Osborne

Owner: English Heritage

Area: UK


Hull

Admiralty cutter. Construction: Double-skin, diagonal inner, fore & aft outer.
Hull in Buil
Built 1896 by J. Samuel White & Co. Ltd. at East Cowes
LOA: 31' 3", LWL: 25' 7", Beam: 7' 5", Draft: 3' 6",
No.1005. Rounded stem, counter stern, blue, varnished deck and interior, tiller, 8 knots.

Boiler

Gunboat type DT Built 1977 by J.O. Lugg & Son Ltd. at Billinghurst
Grate area: 2.9 sqft, Heating area: 51½ sqft,
Welded shell 2' 8¼" dia x 3' 3½" long, furnace 1' 11" long, 125 x 1" od tubes 1' 5" long 10 SWG, engine driven FD fan, Scotch crank donkey fp.

Engine

Compound. 4" + 7 1/2" X 5"
Built 1896 by J. Samuel White & Co. Ltd. at Cowes
sv valve. SLRG valve gear.
No.1005. On 5 turned columns, direct Xhead driven air and feed pumps, 485 rpm, 19 IHP, Kcond.

Propeller

3 blades, 27" X 27"

History

New for Admiralty, Cutter No.439, for Royal Yacht OSBORNE, then on RY VICTORIA & ALBERT. Owned J.B.Hickey in 1930’s. c1959 owned A.J. Kitson who started restoration. Acquired Feb 1972, engine and fittings restored by Tony Spencer, hull by P. Freebody & Co 1972-9. First steamed after restoration April 1979. Acquired early 1990’s but remained in care of Tony Spencer until April 1999. Transferred for public display ashore. Museum open during summer months only.


Last Modified: 2014.04.01.

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