At 6am a fire was reported onboard the floating pub and converted paddle steamer Old Caledonia moored on the Embankment. I have no managed to find a report mentioning the cause of the fire but by studying photographs taken (seen below) it seems the fire started in the lower deck (possibly the kitchen area) and very quickly spread, within 20minutes of the fire starting 50% of the vessel was ablaze. The fire totally destroyed the vessel and only the engines now remain at a museum. A sad end for a fine vessel. The Queen Mary was later to replace her in the spot.
A fire report for the incident can be found below: