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Name Official number Flag IMO
MEDWAY QUEEN  148361  GBR   
Year built Date launched Date completed
1924  23/04/1924  07/1924 
Vessel type Vessel description
Passenger Excursion  Steel Paddle Steamer 1 Mast 
Builder Yard Yard no
Ailsa Shipbuilding Co. Ltd., Troon Troon  388 
 

Tonnage Length Breadth Depth Draft
316 grt / 163 nrt / 179.9 ft  24.2 ft  7.8 ft   
Engine builder Ailsa Shipbuilding Co. Ltd., Troon
Engine detail
PC2cyl (21,48 x 48in), 76rhp, 13-15 knots, paddles 

First owner First port of register Registration date
New Medway Steam Packet Co. Ltd. - S. J. Shippick, Rochester  Rochester  17/07/1924 
Other names
HMS MEDWAY QUEEN 
Subsequent owner and registration history
09/1939-01/1946 Admiralty requisition as minesweeper
1964 sold for conversion to floating restaurant
08/1965 Van Heyghen Freres (for breaking)
08/1965 Alan and Colin Riddet and Robert Trapp
1987 Medway Queen Preservation Society 
Vessel history
Excursion steamer on Thames and Medway Estuaries
1947 refitted as a pleasure steamer by Messrs Thornycroft at Southampton
1963 laid up
27/09/1965 left London under tow to Newport, Isle of Wight, converted to restaurant and night club
Suffered hull damage and became semi-submerged
1984 moved on a pontoon back to the Medway.
Hull beyond repair, items salvaged for inclusion in a replica vessel built at Bristol, completed in 2013 
Remarks
Dunkirk evacuation trips (landings in 1940)
28 May, Ramsgate, 550
29 May, Ramsgate, 350
30 May, Margate, 450
31 May, Ramsgate, 391
2 June, Ramsgate,426
3 June, Ramsgate, 481
4 June, Ramsgate, 266
Total troops landed 2,914  
End year Fate / Status
2007  Dismantled  
Disposal Detail
2007 Dismantled with some parts placed in preservation storage
Parts used in new replica vessel built at Bristol in 2011-2013. 
 

 



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