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HMS Argyll arrives in London

HMS Argyll arrives in London

HMS Argyll passed Wapping in the dark early hours this morning and travelled under Tower Bridge before taking a temporary berth next to HMS Belfast. HMS Argyll will stay in London until this Sunday 19th January, when the ship is scheduled to leave London and pass beneath Tower Bridge at 4.05pm and by Wapping shortly after just as the sun sets [...]

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The new crane at New Crane Wharf in Wapping

The new crane at New Crane Wharf in Wapping

Whilst visiting Rotherhithe today, we had to smile at the sight of a bright orange 100 foot NCK Andes crane helping to repair the side of New Crane Wharf, which itself boasts some of Wapping and the Docklands finest cranes and hoists [...]

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Gloriana passes Tower Bridge and arrives at HMS President for Lord Mayor’s Show 2013 – photos

At 9:25am last Saturday 9th November, QRB Gloriana and the Lord Mayor’s flotilla passed under Tower Bridge on the River Thames before arriving at HMS President in Wapping where the new Lord Mayor of London, Alderman Fiona Woolf disembarked [...]

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Superyacht Sea Owl parades under Tower Bridge

Superyacht Sea Owl parades under Tower Bridge

Superyacht Sea Owl passed Wapping and under Tower Bridge at midday today, 17th October and paraded in the Pool of London on the River Thames. The newly built superyacht Sea Owl is owned by American millionaire Robert Mercer who is one of the highest earning hedge fund managers [...]

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Ships’ Opera perform in front of Tower Bridge on the River Thames

Ships’ Opera perform in front of Tower Bridge on the River Thames

A fleet of historic vessels performed the main act of ’1513: A Ships Opera’ in front of Tower Bridge on the River Thames as part of the Thames Festival 2013 last night. Led by Lightship 95, the instruments of the Ships’ opera were wholly made up of traditional steam whistles, bells, horns, hooters, sirens and cannon fire [...]

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Catalina waterplane, FTI Berlin & canoe stunts – an interesting day on the River Thames for Wapping

Catalina waterplane, FTI Berlin & canoe stunts – an interesting day on the River Thames for Wapping

Yesterday saw some particularly interesting river traffic on the River Thames passing Wapping. It’s certainly not every day you get to see amphibious aircraft Catalina G-PBYA, the giant cruise ship FTI Berlin and a canoeist “performing” stunts [...]

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S. A. Agulhas leaves London for ‘The Coldest Journey’ with Sir Ranulph Fiennes

S. A. Agulhas leaves London for ‘The Coldest Journey’ with Sir Ranulph Fiennes

Tower Bridge lifted around 3.30pm yesterday, 6 December for S.A Agulhas after the expedition had been launched by the Prince of Wales. S.A. Agulhas will travel to Cape Town before beginning ‘The Coldest Journey”. Sir Ranulph Fiennes’ will lead five explorers across the Antarctic this winter, as the team attempt to conquer the last great [...]

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Gloriana on the River Thames for the 2012 Lord Mayor’s Show – photos

Gloriana on the River Thames for the 2012 Lord Mayor’s Show – photos

Royal Barge, Gloriana passed under Tower Bridge on her way to HMS President in Wapping for the 685th Lord Mayor’s Show yesterday, 10th November [...]

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HMS Middleton passes Wapping and Tower Bridge – photos

HMS Middleton passes Wapping and Tower Bridge – photos

HMS Middleton passed Wapping early this morning, before passing under Tower Bridge at 6:45am. Assisted by tug Christine, HMS Middleton was turned around outside the Tower of London before mooring next to HMS Belfast [...]

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MS Adeline dwarfs Wapping and Tower Bridge – in photos

MS Adeline dwarfs Wapping and Tower Bridge – in photos

Adeline of Luxembourg dwarfed Wapping as she cruised up the River Thames on her way to a christening ceremony next to HMS Belfast, reminding us of the area’s rich river history [...]

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HMS Sutherland passes and turns in Wapping

HMS Sutherland passes and turns in Wapping

HMS Sutherland passed under Tower Bridge at 9.40am yesterday, 22nd October and was tugged backwards down the River Thames before being turned around outside Free Trade Wharf in Wapping [...]

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