TYNE BUILT SHIPS
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Above: Select the required shipbuilder by using initial letter of the surname eg: Armstrong, Palmer or Readhead.

Shipbuilder: Palmer Brothers & Co, Willington Quay (1860 - 1865)

A section from the Ordnance Survey map for 1897

The Shields Daily Gazette 28/06/1860 stated "About three months ago the enterprising firm of Messrs Palmer, Brothers & Co, to meet the increased demand made upon them for iron ships, purchased the building-yard formerly occupied by Messrs Coutts, Parkinson & Co, Howdon. In that short time the place has undergone a complete change in its machinery, buildings and general arrangement. The Company launched their first vessel from this yard - a handsome screw, built for the firm to carry ironstone from Port Mulgrave, which name she bears, to their blast-furnaces at Jarrow."
Palmer's Willington Quay shipyard was to the right of the Tyne Iron Shipbuilding Works noted on the above map.

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KEY BELOW: D - Dimensions; H - History; P - Photographs

Yd No Year Ship Name D / H / P
93 1860 Sentinel D / H
94 1860 Port Mulgrave D / H
95 1860 Henry Morton D / H
96 1860 Malacca D / H
98 1861 Onda D / H
99 1861 Battalion D / H
103 1861 Sir James Duke D / H
104 1861 Hawthorns D / H
105 1861 John Fenwick D / H
106 1861 Ida D / H
107 1862 Brunette D / H
112 1862 La Plata D / H
118 1862 Norna D / H
125 1863 Royal Standard D / H
127 1863 John McIntyre D / H
128 1863 James Joicey D / H
129 1863 No 1 D / H
137 1864 Paraguay D / H
138 1863 Alford D / H
139 1864 Indostan D / H
149 1864 Mercury D / H
150 1864 Heaton Hall D / H
151 1864 Medora D / H
152 1864 J R Hinde D / H
156 1864 Orwell D / H
157 1864 Charles Capper D / H
159 1864 Mermaid D / H
160 1865 Dragoon D / H
165 1865 Wyvern D / H
166 1865 Tanfield D / H
168 1865 Stella D / H
169 1865 Conservator D / H
173 1865 William Hunter D / H
174 1865 Bwllfa
177 1865 Magna Carta D / H
178 1865 Upton D / H / P
179 1865 St Oswin D / H
181 1865 New Pelton D / H / P
182 1865 Lady Flora D / H
185 1865 Berrington D / H
186 1865 J M Strachan D / H
187 1865 M E Clarke D / H
188 1865 C S Butler D / H
195 1865 Margam Abbey D / H