It was almost dark when we completed our tour at the Royal Observatory Greenwich.
We had less than half an hour to visit the National Maritime Museum before it’s closing time.
The above is Miss Britain III. It was the first single-engine powerboat to exceed 100 mph on open water and for several years remained the fastest in the world.
The above 24-carat gold leaf gilded barge was designed and built by John Hall. It was built for Prince Frederick, King George II’s eldest son in 1732 andwas used for royal occasions on the Thames until 1846.
It is one of the museums largest objects with total length of 63 ft. . The carved work was executed by James Richards. (more…)