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Olympic River

There were a lot of exciting things happening on the Thames in the run up and during the Olympic Games. From the Olympic Torch being carried by boat from Hampton Court to Tower bridge to large numbers of sailing vessels coming to the heart London and traditional Thames events - there was plenty to see and enjoy from the banks of the river.

July 13 HMS Ocean, a helicopter and troop carrier, and the biggest ship in the Navy tied up at her berth on the river at Greenwich to act as a helicopter landing platform and logistics hub in support of maritime and air security operations. Click here to see our photo gallery.
July 20 Doggetts Coat and Badge row race near London Bridge - Traditional Thames Event. Click here to see our photo gallery.
July 21 The Transport On Water Barge Race - Traditional Thames Event. Click here to see our photo gallery.
July 21 Olympic Torch relay crossed the river from Woolwich to Newham.
July 22 Olympic Torch relay crossed the Thames from Havering to Bexley. Click here to see our photo gallery.
July 23 Dutch historic clipper Stad Amsterdam locked into West India Dock
July 24 Cruise ship Deutschland locked into West India Dock ready to accommodate guests of the German Olympic Sports Confederation during the Olympics. The ship, which had a trial run into the West India in 2011 was one of the largest ever to enter the Dock. Click here to see our photo gallery.
July 24 14 tall ship ‘Sail Greenwich’ sailing vessels gathered at Tilbury landing stage.
July 24 Tower Bridge nightly light show started. 
July 25 14 Sail Greenwich tall ships vessels moved up to Woolwich Arsenal to take their moorings. Click here to see our photo gallery.
July 26 - August Twice daily procession of Sail Greenwich tall ships between Tower Bridge and Greenwich started.
July 27 Olympic Torch travelled from Hampton Court to Tower Bridge. Click here to see our photo gallery.
July 27 Sailing ship Belem tied up at Tower Stairs Mooring.
August 13 -15 Ships departed.