Restoration of Medway Queen in Bristol dockyard nears completion


The restoration of a ship that made her name during the Dunkirk evacuations of World War II is nearing completion.

The Medway Queen paddle steamer, built in 1924, originally took holidaymakers on trips around the seaside resorts of Kent before she was commissioned into the Navy in 1939.

She became known as the "Heroine of Dunkirk" after helping to evacuate British troops from Normandy in 1940.

After two years of work at the Albion Dockyard in Bristol, she is now heading for completion, after which she will go on show in Kent.

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