Boats on the Thames for the Olympics
Ships on the river for the Olympics
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There was a fascinating collection of boats assembled on Thames for the Olympics from the tall ships of the Sail Greenwich flotilla to HMS Ocean, the biggest ship in the Navy, used as a base for the security forces.
Most were on the river until after closing ceremony on August 12. Here, at a glance, is a list of their locations.
West India Docks: From July 23 the historic clipper Stad Amsterdam, followed on July 24 by the cruise ship Deutschland.
At Greenwich: From July 13 HMS Ocean, helicopter and troop carrier.
Woolwich Arsenal: From July 25 the 14 tall ships of the ‘Sail Greenwich’ fleet. They sailed twice daily between Greenwich and Tower Bridge from July 26.
Tower Bridge: From July 27 the sailing ship Belem was at Tower Stairs Mooring.