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Owner: V. Luck

Area: UK-Chiltern


Open Launch. Construction: GRP.
Hull model: Lune Longboat Mk1
Built 1970 by Character Boats at Morecombe
LOA: 17' 0", Beam: 5' 4", Draft: 1' 6",
Double-ended. 1970s copy of a traditional sailing hull.


Blackstaffe type 3-drum WT Built 1998 by Swindon Copper Boilers
Fuel: Coal, Pressure: 125 psi, Output: 150 lbs/hr,
Weir type vfp. Non-condensing but can run from cleanwater tanks. ss casing. Superheater.


Twin. 2 1/4" + 2 1/4" X 2"
Design: 5A by: Stuart Turner
sv valve. SLRG valve gear.
Cast A-frame


3 blades, 12" X 24"
Shaft: 3/4" Stainless Steel


First fitted out as a steamer by Chris Hereward, Cambridge, named PYROSCAPHE III, launched May 1994. Acquired 1997, hull completely refitted, engine rebuilt and plant refitted, new shaft and drive arrangements. Steamed four times 1998. Reg7 (p.16) Plant is designed for easy removal from hull.

Last Modified: 2014.04.01.



(Owner) 2007