Name: CHIPCHASE
Launched: 17/04/1953
Completed: 06/1953
Builder: Clelands (Successors), Willington Quay
Yard Number: 182
Dimensions: 106grt, 81.9 x 21.3 x 8.1ft
Engines: 2 x T3cyl
Engines By: Plenty & Son
Propulsion: 2 x Screw
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 183900
History:
1953 Blyth Harbour Commissioners
1968 Seaham Harbour Dock Company
1981 Treloar Bros, Newcastle
1983 Maryport Maritime Museum
1998 Broken up by Duddon Shipbreakers Ltd, Millom, Cumbria
Comments: 08/07/1964: Pulled over sideways (girted) and sank while assisting the collier
BLACKWALL POINT at Blyth Dry Docks.
She was subsequently raised and docked for repairs.
Was to be preserved at Maryport, but museum ran out of money.

     Above: Blyth Commissioners on their tour of the facilities

     Above: After the accident with BLACKWALL POINT

     Above: In dry dock after being raised

     Above: At Seaham. Photo courtesy of Roy Lambeth

     Above: At Seaham on 01/04/1969. Photo courtesy of Dennis Maccoy

     Above: At Maryport in the good days. Photo courtesy of Roy Lambeth

     Above: CHIPCHASE rusting away at Maryport

     Above: CHIPCHASE ready for the breakers. Photo courtesy of Capt Stephen Carter

     Above and below: CHIPCHASE being dismantled at Millom

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