Co., Middlesbrough - launch JAMES JACKSON - launch
BENNIE & Co., Middlesbrough - launch FREDERICK LEACH - launch
CANDLISH, FOX & Co., Middlesbrough - launch RAKE, KIMBER & Co. - launch
CARR & DOBSON, Middlesbrough - launch SMITH'S DOCK COMPANY Ltd., Haverton Hill - launch
W. COOK, Middlesbrough - launch SMITH'S DOCK COMPANY Ltd., South Bank - launch
ROBERT CRAGGS / ROBERT CRAGGS & SONS, Middlesbrough and Stockton - launch SWAN HUNTER SHIPBUILDING Ltd., Haverton Hill - launch
SIR RAYLTON DIXON & Co., Middlesbrough - launch TEES CONSERVANCY COMMISSIONERS - launch
FURNESS SHIPBUILDING Co. Ltd., Haverton Hill - launch TEES INSHORE ENGINEERING - launch
W. HARKESS - W. HARKESS & SON LTD., Middlesbrough - launch TEES MARINE SERVICES - launch
  TEESSIDE BRIDGE & ENGINEERING Co. Ltd - launch

 

THORNABY and STOCKTON-ON-TEES

BLACKETT'S CONCRETE SHIPS LTD., Thornaby-on-Tees - launch

ROPNER & SON - ROPNER SHIPBUILDING & ENGINEERING CO. (STOCKTON) LTD. - launch

CRAIG, TAYLOR & Co., Stockton-on-Tees - launch

SMITH'S DOCK COMPANY LTD, Stockton-on-Tees - launch

F. J. HARKER, Stockton-on-Tees - launch STOCKTON CONSTRUCTION Co. Ltd. - launch
HEAD WRIGHTSON, Thornaby-on-Tees - launch WILLIAM TURNBULL, Thornaby-on-Tees - launch
M. PEARSE & Co., Stockton-on-Tees - launch SAMUEL WELCH, Stockton-on-Tees - launch
RICHARDSON, DUCK & Co., Thornaby-on-Tees - launch  

 

HARTLEPOOL and WEST HARTLEPOOL

 

LUKE BLUMER & Son - launch J. PILE  -  PILE, SPENCE & Co.  -  T. H. PILE  - launch
J. P. DENTON - launch PARKIN & RICHARDSON, T. RICHARDSON, RICHARDSON BROS. - launch
DENTON, GRAY & Co. (inc. Richardson, Denton, Duck & Co.) - launch JOHN WINSPEAR - launch
FURNESS, WITHY & Co. Ltd. - launch WITHY, ALEXANDER & Co. - launch
WILLIAM GRAY & Co. Ltd. - launch EDWARD WITHY & Co. - launch
IRVINE CURRIE & Co. - R. IRVINE & Co. - IRVINE & Co -

IRVINE'S SHIPBUILDING & DRY DOCKS Co. Ltd. - launch

 

Builder's records of ships built at Hartlepool are also available on the 'Hartlepool History Then and Now' website

 

RECENT UPDATES

08/04/2014

Photo added, Gray NORTHLANDS 1900, Furness Withy HATASU 1899

03/08/2014

Extra photos

Smith's Dock HELP 1943, RILEY 1965

Richardson Dock PETERTON 1919

Raylton Dixon URILLA 1907

Irvine LINDENHALL 1900

 

 

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Founding Editors: George Robinson and Mike Ridgard

Co-editors: Ron Mapplebeck, Dave Waller

 

With acknowledgement to many sources of data including -

The Shipyard Lists and various Fleet Lists published by the World Ship Society

The Starke-Schell Registers and the 'Miramar' website

Lloyds Register of Shipping

"A to Z List of Steamships 1835-1875 in Contemporary Records" (P.N.Thomas / Waine Research Publications)

"British 19th. Century Steamships - Steamers to 1825" (F.W.Hawks / World Ship Society)

 

Can YOU help us?

- Photographs of Tees-built ships under original and later names.

- Additional information or amendments about vessels already showing in this website

Mail to : - teesbuiltships

 

PHOTOGRAPHS

Photographs have been supplied by members of the Teesside branch of the World Ship Society and from many other supporters and sources including those published on the internet. If there are any copyright issues, let us know and we will add an acknowledgment with your permission, or replace or remove the photograph.

 

TEESSIDE SHIP SOCIETY (Teesside branch of the W.S.S.)

If you are interested in shipbuilding and other maritime matters on and around the River Tees,

why not join the Teesside Ship Society? For all details contact ...... T.S.S.

also try our forum for all shipping interests Berwick to Grimsby at

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