Former Gosport ferry Portsmouth Queen returns to her old stomping ground

A former Gosport ferry, which plied her trade across Portsmouth Harbour for four decades, has made a stopover on her old patch.

Saturday, 5th March 2022, 4:23 pm
Updated Saturday, 5th March 2022, 4:59 pm

The former Gosport Ferry Portsmouth Queen returned to Gosport today, on her way from Ramsgate to Guernsey.

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The ferry, one of an identical pair with the Gosport Queen, was sold in 2016 to Absolute Charters and after being renamed London Queen was due to be refurbished into a party boat on the River Thames in London.

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The former Gosport Ferry Portsmouth Queen back today Picture: Tony Weaver

However, that plan did not materialise and she was sold again last year and is set to become a floating cafe in St Peter Port, Guernsey.

It’s thought she came into the harbour to wait for rough weather off the Channel Islands to die down.

Pictures: Tony Weaver

The Portsmouth Queen when she was in service
Picture: Tony Weaver
The London Queen as she is now Picture: Tony Weaver