Certificate no 355
Status Registered
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Details

Function Passenger Vessel
Subfunction Excursion
Location Newark
Vessel type Excursion
Current use Commercial Activity
Available to hire Yes
Available for excursions Yes
Info required No

Construction

Builder Salter Brothers Ltd, Oxford
Built in 1902
Hull material Iron
Rig None
Number of decks 1
Number of masts
Propulsion Motor
Number of engines 1
Primary engine type Diesel
Boiler type None
Boilermaker None

Dimensions

Length: Overall
84.95 feet (25.91 m)
Tonnage: Gross
38.00
Air Draft
To be confirmed

History

Built in 1902, SONNING is a passenger vessel with the capacity for 196 passengers. In 2006, she was still earning her living as a river passenger vessel after 104 years service. Based at Newark, Nottinghamshire, she carries summer day-trippers on River Trent cruises from this historic town. She may be found berthed beneath the ramparts of the ancient castle. Although converted from steam to motor, she maintains her elegant lines, clipper bow and counter stern, white painted hull and varnished wooden upperworks.

Sources

Hamer, Geoffrey, Trip Out 1995/6 - A Guide to the Passenger Boat Services of the British Isles, G P Hamer, 1995

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