Built in 1898 by Edwin Clark & Co, Brimscombe, Gloucester for Salter Bros, Oxford, NUNEHAM is a river passenger vessel designed for service on the Thames. Her current engine is a refurbished Sissons triple expansion steam engine with Hackworth pattern reversing arrangement which has been entirely reconstructed. The coal fired boiler was built by Alan McKewan of Yorkshire (return scotch tube type). With a capacity for 150 passengers she operated mainly on the Upper Thames and was sold to Jackson Bros (River Services) Limited in 1971, then to Harbourside Investments in 1980 and was finally bought by her present owner in 1992. She now offers private charters together with a number of public sailings including steam enthusiasts days, 'red letter' lunch and evening trips. Nuneham has a MCA passenger licence for 100 people and comfortable capacity for up to 70 guests. Nuneham has carried many eminent guests including Her Royal Highness Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip and the Duke and Duchess of Wessex.
Hamer, Geoffrey, Trip Out 1995/6 - A Guide to the Passenger Boat Services of the British Isles, G P Hamer, 1995
The Funnel: Autumn on the Thames, pp36, Edition 164, 2015
Vessel selected for Queen's Diamond Jubilee Pageant on 3 June 2012
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