Steam ships:

ST Portwey - The website for the Steam Tug Portwey - Portwey is the only twin screw, coal fired steam tug now active in the United Kingdom. Built by Harland and Wolff on the Clyde in 1927. She is moored near to the VIC 56, in the West India Dock, London, and is easily accessible from West India Quay Station on the Docklands Light Railway. "Visitors are very welcome - please contact the Secretary by letter or email to make arrangements".

PS Kingswear Castle - The website for the Paddle Steamer Kingswear Castle. The Kingswear Castle is one of the very few coal fired paddle steamers remaining in service. She is a passenger boat, and makes regular trips.

The SS Puffin (H.S.L. 256) - The website for the ex admiralty Harbour Service Launch 256, built in 1919, and now out of the water undergoing an extensive restoration to return her to her former glory

Paddle Tug John H. Amos. The last surviving steam paddle tug in the UK, currently in a poor state. She is owned by the Medway Maritime Trust, and funding is being sought for total restoration to steaming condition

PS Medway Queen - The Medway Queen Preservation Society, which aims to preserve and restore the Medway Queen, veteran of Dunkirk.

HM Customs Cutter Vigilant - The Medway Maritime Trust's 1902 Customs Cutter, recently rescued from a Portsmouth shipbreaker.

ST Kerne - The website for the Steam Tug Kerne, which is operated by North West Steamship Co. Ltd, a non profitmaking company, with the aim of preserving the Kerne.

Steam narrow boat President - The website of the support group for the only restored coal fired steam narrowboat on the canals.

Groups and others:

CHATHAM DOCKYARD HISTORICAL SOCIETY, a historical society formed of volunteers dedicated to upholding the memory of Chatham Dockyard's contribution to serving the Royal Navy over the past four centuries. The VIC 56 is moored at Chatham Historic Dockyard.

SHIPPHOTOS.CO.UK - A site with many photos of steam ships from the UK and abroad.

STEAMBOAT.ORG.UK - The Steam Boat Association of Great Britain for steamboaters and steamboat enthisiasts.

OLDGLORY.CO.UK - The website for the Old Glory Magazine, Vintage restoration today.

GLIAS - The website for the Greater London Industrial Archaeology Society - suppliers of steam engines, spares & services.

The website for the 'Eilean Eisdeal' - ex VIC 72, now converted to diesel.

The website for the Thames Tideway, the internet information service about the tidal Thames.

Maritime Britain "Your Gateway to Britain's Maritime Treasures" - A number of websites encouraging an interest in Britain's maritime heritage.

Maritime historical writer, editor and consultant, and team member on the VIC 56 - Denis Stonham

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