Metric units


Owner: Dot. Bullough

Area: UK-North West


Open Launch. Construction: Carvel pine on oak.
Built 1910 by Unknown
LOA: 19' 6", LWL: 16' 0", Beam: 5' 0", Draft: 1' 3",
Maroon, varnished deck and interior, straight stem, counter stern, tiller and side wheel, 4 knots. Believed built in Norfolk


VFT Built 1983 by Historic Steam Ltd. at Kew Bridge
Fuel: Coal, Pressure: 120 psi, Grate area: 1 sqft, Heating area: 20 sqft,
52 Copper tubes. superheater,
non-condensing, hand pump, injector, Windermere kettle, whistle,
No.SS708562/1, shell .3/8" solid drawn tube 18" dia x 25" high, 53 copper tubes + 7 stay rods 1" od x 13" long, hand fp. Wkettle, 2 injectors.


Single. 2 1/2" X 3"
Built 1983 by D.C.Burnage at Bedford
sv valve. SLRG valve gear.
On 4 turned columns, non-condensing. Fitted with mechanical lubrication by Derek Brown 1995.


3 blades, 14" X 20"
Shaft: 3/4" SS


Originally a Broads motor hire boat with cabin, converted to an open steam launch with a vertical firetube boiler by Derek Brown in the early 1980s and steamed regularly on the Thames until 2003 when she was aquired by Bob and Dot Bullough who steamed her regularly on Windermere. Since Bob's death in 2011 Dot has continued to steam Aurora on Windermere and has taken her to various rallies across the country and to Scotland. In 2013 Aurora was fitted by Roger Mallinson with a small side wheel in conjunction with the tiller which enables Dot to handle Aurora on her own.

(Bill Hall) Windermere 2008


Windermere, August 2017

(Rob Beale) Windermere October 2016

(Peter Massey) Windermere, 2005

(Rob Beale) Windermere October 2016

(Windermere August 2014, 2005

Forth and Clyde 10,

(Norman Clasper) Forth and Clyde, 2005

(Dot Bullough) Forth and Clyde Viaduct

(Roger Heise) Loch Lomond June 2011