The Tyne-Tees Steam Shipping Company

Publisher: Coastal Shipping ISBN: 978-1-902953-64-9

and its Associates

by Nick Robins

The terms for the newly created Tyne-Tees Steam Shipping Co. were agreed in October 1903 by the respective Chairmen from the Tyne Steam Shipping Company, the Tees Union Shipping Co. and Furness Withy & Co. The merger of the Tyne and Tees companies with Christopher Furness’ Hartlepool to London coastal interest placed the Tyne-Tees Steam Shipping Co. in a strong position to compete with others on its passenger and cargo services to London, and near continental ports. Tyne-Tees withdrew from passenger carrying with the declaration of World War II in 1939.

This story of the company and antecedent companies and associate interests has never been told in full before. It is an interesting and exciting story of which Tynesiders, Teessiders, and the people of both Sunderland and Hartlepool are deservedly proud.

This is an truly outstanding book and comprehensive history of this interesting company and its ships. I would very highly recommend it to anyone interested in this sector of maritime history.


Published by

Coastal Shipping
400 Nore Road, Portishead, Bristol BS20 8EZ
Tel: 01275 846178


ISBN: 978-1-902953-64-9

Hardback: A4, 144 pp illustrated


Price: £17.50


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