Eva

Owner: River & Rowing Museum, Henley

Area: UK


Hull

Cabin/Saloon Launch. Construction: Riveted iron.
Built 1874 by J.I. Thornycroft & Co. Ltd. at Chiswick
LOA: 45' 0", Beam: 6' 2",
No.34. Aft saloon, black, varnished deck and interior, 15 mph.

Boiler

Locomotive type Built 1985 by Langley Engineering at Cowfold
Pressure: 200 psi, Grate area: 20" sqft,
Side fired, 2 injectors. 57 x 1½" id tubes 36" long.

Engine

Single. 6 1/4" X 8"
Built 1874 by J.I. Thornycroft & Co. at Chiswick
sv valve. SLRG valve gear.
On 4 turned columns, 42 IHP, non condensing.

Propeller

3 blades, 25" X 36"

History

Owned by H. E. Rhodes, Henley, during 1880’s, and Ashton C. Allen c1891-c1948. Lay derelict at builder’s yard during 1960’s with engine kept in office. Acquired 1968, hull repaired, with steel, by Vosper Ship Repairers Ltd, Southampton, restoration completed and plant fitted by Historic Steam Ltd, Kew Bridge 1985. Acquired 1996, on display, phone: 01491 415610 for opening times.


Last Modified: 2014.04.01.

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(Owners)

Photos


(Brian Smith) SBA rally Windermere 1989


Left: 1961 - note spiral prop, right: 1960s - note whistle


1998