19th Century ADMIRALs

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19th Century ADMIRALs

Post by davidships » Wed Aug 25, 2010 11:35 pm

So far, I have eight different ones!

(1)
76grt 23nrt 73.3 x 16.0 x 8.7ft
blt 1843 Daniel Bider, East Jarrow (wood)
L 44nhp paddle
1843 Anthony & Robert Strong and Charles & Michael Dodds, N Shields as ADMIRAL (GBR flag, reg Newcastle)
1866 David Stone & John Varmer, London (reg London, ON 54683)
1872 ??, Dublin
[fate not yet known]

(2)
82grt 26nrt 93.2 x 17.2 x 9.3ft
blt 1865 ??, N Shields (wood)
L1cy 40nhp paddle
1865 William Fallows, Isaac Wilson & Robert Thompson, Middlesbrough as ADMIRAL (GBR flag, reg Middlesbrough, ON 49690)
1880 Tees Conservancy Commission, Middlesbrough (reg Stockton)
1889 broken up

(3)
149grt 38nrt 115.9 x 19.7 x 10.7ft
blt 1866 T Hepple & Son, Low Walker (iron)
L1cy 60nhp paddle
1866 [unregistered; on spec?]
1868 The United Steam Towing & Navigation Co, Glasgow as ADMIRAL (GBR flag, reg Greenock, ON 55461)
1869 Robert H Steel, Glasgow (reg Glasgow, 25nrt)
18xx John Steel & David Bennie, Glasgow
1881 (21nrt); 1890 (30nrt)
1891 David Bevan, William Hepple & others, N Shields
10/9/1891 lost off Spurn Head

(4)
100grt 10nrt 97.2 x 18.0 x 9.3ft
blt 1869 T Hepple & Co, Low Walker (iron)
SL2cy 50nhp paddle T Hepple
1870 Daniel S Mitchell, Gravesend as ADMIRAL (GBR flag, reg London, ON 63555)
11/2/1872 sank off Nore Light after collision with the RAJAH

(5)
86grt 12nrt 87.9 x 17.8 x 9.1ft
blt 1874 J Softley & Co, S Shields (iron)
SL1cy jet-condensing 36nhp paddle Hepple & Co, S Shields
1874 Robert Lee & others, Cardiff as ADMIRAL (GBR flag, reg Cardiff, ON 70271)
1875 sold foreign [most likely the French TROIS VILLES]

(6)
92grt 20nrt 87.0 x 17.8 x 9.2ft
blt 1875 J T Eltringham, S Shields (Yd ??)(iron)
SL1cy 36nhp paddle Hepple, S Shields
1875 Robert Lee, Cardiff as ADMIRAL (GBR flag, reg Cardiff, ON 72521)
1882 William H Shawcross & others, York (reg Scarborough)
1902 Charles W & Charles C Duncan, Middlesbrough
1903 Alexander & Isabella Bell, Kirkcaldy (reg Kirkcaldy)
1907 broken up

(7)
102grt 26nrt 96.5 x 18.1 x 9.4ft
blt 1876 J T Eltringham, S Shields (Yd 54)(iron)
SL1cy 40nhp paddle T R Scott & Co, N Shields
1876 John & Dorothy Anderson, Robert Chater & John Turnbull, North Shields as ADMIRAL (GBR flag, reg N Shields, ON 70421)
1878 G Drover, Cowes, Isle of Wight (reg Liverpool)
1882 J H W Culliford & A Irwing, Sunderland (reg Sunderland)
1883 Inverness Steam Trawlers Co Ltd, Inverness (reg Inverness)
1885 (102grt 12nrt)
1888 John S & David S Wilson, Charlestown, Fife (reg Bo'ness)
1890 John S & Elizabeth Wilson, Charlestown
1895 John S Wilson, Charlestown
1917 Joseph Lawson, South Shields
2/7/1918 Captured by German submarine and sunk by gunfire 2 miles N of Flamborough Head while towing to lighters laden with coal for Boulogne France.

(8)
111grt 20nrt 100.7 x 19.3 x 9.3ft
blt 1886 William Hepple & Co, N Shields (Yd 406)(iron)
L2cy grasshopper 50nhp paddle W Hepple, N Shields
1886 ?? as ADMIRAL (GBR flag, reg N Shields, ON 89824)
1886 John Steel, Glasgow (reg Glasgow)
1890 (121grt 31nrt)
1892 John Steel & David Bennie, Glasgow
1899 (121grt 11nrt)
1903 Steel & Bennie Ltd, Glasgow
1910 sold for breaking up
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Re: 19th Century ADMIRALs

Post by Hippo » Thu Aug 26, 2010 8:01 am

Many thanks David. That fills in a lot of gaps.

I went to the library again yesterday lunch time to look at a copy of LR 1875 to see if she was designated as a tug. Unfortunately the lady brought me back 1878 by mistake and it had taken so long to get it that I had run out of time. I may have another trip today.
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Re: 19th Century ADMIRALs

Post by Hippo » Mon Aug 30, 2010 11:04 am

A press cutting and photo added to the description of ADMIRAL (1865) at

http://www.tynetugs.co.uk/admiral1865.html
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Re: 19th Century ADMIRALs

Post by Magoonigal » Mon Aug 30, 2010 11:23 am

Must have been a slow news day for the 'Liverpool Mercury'.

Interesting picture, you did well to find it!
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Re: 19th Century ADMIRALs

Post by davidships » Mon Aug 30, 2010 11:57 am

Boiler explosions and wood hulls don't mix very well! Well found.
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Re: 19th Century ADMIRALs

Post by Hippo » Mon Aug 30, 2010 2:31 pm

Unfortunately I don't know where I found the photo. I supect it may be a Bert Spaldin photo.
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