BLUE BIRD of 1938 previously Bluebird II

Annual Commemorative Cruise incorporating the Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant - 2012

The 2012 Commemorative Cruise will be held in London, in West India Dock to coincide with the Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant. The Pageant to be held at high water on the afternoon of Sunday 3 June 2012 and the event will see up to a thousand boats muster on the River Thames in preparation for Her Majesty The Queen to lead the Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant. The Pageant celebrates Her Majesty's sixty years of service by magnificently bringing the Thames to life.
Little Ships will assemble in Barnes reach prior to the event.

1. June 2012 (All day) - 5. June 2012 (All day)

BLUE BIRD of 1938 previously Bluebird II

Boat Specification
Boat Name: 
BLUE BIRD of 1938 previously Bluebird II
Boat Type: 
Motor Yacht
Boat Length: 
107ft
Boat Beam: 
20ft
Boat Draft: 
9ft 10ins
Boat Displacement: 
175 tons
Boat Engine: 
2 x Baudoin DP12 400hp Diesels
Boat Construction: 
Steel
Boat Builder: 
Goole Shipbuilding Co Ltd
Boat Year: 
1938
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The last of the three yachts owned by Sir Malcolm Campbell, holder of the world land and water speed records before the war, was Blue Bird II. His previous two boats, also called Blue Bird, - as were his record breaking cars and power-boats - were the 29-tonner, now called CHICO and the 16-tonner Bluebird of Chelsea, both on this website. All three, as it happened, went to Dunkirk in 1940.

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