Kittiwake

Owner: Windermere Steamboat Museum

Area: UK-North


Hull

Cabin/Saloon Launch. Construction: Carvel wood.
Built 1898 by T.W. Hayton at Bowness-on-Windermere
LOA: 40' 0", LWL: 36' 0", Beam: 7' 0", Draft: 3' 0",
Varnished, wheel steering, aft saloon.

Boiler

Locomotive type Built 1984 by H.A. McEwen (Boiler Repairs) Ltd. at Keighley
Fuel: wood, Pressure: 200 psi,
2 injectors. Wkettle. Side fired.

Engine

Triple Expansion. 5" + 6 1/4" + 8" X 5 1/2"
Built 1901 by W. Sisson & Co. Ltd. at Gloucester
pv valve. Radial valve gear.
No.611. On 6 turned columns.

History

New for W. G. Groves, Windermere, 1929-39 H. L. Groves, 1947-50 Arthur Fildes, c1951 converted motor. 1984 restored to steam by owners who found original engine.


Last Modified: 2014.04.01.

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(Roger Mallinson) 1988

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