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The Woolwich Ferry boat Ernest Bevin.

The Woolwich Ferry boat Ernest Bevin.
The Woolwich Ferry boat Ernest Bevin.
© National Maritime Museum, London
Repro ID: H6030
Description: The 'Ernest Bevin' (1963), built in Dundee. She is one of the three diesel boats that replaced the old paddle steamers used on the Woolwich Ferry since 1889. She can carry 500 passengers and 200 vehicles - a vastly different combination compared to the paddle steamers. She and her sister boats 'John Burns' and 'James Newman' entered service in 1963 and remain in use to this day.
Creator: Simon Niziol
Date: Feb 2004
Credit line: National Maritime Museum, London
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