Paddle Steamer Picture Gallery


Thames Medway & East Coast Steamers

Please click on a ship name below to see its picture



City of Rochester

Clacton Belle includes an 1893 picture of her First Class Dining Saloon

Clacton Belle at the breaker's yard includes rare, previously unpublished pictures.

Clacton Queen

Claude Hamilton

PS Crested Eagle includes two previously unpublished photos of her First Officer and Captain. Also includes unpublished glass plate of her in her inaugural season.

MV Crested Eagle


Eagle includes a wonderful original picture, never previously published.

Essex (II)

Golden Eagle includes pictures of evacuees at Gravesend in September 1939





Isle of Arran shows a previously unpublished photo from Sept 1934

John Batey

Jupiter Now includes some rare glass plate negative images



Kingswear Castle

Lady Enchantress

Laguna Belle shows a previously unpublished photo of passengers embarking for an evening cruise around the London Docks and unpublished pictures from WW2

La Marguerite includes some recently discovered glass negative images and a superb close up of her paddle box.


London Belle includes two previously unpublished pictures taken on board in July 1925

Lord of the Isles (I) Now includes some rare glass plate negative images

Lord Roberts includes a previously unpublished picture from a family album.


Medway Queen includes two handbills giving details of her 1959 season

The Mermaid


New Prince of Wales includes a fuller narrative, kindly supplied by Julian Wilson, the owners son.

Norfolk Clearer, more interesting picture added.



Philomel includes two rare on board photos from 1908

Princess Mary includes a rare image from a glass plate negative

Princess of Wales

Queen of the Channel (I) Includes a poignant picture of her arriving at Southend Pier in 1939 on the first day of her final season, prior to her loss at Dunkirk

Queen of the Channel (II) Picture updated to show her leaving Ramsgate on her last visit in 1966. Also includes two pictures of her at France in the 1960's.

Queen of Kent Includes a previously unpublished picture taken from an RAF airplane in June 1936, courtesy of Steve Hales.

Queen of Thanet Picture changed to a lovely view from the G Burnham Lee collection

Queen of the South (ex Jeanie Deans)

Queen of the South (ex Woolwich Belle)

Rochester Queen (II)

Royal Eagle This page now includes a super colour slide from Angus Kindley and two new pictures of Capt Branthwaite on Royal Eagle's bridge.

Royal Daffodil (I)

Royal Daffodil (II) Includes rare information on the Rock and Jazz cruises of the 1950's and 1960's to France.

PS Royal Sovereign (II) Includes wonderful, previously unpublished pictures from the 1920s from the Steve Kelley family album.

Royal Sovereign (III)

Royal Sovereign (IV) Includes pictures of her Sulzer engines and a previously unpublished picture of her approaching Southend in 1962.

Showboat (Alexandra)

Southend Belle

Southend Britannia

Southwold Belle




United Service

Walton Belle

Woolwich Belle

Yarmouth Belle

Record of a 1934 trip on Royal Eagle

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