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    Hello to all.
    I am researching the above ferries, and i am having problems with ferry numbers and IMO numbers.
    the following vessels are the problem.
    GORDON--1888--1922
    DUNCAN--1888--1922
    GORDON--1922--1963

    There is a book available on the internet named "free for all"cost is 75.00.!!!!

    I have the details i require on the other vessels,(12 in total)
    Do or can anyone help me trace the missing information.Thankyou.

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    Just of interest Mike but you may already have this

    The Duncan was built in 1888 by R and H Green.
    It was named after Colonel Francis Duncan (1836 to 1888) the author of a history on the Royal Artillery. Colonel Duncan was a soldier, and MP.
    He was director of the St John Ambulance Brigade from 1877 until 1882.
    He died at Woolwich and is buried in Charlton.



    The Gordon was built in 1888 by R and H Green.
    It was named after General Gordon of Khartoum (1833 to 1885) who was born in Woolwich and studied at the academy.



    The Gordon was built in 1923 by Samuel White and Company Ltd, like her predecessor.
    It was named after General Gordon of Khartoum.
    The Woolwich ferry boat 'Gordon' (Br, 1923) posters & prints by unknown (rmg.co.uk)



    The Woolwich Free Ferry (yellins.co.uk)

    I have this one but looks like a different Number shown Mike ??
    Paddle Steamer GORDON built by John Samuel White (& Co. Ltd.) in 1923 for London County Council, Ferry (shippingandshipbuilding.uk)

    Paddle Steamer GORDON built by John Samuel White (& Co. Ltd.) in 1923 for London County Council, Ferry (shippingandshipbuilding.uk)

    https://www.layersoflondon.org/map/r...he-gordon-1938
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    #1. Official number was usually 6 digits. IMO number think it had eight will have a look and if incorrect will repost otherwise won’t. JS
    PS just had a look 7 digits for IMO number. Almost right.
    Not to include the two digits ,thumb and fore finger as per another post for stopping the circulation of blood.
    Cheers JS
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    A nice site with lots of old info, possibly of interest to you Mike and others.
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    Thankyou for your help.
    Thankyou to the person who mentioned my quest to Chris Allman.
    I am still searching.
    I got an address for TFL for london who are responsible for the woolwich ferry,which i will compose later.
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