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The world's oldest complete steamship is on track to re-open to the public after being awarded a grant of almost £1million from the Heritage Lottery Fund.
The SS Robin, which is moored on a pontoon in the Royal Victoria Dock, will receive £954,500 to enable the final restoration of the historic vessel.
High in Peru, on lake Titicaca, floats a living piece of history that dates back to the days when London was a key shipbuilding centre.
The 1861 steamship Yavari is now the only working single screw passenger ship in the world, a product of the Thames Ironworks and Shipbuilding Co of Bow Creek - which also gave birth to West Ham Utd (the "Irons").