SS Robin: The Mother of Invention.
SS Robin is a precious diamond, a national treasure and one of London’s best kept secrets. She’s the world’s oldest complete steamship and the last of her type in the world. She’s a true survivor and a symbol of the resilience of London's East End, with a life spanning three centuries and an amazing story to tell.
She was built in 1890 at the world renowned Thames Ironworks shipyard on the River Lea, where many notable vessels - including the illustrious HMS Warrior - were built.
Her incredible story is one of risk, enterprise, determination and endurance. You can get a glimpse of her at London’s Royal Victoria Dock, where she’s undergoing final restoration work only a mile from where she was originally built, ready to take her place at the western end of the Royal Victoria Dock (close to the Emirates AirLine cable car) as a symbol of East London’s transformation when she re-opens in 2015.
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