dredger "Hedwin" on the Tyne - looking for information

11th March 2008, 22:29
I have just uploaded one of the few pics of this smallish dredger to the main site Gallery that I took on a short cruise down the Tyne river on sunday the 9th of March.

The main reason why this craft interests me so much is the yellow crane which is apparently a Ruston-Bucyrus model of some kind but my attempts to contact Port of Tyne Authority or indeed posting on other forums to find out what model of crane I am looking at; have all failed. :(

Any details on the Hedwin dredger would be appreciated though. Its the first time I've actually seen it after over a dozen trips up and down the river. Maybe it covers the other local waterways as well as my own...

Thanks for any reply.



12th March 2008, 05:31
Type Dredger Hedwin in a Google search and some photos and info pop up

24th June 2008, 08:33
looking info the ss coquet mouth

24th June 2008, 12:15

There where two ships called Coquet Mouth, the first was built in 1927 and the second was a grab hopper dredger built in 1955.
I think you are probably referring to the second.
You will find a photo of her on website Esk Dredging - Dredgers.
Info available on Miramar Ship Index.