PS MEDWAY QUEEN - VIRTUAL TOUR
We now follow the guide a very short distance to the forward saloon.
In excursion service the forward saloon was fitted with wooden slatted side benches and contained a general seating area and the “Acorn Bar”. It is currently equipped with temporary furniture as seen on the left.
During the war this area was divided with a passage way down the centre and mess decks on either side. To starboard (right)) was the stokers' mess and to port was the Petty Officers' mess, used as an impromptu sickbay during the Dunkirk evacuation.
In Medway Queen Club days on the Isle of Wight the compartment remained as a bar but with rather more plush furniture including arm chairs that had previously graced the aft saloon restaurant.
Top Left: The forward saloon now with temporary furniture.
Left: The same area in the 1960s as the Medway Queen Club.
J Arthur Dixon postcard for the Medway Queen Club.