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New Medway Steam Packet Co

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Pioneers of the Thames day-excursion trade along with General Steam Navigation Company

1924 PS Medway Queen was built at the Ailsa Shipbuilding Co for service on the River Medway and the Thames Estuary. Delivered to be part of the "Queen Line" fleet of the New Medway Steam Packet Co based at Rochester, Kent.

1936 The New Medway Steam Packet Co was taken over by General Steam Navigation Co which gave General Steam Navigation a monopoly of the Thames excursion business.

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