A FERRY which operated from Portsmouth to Gosport for fifty years has arrived on the Thames after being acquired by a new owner.
The Portsmouth Queen left Portsmouth Harbour for the final time on February 29th and arrived on the Thames the following day.
The vessel, which will be known as the London Queen, initially moored at the Gravesend old town pier pontoon before moving to a boat yard yesterday.
Coincidentally, the Gravesend-Tilbury ferry Duchess M which operates from the pontoon is also an old Portsmouth-Gosport ferry, built as Vesta in the 1950s.
The Gosport Ferry operator sold the vessel, sister to the Gosport Queen, after investing in a new ferry called Harbour Spirit which entered service last year.
Photos of Portsmouth Queen at Gravesend