built by Lobnitz & Company Renfrew,
Yard No 827 Engines by Lobnitz & Company Renfrew
Last Name: PRESIDENT (1921)
Propulsion: 1 shaft TE, 2 boilers, 25000ihp giving 17.5 knots
Launched: Tuesday, 29/01/1918
Ship Type: sloop
Length: 265.25 feet oa
Breadth: 35 feet
Draught: 13.66 feet
Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve
1988 Social Enterprise Foundation of Inter-Action, London
2006 MLS Group Plc
Status: Static Role - 2008
Remarks: 9/4/1921 became HMS President, the RNVR drillship moored off the Embankment, replacing the Buzzard.
She became the headquarters ship for the reserves, and all officers were nominally appointed to her books.
1930s HMS President was joined by HMS Chrysanthemum alongside London's Embankment.
1988 HMS President and HMS Chrysanthemum were sold, and the Division moved to a purpose built training centre by Tower Bridge, formerly the P and O London ferry terminal.
She is still on the embankment today as "HMS PRESIDENT". She wears the colours of the Victorian navy:
Photo supplied by Stuart Cameron show Saxifrage as HMS President at the Thames Embankment in April 2004
Previous update by Brian Hargreaves
Previous update by David Asprey
Last updated: by Stuart Cameron from the original records by Stuart Cameron
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