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Name Official number Flag IMO
MEDWAY QUEEN  148361  GBR   
Year built Date launched Date completed
1924  23/04/1924   
Vessel type Vessel description
Passenger Excursion  Steel Paddle Steamer 1 Mast 
Builder Yard Yard no
Ailsa Shipbuilding Co. Ltd., 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
Paddle steamer. C2cyl. (21,48 - 48)in. 76RHp 13-15 knots 

First owner First port of register Registration date
New Medway Steam Packet Co. Ltd. - S.J.Shippick, Rochester  Rochester   
Other names
HMS MEDWAY QUEEN 
Subsequent owner and registration history
09/1939 - 01.1946 Admiralty requisition - minesweeper
1964 sold for conversion to floating restaurant
08/1965 Van Heyghen Freres (for breaking)
1987 Medway Queen Preservation Society 
Vessel history
Excursion steamer on Thames and Medway Estuaries.
Made Seven trips to Dunkirk evacuating troops.
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 
Remarks
 
End year Fate / Status
2007  Dismantled  
Disposal Detail
2007 Dismantled with some parts placed in preservation storage.
N.B. New vessel of same name built at Bristol in 2011-2013. 
 

 



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