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Connaught
 
Joseph Mears - Thames Launches - Colliers Launches -
Thames River Boats
 
 
Connaught was built in 1911 by Salter Brothers for Joseph Mears of Richmond. After WW2, she was operated by Thames Launches (1947-59), H.G.Hastings (Kingston, 1960-62), Thames Motor Boats (1963-79) and Metcalf & Aldrich (1979-1993). She now operates for Colliers Launches between Westminster, Kew, Richmond and Hampton Court, as part of the Thames River Boats fleet, along with the Henley and the vessels of King Cruises. To sail on this boat contact: www.thamesriverboats.co.uk
 
The complete list of Salters boats built for Mears were the Viscount (1908), Connaught (1911), Royalty (1913), Hurlingham (1915), Kingwood (1915), Marchioness (1923), Queen Elizabeth (3) (1924), Abercorn (1925) and Viscountess (1926). All remain in service in 2006, except the Marchioness, which was lost in an accident in 1989, and Abercorn which suffered a major fire in 2005 whilst at her moorings.
 
 
 
Contact:
www.collierslaunches.co.uk - for charters
www.thamesriverboats.co.uk - for Westminster-Kew-Hampton Court services
 
Thames Passenger Boat Pages:-
River Thames Excursion Boats - Thames Header Page - Full List of Companies
Colliers Launches - Westminster-Kew-Hampton Court services - Thames River Boats
King Cruises - Westminster-Kew-Hampton Court services - Thames River Boats
Thames River Boats - Westminster-Kew-Hampton Court services
www.thamesriverboats.co.uk - official website
 
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References:-
Royal River Highway: Written by Frank L. Dix - published David & Charles 1984
Trip Out Guides - Written and published by G.P.Hamer - various editions from 1977 to 2005 consulted
Trip Out Guides are available from Geoffrey Hamer, PO Box 485, Southall, UB1 9BH
 
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Connaught
(Joseph Mears: 1911-1947)
(Thames Launches: 1947-1959)
 
77grt - 106ft long - 250 passengers
 
Connaught was built in 1911 by Salter Brothers for Joseph Mears of Richmond. After WW2, she was operated by Thames Launches (1947-59), H.G.Hastings (Kingston, 1960-62), Thames Motor Boats (1963-79) and Metcalf & Aldrich. She has operated since 1993 for Colliers Launches between Westminster, Kew, Richmond and Hampton Court, as part of the Thames River Boats fleet, along with the Henley and the vessels of King Cruises. To sail on this boat contact: www.thamesriverboats.co.uk
 
 
Joseph Mears brochure image of Connaught
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Postcard of Connaught at Teddington Lock, in Thames Launches colours.
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Postcard of Connaught at Teddington Lock
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Postcard of Connaught at Richmond
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Connaught Passing Kew Gardens in May 1987
Photo: ©1987 Ian Boyle

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Connaught
(Built: 1911 - Colliers Launches: 1993- )
 
Connaught at Hampton Court.
Photo: © Ian Boyle in 2001.
Connayght - Colliers Launches - Photo: © Ian Boyle -  www.simplonpc.co.uk
 
 
Connaught at Westminster.
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 24th June 2006.
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Connayght - Colliers Launches - Photo: © Ian Boyle -  www.simplonpc.co.uk
 
 
Connaught at Westminster.
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 24th June 2006.
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Connayght - Colliers Launches - Photo: © Ian Boyle -  www.simplonpc.co.uk
 
 
Connaught at Westminster.
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 24th June 2006.
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Connayght - Colliers Launches - Photo: © Ian Boyle -  www.simplonpc.co.uk
 
 
Connaught at Hampton Court.
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 24th June 2006.
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Connayght - Colliers Launches - Photo: © Ian Boyle -  www.simplonpc.co.uk
 
 
Connaught at Hampton Court.
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 24th June 2006.
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Connayght - Colliers Launches - Photo: © Ian Boyle -  www.simplonpc.co.uk
 
 
Connaught at Hampton Court, with Kingwood.
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 24th June 2006.
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Connayght - Colliers Launches - Photo: © Ian Boyle -  www.simplonpc.co.uk
 
 
Connaught at Hampton Court.
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 24th June 2006.
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Connayght - Colliers Launches - Photo: © Ian Boyle -  www.simplonpc.co.uk
 
 
Connaught at Hampton Court.
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 24th June 2006.
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Connayght - Colliers Launches - Photo: © Ian Boyle -  www.simplonpc.co.uk
 
 
Connaught at Westminster.
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 24th June 2006.
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Connayght - Colliers Launches - Photo: © Ian Boyle -  www.simplonpc.co.uk
 
 
Connaught at Westminster.
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 3rd May 2007.
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Connayght - Colliers Launches - Photo: © Ian Boyle -  www.simplonpc.co.uk
 
 
Connaught at Westminster.
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 3rd May 2007.
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Connayght - Colliers Launches - Photo: © Ian Boyle -  www.simplonpc.co.uk
 
 
Connaught at Kew.
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 3rd May 2007.
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Connayght - Colliers Launches - Photo: © Ian Boyle -  www.simplonpc.co.uk
 
 
Connaught at Kew.
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 3rd May 2007.
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Connayght - Colliers Launches - Photo: © Ian Boyle -  www.simplonpc.co.uk
 
 
Connaught at Kew.
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 3rd May 2007.
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Connayght - Colliers Launches - Photo: © Ian Boyle -  www.simplonpc.co.uk
 
 
Connaught at Kew.
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 3rd May 2007.
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Connayght - Colliers Launches - Photo: © Ian Boyle -  www.simplonpc.co.uk
 
 
Connaught at Kew.
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 3rd May 2007.
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Connayght - Colliers Launches - Photo: © Ian Boyle -  www.simplonpc.co.uk
 
 
Connaught at Kew.
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 3rd May 2007.
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Connayght - Colliers Launches - Photo: © Ian Boyle -  www.simplonpc.co.uk
 
 
Connaught at Kew.
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 3rd May 2007.
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Connayght - Colliers Launches - Photo: © Ian Boyle -  www.simplonpc.co.uk
 
 
Connaught at Kew.
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 3rd May 2007.
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Connayght - Colliers Launches - Photo: © Ian Boyle -  www.simplonpc.co.uk
 
 
Connaught at Kew.
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 3rd May 2007.
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Connayght - Colliers Launches - Photo: © Ian Boyle -  www.simplonpc.co.uk
 
 
Connaught at Kew.
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 3rd May 2007.
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Connayght - Colliers Launches - Photo: © Ian Boyle -  www.simplonpc.co.uk
 
 
Connaught at Kew.
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 3rd May 2007.
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Connayght - Colliers Launches - Photo: © Ian Boyle -  www.simplonpc.co.uk
 
 
Connaught at Westminster.
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 3rd May 2007.
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Connayght - Colliers Launches - Photo: © Ian Boyle -  www.simplonpc.co.uk
 
 
Connaught at Westminster.
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 3rd May 2007.
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Connayght - Colliers Launches - Photo: © Ian Boyle -  www.simplonpc.co.uk
 
 
Connaught at Westminster.
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 3rd May 2007.
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Connayght - Colliers Launches - Photo: © Ian Boyle -  www.simplonpc.co.uk
 
 
Connaught at Westminster.
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 3rd May 2007.
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Connayght - Colliers Launches - Photo: © Ian Boyle -  www.simplonpc.co.uk
 
 
Connaught at Westminster.
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 3rd May 2007.
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Connayght - Colliers Launches - Photo: © Ian Boyle -  www.simplonpc.co.uk
 
 
Connaught at Westminster.
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 3rd May 2007.
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Connayght - Colliers Launches - Photo: © Ian Boyle -  www.simplonpc.co.uk
 
 
Connaught at Westminster.
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 3rd May 2007.
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Connayght - Colliers Launches - Photo: © Ian Boyle -  www.simplonpc.co.uk
 
 
Connaught near Hampton Court
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 17th July 2007
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Connayght - Colliers Launches - Photo: © Ian Boyle -  www.simplonpc.co.uk
 
 
Connaught near Hampton Court
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 17th July 2007
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Connayght - Colliers Launches - Photo: © Ian Boyle -  www.simplonpc.co.uk
 
 
Connaught near Hampton Court
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 17th July 2007
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Connayght - Colliers Launches - Photo: © Ian Boyle -  www.simplonpc.co.uk
 
 
Connaught near Hampton Court
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 17th July 2007
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Connayght - Colliers Launches - Photo: © Ian Boyle -  www.simplonpc.co.uk
 
 
Connaught at Hampton Court
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 17th July 2007
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Connayght - Colliers Launches - Photo: © Ian Boyle -  www.simplonpc.co.uk
 
 
Connaught at Hampton Court
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 17th July 2007
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Connayght - Colliers Launches - Photo: © Ian Boyle -  www.simplonpc.co.uk
 
 
Connaught at Hampton Court
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 17th July 2007
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Connayght - Colliers Launches - Photo: © Ian Boyle -  www.simplonpc.co.uk
 
 
Connaught at Hampton Court
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 17th July 2007
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Connayght - Colliers Launches - Photo: © Ian Boyle -  www.simplonpc.co.uk
 
 
Connaught at Hampton Court
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 17th July 2007
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Connayght - Colliers Launches - Photo: © Ian Boyle -  www.simplonpc.co.uk
 
 
Connaught at near Kingston, passing Elizabethan (Turks)
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 17th July 2007
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Connayght - Colliers Launches - Photo: © Ian Boyle -  www.simplonpc.co.uk
 
 
Connaught in Teddington Lock
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 17th July 2007
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Connayght - Colliers Launches - Photo: © Ian Boyle -  www.simplonpc.co.uk
 
 
Connaught at Westminster
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 17th July 2007
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Connayght - Colliers Launches - Photo: © Ian Boyle -  www.simplonpc.co.uk
 
 
Connaught at Westminster
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 30th September 2007
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Connaught at Westminster
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 30th September 2007
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Connaught at Westminster
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 30th September 2007
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Connaught at Westminster
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 30th September 2007
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Connaught at Westminster
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 30th September 2007
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Connaught at Westminster
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 30th September 2007
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Connaught at Westminster
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 4th October 2007
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Connaught at Westminster
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 4th October 2007
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Connaught at Westminster
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Connaught at Westminster
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Connaught at Westminster
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Connaught at Westminster
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Connaught at Westminster
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Connaught at Westminster
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Connaught at Westminster
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Connaught at Westminster
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