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National Historic Ships

A Public body advising the Department for Culture, Media and Sport on historic ship preservation and funding.

GPS Marine Services

GPS offer a wide range of marine orientated equipment covering the full marine spectrum.

VIC 56

The VIC 56 is an eighty-five foot steam ship, built in 1945, and now preserved in working order by a small group of volunteers. She is moored at Chatham Historic Dockyard.

A registered charity with about 280 volunteers, dedicated to upholding the memory of Chatham Dockyard's contribution to serving the Royal Navy over the past four centuries.

Marten, Howes and Bayliss

Produce high quality kits for scale steam launches. All the models are designed for full radio control and can be purchased with or without steam plants.

Operates trips on the River Medway from Chatham Historic Dockyard.
Last Estuary paddler left in UK, now awaiting full restoration. Took part in the Dunkirk evacuation.
Still in steam on the River Stour at Mistley, Essex, thanks to a local preservtion society.
Currently berthed in number 3 dock, Chatham.

Restoring the relief pilot vessel and buoy tender John Oxley (a Bow McLachlan construction, who also built the John H Amos).

Companion website to the popular IPC Media monthly magazine for all things maritime worldwide.
The unique passenger carrying steam tug.
“The last sea-going paddle steamer in the world." Built on the Clyde in 1947, she now sails from ports & piers around the country.
The last steam tug to have worked on the Thames. She is listed on the National Register of Historic Vessels "Core Collection."
Preserving the sole remaining wooden-hulled steam tug in North America. Berthed in Vancouver.
Watercolours, drawings, etchings and prints etc. with a maritime theme.The gallery also features the Anthony Blackman collection, a renowned maritime artist.
Many photographs and articles on the history, development and trade of the ports of Swansea and Port Talbot, contributed by retired staff.