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PS Medway Queen

River Medway 15/7/19

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  Only mobile estuary paddle steamer left in the UK. Looking a little worse than my last visit!

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  • Thanks for all of that Jack - Doesnt look in good condition - worse than my previous photo I would think 3 years ago.
  • Armament: 1 x 12 pounder gun, 2 x machine guns
    76 hp (57 kW) Scotch type boiler 11 feet long, fitted with triple furnaces feeding Ailsa built compound diagonal steam engine. Coal fired when built, converted to oil fired by Wallsend Engineering in 1938, built by Ailsa
  • The PS Medway Queen is a paddle driven steamship, the only mobile estuary paddle steamer left in the United Kingdom. She was one of the "little ships of Dunkirk", making a record 7 trips and rescuing 7000 men in the evacuation of Dunkirk. Wikipedia
    Launched: 23 April 1924
    Length: 55 m
    Out of service: 1964
    In service: 1924
    Builder: Ailsa Shipbuilding Company
    Yard number: PS 388
  • Nice find Howard, does it work ?
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