Archive for September 7, 2014

Tall Ships Festival (2)

Posted: September 7, 2014 in History, Ships
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Onto the main site at Greenwich waterfront.

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The Tolkien passes the O2 arena

The Tolkien passes the O2 arena

The Tolkien was built in East Germany as a motorised tug boat. After she became uneconomic to run she was purchased and refitted as a schooner in 1995

The Gallant passes Greenwich waterfront passing down-river

The Gallant passes Greenwich waterfront going up-river

The Gallant was launced in 1916 and served as a herring drifter. Eventually left to rot she was salvaged as part of a Dutch government scheme to provide employment for young people. Rebuilt by the Tall Ship Gallant Foundation she is a regular at Eurpean sailing events

Iris

Iris

Iris is another ship originally designed for herring fishing, she was launched in 1916 and in her first year brought 1683 barrels of herring back to the Netherlands mainly from the fishing grounds around the Shetland Islands. She was later used as a general trader and latterly as a cruise boat making trips to the North Cape.

Lady of  Avenel going upstream towards London

Lady of Avenel going upstream towards London