|Albums > North East Maritime Trust - April 2012 Open Day|
|This set of photographs taken at the April Open Day of the North East Maritime Trust 21st April 2012 at their South Shields Workshops.|
Some of the boats seen were:
Henry Frederick Swan : This is the former Tynemouth Lifeboat, built in 1917 and on station from 1918 until 1939. She returned to the Tynemouth Station in 1941 when the stations boat was destroyed in a Luftwaffe bombing. She stayed at Tynemouth until 1947 and she was withdrawn in 1947.
Following her retirement from the RNLI she was given to the Sea Scouts and eventually was purchased by Wearmouth School and renamed Wearsider.
Sandra Marie is the former Rodney Alwyn, built in Amble in 1957.
Mary Young built in Amble during the 1970s and named as Acclaim.
Wren Sailing boat
Favourite - BK11 : "Boat to be a floating museum - Apr 3 2007 By The Evening Chronicle http://icnewcastle.icnetwork.co.uk/
An old fishing boat will live on as a floating museum after reaching the end of her working life.
Enthusiasts saved the 13-tonne seine netter Favourite from the scrapheap after she ceased fishing in February and is now berthed on the Tyne at St Peter's Basin where repair work is being carried out before she starts to visit various maritime festivals.
She belongs to the Northumberland Fishing Heritage Trust set up by marine enthusiasts Chris Malkin, Peter Weightmann, Ted Smith and Gordon Brown. Mr Malkin said: "She was built by South Shields boatbuilder Fred Crowell in 1947 and worked for more than 20 years from Seahouses and 30 years from St Abbs. There aren't many boats like this around at all now."
Sovereign BK29 : Built by Noble & Co, Fraserburgh (Scotland). And up until recent years was fishing out of North Shields on a commercial basis under the registration umber HL165
Length Overall:13.20 metres (43.27 feet)
Depth Hold:1.9 metres (6.23 feet)
Maximum Breadth:4.5 metres (14.75 feet)
Rachel Douglas - BK231 : The Rachel Douglas purchased 3 years ago by Ted Smith, Peter Weightman & Gordon Brown and has been brought back to original condition as was in year of build - 1947.She was refurbished at Fred Crowells Boatyard at South Shields.
Overall length: 11.67 metres
The North East Maritime Trust has further information on these vessels on their web site @ http://www.nemaritimetrust.co.uk/