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.

The above map dated 1855 is approximately 0.7 miles in width

Shipbuilders in the Lawe area of South Shields:

Name Shipbuilder's Name District Dates Ships
Bulmer Richard Bulmer A - The Lawe 1787 - 1844 60
Bushell Luke Blumer Bushell A - The Lawe 1846 - 1858 10
Evans James Evans A - The Lawe 1803 - 1815 2
Greenwell Greenwell Bros A - The Lawe 1856 - 1860 3
Laing James, John & Paul Laing A - The Lawe 1807 - 1831 52
Marshall Thomas Dunn Marshall A - The Lawe 1830 - 1861 65
Readhead John Readhead & Co, Lawe Yard A - The Lawe 1872 - 1881 83
Readhead Readhead, Softley & Co A - The Lawe 1865 - 1872 88
Rennoldson Charles Rennoldson A - The Lawe 1914 - 1924 49
Rennoldson JP Rennoldson & Sons A - The Lawe 1872 - 1929 223
Softley John Softley & Co A - The Lawe 1873 - 1875 24
Softley John Softley & Sons A - The Lawe 1878 - 1880 5
Softley Readhead, Softley & Co A - The Lawe 1865 - 1872 88
Swan Swan & Co A - The Lawe 1803 - 1807 1
Wallis Robert, Thomas & John Wallis A - The Lawe 1720 - 1869 7
Wawn Thomas William Wawn A - The Lawe 1849 - 1849 1
Williamson Maver Williamson & Johnson A - The Lawe 1885 - 1885 1
Woodhouse Andrew Woodhouse A - The Lawe 1837 - 1867 43
Wright John Wright A - The Lawe 1773 - 1803 2
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Note: Other shipbuilders building in "South Shields" could well have been building here.