The King

The King

The King

The King

Boat Specification
Boat Name: 
The King
Boat Type: 
Thames Passenger Launch
Boat Length: 
81ft
Boat Beam: 
14ft 6ins
Boat Draft: 
5ft 5ins
Boat Displacement: 
40.80 tons
Boat Engine: 
Thornycroft 75 Diesel
Boat Construction: 
Teak on oak
Boat Builder: 
H. Tagg, East Molesey
Boat Year: 
1902
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A year after Queen Victoria died in 1902 the bearded, pleasure loving Prince Edward, Prince of Wales was crowned King Edward VII. As one of the many ways of celebrating this, the end of the 'Victorian Age', Harry Tagg of East Molesey on the river Thames, built an 81ft Hurlingham-style passenger steam-boat, not in iron and steel, but in teak. She was christened The King and became sister ship to The Windsor, owned by Thames Launches Ltd, of Eel Pie Island, Twickenham.

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