The Medway Queen was a 1924 Troon Paddle steamer which was used in 1940 to rescue 7000 servicemen from Dunkirk. From 1924 to 1963 she was a Thames Estuary day-tripper, but was requisitioned during World War Two as a minesweeper. From 1963 she was used in the Isle of Wight as a moored entertainment-base, sank, became neglected, and has since been temporarily preserved by the Medway Queen Preservation Society.
By kjfitz @ 2006-06-03 01:38:48
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