The Denny D2 ‘Hoverbus’

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The Denny D2-002 was built in 1963 by Denny Hovercraft Ltd, Dumbarton , she was powered by 800 hp diesel engines,a top speed of 25knots and carried 70 passengers.     The vessel operated by Thames Launches under the name HUMMING BIRD on a new £1 a time service from Westminster to Tower although the service was short lived and she was withdrawn and taken back to Dumbarton.      One source states that in July 1968 she went to Fleetwood Hovercraft.   In the 1970s she went to Jamaica Hovercraft and operated from Kingston to Palisados.     Her fate is unknown but one source states she ended up as a houseboat in Florida

You can watch a great (sadly silent) film about her building and trip from Dunbarton to the Thames here https://movingimage.nls.uk/film/6005

 
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