Certificate no 69
Status Registered
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Details

Function Leisure Craft
Subfunction Launch
Location Windermere
Vessel type Saloon Launch
Current use Museum based
Available to hire No
Available for excursions No
Info required No
Web address http://www.steamboats.org.uk/

Construction

Builder Shepherd, Neil, Bowness.
Built in 1911
Hull material Wood
Rig None
Number of decks 1
Number of masts 0
Propulsion Steam
Number of engines 1
Primary engine type Steam triple expansion
Boiler type Locomotive
Boilermaker H A McEwen (Boiler Repairs) Ltd, Cowling
Boiler year 1990
Boiler fuel coal

Dimensions

Breadth: Beam
8.00 feet (2.44 m)
Depth
2.98 feet (0.91 m)
Length: Overall
46.46 feet (14.17 m)
Tonnage: Gross
0.00
Air Draft
To be confirmed

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.

Sources

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

Grants

  • 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

  • April - June 2010

    A Sustainability Grant of £500 for dry docking was made from the Strategic Development Fund of National Historic Ships

  • 2007/2008

    A Sustainability Grant of £120 for new signs/interpretative boards was made from the Strategic Development Fund of National Historic Ships

  • 2007/2008

    A Sustainability Grant of £600 for engine repairs was made from the Strategic Development Fund of National Historic Ships

Own this vessel?

If you are the owner of this vessel and would like to provide more details or updated information, please contact info@nationalhistoricships.org.uk

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