Perseverance

Owner: The Boat Museum Trust

Area: UK-West Midlands


Hull

Pontoon dredger. Construction: Riveted steel.
Hull in Buil
Built 1934 by J. Pollock, Son & Co. Ltd. at Faversham
LOA: 70' 0", Beam: 7' 0", Draft: 3' 9", Displacement: 140000 lbs.
No.1490. Not self moving.

Boiler

Locomotive type Built 1947 by Marshall, Sons & Co. Ltd. at Gainsborough
Fuel: Coal, Pressure: 120 psi,
12 NHP, 56 x 2¾" od tubes, two injectors, blower, 4 ton bunker, 1" bilge ejector. Fitted 1957-58

Engine

Horizontal Twin. 7" + 7" X 10"
Built 1934 by Grafton & Co. at Bedford
sv valve. SLRG valve gear.
3 ton dredger grab, crane No. 2473. Grab powered by 10½" dia direct acting steam cylinder

History

Supplied new to Grand Union Canal Co. Ltd. as their dredger ‘No.14’, later British Waterways Board, 1967 - 1974 owned by Kennet &Avon Canal Trust. 1974-1993 Surrey & Hampshire Canal Society. Acquired October 1993, for restoration 2000-01. Boiler formerly used at Luton laundry.


Last Modified: 2014.04.01.

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(Lyn Smith) Basingstoke Canal, 1990