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Name: COLLINGWOOD
Type: Ferry
Launched: 02/12/1895
Completed: 1896
Builder: JP Rennoldson & Sons
Yard: South Shields
Yard Number: 167
Dimensions: 70grt, 26nrt, 70.2 x 16.6 x 7.3ft
Engines: SL1cyl (22 x 40ins), 20nhp
Engines by: JP Rennoldson & Sons
Propulsion: Paddle
Construction: Iron
Reg Number: 105211
History:
04/02/1896 Tyne Improvement Commissioners, North Shields
No later history known
Comments: Contract Price was 2,710
The Tyne Direct Ferry Co which was formed in 1847 was purchased by TIC in 1863
The Direct Ferry Co was known as the Ha'penny Dodger, from the fare charged and the way it dodged between other river traffic.
Still listed in MNL 1940, but new COLLINGWOOD built in 1940


Above photo courtesy of Kevin Blair

View from North Shields with the Lawe Top in the background. Photo courtesy of Malcolm Donnelly