North East Maritime Trust

The site was lost in mid March 2024 during a dispute about the ownership of the domain nemaritimetrust.co.uk but the problem actally stemmed from the decision made by the board of NEMT during 2020 to withhold funds from its sister organisation – the Northumbrian Fisheries Heritage Trust.

Some of the funds were released in early 2023 and the dispute about the ownership of the domain was not resolved in April 2024 and unfortunately, during that time much of the history of the two trusts, since this web-site was first established in May 2014, was lost.

Lost is a euphemism. Many of the nemaritimetrust.co.uk pages and posts were removed by chockerblock before it was discovered what he was doing and they were mostly from early days of the sister Trusts. Hopefully, some of them and posts relevant relevant to them can be recovered from various sources but it will take some time.

So for the time being here is copy of a page from National Historic Ships UK, the details of which were given to them from the posts and pages of the nemaritimetrust.co.uk, in happier times.


About North East Maritime Trust (NEMT)

NEMT’s focus is on traditional (wooden) working boat restoration, repair, conservation, maintenance and sailing. Their objectives are, principally:

To educate the public in relation to the maritime heritage of the United Kingdom, especially the North East of England and to encourage and facilitate the restoration, repair, maintenance, conservation and public display of historic working vessels and maritime craft, as well as maritime artefacts of all kinds.

The coast of North East of England, from Berwick in the north to Whitby and beyond in the south has an extremely rich historic maritime and cultural heritage. The river Tyne is the birthplace of the first purpose built lifeboats and the formation of what was later to become the RNLI.

NEMT encourages and invites everyone with an interest in maritime history to come along; they are welcome to see volunteers in action restoring or maintaining historic boats. Their restored boats are often to be seen on the river Tyne or off shore on the east coast.

Volunteer Community


The main work of NEMT is undertaken by volunteers in the Fishermens’ Workshop and Boatshed at 2-3 Wapping Street, off River Drive in South Shields, NE33 1LQ.
Members of the public, whether skilled or not, are encouraged to become members and assist on various projects.
North East Maritime Trust is open to the public between 10.00 and 15.00 Tuesdays & Wednesdays and on Saturday mornings.
Special opening arrangements are made to accommodate school visits, and other interested groups. The Trust offers a friendly and welcoming environment and the annual membership fee is £15 to cover administrative costs.