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The London Fire Brigade fire float Massey Shaw (1935).

The London Fire Brigade fire float Massey Shaw (1935).
The London Fire Brigade fire float Massey Shaw (1935).
© National Maritime Museum, London
Repro ID: P11767
Description: The fire float 'Massey Shaw' (1935) at the London Fire Brigade River Station at Blackfriars Bridge. She was named after Captain Eyre Massey Shaw, who became head of the London Fire Engine Establishment (the predecessor of the London Fire Brigade) after the death of James Braidwell during the Tooley Street Fire in 1861. The 'Massey Shaw' distinguished herself not only on the Thames, where she served until 1970, but also at Dunkirk, where she took part in Operation Dynamo. She is still seaworthy.
Creator: Unknown
Date: 10 August 1937
Credit line: National Maritime Museum, London
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