The Shrimpers are small boats that collect shrimps.
They are commonly found shrimping in groups of four or five. Once, Warrior almost ran into some that were shrimping. During the fog, some shrimpers were using Warrior as a guide through the fog, back to port. Unfortunately, they were lead into a mud bank. A shrimper also watched the Star Fleet bring in The Duchess. One also attended the regatta parade.
The shrimpers have red, blue or green superstructures and light grey or blue hulls.
- The shrimpers speak with Cockney accents.
- It is likely that the shrimpers' models were built from model kits or unused boats from the first 2 seasons of its sister show to save the costs of having to build custom models.
- After TUGS ceased, a shrimper's model was used for Katherine in Thomas & Friends.
- The model was given some modifications,a white hull and the megaphone removed.
- A shrimper's hull was also used for Jacqueline in Thomas & Friends.