Days of fishing fleets and Navy vessels at Hartlepool docks

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

Thursday, 14th July 2016, 1:35 pm
Updated Thursday, 25th August 2016, 5:37 pm
HMS Rapid pictured during a visit to Hartlepool in April 1972.
HMS Rapid pictured during a visit to Hartlepool in April 1972.

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

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

Fishing boats moored alongside the Hartlepool Fish Quay in 1983.

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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?

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

An aerial view of Seaton Carew in 1979.

Contact Chris Cordner on (0191) 501 7473 or email [email protected]

HMS Shetland pictured in Hartlepool docks in 1978.
Fishing boats moored alongside the Hartlepool Fish Quay in 1983.
An aerial view of Seaton Carew in 1979.
HMS Shetland pictured in Hartlepool docks in 1978.