JANET was built as Admiralty Barge No. 236, associated first with HMS EDGAR; then in 1893 with HMS CRESCENT; in 1897 with HMS ROYAL ARTHUR; and finally with HMS POWERFUL. She was de-commissioned in 1912 and sold and converted to a motor yacht on the River Shannon. She was acquired by her present owners late in 1988, brought back to Gosport and was first re-steamed in August 1992. She was bought by her current owner in 2002, and is now based in Windermere.
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Steamboat Register: An illustrated Register of surviving steam vessels in the British Isles, Steam Boat Association of Great Britain, Edition 6, May 1994
Classic Boat, October 1992
Built by J. Samuel White as an Admiral’s Barge, No. 236
Appropriated for HMS EDGAR
Appropriated for HMS CRESCENT
Appropriated for HMS ROYAL ARTHUR
Appropriated for HMS EURYALUS
Appropriated for HMS POWERFUL, Commander in Chief’s Australian Station
Un-appropriated from HMS POWERFUL at Portsmouth
Sold to private owner in Dublin and converted to a motor yacht
Sold to R. N. Eaton
Sold to G. W. Ryan
Sold to G. St John
Restored by the Maritime Workshop at Gosport
Sold to a private owner and taken to Lake Windermere
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