Brown Owl previously Wairakei

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)

Wairakei now Brown Owl

Boat Specification
Boat Name: 
Brown Owl previously Wairakei
Boat Type: 
Motor Yacht
Boat Length: 
Boat Beam: 
10ft 8ins
Boat Draft: 
4ft 6ins
Boat Displacement: 
20 grt
Boat Engine: 
2 x Lister-Petter Alpha 40hp Diesels
Boat Construction: 
Pitch pine on oak
Boat Builder: 
J A Silver, Rosneath
Boat Year: 

Brown Owl is a 42ft. ketch-rigged, twin screw motor sailer built by James Silver at Rosneath, on the Clyde in Scotland in 1928. She was a John Bain design, being a handsome boat with a cruiser stern and comfortably fitted out for cruising. She was named Brown Owl on launching and was first of the class named after her and built by the Silver Yard between 1928 and the War. This was a popular design costing ?1,650 new, which was not cheap in 1928.

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