Registration number 1546
Status Archived


Function Passenger Vessel
Location River Thames
Archive reason More information required
Current use Unknown
Available to hire No
Available for excursions No
Info required Yes


Builder Philip & Sons, Dartmouth
Built in 1927
Hull material Steel
Rig None
Number of decks 1
Propulsion Motor
Number of engines 1
Boiler type None
Boilermaker None


Breadth: Beam
25.97 feet (7.92m)
13.25 feet (4.04m)
Length: Overall
131.54 feet (40.12m)
Tonnage: Gross


ST KATHERINE is a passenger vessel made of steel and aluminium, built by Phillip & Son Ltd. in 1927 at Dartmouth. She was registered at London and owned by the Port of London Authority.

At the outset of the Second World War in 1939 she was requisitioned by the Admiralty and served as a Guardship on the Thames.

The vessel was returned to the PLA in 1946, underwent a luxury refit and was visited by Royalty. By 1971 she was decommissioned by the PLA and became a floating restaurant.

In 2008, after a change in ownership she underwent a further restoration, highlighting her history.

2023: Under new ownership (owner unknown) and undergoing refurbishment. Her wheelhouse has been removed and a new metal superstructure has been built on the deck. She will still be a floating restaurant.

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