Previous names

  • 1921 - 2019 Plymouth Princess
  • 2019 Forth Princess
Certificate no 313
Status Registered


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


Builder Mashfords, Cremyll
Built in 1921
Hull material Wood
Rig None
Number of decks 2
Number of masts
Propulsion Motor
Number of engines 2
Primary engine type Diesel
Boiler type None
Boilermaker None


Length: Overall
76.95 feet (23.47 m)
Tonnage: Gross
Air Draft
To be confirmed
Breadth: Beam
To be confirmed


The FORTH PRINCESS was built at Southend, and was named BRITANNIA I.  She ran from Southend until about 1958 when she went to run from Westminster as the THAMES BRITANNIA.  She became the PLYMOUTH PRINCESS in about 1981 and was rebuilt with an upper deck to look much as she does today.  She was in Plymouth until 2017 and became the FORTH PRINCESS in 2018.

Now based in Port Edgar, Edinburgh she regularly undertakes year round sightseeing tours of the river Forth.



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

Key dates

  • 1921

    Built as passenger vessel by Mashfords at Cremyll

  • 1921-2018

    Undertook excursions in the Plymouth area around the Dockyard and up the River Tamar

  • 2018

    Relocated to Port Edgar Edinburgh and undertaking sightseeing tours of River Forth 

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