Donola

Owner: National Maritime Museum

Area: UK


Hull

Cabin/Saloon Launch. Construction: Riveted steel.
Hull designed by G.F.G. DesVignes at Chertsey
Built 1893 by Kingdon Yacht, Launch & Engineering Co Ltd at Teddington
LOA: 58' 0", Beam: 7' 9", Draft: 3' 6",
Clipper bow, counter stern, fore saloon 12 seats, aft saloon 10 seats, galley, wheel steering, black with gold line,varnished woodwork.

Boiler

Locomotive type Built 1923 by Abbott & Co. at Newark
Fuel: Coal, Pressure: 120 psi,
Side fired, 2' 4" dia x 6' 10" long, about 80 tubes 1¼" dia x 4' long.

Engine

Compound. 7" + 11" X 6 1/2"
Built 1893 by K.Y.L. & E. Co. Ltd.
sv valve. SLRG valve gear.
On 6 turned columns, non-condensing.

Propeller

4 blades, 32" X 42"

History

Built as LODONA for A. Palmer, Reading biscuit manufacturer, 1912 owned James Bigwood and re-named. 1920-1969 owned Thames Conservancy as their Upper Thames inspection launch. April 1969 presented to NMM.


Last Modified: 2014.04.01.

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(David Harding) Abingdon, late 1960’s

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