Eagle and Queen Line Steamers

Take the Royal Daffodil to Margate (in 1947)

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  • Enjoyable memories, I was fortunate to be ship’s photographer on each of the afore-mentioned vessels, whilst I was working for Sunbeam photos, of Margate.
    The ‘Queen of the South’ worked out of Ramsgate for Channel cruises, during the Summer season.

    By Ron Goodman (18/02/2019)
  • There were quite a few of these steamers plying their trade on the Thames and down to Margate. I remember the Royal Daffodil, Royal Sovereign, Medway Queen, Queen of the South amongst others. Really enjoyed those trips, shame they are not there any more.

    By Colin Quinn (12/10/2018)
  • From when it was built in 1909 until 1914, GOLDEN EAGLE ran from London and Gravesend to Margate and Ramsgate; during the 1920s and ’30s it was in service from London to Southend and Clacton. After the Second World War it was in service mainly between London and Southend and made many trips to Clacton. It was of further local interest because the ship was broken up at the Thos W Ward Ltd breaking yard in Grays, where it arrived on 12 October 1951.

    By Roger Jordan (14/06/2014)
  • The ship in the picture is one of the motor vessels but who can remember the paddle steamer ‘The Golden Eagle’ which was one of the other pleasure boats but which only went as far as Southend.

    By Duncan Grant (03/04/2014)

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