Built in 1893 by J A Houston of Rowhedge, MYRA is a steam schooner, carvel built of teak and gaff rigged. Her engine dates from 1910 and is steam triple expansion, maker unknown. She was built for W H Mackenzie of Colchester. Her subsequent owners were: W J P Peacock, London (1896-1920), R S Heard, Swansea and J Hughes Rice, Newton, Glamorgan who owned her until at least 1932.
She was converted to a motor engine 1920.
Acquired by a further owner in 1977 and restored, a new plant was fitted in 1979 and she was believed to have regularly steamed on an annual basis.
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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
The Funnel magazine, Edition 15
Vessel built by J A Houston, Rowhedge
Vessel converted to a motor engine
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