Owner: Dot. Bullough
Area: UK-North West
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.
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.