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Steam Pinnace 199 – talk (Event from 2017)

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St Faith’s Parish Centre, Victoria Square, Lee-on-the-Solent, Gosport, Hampshire, PO13 9NF

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.

The talk will be held in the Lowry Room of St Faith’s Parish Centre

Duration approx 60 mins


Please note that this an Event from 2017


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parking  refreshments Service dogs welcome rest stops family friendly


Please arrive 10 mins before the start time.


The Steam Pinnace 199 Restoration Group



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