Princess Freda

Princess Freda

Boat Specification
Boat Name: 
Princess Freda
Boat Type: 
Thames Passenger Vessel
Boat Length: 
63ft
Boat Beam: 
13ft
Boat Draft: 
3ft 9ins
Boat Displacement: 
38 tons
Boat Engine: 
Leyland/Thornycroft 402
Boat Construction: 
Steel
Boat Builder: 
Letchers, Cowes, IoW
Boat Year: 
1926
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Any day you care to go to Westminster Pier, a hundred yards downstream from the Houses of Parliament along the river Thames, you can take a ride up to Kew on the Princess Freda, one of the prettiest passenger vessels that went to Dunkirk. In passing, you'll get a fine view of members of both Houses on the terrace overlooking the river.

Princess Freda was built in 1926 by T.C. Letcher on the Isle of Wight for Whatfords who had operated river boats on the Thames since before the turn of the century - but theirs were smaller than the rival steamers.

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