Gloriana bound for St Katharine Docks after winter storage

Rob PowellHeritage vessels, News

THE QUEEN’s row barge Gloriana has re-entered the Thames after her period of winter storage at the Port of London Authority’s facility at Denton Wharf, Gravesend. She was lowered in to the Thames by the PLA’s 70-tonne capacity boat-lift shortly before midday and then towed up river to St Katharine Docks by the CPBS-owned tug, Mad Dog. The beautiful 29-metre-long vessel will …

No Gloriana but show goes on for Lord Mayor’s Thames flotilla

Staff WriterEvents, Rowing

ON a grey, wet Saturday morning last weekend, Lord Mayor’s Day began with a Golden Sunrise on the Thames. New Lord Mayor Jeffrey Mountevans boarded the CPBS party boat vessel Golden Sunrise after bad weather conditions put paid to the Queen’s row barge Gloriana playing her usual role in the Thames flotilla. Strong winds on the preceding day meant it had not been …

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 …

Bulwark landing craft shown off at St Katharine Docks

Rob PowellNavy

A LANDING Craft Utility vessel from HMS BULWARK was open to the public at St Katherine Docks over the weekend. Albion-class BULWARK, currently moored at Greenwich, can carry four large MK10 LCUs in her well deck and four smaller MK5s on her sides. It was one of the MK10 landing craft that disembarked BULWARK and continued further up river to …