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Medway Queen.

Post by vanguard » Sat Jul 30, 2011 7:24 pm

Open to the public. How much of original ship remains.
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Re: Medway Queen.

Post by yorkieman » Sat Jul 30, 2011 7:53 pm

I thought NOTHING remained useable from her hull and this is in effect a 'replica' or 'replacement' of her?
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Re: Medway Queen.

Post by E28 » Sat Jul 30, 2011 10:16 pm

This remains one of the biggest bones of contention amongst all those who have an interest in all things old.
Ships, planes, cars, buildings.
It all boils down at the end of the day to Grand dads spade.
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Re: Medway Queen.

Post by Angus Mac Kinnon » Sat Jul 30, 2011 11:36 pm

I think in the case of the Cutty Sark the degree of replacement materials (as opposed to refurbished) is relatively minimal and that vessel can safely be said to still be the 1869 Clipper, even after the fire damage is taken into account.

Under no circumstances could the same be said about Medway, this is now clearly a replica replacement.

Same thing goes for the tragic 1864-built City of Adelaide that languishes away on the original main building slip of the Ayrshire Dockyard at Irvine. She is so far gone now that nothing short of a replica replacement remains possible, notwithstanding the aspirations of the good folks down in Sunderland and over in Adelaide, Australia. Her iron frames have had it, all planking layers and fastenings have had it, her keel is no longer sound, her prow is detached from the hull, she is finished, the second-last example of the a composite-construction fast clipper in the world - allowed to deteriorate beyond economic and practicable salvage. A tragedy.
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Re: Medway Queen.

Post by vanguard » Sun Jul 31, 2011 6:31 pm

On Medway Queens website they are fitting original parts (handrails.lamps .benches. vents)so do not see her as a replica or replacement. More a Grand dads spadeship.
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Re: Medway Queen.

Post by vanguard » Sun Jul 22, 2012 6:47 pm

One year on. Old poster said. To be finished in early 2012.
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Re: Medway Queen.

Post by yorkieman » Mon Jul 23, 2012 7:28 am

A new paddle steamer for the UK, excellent!
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Re: Medway Queen.

Post by vanguard » Tue Jul 30, 2013 7:24 pm

Re- dedication of Medway Queen held at Bristol 27th July 2013. A tug will tow her home for refitting. Started to flood the dry dock on saturday.
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Re: Medway Queen.

Post by Robert » Tue Jul 30, 2013 11:02 pm

Thanks for posting this.
A tug will tow her home for refitting.
Where will "Home" be, Keith?

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Re: Medway Queen.

Post by Deepol » Wed Jul 31, 2013 10:49 am

Taken at Chatham in 1984 on a Thames Ship Society trip. This would be the original I think.
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Re: Medway Queen.

Post by vanguard » Wed Jul 31, 2013 3:28 pm

Gillingham. If i get the date of the tow i will post.
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Re: Medway Queen.

Post by vanguard » Fri Nov 01, 2013 2:57 pm

Moving up to Avonmouth to wait for 48 hours of good weather.
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Re: Medway Queen.

Post by yorkieman » Fri Nov 01, 2013 4:43 pm

Super photos by Philip, a unique occasion and an unusual sight for 2013!

Just curious (as a non mariner), if those paddles are free-wheeling might they get quite a spin on when out in the open sea even in a modest swell?
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