Ship to sail home to Medway
by James Renoux-Wood Thu 10 October 2013, 10:36 am
The Medway Queen, the famous Second World War ship that rescued 7,000 British troops during the evacuation of Dunkirk in 1940, is set to return to Medway.
The relocation of the ship, the hull of which is currently being remastered in Bristol, is being sponsored by Berkeley Housing Group and will be brought back to the place where, in 1929, it was built in Gillingham, near developer Berkeley Group’s 8ha, mixed-use Victory Pier development.
The developer previously donated building materials to aid with the restoration of The Medway Queen and believes the ship will "add great value to Victory Pier".
Maria Morris, head of sales and marketing at Berkeley Group said: "Being involved with charities that add something to the local community is really important to us. We hope that with Berkeley’s help, the ship will be able to return to its former glory and be appreciated not only by local residents but by tourists and boat enthusiasts alike."