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Swansea's Paddle Tugs
 
Two steam-paddle tugs, one behind the other, berthed alongside
copper barques at low tide in the River Tawe, Swansea.
This photograph was taken by one of the pioneers
 of photography, Calvert Richard Jones, in the 1850's

Name

Year

Horse-

Length

Owner/Operator

Broken

 

Built

Power

 

 

Up/Lost

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dragon Fly

1840

-

68’ 3”

N Tregellis (Licensed as Neath River pilot boat 1845)

1883/4

Chieftain (1)

1844

40

70’ 0”

1844 - J W Leach et al, Swansea (eight others, mostly merchants)

1864

Cambria

1848

-

-

W P Ching

 

Samson

1848

-

-

F Meager

 

King of Olde

1849

-

-

G Wilkinson

 

Donna

1850

-

72’ 6”

1850 - C R M Talbot; 1860 - Port Talbot Co; 1870 - Cwmavon C/miners

1878

Tartar

1850

50

86’ 0”

1850 - J Bath; 1855 W Jenkins; 1860 - W Petrie; 1869 - J Madge

 

Stella (1)

1855

24

74’ 4”

1867 - H P Langois

 

Chieftain (2)

1856

-

-

J A S Knox

 

Stella (2)

1858

45

85’ 3”

1860 - J H Simpson & others

1878

William Scott

1863

32

81’ 6”

1865 - Wm. Rosser; 1867 - Wm. & R Rosser; 1868 - Rosser Rosser

 

Tweed

1864

-

-

J Dickson & E Pile

 

Admiral

1866

60

115’ 9”

Capt. D Bevan

1891

Rescue

1867

50

92’ 0”

1867 - D & R Rosser;  Sold 1874

 

Triumph

1867

60

95’ 4”

1888 - Mrs. E Thomas & J Benson;  Sold 1890

1908

Pero Gomez

1869

60

88’ 0”

1869 - Rosser Rosser;  Sold 1890

 

Balmoral

1871

35

88’ 0”

1874 - Wm. Nicholson, Swansea; 1878 - W F Stevenson, Sunderland

1910

Digby Grand

1871

70

-

1871 - D Rosser;  (?Date) W Fender;  Sold 1890

1897

Flying Cloud

1871

70

96’ 5”

1872 - R Rosser;  1881 - Richardson Bros;  1885 - W P Ching;

 

 

 

 

 

1888 - Mrs. E J Ching (P Rousey Manager);  1889 - L Ching;

 

 

 

 

 

1890 - J M Thomas, Manager;  Sold 1891

1920

Chevy Chase

1874

50

97’ 0”

1874 - D Rosser, Swansea;  Sold 1882

1886

Lord Derby

1876

70

96’ 0”

1888 - E Williams/Mrs. S Thomas;  Sold 1889

 

Edward Finch

1877

100

122’ 8”

1887 - W P Ching;  1888 - Peter Rousey;  Sold 1889

1891

Flying Scud

1877

60

83’4”

1877 - Rosser Rosser;  Sold 1892

1929

Privateer

1883

70

96’ 5”

1883 - W P Ching;  1890 - J M Williams (Manager);  Sold 1895

1918


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