Artemis

Owner: Mike Philips

Area: UK-East Anglia


Hull

Yacht. Construction: Carvel cedar on rock elm.
Built 1899 by Summers & Payne Ltd. at Southampton
LOA: 21' 0", LWL: 20' 0", Beam: 5' 2", Draft: 2' 0",
Varnished, straight stem, transom stern, wheel and tiller steering.

Boiler

2-drum WT Built 1899 by Simpson Strickland & Co. Ltd. at Dartmouth
Fuel: Coal,
No.951. ¼A size. Steam drum 9" od, mud drum 4½" od x 16½", casing 30" long x 16" wide x 26½" high

Engine

2-crank Quadruple Expansion. 2" + 2 3/4" + 3 3/4" + 3 3/4" X 3"
Built 1899 by Simpson Strickland & Co. Ltd. at Dartmouth
Design: ¼A size Kingdon patent sv valve. SLRG valve gear.
No.892. Xhead driven air and fp, Kcond, designed for 10 IHP at 250 psi.

Propeller

3 blades, 15 1/2" X 21"

History

Built for 54 ton yawl ARTEMIS, owned F. L. Pearson 1904-39. Acquired by Bill Leach 1951 from Webb, Brightlingsea after steam plant removed. Hull restored, engine re-fitted, first steamed again 1953. Used at Cambridge to 1988. 1989 bequethed to Two Tees Boatyard, Cambridge. Acquired 1996, engine and original boiler being restored by Bob Bossine at Kew Bridge Steam Museum, to be refitted 2000. (1952-1996 fitted with a Merryweather B boiler).


Last Modified: 2017.10.25.

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