TQ3180 : HMS President - River Thames 1968

taken 50 years ago, near to City of London, Great Britain

HMS President -  River Thames 1968
HMS President - River Thames 1968
A scanned slide from September 1968.
HMS President, formerly HMS Saxifrage is an Anchusa-class sloop of the Royal Navy, completed in 1918. HMS President is permanently berthed in the River Thames on the Victoria Embankment in the City of London close to Blackfriars Millennium Pier and is listed on the National Register of Historic Vessels. It currently serves as a venue for conferences and functions and also houses the offices of a number of media companies.
I recall being invited for a drink aboard in the 1970's by the RNVR - no disrespect but I can still taste that pint of beer as I am convinced it had come straight from the fuel tanks.
A sister ship HMS Crysanthemum was moored nearby but was scrapped in 1995.TQ3180 : RSS Discovery - River Thames 1968
HMS President
HMS President, formerly HMS Saxifrage of the Royal Navy, completed in 1918. She was renamed President in July 1922 at the same time as she became a drill ship for the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. She was purchased in April 2006 by the serviced office company, MLS Group Plc.
HMS President is permanently berthed on the River Thames by the Victoria Embankment, close to Blackfriars Millennium Pier and is listed on the National Register of Historic Vessels.
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Date Taken
September 1968   (more nearby)
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Sunday, 8 January, 2012
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Historic sites and artefacts  Sport, Leisure  Rivers, Streams, Drainage  Defence, Military 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3136 8078 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:30.6412N 0:6.5088W
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3132 8080
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