The Boats


Coble Fleet in 2005

Here we present the NEMT Collection.

The vessels detailed are those belonging to the Trust, associated vessels  and some others of interest. “Associated Vessels” are members’ boats, boats whose owners have pledged that they will do their best to manage the restoration and preservation of the vessel in accordance with the “Barcelona Charter”.
The owners have declared that their interest in each vessel is not for personal gain, other than the satisfaction gained in pursuit of its preservation, display and related activities. Though they do receive moral support from NEMT, they are entirely financially independent.

There are three main groups:-

  • NEMT – plus the Tyne for South Tyneside Council;
  • Associated and NFHT Partnership Vessels;
  • Other Boats.


Henry Frederick Swan;
Foy-boat Joan;
Royal Diadem II;
Tyne (owner South Tyneside Council);
Bedford, an 1886 South Shields Lifeboat and carriage.

Associated and NFHT Partnership Vessels

Rachel Douglas. Seine Net Fishing Boat;
Favourite. Seine Net Fishing Boat;
Sovereign. Fishing Boat;
Golden Gleam. Fishing Coble (Sailing);
Peggy. Fishing Coble (Sailing).

NEMT & NFHT (Registration Details)

Name Built Reg Number Register
Favourite 1947 1050 National Historic Ships
Henry Frederick Swan 1917 2047 National Historic Ships
Rachel Douglas 1947 2296 National Historic Ships
Peggy 1924 2976 National Maritime Museum
Irene Patricia 1974 3006 National Maritime Museum
Golden Gleam 1948 2977 National Maritime Museum
Joan c.1920 2899 National Maritime Museum
Royal Diadem ll 1948 2327 National Maritime Museum
Spring Tide 1966 3004 National Maritime Museum
Orcadian 1908 3075 National Maritime Museum
Tyne 1833 1485 National Maritime Museum
Orcadian is a recent entry and is on our ‘associated with’ listDetailed information on boats on the National Historic Ships Register at Greenwich can be accessed on
Similarly – detailed information on all boats on the National Museum Small Boat Register can be accessed on

Other Boats

Spring Tide – 16′ Salmon Fishing Boat

Wren – Traditional Sailing Boat

SD _Being_ Launched

Salma’s Dream – built in four sections.


The Boomerang Boat – Displayed in the Wapping Steet Workshop