The Sheppey Queen (Silver Queen II)

Photo source: A Picture Book of Old Sheppey

Silver Queen II (also known as the Sheppey Queen), above, was built just after World War II and owned by Nick Carter and Reg Ablett (Coxswain). Between 1946 and 1948, the Sheppey Queen ferried pleasure trippers around the Swale. She was licensed to carry 120 people within a five mile radius of the Isle of Sheppey. Her maximum speed was 9 knots. The Sheppey Queen is now berthed at Faversham and undergoing restoration (website).

Built: 1946
Displacement: 48 tons
Length: 50 feet
Max speed: 9 knots
Builder:  Sittingbourne Shipbuilding Company (Milton Creek)

Photo: © J. Bell. The Sheppey Queen at Faversham taken 18 August 2008

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