Days of fishing fleets and Navy vessels at Hartlepool docks

HMS Rapid pictured during a visit to Hartlepool in April 1972.

HMS Rapid pictured during a visit to Hartlepool in April 1972.

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The sea has always played a huge part in Hartlepool life.

Today, we look back at the fishing, Royal Navy and maritime industry, and some of the scenes from times gone by.

Fishing boats moored alongside the Hartlepool Fish Quay in 1983.

Fishing boats moored alongside the Hartlepool Fish Quay in 1983.

From 1972, we have a photograph of HMS Rapid during a stop in Hartlepool. Did you pay a visit?

In 1978, HMS Shetland visited Hartlepool docks, while this 1979 aerial view is of the Seaton Carew coastline.

From 1983, we have a scene of fishing boats moored alongside the Hartlepool Fish Quay.

Do you recognise any of the boats and were you involved in the industry? Perhaps you worked in the shipyards or dockside?

An aerial view of Seaton Carew in 1979.

An aerial view of Seaton Carew in 1979.

We would love to hear from people with memories of times gone by.

Contact Chris Cordner on (0191) 501 7473 or email chris.cordner@jpress.co.uk

HMS Shetland pictured in Hartlepool docks in 1978.

HMS Shetland pictured in Hartlepool docks in 1978.