Steam Pinnace 199 – talk
Show / Display
St Faith’s Church, Tribe Road, Leesland, GOSPORT, Hampshire, PO12 3NS
Learn about the history of this naval steamboat, thought to be the sole survivor out of 634 vessels of her type and listed in the National Historic Ships Register as a designated vessel. Martin Marks OBE presents a talk, well illustrated with photos and diagrams, about Steam Pinnace199 from her launch in 1911 up to present day.
In 1984, she was recommissioned and used for VIP transport and exhibited in the Mast Pond of the Historic Dockyard in Portsmouth. The vessel remained in the Mast Pond until 1998 when it was transferred to the Maritime Workshop in Gosport in need of a complete refit. Steam Pinnace 199 is now afloat in Boathouse 4 at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard and can be viewed from the internal dockside. 199 is crewed and maintained by volunteers from the Friends of the National Museum of the Royal Navy.
Duration approx 60 mins
- Thursday 7 September: 1900
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BOOKINGS IN PERSON (for those who have no email account or would prefer someone else to book for them) at Gosport Discovery Centre on Saturday 19 Aug ONLY from 1000 (Note: TIC will NOT deal with any bookings on this day).
BOOKINGS BY TELEPHONE/EMAIL on Sunday 20 Aug from 1000 (Note: TIC will NOT be open for in person bookings on this day). Subsequent bookings (for those who have no email account or would prefer someone else to book for them), as long as they are available, during usual TIC opening Mon to Sat, 0930 to 1700.
Booking Contact: Gosport Tourist Information Centre (TIC)
Call: 023 9252 2944
Please arrive 10 mins before the start time.
The Steam Pinnace 199 Restoration Group