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Boats on the Thames for the Olympics

Ships on the river during the Olympics (click on image to enlarge)
 Ships on the river for the Olympics
(click on image to enlarge)

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.