VIC 96 and Barking
Work Party Dates
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 the late Ian Woollett, can also be seen at Chatham No 1 Basin. Barking makes regular trips in The Medway and Thames Estuary.