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    Posted: 30 Jan 2013 at 21:37
Steam Pinnace 199 is identical to the steam pinnaces (or picket boats which i've also seen them called) used to tow the rowing landing boats in to the Gallipoli shore on 25th April, and used throughout the campaign both supporting the warships that carried them or in assisting other landings such as Suvla Bay. This is the only surviving one I know of, Steam Pinnace 199, owned by the Royal Naval Museum, it's believed to have been allocated to HMS Monarch but this doesn't seem certain so there is I suppose a chance it could have served in the Gallipoli Campaign.

It is usually kept in use, but at the moment is undergoing a major refit in preparation for 2014 - is there already a link with the boat and the Gallipoli Association? I have sent the co-ordinator for the boat an e-mail (I did previously write to him regarding viewing the vessel which he said was possible, but I wasn't able to make it), so may be possible to forge a link if there isn't one already if it would be of interest, or even just perhaps arrange a group tour to see the vessel - bearing in mind the Monitor M33 which served at Gallipoli and is one of three British WW1 warships surviving - is very close by at the Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. Here's some relevant links to 199;

http://www.royalnavalmuseum.org/collections_boats_pinnace.htm

http://www.nationalhistoricships.org.uk/news.php/438/steam-pinnace-199

They're also looking for crew from May 2014 onwards;

http://www.nationalhistoricships.org.uk/data/files/199_needs_crew_Dec_2012_v2.pdf
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Excellent bit of information Rob, your contact ideas are also excellent.

Can you contact me by email and we can discuss your ideas further with a view to inclusion in the Association development plans.

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