The Historic Dockyard Chatham, Kent, UK.
The Medway Queen was built by Ailsa Shipbuilding Company for the New Medway Steam Packet company, for the service betwen the Medway Towns and Southend-on-Sea. She spent the whole of her working life in this area except for occasional excursions and, of course, for her wartime service.
She saw active wartime service between 1939 and 1945 with her finest moment in 1940 when the ship and her crew made seven crossings to the beaches of Dunkirk rescuing 7000 British and French troops. Her bravery and that of her gallant crew lead to the title “Heroine of Dunkirk" being bestowed.
The ship is now at Gillingham Pier, ME7 1RX Kent and details are available on www.medwayqueen.co.uk.