Shamrock

Status: Steaming

Owner: The Shamrock Trust

Website: http://www.shamrocktrustuk.org/

Area: UK-North


Hull

Cabin/Saloon Launch. Construction: Carvel teak on oak and elm.
Built 1906 by Neil Shepherd at Bowness
LOA: 45' 11", LWL: 45' 0", Beam: 8' 0",
Varnished, cruiser stern, aft saloon, clerestory roof, wheel steering.

Boiler

Locomotive type Built 1927 by Yorkshire Engine Co. Ltd. at Sheffield
Fuel: Coal, Pressure: 125 psi, Grate area: 3 sqft,
22" dia X 68" Steel 32 X 1.25" dia Steel tubes. Steel drum and tubes. construction,
non-condensing, injector, Windermere kettle, whistle,
½" riveted steel, Ex Ravenglass &.Eskdale Railway loco RIVER IRT, shortened and altered to side firing by R Mallinson. 2 injectors, blower.

Engine

Twin. 4" + 4" X 5"
Built 2001 by Roger Mallinson at Windermere
Designed by: Roger Mallinson
Slide valve. Marshall Radial valve gear.
Built in 2001 by Roger Mallinson, and his 32nd engine – numbered 3201. It has 4 turned steel columns with Marshall valve gear working both slide valves in one valve chest at the back of the cylinder block.

Propeller

Bronze, 3 blades, Left Hand, 27" X 40"
Shaft: 2" steel

History

Built by Shepherds of Bowness 1906. Originally fitted with a Sisson Triple. Owned by W. Birtwistle until 1929, C. Ashley 1930-4. Converted to motor 1948, used by Bowness Bay Boating Co. for tripping. Acquired, derelict Nov 1976, restored and new plant fitted by Roger Mallinson 1978-9. Engine built in 2001 by Roger Mallinson. The boiler came from the Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway River Irt, and was shortened and converted to side firing. After Shamrock was badly damaged in the floods of 2009, The Shamrock Trust was formed to raise funds for repairs. She is formally owned by the Trust, but continues to operate under the management of Roger Mallinson.


Last Modified: 2017.08.30.

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(Simon Maltby) Windermere, 2003


(Simon Maltby) Windermere, 2003


(Brian Smith)


(Simon Maltby) Windermere, 2008