Tattershall CastleEdit profile
The PS Tattershall Castle is now moored on the River Thames at the Embankment, and is used as a floating pub and restaurant. It was recently refitted at a cost of several million pounds.
The steamer was built in 1934 as a passenger ferry on the River Humber between Kingston upon Hull and New Holland. It found service as a tether for barrage balloons during the Second World War. In 1981 , after long service as a passenger and goods ferry, the ship was towed to London. The opening of the Humber Bridge made the ferry service, known to have existed since at least Roman times, redundant.
A sister ship also launched in 1934, the PS Wingfield Castle, is preserved at Hartlepool's Maritime Experience.
A third similar Humber ferry, the PS Lincoln Castle, built in 1940, was scrapped in Autumn 2010.
Coordinates: 51°30′20″N 0°07′20″W / 51.5056°N 0.1222°W / 51.5056; -0.1222