Swallow

Saloon Launch built 1911 by Shepherd, Neil, Bowness.

Designated ensign Designated house flag

69

Registered


Leisure Craft

Launch


Saloon Launch

Windermere


Museum based

Museum: operating


No

No


30/01/1996

20/09/2011


Web site

www.steamboats.org.uk

Gallery


Propulsion

Steam

Steam triple expansion


1911

Locomotive


H A McEwen (Boiler Repairs) Ltd, Cowling

1990


Dimensions

To be confirmed

8.00 feet (2.44 metres)


46.46 feet (14.17 metres)

2.98 feet (0.91 metres)


0.00


History

Built 1911 by Neil Shepherd, Bowness on Windermere for W Warburton, a launch of teak, carvel construction with a triple expansion engine built by W Sisson & Co.Ltd., Gloucester. Subsequently owned by J Parker, Kendal and L D Goldsmith, she was acquired by the Windermere Steamboat Museum in 1984 and remains there on display.

Norman J Brouwer, International Register of Historic Ships (Edition 2, 1993) pub: Anthony Nelson
Steamboat Register: An illustrated Register of surviving steam vessels in the British Isles (May Edition 6, 1994) pub: Steam Boat Association of Great Britain
Windermere Steamboat Museum and Motorboat Collection (1988) pub: Windermere Nautical Trust Ltd

Bibliography

  1. 1988 Windermere Steamboat Museum and Motorboat Collection
  2. 1993 International Register of Historic Ships - Brouwer, Norman J
  3. 1994 Steamboat Register: An illustrated Register of surviving steam vessels in the British Isles

Grants

  1. 2007/2008 A Sustainability Grant of £600 for engine repairs was made from the Strategic Development Fund of National Historic Ships
  2. 2007/2008 A Sustainability Grant of £120 for new signs/interpretative boards was made from the Strategic Development Fund of National Historic Ships
  3. April - June 2010 A Sustainability Grant of £500 for dry docking was made from the Strategic Development Fund of National Historic Ships
  4. April - June 2010 A Sustainability Grant of £1000 for the costs of a volunteer working group was made from the Strategic Development Fund of National Historic Ships
If you are the owner of the vessel and would like to provide more details or updated information please contact info@nationalhistoricships.org.uk

keel bar:

metal bar forming the keel of a metal vessel