Certificate no 256
Status Registered


Function Passenger Vessel
Subfunction Excursion
Location Westminster
Vessel type Excursion
Current use Commercial Activity
Available to hire No
Available for excursions Yes
Info required No


Builder Clark, Edwin & Co Ltd, Brimscombe
Built in 1896
Hull material
Rig None
Number of decks 1
Number of masts
Propulsion Motor
Number of engines 1
Primary engine type Diesel
Boiler type None
Boilermaker None


Length: Overall
79.93 feet (24.38 m)
Tonnage: Gross
Air Draft
To be confirmed


Built in 1896 by Edwin Clarke at Grays, Essex, HENLEY is a passenger launch with a capacity for 149 passengers. Her present engine is a Leyland Thornycroft and her original engine achieved fame by becoming an exhibit at the Kew Bridge Steam Museum. She now runs a summer service from Westminster to Kew/Hampton Court.


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

Key dates

  • 2012

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

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