EAW007280 ENGLAND (1947). The Royal Eagle Paddle Steamer on the River Thames, Silvertown, 1947

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Details

Title [EAW007280] The Royal Eagle Paddle Steamer on the River Thames, Silvertown, 1947
Reference EAW007280
Date 24-June-1947
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Place name SILVERTOWN
Parish
District
Country ENGLAND
Easting / Northing 540157, 179745
Longitude / Latitude 0.019415393266397, 51.498760493988
National Grid Reference TQ402797

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Paddle Steamer Royal Eagle. Built 1932 by Cammell Laird Birkenhead for General Steam Navigation Co. Ltd. Length 292.1 ft Beam 36.7 ft Launched with a bottle of whisky. Sailed on the London (Tower Bridge), Southend, Margate & Ramsgate service. 2000 passengers on four decks with dining saloons to seat 310. Requisitioned in WW2 as an anti aircraft vessel in the River Thames. (HMS Royal Eagle) Made three trips to Dunkirk, saving 2657 men 1950 ran between London and Clacton. Scrapped in 1953

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