Mayflower

Owner: Bristol City Museum

Area: UK-South West


Hull

Tug. Construction: Riveted iron.
Built 1861 by Stothert & Marten at Bristol
LOA: 65' 0", LWL: 63' 5", Beam: 12' 0", Displacement: 64000 lbs.
Counter stern.

Boiler

RT Scotch Built 1930
Pressure: 100 psi,
2-flue with furnace front from 1909 Stothert boiler, 66 x 3" tubes.

Engine

Compound. 12" + 22" X 16"
Built 1898 by W. Sisson & Co. Ltd. at Gloucester
sv valve. Hackworth Radial valve gear.
No.533. 2 tfc, surface cond. integral with cbs, air and feed pumps lever-driven from LP Xhead.

History

New to Timothy Hadley, towage contractor to Gloucester & Berkeley Canal Co. 1874 to Sharpness New Docks & Gloucester & Birmingham Nav. Co. 1948 to BWB. Withdrawn from service 1964. 1967 C.Morgan. c1972 K. T. Donaghy, went derelict, 1981 acquired for preservation, restored 1982-7, first re-steamed Sept 1987. Now on display at Bristol Industrial Museum.


Last Modified: 2014.04.01.

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(Lyn Smith) Bristol, 1990