|Photographer:||Ian Boyle [View profile]||Title:||VISCOUNT||Added:||May 22, 2008|
||Inland Passenger Vessels/ Ferries|
|VISCOUNT on charter to City Cruises for Westminster-Tower service, at Tower Pier 12th May 2008
In 1908, Joseph Mears bought the first of nine large launches built for him by Salter Brothers, the VISCOUNT of 106ft and 395 passengers. She was one of the largest launches of the middle Thames when built. VISCOUNT passed to Thames Launches with the rest of the Mears fleet in 1947, and ran for Thompsons Launches from 1971 until the mid-1990s when she passed to Campion Launches. In 2006 she passed to Ed Langley and runs with HENLEY for Complete Pleasure Boats.
Photo: © 2008 Ian Boyle - www.simplonpc.co.uk
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