Kariat

Owner: J. Power

Area: UK-Solent


Hull

Open Launch. Construction: Carvel pitch pine on oak.
Hull at East Cowes in Buil
Built 1897 by Liquid Fuel Engineering Co. Ltd. at East Cowes
LOA: 35' 0", Beam: 6' 9",
White, 12 knots.

Boiler

Locomotive type Built 1989 by H.A. McEwen (Boiler Repairs) Ltd. at Keighley
Fuel: Coal, Pressure: 200 psi, Grate area: 4 sqft, Heating area: 80 sqft,
No.89.03.20. Side fired, shell 2' 4" dia x 4' 3" long,

Engine

Compound. 3 1/2" + 8" X 6"
Built 1896 by Liquid Fuel Engineering Co. Ltd. at Cowes
pv valve. SLRG valve gear.
2 tfc, 2 cbs, Scotch crank driven ap & fp, twin Kcond. (35 HP at 250 psi).

Propeller

3 blades, 27" X 36"
Shaft: 1 1/2" Stainless Steel

History

Built for Capt. R.T. Dixon, Hythe, Hants. As KARIAT, 1901 to E.L.Walker, Christchurch, 1930 to Harold L. Phillips, Shoreham, 1932 to Suter Bros, Shoreham. 1953 found derelict by Maxwell Savage at Itchenor, named SYLVIA, restored with fore & aft cabins and renamed PUFFIN, later owned by SBA members R.C.U. Corbett & A.P. Cazelet. 1959 owned by syndicate including A.W.Smith of Malvern, Worcs. Acquired 1985 by Derrick & Janet Mills, restored to original style, name reverted to original. SSR 96877. Acquired 1997 by Sir Dennis Faulkner (SBA member)" and shipped to Northern Ireland. Acquired 2003 by present owner and moved to Cowes.


Last Modified: 2014.04.01.

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