Windsor Belle

Owner: Urs Schwarenbach

Website: www.henley-on-thames.org.uk/river/belle.htm

Area: UK


Hull

Cabin/Saloon Launch. Construction: Carvel wood.
Built 1901 by Edward Burgoine at Windsor
LWL: 59' 5", Beam: 11' 6", Displacement: 46000 lbs.
Counter stern, varnished, wheel steering.

Boiler

Built by Valentine Welding & Engineering Ltd. at Raunds
Pressure: 175 psi,

Engine

Compound. 5 1/4" + 10" X 6"
Built 1937 by McKie & Baxter Ltd. at Paisley
sv valve. SLRG valve gear.
No.1306. On 6 turned columns.

History

New as tripping boat for A. Jacobs, with Plenty & Son 6" + 6" x 6" and 4' 6" x 5' 6" Scotch boiler. Converted to motor drive 1950. Present steam plant fitted 1986. First steamed after restoration July 1986. (Until 1967 engine in an Ouse Navigation Board dredger). Has one (of two) engines ex Ribblesdale. Currently 'For Sale' http://www.hscboats.co.uk/boats/windsor-belle-steam-launch/ May 2015 - KJS


Last Modified: 2015.05.21.

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