‘Gloriana’ Launched

Yesterday, the 88-foot Gloriana, the custom-built 18-oar-powered vessel, which will lead the Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant for Queen Elizabeth II on 3 June, was launched onto the River Thames at Isleworth, the Daily Telegraph shows in a video here. Lord Sterling, who has organised the project, told the paper: “I think it has come out even better than we had thought. You’ve got this combination of 21st century-technology plus the skills which have been there for thousands of years in building a boat of this type.”


  1. Such a beautiful boat and all British I hope. Where was it made? I cannot find that information anywhere.
    It is an opportunity to show off the wonderful craftsmanship and, hopefully, get some orders for Britain.

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