Humber Platinum Jubilee Flotilla

Hosted by:
Hessle Town Council
2 June 2022
Saint Andrew Quay, Hull, East Yorkshire, HU34SA, United Kingdom
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The Humber Estuary will provide the stage for a spectacular celebration to mark this year’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations. A flotilla of 70 vessels which will set sail on the evening of Thursday 2, June the official date of the 70th anniversary of Her Majesty’s coronation, from Hull Marina and sailing to the Humber Bridge as a prelude to the lighting of the Hessle Town Council Beacon.

The craft will range from inshore lifeboats operated by Humber Rescue and an eclectic mix of pleasure boats, fire fighting tugs, fast patrol boats from Humberside Police and Humberside Fire Service, the MCA, and Trinity House. Also various historic ships including Humber Sloops and Keels, Offshore Wind Work boats and Trawlers from the UK fishing fleet, all representing the Humber’s history and it’s economic importance to the UK. Featured within the flotilla will be The Yorkshire Belle pleasure Cruiser from Bridlington, built in Beverley in 1947 and a replica of Admiral Lord Nelson’s Royal Navy Schooner HMS Pickle.

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Parking will be at a premium in all locations and visitors are urged to use public transport and walk to the viewing locations.