Something unusual tomorrow morning, a large cargo ship is to pass through Tower Bridge for a ceremonial naming event. It’s fairly rare for large cargo ships to pass through the Bridge now, save for the City of London’s waste containers and the occasional construction barge, and the ship in question this time is BIG.
Very BIG in fact.
Subject to favourable weather conditions on the day, and with a beam of 25.2m, MS Adeline will pass through Tower Bridge to be christened while moored alongside HMS Belfast.
To put it into context, the cruise ship, Silver Cloud which can squeeze through has a beam (width) of 22 metres. So this cargo ship is wider – if not as tall. About the same length though.
It’s a rare sight and one which may appeal to photographers.
She is due to pass through Tower Bridge at 8:45am and leave at midday.