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.