Sailing training ship Esmeralda arrives in London

Rob PowellTall Ships

THE CHILEAN navy’s sail training tall ship Esmeralda arrived in London earlier this week. The four-masted barquentine made her way up the river on Wednesday morning after spending the previous evening moored near Southend. 113-metres in length and constructed in the late 1940s with a steel hull, Esmeralda was met on her arrival in the capital by dark cloudy skies and …

Sailing barges race in 2015 Thames Match

Rob PowellSailing Barges

TRADITIONAL sailing barges took to the river on Saturday morning (22nd) for the Thames Sailing Barge Match 2015. Ten barges took part in the event on a beautiful sunny day on the river, delighting onlookers on shore and on spectator boats. The event traces its history back to 1863 and saw the iconic barges race from Mucking down to Southend …

Silver Cloud pictured passing Gravesend and Greenwich

Rob PowellCruise Ships

CRUISE ship Silver Cloud arrived in London yesterday afternoon for the last of her four visits to the capital this year. The 157-metre long ship passed under Tower Bridge at 5pm and will remain alongside HMS Belfast until the early house of Wednesday morning. OnTheThames.net captured photographs of the vessel passing Gravesend in Kent and Greenwich in London. Photos of …

Intrepid Elk pictured at Tower Bridge

Staff WriterSailing

CATAMARAN Intrepid Elk paid a visit to London in July and is pictured below as she departed the capital. The Outremer catamaran 51, which takes her name from her owners Robert and Revle Elk, had been moored in St Katherine Docks for her stay in London. After dropping a passenger off at Queenborough, the Intrepid Elk continued on to Holland …

HMS Edinburgh leaves Portsmouth to be scrapped

Staff WriterNavy

HMS EDINBURGH has started the journey under tow from Portsmouth to her final destination in Turkey. Once there, the Type 42 destroyer known as the Fortress of the Sea will be broken up for scrap. Some of the former sailors who served on the 141-metre long ship were there to see her leave Portsmouth for the last time today. She …

Gallery: Ocean Majesty arriving in London

Rob PowellCruise Ships

CRUISE ship Ocean Majesty sailed in to the capital in glorious evening sunshine today. The 1966-built vessel moored alongside HMS Belfast just after 8pm and will remain there until tomorrow evening. OnTheThames.net captured the 135-metre long ship, originally built as the ferry Juan March, at the Thames Barrier where she was met by Svitzer tugs Cecilia and Mercia who carried …