Steam Tug Portwey
Built in 1927, Portwey is a preserved steam powered tug that is taken care of by a dedicated band of volunteers at their base in West India Dock.
A few times a year the volunteers light the boilers and raise steam to take a cruise up the River Thames or visit a boat show as an exhibit.
Posts About Ships
Colne Thames Barge Match (Race) 2022
The River Colne Thames Barge Match is traditionally the last race of the year between traditional Thames Sailing Barges.
Cruise Ship “Silver Wind” Leaves London
On 19th June 2022, the cruise ship “Silver Wind” passed through Tower Bridge and left London guided by tugs.
Sailing Ship “Stad Amsterdam” Visits London
On 19th September 2022, the Dutch sailing ship “Stad Amsterdam”, was moored at George Stairs, close to Tower Bridge in London.
HNLMS Urk Minehunter M861 in London
The Royal Netherlands Navy Alkmaar class mine counter measures vessel HNLMS Urk M861 visiting London in September 2018.
Chemical Tanker “Sir John Fisher” Visits London
At dawn on 29th March 2023, the chemical tanker “Sir John Fisher” slipped downstream on the River Thames through London.
Royal Navy P282 HMS Severn Visits London
HMS Severn sails out of London after recommissioning into the Royal Navy, the first reactivation of a ship since the 1982 Falklands Conflict.
Sailing Vessel Tenacious
Tenacious, owned by the Jubilee Sailing Trust, is purpose built to enable people of all abilities to take an active part in sailing the ship.