by W.B. Hallam
Liverpool, The Journal of Commerce, 1976
a good illustrated history of the famous Liverpool tug company
Harvey & Telford
P.J. Telford, 2002
the first comprehensive maritime history and fleet list of Scotland’s oldest shipping company, from early river craft to tugs and coastal passenger / cargo vessels
World Ship Society, 2000.
a well illustrated and detailed history, including full fleet lists, of one of the foremost operators of ship handling tugs worldwide.
Williams, David L.
Ian Allan, 2002.
a marvellous pictorial record of steam tugs around the British coast
the Alexandra Towing Company and the British tugboat business 1833-1987
by Tim Nicholson
published by the company, 1990.
a comprehensive history of one of Britain’s leading tug and towage companies.
by John E. Reynolds
Pentland Press, 1993.
covering all the towage companies operating on the Thames during these sixty years, with full details of over 150 tugs.