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Boiler tests complete
23rd April 2013

The boiler has been lit and tested up to full working pressure with no problems. The main picture shows the steam blowing as the safety valves lift bang on the correct pressure. The next job is to test all the ancillary steam machinery. The steering chains are being re-installed and the steering engine is to be tested. The windlass is yet to be tested. The main engine is still to be run, there are a few more things to do before testing it.

Only days away now

We are only days away from lighting the new boiler for the first time. This is the culmination of the gargantuan effort that the volunteers, and th...

May Day Maritime Festival in Southampton

Press Release:
The Hampshire and Wight Trust for Maritime Archaeology on behalf of the Southampton Heritage Federation is delighted to announc...

The Boiler Room and Engine progressing well.

The new deck in the boiler room is almost complete, It has created a great space. Not only is the boiler smaller but also there is no smoke box cre...

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