Certificate no 1391
Status Archived


Function Service Vessel
Subfunction Dredger
Location Blyth
Vessel type Grab Dredger
Archive reason More information required
Current use Commercial Activity
Available to hire No
Available for excursions No
Info required Yes


Builder Blyth Shipbuilding Co, Blyth
Built in 1927
Hull material Other metal
Rig None
Number of decks 1
Number of masts
Propulsion Towed
Primary engine type None
Boiler type None
Boilermaker None


Breadth: Beam
31.97 feet (9.75 m)
6.00 feet (1.83 m)
Length: Overall
69.97 feet (21.34 m)
Tonnage: Gross
Air Draft
To be confirmed



GRAB No 1 was built in 1927 by the Blyth Shipbuilding Company with dredging equipment supplied by Priestman and has a steel hull which can carry 45 tons. Today she has a Ruston-Bucyrus 400 SC Supercrane purchased in 1982. The crane barge is used within the port to assist with the maintenance of berths and jetties and was used extensively in 1982/3 in the construction of the nine wind turbines erected on the East Pier.

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Key dates

  • 1927

    Vessel built by Blyth Shipbuilding Company

  • 1982

    Ruston-Bucyrus 400 SC Supercrane installed

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