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Sunday, 10 October 2010


HEDWIN (Grab Hopper Dredger)
 Ship No 505

Was an order from the Tyne Port Authority for a Grab Hopper Dredger of 666 grt, she was to ply the waters of the river Tyne for many years keeping the river open to deep ocean going vessels.

HEDWIN was 146 feet and 6 inches between perpendiculars, with a beam of 58 feet and a design draught of 15 feet and 3 inches.

She was yet another dredger in the long line of such vessels built in the Leith Shipyards.

HEDWIN was launched into the waters of the River Forth on the 20th of March 1969.

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