Dolly

Owner: G.H. Pattinson

Website: www.steamboat.org.uk/dolly.htm

Area: UK


Hull

Cabin/Saloon Launch. Construction: Carvel wood.
Built c185
LOA: 41' 0", LWL: 37' 0", Beam: 6' 6", Draft: 4' 0",
Clipper bow, counter stern, black with gold line, white forward saloon, wheel steering, 4 knots.

Boiler

RT Scotch Built c197
Fuel: Coal,
All welded, wet back, injector.

Engine

Single. 7" X 7"
Built c185
sv valve. SLRG valve gear.
Cast A frame, engine driven fp.

Propeller

3 blades,

History

In ‘Guinness Book of Records’ as the oldest mechanically powered boat in the world. Owned by Fildes family on Windermere in 1870’s. Sunk on Ullswater 1895, salvaged by owner and Barrow-in-Furness Sub-Aqua Club, restored 1963-5, name discovered 1972. Ref LSP July 1966. Now in Windermere Steamboat Museum, original boiler also on display.


Last Modified: 2014.04.01.

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(Simon Maltby) Windermere, 2003