Join the Shieldhall volunteer crew for a special 30th anniversary cruise as we journey out to the Eastern Solent and the near mythical ‘Nab Tower’, recreating the journey Shieldhall carried out for Southern Water during the mid-1980s, when she visited the nearby ‘dumping grounds.’ The Nab Tower was a tower planned for anti-submarine protection in the Solent in World War 1. It was sunk over the Nab rocks east of the Isle of Wight to replace a lightship, and is a well known landmark marking the deep water eastern entry to the Solent. Expect some surprises en route to mark the anniversary!
As part of your cruise, see the impressive engine room with its original steam engines at work and the bridge, with its traditional instruments and gleaming brasswork; admire the ship’s steam assisted steering gear (similar to that used on Titanic); talk to the Captain and our volunteer crew; pass close to the great ocean liners and container ships; walk the teak decks; relax in the Saloon with our wide range of refreshments including tea / coffee; real ale; a range of Titanic bottled beers; wine and hot and cold food, available on all trips.
Children will have fun with our interactive Shieldhall Log Book, collecting stickers from various stations on board!