Gainsborough Trader previously M.F.H. (Master of Foxhounds)

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)

Gainsborough Trader previously M.F.H. (Master of Foxhounds)

Boat Specification
Boat Name: 
Gainsborough Trader previously M.F.H. (Master of Foxhounds)
Boat Type: 
Humber Keel
Boat Length: 
21.64M
Boat Beam: 
4.96M
Boat Draft: 
1.5M
Boat Displacement: 
48.16 tons
Boat Engine: 
Kelvin 4 cyl Diesel
Boat Construction: 
Steel
Boat Builder: 
Richard Dunston Ltd
Boat Year: 
1931
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Built in 1931 as a flour barge and originally named the Gainsborough Trader, MFH moved from the Humber to the Thames when Pickfords bought her as a lighter for their Port of London operation. She was the first steel Humber Keel to have a motor as well as her sails and still retains her original Kelvin diesel engine, known as 'Harriet'. (Previously these vessels were either sailing barges or steam powered). She is mentioned in a book called 'Humber Keels and Keelsmen' by Fred Schofield, which describes life on the Humber in the last 100 years.

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