Tight Fit

Staying with that 80s theme (for the title of this post, anyway) here are some great pics by Stephen of HMS Ocean negotiating the Thames Barrier

To me it looks like they’ve got loads of room, but I guess they’re just making it look easy.

She’s going to be moored at Greenwich all weekend

and if you can prove you live in the borough, they’re having an open day for residents on Monday.

Details here


the attachments to this post:

HMS Ocean 2 low
HMS Ocean 2 low

HMS Ocean 1 low
HMS Ocean 1 low

HMS Ocean 4 low
HMS Ocean 4 low

Hms Ocean 3
Hms Ocean 3


5 Comments to “Tight Fit”

  1. flynnsmum in e14 says:

    what about those residents on the opposite river bank? i assume we miss out?

  2. Barbara says:

    Ark Royal & Illustrious have both passed through the Barrier, Now they were big!

  3. I must admit that I had wondered that too – after all, if you live at Island Gardens you can actually see Ocean, whereas the further reaches of the borough are several miles away. I’d suggest you just turn up and argue – they don’t want to look bad, so I reckon they’d let you on. Take an A-Z if necessary and point to your place on it…

  4. flynnsmum in e14 says:

    i might just do that :) in meantime i will take some photos – from the best vantage point (in my opinion) on the thames path in e14. to the residents who are lucky enough to go on board – dont forget your cameras (though you might not be allowed to photograph everything!)

  5. Richard says:

    If you go on BBCspolight you can see a video showing just how close it came to sinking the barrier…