On 09-Sep-2023, THV Galatea sailed up the River Thames into the Pool of London. THV Galatea is operated by Trinity House, an ancient authority who are responsible for navigation marker buoys and lighthouses around the coasts of England, Wales and Gibraltar.
The Scottish equivalent of Trinity House is the Northern Lights Board and for the whole of the island of Ireland, the Commissioners of Irish Lights. NLV Pharos has also visited London.
The headquarters of Trinity House is in London, overlooking the Tower of London, which can be visited when public tours are run.
Posts About Ships
Belem start life as a cargo ship in 1896 and was converted into a private yacht and then eventually into a sail training ship.
The RRS Sir David Attenborough is operated by the British Antarctic Survey and was seen passing Woolwich in filthy weather on 31-Oct-2021.
A tour around Lloyd’s of London, the City of London’s insurance and reinsurance market housed in an iconic building designed by Norman Foster.
The 17th century Götheborg of Sweden, the world’s largest ocean-going wooden sailing ship, visited London in August 2022.
The Swedish cargo ship “Fure Vinga” was an unusual sight to be seen tied up alongside HMS Belfast in early June 2022.
At dawn on 29th March 2023, the chemical tanker “Sir John Fisher” slipped downstream on the River Thames through London.
In June 2018, the preserved steam ship VIC 56 visited Hermitage Moorings in Wapping – just downstream from Tower Bridge.
On Thursday 23-Nov-2023, the Dutch Navy submarine support ship HNLMS Mercuur sails up the River Thames to visit London.