300th anniversary Doggett’s Coat and Badge race to take place

Rob PowellEvents

The annual Doggett’s Coat & Badge race will take place on the Thames tomorrow (Saturday). This year’s event, which sees young watermen row from London Bridge to Cadogan Pier, Chelsea, will mark the race’s 300th anniversary. The race will start at 11.30 and should be completed in about half an hour. Competitors this year are Louis Pettipher, Charlie Maynard, Dominic …

Photos of Silver Cloud passing Greenwich

Rob PowellCruise Ships

Cruise ship Silver Cloud arrived in London yesterday afternoon for a short visit. The 157-metre long vessel went through Tower Bridge at 5pm to moor alongside HMS Belfast until the early hours of Monday morning. The 22 year old ship was making her second visit to London this year and was captured in the pictures below passing maritime Greenwich. Silver …

Portwey steams past London landmarks

Rob PowellHeritage vessels

Heritage steam tug Portwey delighted onlookers today as she took to the river with passengers on board. The 1920s built vessel is doing three days of scenic Thames trips, taking passengers from Masthouse Pier up to Tower Bridge, then back down to the Thames Barrier before turning to Masthouse. The beautiful tug, built by Harland and Wolff on the Clyde, …

HMS St Albans in London for 8 day visit

Staff WriterNavy

HMS ST ALBANS came up the Thames yesterday in the afternoon sun for an eight day visit to London. The Type-23 vessel is returning to the capital just eight months since her last visit when she moored alongside HMS Belfast. For this visit, St Albans is moored in West India Dock and there’s a chance to look around the ship …