VIC 96 and Barking
Christmas Steam Up
Wednesday 27 December
Day after Boxing Day
10am to 3pm
VIC 96 will be in steam, come and join us for mulled wine, soup and a mince pie
VIC 96 entering Ramsgate Harbour 15 May 2016. Photographs courtesy of Tony Withers.
Courtesy of Shipping TV
Steam played a significant part in our maritime history and VIC 96 is one of but a few surviving workhorses of its day, built as part of the war effort to supply Naval dockyards and the Fleet.
VIC 96 has been restored by a dedicated group of friends with one purpose, to return the ship to its former glory and maintain it as a working exhibit for all to see and experience. She is now back at her homeport of Chatham No 1 Basin, in steam and attending events, both locally and across The Channel.
The Steam Tug Barking, fully restored by our Chief Engineer Ian Woollett, can also be seen at Chatham No 1 Basin. Barking makes regular trips in The Medway and Thames Estuary.
Coming up June 2017...