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6th May 2013

After a long and sometimes difficult refurbishment the Steam Tug Challenge is back in steam and shown leaving Shoreham, which has been her home port for the past eight years or so. The journey from Shoreham was VERY trying with Force 6 gusting 7 on the nose & wind against tide making for a VERY unpleasant & long (14 hours) journey with at one point their speed over the ground being just 1.5 knots despite a boat speed of 7 knots. A good test of her new equipment which all functioned very well.

Check out the video on the timeline

All Systems Go

All the hard work is now nearing completion and today the engine has been run for the first time for eight years. See the 2013 page of the timeline...

Boiler tests complete

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...

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...

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