Certificate no 258
Status Registered


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


Builder Salter Brothers Ltd, Oxford
Built in 1926
Hull material Steel
Rig None
Number of decks 2
Number of masts 0
Propulsion Motor
Number of engines 1
Primary engine type Diesel
Boiler type None
Boilermaker None


Breadth: Beam
16.59 feet (5.06 m)
2.00 feet (0.61 m)
Length: Overall
110.23 feet (33.62 m)
Tonnage: Gross
Air Draft
To be confirmed



Built in 1926 by Salter Bros of Oxford, VISCOUNTESS is a passenger vessel with the capacity for 225 passengers and crew. Her hull is steel and her decks are teak. Her engine is a Crossley DR6 diesel installed in 1945. She operates a passenger service between Westminster and Greenwich, Canary Wharf and the Thames Barrier.


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

Key dates

  • 1926

    Built by Salter Bros of Oxford

  • 1945

    Crossley DR6 150 BHP diesel engine installed

  • 1995

    Operating services from Westminster to Greenwich, Canary Wharf and Thames Barrier 

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