Sabrina

Owner: M. Steggles

Area: UK-East Anglia


Hull

Canal Inspection launch. Construction: Riveted iron.
Built 1870 by Fielding & Platt Ltd. at Gloucester
LOA: 54' 0", LWL: 49' 0", Beam: 10' 6", Draft: 3' 6",
Straight stem, counter stern, midships saloon. black & white topworks.

Boiler

2-drum WT Built 1988 by Historic Steam Ltd. at Kew Bridge Steam Museum
Fuel: Oil, Pressure: 150 psi,
Top drum 15" id, bottom drum 7¾" id x 25½" long, 3 downcomer tubes 1¼" id x 40", 80 x ¾" id tubes 41" long, casing 4' 2" high x 4' wide x 2' long, separate Beccles No.2 donkey fp. Originally coal fired

Engine

Compound. 4 1/2" + 7" X 7 1/2"
Built 1959 by W. Sisson & Co. Ltd. at Gloucester
pv on HP, sv on LP valve. SLRG valve gear.
No.5986. On 6 turned columns, 15 IHP, 200 rpm.

Propeller

3 blades, 32" X 43"
Shaft: 2" Stainless Steel

History

New for Gloucester & Berkeley Canal Co, sold and converted to motor 1944. Houseboat at Rickmansworth c1955-75. Acquired April 1975, reconditioned and plant fitted by H. & S. Pereira 1975-8. First steamed Feb 1977. Acquired 1995. Former instructional engine at Loughborough Tech. College.


Last Modified: 2014.04.01.

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