Thames, Trade, Jack Tars & Torpedoes

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Date(s) - 11/01/2015
10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Embankment Tube station (Thames river exit)


Thames - Tower Bridge and HMS Belfast
River Thames, Tower Bridge, WW2’s HMS Belfast

Walk along this beautiful section of the River Thames embankment, looking into maritime history of the First World War.

This walk led by Blue Badge guide, Mark King explores how our island nation prepared for war and the crucial military role expected to be played by the ‘Jack Tars’ of the ‘Senior Service’ – the Royal Navy.  We’ll look at our river and how this important national port‘s global trade routes were affected dramatically, as well as hearing about the brave contribution of sailors in the merchant marine.

Find one of only three Great War military ships remaining in British waters, hear about submariners, Master Mariners, ‘ships of the desert’ and discover what makes the Needle look slightly knackered even today!

Meet at Embankment Tube station, Thames Embankment exit. End near Blackfriars station.

Thames - Dazzle HMS President
The President – former sub hunter

Submariners' memorial
Submariners’ memorial

An apparently gratuitous image of a camel?
An apparently gratuitous image of a camel?


Bookings are closed for this event.

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