July 1798: The Marine Police are founded by The West India Committee, Patrick Colquhoun, John Harriott and Government.
October 1798: The Wapping Coal Riot.
1800: The Marine Police are adopted by the Government and become the Thames River Police.
1811: The Ratcliffe Highway murders.
1829: The Metropolitan Police are founded on the same principles proven to work by the Thames River Police.
1839: The Thames River Police become the Metropolitan Police’s Thames Division.
1878: The Princess Alice disaster.
1914-1918: The First World War.
1939-1945: The Second World War.
1989: The Marchioness disaster.
2000: Renamed the Marine Support Unit.
2001: Renamed the Marine Policing Unit.