SS Robin is a 350 gross registered ton (GRT) steam coaster, a class of steamship designed for carrying bulk and general cargoes in coastal waters, and the oldest complete example in the world.
The SS Robin is one of a pair of coasters built in Bow Creek, London in 1890. She was originally built for British owners, but spent most of her long working life on the Spanish coast named “Maria.”
In 1974 she was purchased for restoration as Robin and is one of three ships in London in the Core Collection of the National Historic Ships Register (the nautical equivalent of a Grade 1 Listed Building), the others being Cutty Sark and HMS Belfast.
She now resides at the Royal Docks at the Royal Victoria Docks awaiting to be opened to the public as a museum.