Osprey

Owner: Windermere Steamboat Museum

Area: UK-North


Hull

Cabin/Saloon Launch. Construction: Carvel wood.
Hull in Buil
Built 1902 by Neil Shepherd at Bowness
LOA: 45' 6", LWL: 45' 0", Beam: 8' 0", Draft: 3' 0",
Cruiser stern, varnished, wheel steering.

Boiler

Locomotive type Built 1981
Fuel: wood,
Side fired, 2 injectors, Wkettle. Built on North East Coast.

Engine

Compound. 5 1/4" + 8" X 5 1/2"
Built 1901 by W. Sisson & Co. Ltd. at Gloucester
sv valve. Radial valve gear.
No.591. Fitted 1981.

History

Owned on Lake Windermere since new, converted to motor and used as tripping launch by Bowness Bay Boating Co. for many years. Acquired for preservation and restoration by owners 1981. Used regularly for passenger trips during the summer. Ref: Classic Boat Jan 1990. Engine formerly in WATER VIPER.


Last Modified: 2014.04.01.

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(Peter Hingley)

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