This 1982 view of a Gravesend pilot cutter shows the robust and workmanlike design that to my mind was most successful for what could be an exposed and torrid transfer. She looks a bit cobbled together and the pilots themselves seemed to fancy something a bit more whizzy but anything down that route
The Norwegian Captain, his wife, daughter and crewmembers fron the 3 masted steel barque RIVER THAMES, when she sailed for Simon A. Sande from Flekkefjord (1894-1902)
She was built in 1864 by the Clyde Shipbuilding Co., Greenock (507 BRT) for John Hargrove ( Hargrove and Hellon), Liverpool
A nostalgic view on the Tower of London, the Tower Wharf and the Traitor's Gate on a coloured 1950's postcard.
A small harbour tug with some non-propelled barges have just berthed at a buoy on the Thames anchorage.
An aerial view of an unidentified passenger ship or liner, seen here anchoring on the River Thames off the Tower of London.
Maybe anyone knows the name and particulars about this vessel. Any help is welcome.
The Thames embankment in the city of London, apparently at the Greenwich pier.
In the foreground is visible the paddle steamer Caxton (120 grt). It was launched on May 23rd, 1905 by Napier and Miller at Yoker, Scotland, hull-number 147.
She was employed in the London County Council's steamer service
Launch Date: 27 Jan 1976
Date of completion: Mar 1976
Builder: Scheepswerf Biholt NV, Holland in their Foxhol yard, Yard No. 600
Built for F. T Everard and Sons Ltd
Dimensions: 499 grt : 320 net tons : 860 DWT
Length overall: 56.1 m x Beam: 9.9m
1 6cylinder oil engine by Mirelees Black
Photographed at Tilbury Passenger Terminal on 26 September 1990
Details for Waterloo taken from ThamesTugs.co.uk website.
Built 1987 by McTay Marine Ltd., Bromborough.
Yard Number: 77.
Dimensions: Length 31.15m. x Beam 9.76m. x Draught 4.58m.
GRT: 301. .
Propulsion: 2x6cyl Ruston 6RK270 diese
This shot from Greenwich Heritage Centre was taken sometime in the 1950s and shows one of the famous Woolwich Ferries making the crossing northbound and in the background, several funnels can be seen belonging to vessels moored in King George V Dock. This photograph was taken in Bellwater Gate, Wool
This shot sourced from the Greenwich Heritage Centre shows the famous Woolwich Free Ferries during the 1950s and looks north across the River Thames towards the Royal Docks where several funnels can be seen in the distance.