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 Peter Johnson - Trustee and Volunteer

Capt. Peter Johnson is a trustee at Sunderland Maritime Heritage (SMH). He has been a volunteer with SMH since 2016.

Peter joined the Merchant Navy at the age of 16, in 1971 and sailed worldwide on a variety of ships. He progressed through the ranks as third mate, second mate, chief officer, before becoming a master in 1985.

He served as a master mariner for 16 years. He then came ashore and worked for two different shipping companies over 12 years, as marine superintendent.

Peter is now a skipper on small passenger vessels on the River Tyne and water patrol officer on the River Wear.

He is also one of the nominated skippers for the Willdora.