Registration number 248
Status Registered


Function Passenger Vessel
Subfunction Excursion
Location Greenwich
Vessel type Excursion
Current use Commercial Activity
Available to hire Yes
Available for excursions Yes
Info required Yes


Builder Rowhedge Iron Works Co Ltd, Rowhedge
Built in 1948
Rig None
Number of decks 1
Propulsion Motor
Number of engines 1
Primary engine type Diesel
Boiler type None
Boilermaker None


Length: Overall
64.95 feet (19.81m)
Tonnage: Gross


Built in 1948 by Rowhedge Iron Works for Alfred Crouch, LONDON BELLE is a passenger vessel with a capacity for 120 passengers. Subsequent owners have been George Wheeler Launches (1980/87) and Campion Launches (1987/2003). She currently operates on the River Thames.

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Key dates

  • 2012

    Vessel selected for  Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Pageant on 3 June 2012


Hamer, Geoffrey, Trip Out 1995/6 - A Guide to the Passenger Boat Services of the British Isles, G P Hamer, 1995

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