New permanent home for Gloriana proposed at Twickenham

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A NEW permanent home on the river for the Queen’s Row Barge GLORIANA has been proposed. The vessel was commissioned by former P&O boss and former National Maritime Museum Chairman, Lord Sterling, and launched in 2012 in time for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. Following her starring role in the Thames River Pageant of 2012, she has proven to be a …

Bugsby saved: historic river name to stay

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THE PORT of London Authority has announced it will not be proceeding with plans to rename a stretch of the river. It had planned to change the name Bugsby’s Reach – the stretch down the eastern side of the Greenwich Peninsula – to Watermen’s Reach, in honour of the 500th anniversary of an Act of Parliament regulating watermen, wherrymen and …

Iconic cupola returned to Tilbury’s cruise terminal

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THE HISTORIC cupola from Tilbury’s cruise terminal has been returned to the top of the local landmark building. The ornate dome structure was taken down towards the end of 2013 as part of a £250,000 restoration project. The cupola has been in place since 1929 and its restoration is being funded by the Port of Tilbury. Jonathan Catton, Thurrock’s Heritage and …

HMS Montrose pictured passing Gravesend

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THE TYPE-23 frigate HMS MONTROSE left London on Tuesday after a five day visit came to an end. The Duke class frigate had been moored at West India Dock, arriving in London on the tide after HMS Bulwark and leaving on the tide after her departure. It was the first time that MONTROSE has been in to London in her …

HMS Montrose makes first visit to London

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THE TYPE-23 frigate HMS MONTROSE (F236) is at West India Dock for her first ever visit to London. The Duke-class vessel arrived at about 3am on Thursday morning. Although not open to the public on this visit, a number of engagements have been held on board involving youth groups, schools and the local community. A fundraising event on board in …

HMS Bulwark visits London

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HMS BULWARK L15 arrived in London yesterday lunchtime for a visit to help mark the 350th anniversary of the Royal Marines. The flagship of the Royal Navy reached Greenwich at about 1pm at moored at Greenwich Shipping Tier. The Albion-class vessel will be open to the public this weekend, although tickets for this are all gone. She will be hosting …