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Hi Shipmate 17,
Your picture looks very much like one of the river steam boats that, many years ago ( I believe until the 60s ) used to do river trips from the Haven Bridge in Great Yarmouth down river to the harbours mouth to the Gorleston side and return. There were, if I remember correctly three vessels of that type which were called Resolute, Yarmouth and Southown and a smaller vessel called Queen of the Broads, she ran from the other side of the bridge up the Yare to Reedham. These ships were 'double enders' and therefore did not have to turn around and could be steered from two positions. Some years ago I believe there was some hope of saving the 'Resolute' but she had been for many years laid up on one of the Norfolk Broads somewhere and finally became a rusting hulk. My wifes grandfather was skipper of one of these ships for a few years after retiring from the herring drifters.
Toby T
 

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"Queen of the Broads" and "Yarmouth" had no upper deck; "Resolute" and "Southtown" were similar. "Resolute" had ports all the same size and deck railings were fixed to a vertical extension of the stem. This looks like "Southtown"(1896, 72grt). She was scrapped in 1965.
 

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If you go to the site below there are two good pictures of the 'Resolute' crossing Breydon water just north of Haven bridge in Great Yarmouth and the 'Queen of the Broads' alongside the North Quay just below the bridge.

http://www.photoship.co.uk/JAlbum%20Ships/Old%20Ships%20R/slides/Resolute-06.html


http://www.photoship.co.uk/JAlbum%20Ships/Old%20Ships%20Q/slides/Queen%20of%20the%20Broads-01.html
 

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