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JUBILEE PAGEANT : BOATS IN HISTORIC FLOTILLA ARE NAMED

 
 


   
 

Organisers of the Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant on June 3rd released full details of the vessels which will make up the flotilla.

This is their list in full:

THE AVENUE OF SAIL
Tall Ships & Square Riggers
Belem a beautifully restored three masted sail training ship. Golden Hinde a rare opportunity to see this replica vessel outside its dock. The original, sailed by Sir Francis Drake, circumnavigated the world in 1577. The Matthew of Bristol a faithful replica of a Tudor merchant sailing ship typical of those that would have traded on the Thames during Henry VII’s reign. Oosterschelde stunning Dutch tall ship built in 1918. Pelican of London a British Sail Training Vessel dedicated to offering life-changing experiences at sea to the Youth of Britain and the World. Royalist representing the Offshore Fleet of the Marine Society & Sea Cadets. Tenacious was designed and built to enable people of all physical abilities to sail side-by-side as equals.

Fishing & Cargo Boats
Boadicea an Oyster Smack, the oldest sailing boat still afloat in Europe. Dim Riv a half size replica of a Viking Longboat. She is travelling down to the Thames from the Shetland Islands. Daybreak one of only two fully rigged Humber Keels, a design which has its origins in medieval cargo ships. Endeavour a Leigh Cockler who is a Dunkirk Little Ship. Korneliske Ykes II a replica of one of the last eel barges. Until King George VI’s time, they used to moor at the so called Dutch Mooring near old Billingsgate Fishmarket. Obair Na Ghoal a replica of a traditional herring drifter, associated mainly with the Scottish Moray Firth coast. Pioneer the oldest remaining Deep Sea Fishing Vessel from UK waters. Primrose CK273 a Thames estuary smack. These smacks were the fastest and most elegant of the fishing fleet. Provident a Brixham sailing trawler. She is the oldest and largest surviving example of her time. At one time more than 3,000 such vessels were in commission.
 Thames Sailing Barges: Cygnet, Hydrogen, Lady Daphne, Cambria, May, Melissa, Victor, Will and Wyvenhoe.

Yachts
Amazon was present at Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee Royal Fleet Review. BlueBird a beautiful motor yacht built in 1938 for Malcolm Campbell. She is a Dunkirk Little Ship. Eilean another elegant Fife, famous for her part in Duran Duran’s video ‘Rio’. Flight of Ufford a modern classic built in Ipswich, an elegant example of British craftsmanship at its very best. Gipsy Moth IV achieved the fastest solo circumnavigation of the world in a small vessel in 1968. Mariquita the largest surviving pre-World War I British racing yacht from the Fife yard in Ayrshire. Moonspray the flag ship of the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust. Sheemaun a fine example of a 1930s Gentleman's Motor Yacht. Suhaili the first boat to ever to be sailed single handed non-stop around the world.

Tugs & Working Boats
Motor Tug Kent one of the best examples left of an early post steam war tug. Portwey the only twin screw, coal fired steam tug now active in the United Kingdom. TBC Royal Navy minehunter. TID 164 a diesel fueled steam engine, the largest class of tug ever built. Vic 56 and VIC 96 coastal steamers known as Victualling Inshore Craft built to supply the Navy during the Second World  War. Waverley the last sea-going paddle steamer in the world an important and now unique historic vessel.


MANPOWERED SECTION
Gloriana the Royal Rowbarge, is an 88-foot long gilded barge, which will lead the flotilla. It will be rowed by 18 oarsmen. Its design originates from that of Viking craft, and most closely resembles the boat used by the Lord Mayor of London in the early 1800s.
Shallop shallops in the 17th and 18th Centuries can be likened to a modern limousine and they could travel the distance from Hampton Court to Greenwich in approximately four hours. The Royal Shallop Jubilant is a replica of the eighteenth century barge on display in Somerset House in central London. Built by Mark Edwards at Richmond upon Thames it was presented to The Queen for her Golden Jubilee. The other shallops are Lady Mayoress from The Watermen's Company and The Royal Thamesis from The Drapers' Company.
Thames Watermen’s Cutter this class of racing cutter was introduced in 1994 at the initiative of The Great River Race and has proved to be a great success with City Livery Companies. The design can be adapted for the boat to serve as a barge for ceremonial occasions providing seating and weather protection for up to 5 passengers. There will be Cutters from AHOY Cutter 1, 2 and 3 from The AHOY Centre, Arthur Tisdall VC from HMS President, Belle Founder from Worshipful Company of Founders, Buccaneer from Trinity Boat Club, Centurion from PLA, Cito from Worshipful Company of Information Technologists, George Williams II from Scientific Instrument Makers, Gordon Hall from The Scientific Instrument Makers, Jim Holt from Company of Watermen and Lightermen, Lady Gillet from London Port Health Authority, Master Shipbroker from The Honourable Company of Master Mariners, Mellifera from Wax Chandlers Company, Paul Satow from The Salters' Company, Penelope, from Port of London Authority, Princess Nausicaa from The Worshipful Company of Launderers, St George, Thames Guardian from River Thames Society, The Alice Whittington from The Mercers' Company, The Barbers' Cutter from The Worshipful Company of Barbers, The Dove from The Worshipful Company of Tallow Chandlers, The Master Glazier from The Worshipful Company of Glaziers and Painters of Glass, The Royal Dolphin from The Fishmongers' Company, Trinity Tide from Corporation of Trinity House, Water Forgetmenot from The Company of Water Conservators.
Gig once famed for their heroic rescues and jobs in pilotage, gigs are now part of a rapidly expanding sport since they are speedy and seaworthy. ArryPaye (Pirates of Poole); Bien Trouve from Atlantic Challenge Scotland representing LL Moray; Fear Not (Devoran Pilot Gig Club); Ginette from (Tavy Gig Club), Isambard (Bristol Gig Club); Old Harry (Swanage Sea RC); Golden Gear (Helford River Gig Club); Integrite (a Bantry Bay Gig); Leander from Britannia Royal Naval College; Madog (Madoc RC); Marie Louise (4th Streatham Sea Scouts); Mermaid (Trinity House); Old Balliol (Gloucester RC); Old Harry (Swanage Sea RC); Pinnacle (Flushing & Mylor Pilot Gig Club); Proud Mary (Lower Thames RC); Shackleton One (Farringdon Mermaids); Sir Harry (Netley Sea Scouts); Spirit of Dunkirk (Lower Thames RC); St Michael's Mount State Barge possibly the oldest vessel in the world still afloat; Ginette (Tamar &Tavy Gig Club); The Cream of Cornwall (Cotehele Quay Gig Club); Torrent (Boscastle & Crackington Gig Club), Tristan (LL Dorset/Weymouth RC), Thames Scout (Wandsworth Youth River Club, 4th Streatham Sea Scouts); Tiger (London to Paris to London Rowing Challenges); Watch & Pray (Clevedon Pilot Gig Club).
Thames Skiff was made famous by Jerome K. Jerome’s Three Men in a Boat, and more recently the Three Men in a Boat on BBC television (Griff Rhys Jones, Dara O Briain and Rory McGrath ). There are skiffs from: Wraysbury Skiff & Punting Club, Sunbury Skiff & Punting Club, Wargrave BC, The Skiff Club, Pangbourne Water Rats, Lower Thames RC, Cygnus Alor, Sons of the Thames RC, Athena, Stornoway RC, Hiawatha, Judiciary of England and Wales, Dittons Skiff and Punting Club, Norfolk Skiff Club, Thames Traditional Boat Society, Stour Sailing Club, Deeside Scullers RC, Titchmarsh Rowers, Ullapool Coastal RC, Langstone Cutters RC, City Livery YC, Rosalind and Fuut from the Swan Marker to Her Majesty The Queen, Eyemouth Community Rowing Project, Easy Virtue, Marjorie, Vesta Rowing Club, Clare from Worshipful Company Of Vintners, The Skiff Club,
Ditton Skiff and Punting Club, Bilbo, St Helena, Langstone Cutters RC; Willow from Bawdsey Haven YC and Dingleberry.
 Other types of boat include Currachs Falmouth 350 and Breanndan; The Blue Launch from Historical Maritime Society; American Whaleboat Molly; Assault Boat Edward from the Swan Uppers of the Dyers Company; Atlantic Rowing Boat The Guardian; Atlantic Rowing Boat Spirit rowed the Atlantic in 2005; Celtic Longboat Octuple from Henley RC; Cunnigar Stinger from Llangwm Longboat RC, Afon Ddyfi from Aberdyfi RC; Orca from Neyland YC, One On from New Quay Long Boat RC; Clinkers Swiftsure 1 from Picton Clinker BC and George from the Glasgow Humane Society; Gondolas Peter Holmes, Marisa Cristiano, Francesco Querini, Settemari, Nicolotta is the flagship of the Venetian boat fleet in the UK arranged as a ceremonial vessel called a balotina; Robin Hood Invasion Boat from the Honourable Artillery Company; Jolly Boat Jubliee Gal from Trinity Buoy Wharf BC; Celtic Longboat Fleetwing; Lifeboats from 14th Richmond Scout BC and Whitby Historic Lifeboat Trust; Long Keel Rowing Boat Wossname from The Farmers Club; Pembrokeshire Longboats Glas-y-dorlan; Rowing Boat from Edmonton Sea Cadets, Shackleton with New Zealand Youth; South Australian Surfing Dory from Australian High Commission; Rose in June from Thames Wherry Trust; Trow The Hereford Bull from Hereford Diamond Jubilee Trust; Viking Longship The Bear from Regia Anglorum; Yoal Ska'lava'gr from Kingston Grammar School Veterans BC; Yorkshire Coble Jack Charlton.
Dragon Boat dragon boat races and festivals are now found world-wide and the boats are usually rigged with colourful and decorative Chinese dragon heads and tails. The following groups are involved; Bristol Empire Dragons, Coolrunnings Dragonboat Team, Abreast In A Boat (breast cancer survivors), Henley Dragon BC, Hurricanes Dragon BC, Kingston Royals Dragon BC, Paddlers for Life (group of people who have been diagnosed with and treated for breast cancer), Pershore Phoenix Dragon BC, Raging Dragons, Thames Dragon BC, Typhoon Dragon Boat Club, Worcester Busters (breast cancer survivors), Wraysbury Dragons.
Explore Rowing Boats - Explore Rowing was launched in 2010 by British Rowing and aims to have 10,000 more people rowing once a week by 2013. There are vessels from: Putney Town Rowing Club, Twickenham Rowing Club, Leicester Rowing Club, Weyfarers Rowing Club.
Kayaks there are 80 sea kayaks in this group representing: Adventure Dolphin, BattleBack, Black Water Valley Club, Canalside Activity Centre, Canoe England, Castle Canoe Club, Chelsea Kayak Club, Cremorne Riverside Centre, EDF Energy, Falcon Canoe Club, GLL, Hastings and District Canoe Club, John Ray Field Station, Just for the Challenge, Leaside Canoe Club, Lowestoft Scouts & The Ashley School Academy Trust, Maidstone Canoe Club, Member of PDCC, Phoenix Canoe Club, Sea Cadet Corps, Shadwell Basin Outdoor Activity Centre, South East Kayakers, Tower Hamlets Canoe Club, University of California San Francisco, Westminster Boating Base. And many private individuals.

ROYAL PARTY
Spirit of Chartwell the Royal Barge.
Royal Barge, Escort Boat No1 & No2 vessels from the former Royal Yacht Britannia presented as if they were on Royal Duty manned by Royal Yachtsmen in their ceremonial uniforms.
Trinity House No 1 Boat The Elder Brethren of Trinity House exercise their long standing tradition of proceeding The Reigning Monarch when at sea in territorial waters. This tradition is rooted in Trinity House's obligation to provide Pilotage as stated in the original 1514 Charter. She is crewed by uniformed Trinity House personnel with 3 or 4 Elder Brethren embarked uniformed in full frock coat and swords.
Connaught will accommodate Garter King of Arms and the English Officers of Arms in Ordinary, English Officers of Arms Extraordinary; Wales Herald of Arms Extraordinary; Scottish Officers of Arms in Ordinary; Scottish Officers of Arms Extraordinary; Canadian Heralds.
Havengore the Port of London’s main launch from her commissioning in February 1956 till her disposal in the early ‘90’s. Her greatest moment came when she had the honour to bear the coffin of Sir Winston Churchill on his last journey by water at the culmination of his State Funeral on 30th January 1965. On that day Havengore carried Sir Winston up the River Thames from Tower Pier to Festival Pier, watched live by many hundreds of thousands of Londoners from both banks of the river and from the bridges under which she passed. Additionally and at the very dawning of the age of satellite broadcasting, this journey was transmitted live by both the BBC and Independent Television to a worldwide TV audience estimated at some 350 million people, or 1 in 10 of the then world’s population. Richard Dimbleby, the doyen of all British TV commentators, in his last ever State broadcast, ended his segment of commentary with the following words: "And so Havengore sails into history – not even the Golden Hinde has borne so great a man”.
Trinity 500s from Marine Society & Sea Cadets.
 Naval vessels: Dartmouth Picket Boats, P2000s and RIBs.
 Guest vessels: Elizabethan, Henley, Interceptor, Mercia, Mercuria, Nuneham, Royal Nore, Sapele, Sarpedon, Silver Darling, Streatley.


HISTORIC VESSELS
Dunkirk Little Ships
 The Association of Dunkirk Little Ships, ADLS, was born in the mid 60s after the first organised return to Dunkirk in 1965. This was the result of a letter to the Times by the late Raymond Baxter. It has since gone on to become a very respected and exclusive yacht club. Exclusive solely on the fact that you can only join if your boat was at Dunkirk at the end of May and beginning of June 1940. This was Operation Dynamo which resulted in 385,000 British, French and Belgium troops being evacuated from the beaches of Dunkirk: Aberdonia, Amazone, Anne, Aureol, Bluebird of Chelsea, commissioned and built for Sir Malcolm Campbell, Breda used as MS Polotska in the cult TV series 'The Prisoner', Brown Owl, Chumley, whose original owner was the famous comedian Tommy Trinder, Devon Belle, Elvin, Fedalma 11, Ferry Nymph, Gainsborough Trader, Gay Venture, Gentle Ladye a founder member of The Association Of Dunkirk Little Ships, Hilfranor, Janthea, Lady Gay, Lady Isabelle, Latona, Lazy Days, L'Orage, Lurline of Ipswich, Mada, Maid Marion PZ61, Mary Jane, Mimosa, MTB102 which carried Churchill and Eisenhower on 3rd June 1944 to view the D Day fleet, New Britannic the ship that saved the most lives – 3,000 - at Operation Dynamo, Nyula, Papillon, Riis 1 official representative of Hertfordshire, Ryegate II, Silver Queen, Southern Queen, Thamesa, Tom Tit, Wairakei II, Wanda, Wayfarer, Wendy Ken, White Marlin.

Forces Vessels
441 the only Air Sea Rescue vessel of its size still afloat. She was stationed at Sheerness on D-Day and patrolled the Thames Estuary. 1502 Air Force Rescue Launch. Cailliach a unique historic RAF Pinnace. HSL 102 a 100-Class High Speed launch, which was used by the RAF to rescue World War 2 airmen from the seas. The launches operated from various bases around the coast of Britain and saved more than 13,000 lives during the course of the war. Lindsey 2111 was designed during World War Two to provide a floating workshop and refuelling tender for RAF Sunderland and Catalina flying boats.
Amiens RASC was the last seaworthy example of 14 Battlefield Class High Speed Target Towing Launches built for wartime operation by the Royal Army Service Corp. Peggotty a much admired ex RASC harbour launch now based in Benfleet Essex. RASCV Humber the last wooden vessel in service with the Army. She spent most of her service life in Singapore and Hong Kong and was used as water transport for visiting dignitaries, entertainers and high ranking Officers at the time of the Korean War.
Atta Boy the Captain’s launch on HMS Royalist and was aboard during the Battle of Jutland in 1916. CMB 9 Knock a Naval Torpedo Boat, the only one of its type left in existence. Collie an ex-Royal Navy fire boat. Gerfalcon a Naval motor patrol boat. Medusa a Naval Harbour Defence launch and representative of the Lord Lieutenant of Hampshire. She was the first vessel into Amsterdam at the end of the war. Royal Naval Steam Cutter No. 438 the last remaining working naval cutter from the Victorian era built in the year of Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee. Steam Pinnace 199 last fully functioning Naval Steam Pinnace.

Lifeboats
Bernard Matthews 2 the only independent lifeboat in UK. Cathia a lifeboat with a post war motor cruiser conversion typical of that period of austerity where if you wanted something you had to build it yourself. Howard D the first motorised lifeboat in Jersey. Iris O Faith operated in the most northerly lifeboat station in Shetlands between 1961 and 1986. James Stevens No.14 the only Norfolk & Suffolk class lifeboat afloat in the world today and is the world's oldest motor lifeboat. Lady of Mann a lifeboat rescued from the 'Lady of Mann' when she was broken up in 1971. A representative vessel from the Isle of Man. Mary Gabriel one of the last wooden-hulled double-ended lifeboats built by the RNLI. RNLB Diamond Jubilee in the 60 years of Her Majesty’s reign RNLI lifeboats have rescued over 177,000 people and saved more than 56,300 lives. The RNLI depends almost entirely on voluntary donations. Sabre a Maritime Volunteer Service RIB. The Chieftain an ex-RNLI Liverpool-class lifeboat built in 1948.

 

Launches & Cruisers
Bluemoon will be travelling by water over 400 miles for event and will be carrying young people from Lisburn Sea Cadets. Broad Ambition she was the first of class Star Supreme formerly in Norfolk Broads Hire Fleet industry. Canary Wharf 4 this launch is the official representative for The Greater London Lieutenancy. Christobel an Edwardian style launch built in 1911. Daphne a racing launch. Em a very rare classic Thames Gentleman’s launch. Built in 1897.
Gratitude WY 97 this cabin cruiser is the official representative of the County of North Yorkshire. Islay a motor launch designed and built by the world famous Camper & Nicholson firm in 1922 who have built yachts for the royal family. John Kay a 1963 Sealion 42 built on the Thames by Meakes of Marlow. Jolly Brit formerly the 'jolly boat' off of the former Royal Yacht Britannia. Knight Errant the largest Thames slipper stern in the world. La Chemme a Starcraft Motor Cruiser built at Chertsey, an iconic wooden cruiser typifying motor boating on the River Thames in the 1950s and 1960s. Lady Aileen a London Port Health Authority launch who cover the tidal Thames from Teddington Lock to the Estuary. Lady Bea a Starcraft with diesel driven electric engines. Lady Evelyn 11 the sole survivor of her class built at Johnson Son and Jago at Leigh on Sea in Essex. Lady Genevieve a beaver stern Gentleman’s Day Launch. Lady Valletta a Starcraft representing LL Roxburgh. Leopardess official representative of Guernsey. Lucy Ann 1955 wooden cruiser built in Ely. Nenemoosha classic motor-yacht built by Dutch yard, Van Lent in steel. New Venture an iconic mid twentieth century Thames river cruiser. Norman le Brocq a motor cruiser, official representatives of the Island of Jersey. Panache official representative of the Lord Lieutenant of Wales. Pommery a Motor Yacht carrying the Lord Lieutenants of Wales. Red Rose a fabulous example of a Thames built sea going launch. She is official representative of the Lord Lieutenant of Cornwall. St George motor launch representing the Lord Lieutenant of Leicestershire. St Joan a splendid example of a Fast Coastal Cruiser. She was requisitioned in 1940 and was based at RAF Valley Anglesea to operate as an Air Sea Rescue Launch. Star of Killarney a classic gentleman's motor yacht. Zephyr a motor launch.

Modern Boats
Accomplise More a jaw-dropping, wave-piercing design built to win the record for a round the world circumnavigation. Griffon 2000TD the hovercraft a versatile and distinctly British invention. Molly Ban her designer Nigel Irens, designed the trimaran used by Ellen MacArthur to break the world record for solo circumnavigation in 2005. Reclaim, Recovery, Redoubt, Resolve & Resource five modern tugs from Cory Environmental, the oldest and largest lighterage company on the River Thames operating a fleet of modern tugs and with a history reaching back as far as the mid 1800s. The Princess Royal a specialist research vessel designed owned and operated by the School of Marine Technology at Newcastle University. Official representative of the County and the Lieutenancy of Northumberland.
River Police Boats
Blue Light was in service with the Thames Division of the Metropolitan Police from 1951 to 1963. London Olympic this Supervision Launch escorted Havengore at Chruchill’s funeral procession in 1965. Off Duty an ex Metropolitan Police duty boat. Priority an ex-police launch, official representative of the County of Inverness-shire.

Speedboats
Bibi a classic Riva speedboat of the 1960s. Brigadoon a British power boat built by Fairey Marine some of these were employed as Captains launches on British Destroyers. Dawn Huntress a Fairey Marine speedboat. Fixator dating from 1902, she is believed to be the oldest speedboat left in Europe.

Steamers
Alaska the oldest working passenger vessel on the Thames. Kariat a steam launch built in East Cowes. Official representative of the Lord Lieutenant of the Isle of Wight. Surta a distinctive working steam launch. Ursula a typical turn of the century steam launch.

Tugs
Barking was a working tug based on the Thames at Beckton for the Gas Light and Coke Co until 1970. COB a tug built in 1911, the oldest seagoing vessel built at Smiths Dock in Middlesbrough. Kennet built for the Thames Conservancy. MSC 1 a historic Bantam canal tug built at Brentford. Steam Tug Brent which was the last PLA steam vessel to work within the enclosed London Dock system. She pulled the fireworks barges on the Thames for the Queens Coronation in 1953. Wheldale a Yorkshire ' tom pudding' tug that dragged coal from South and West Yorkshire along the Aire and Calder Navigation to Goole Docks. White Heather the only surviving narrow beam London Canal Tug.

Working & Other Boats
Amaryllis 50ft Umpire’s Launch built specifically to follow the rowing races at Henley Royal Regatta. Barnabus a historic Cornish fishing vessel. Biscoe Kid a tender to the Antarctic Survey ship John Biscoe in the 1970s. She represents the Lord Lieutenant of Berwickshire. Colne 1923 a very beautiful Ex-Thames Authority working boat. Gaiety a passenger boat built 1887 still with its original hull. Kingfisher the Inspection Launch for the Directors of the Grand Junction Canal Co. Minden an ex German river fire boat. Queen of the Lake a passenger boat which normally operates on Lake Windermere. Sabrina a steam powered canal inspection launch built in the 1870s carrying the representatives from Gloucestershire. Spider T a 1926 Lincolnshire 1926 cargo vessel) Stork built in 1926, she did service in HM Customs and Excise based on the Thames at St Katharine Docks. Viking Saga a passenger boat operating in Maldon and adjoining rivers. Walking Boat this vessel is an artwork and probably the only entrant capable of walking up the beach.

THE LEISURE SECTION
The Tupperware Navy the sixty boats included in this squadron illustrate the types of boats used to cruise inland, in tidal and coastal waters and further afield to Europe. Absolute Zero (TMYC), Agnes J (Gravesend SC), Annie, Arundel Girl, Barbara, Barbarina K (ATYC), Breezing In (TMYC), Canary Wharf 4, Conway Star (TMYC), Dandy Regent (ATYC), Dorset Dunlin (Thames Vintage BC), Eagle Dream (SSAFA Forces Help), Elaina, Elsie Alice (RYA Thames Valley), Emily E (LL South Yorkshire), Happy Hours (Harleyford MYC), Hertford, Hestia (UTMYC), Hola Guapa, Humming Bird (HYC), Jolly Rotter II (TMYC), Jubilata (Duchy of Lancaster), Knot Arf (TMYC), K-Ser-A (TMYC), Larnaca (Greenwich YC), Liberty (Hurlingham YC), Lighter Moments (Worshipful Company of Lightmongers), Lucy Lockett V (LL Oxfordshire), MV Gazelle (Watermen's Company), Mastercraft (Waterski & Wakeboard Club), Melodie, Mustard (Army Sailing Assn), My Harmony (Royal Air Force Sailing Assn), Omega V (NATC), Quackers Too (City Livery YC), Rosel (Richmond YC), Rubicon (Thames MYC), Scoop, Sea Symphony (Penton Hook YC), Siku Kuu (Dutch Boat Owners Club), Spirit of Avalon (Royal Naval Volunteer YC), Suero VII (LL Norfolk), TL Sea (Motor Boat Monthly), Thames Fueller (Worshipful Company of Fuellers), Thames Shipwright (Worshipful Company of Shipwrights), The Diplomat, Tigin na Mara (Worshipful Company of Painter Stainers), TBA (LL Devon), Vixen (British Sub Aqua Club), Wally Goldsmith (Rutland Sailability), Warspite (London Nautical School), Wetwheels, Wight Spirit.
Narrow Boats there are forty narrow boats in this group: Arthur Dent (St Pancras CC), Barely A-wake (Worshipful Company of Innholders), Beatty (LL Merseyside), Blackjack, Bream (National Historic Ships), Centenary (LL Warwickshire), Doris Katia (St Pancras CC), Dragonfly, (St Pancras CC), Fulbourne (CCBG ), Galatea V (St Pancras CC), Gort, Hazellnut (Byfleet BC), Helix (London CC), Ketura (St Pancras CC), Leo No 2 (Byfleet BC), Lord Toulouse (LL Worcestershire), Lotus No 10 (SPCC), Madam (RYA), Marie Celeste (LL Lancashire), Mey Be Knot, Morpheus (London Studio Orchestra), Mountbatten Crusader (St John Ambulance Northamptonshire), Mr David (Towpath Talk Newspaper), Oh Be Joyful (LL Cheshire), Orlando (Thames Scout CC), Pied Piper (Northampton and Wellingborough Sea Cadets), Pirate Prince, President (LL Staffordshire), Quercus (Inland Waterways Assn), Scholar Gypsy, Shropshire Lad (LL Shropshire), Southern Cross, Stort Challenger (Canal Boat Project), Swingbridge 2 (Surrey Care Trust), Tarporley (Camden Canals and Narrowboat Assocn), Waterscape (British Waterways)
Dutch Barges with a few exceptions all twenty Dutch Barges provide homes to their owners here in the UK: Actief, Alberdina, Amethyst Atoll, Angell Hardy ll, Angelus, Grietje, Izambard, Lady Phantasie, Libertijn of Alphen, Maxime, Neeltje, Noelle, Pescalune, Petra, Sabrina of London, Sobriety, Sudersee, The Princess Matilda, The River Princess.

THE FIREBOATS
Gloucestershire Marine Rescue 1 an inshore rescue boat and land search organisation covering the Severn Estuary and surrounding area. Merseyside Marine Rescue 1 a heavy duty high speed rigid inflatable boat. The Fire Flash the latest in a long line of fire boats on the Thames. The Fire Hawk 1970s vessel recently restored in Falmouth in Cornwall.

PASSENGER BOATS
Jeff ,Richmond Royale, Kingwood, Clifton Castle, Queen Elizabeth, Cockney Sparrow, Viscount, New Southern Belle, Yarmouth Belle, Hurlingham, Viscountess, Old London, Royal Princess, Tideway, Hollywood, Mayflower Garden, Henley, Golden Flame, Duck Tours
London Rib Voyages, Thames Rib Experience, Aurora Clipper, Cyclone Clipper, Hurricane Clipper, Meteor, Monsoon Clipper, Moon Clipper, Sky Clipper, Star Clipper, Storm Clipper, Sun Clipper, Tornado Clipper, Typhoon Clipper
City Delta, City Gamma, Golden Salamander, Golden Jubilee, London Belle, Thames Princess, London Rose, Suerita, Chay Blythe, Avontuur VI, King Edward, Millennium City, Mercedes, Millennium of London, Eltham, New Millennium, Thames Swift, Erasmus, Silver Barracuda, Millennium Dawn, Millennium of Peace, Millennium Time, Princess Rose, Golden Star, Naticia, Golden Sunrise, Salient, Princess Pocahontas, Sarah Kathleen, William B, Dutch Master, Pride of London, Silver Sturgeon, Kingswear Castle.

Pageant Composition (approximate numbers)
700 = Flotilla
100 = Avenue of Sail & Other Moored Vessels
200 = Work, Safety & Marshalling Vessels
LL – Lord Lieutenant
CC –Cruise Club
BC – Boat Club
YC – Yacht Club


Story dated January 18th 2012

     
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