Betty Huntbatch is the penultimate Trent Class having been built in 2004 by Grove Marine and Souter Ship Yard.
She was paid for by a bequest from Mrs Betty Huntbatch of Brentwood, Essex.
Cost was approx. £1,3000,000.
She is fitted with Twin 808hp MAN D2840LXE Engines and initially joined the relief fleet for a year from September 2003 to September 2004.
She has served at Hartlepool since 27th September 2004.
Paul Hood. + WSS Tyneside Branch Hon Sec.