Massey Shaw Fire Boat

Exhibiting On Stand / Berth Nos



Massey Shaw is a unique London vessel launched in 1935, serving the London Fire Brigade until her decommissioning in 1971.

Named after Sir Eyre Massey Shaw, first chief fire office of the Metropolitan Fire Brigade, she served during WWII in 'Operation Dynamo' and during 'The Blitz' being credited with saving hundreds of lives and bringing over 500 troops back from the beaches of Dunkirk.

The Massey Shaw Educational Trust is now her proud owner and our volunteers work tirelessly to maintain her and share the stories and importance of this vessel on the River Thames.

The Massey Shaw is a licenced workboat able to carry up to 10 passengers for trips on the Thames and up to 20 miles from Safe Harbour.

She is also available for filming and attendance at events.

School parties, historical societies and other interested parties are welcome on board, at our West India Dock base. 

Come and visit us on Stand F054 to talk about sponsorship, volunteer opportunities (we're all volunteers), corporate days out, events or visiting the Massey Shaw in West India Dock.  We look forward to meeting you!


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