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Dry Docking again.
28th August 2012

Challenge is to bedry dockedagain onWednesday29th August for a week or so. This time it is to start rebuilding her. The rudder, propeller and shaft will be refitted. Somerepairsto the the hull will be carried out and then it will be painted and antifouled. Plus lots of other tasks that can only be done while she is out of the water.
The new boiler is almost finished and is due to be fitted later in September. watch this space for more information nearer the time.

New boiler takes shape

The boiler is really taking shape now. Byworth Boilers Ltd are well on the way with the construction of the new boiler. On my previous visit there ...

Boiler removal complete.

The boiler has now been completely removed. Note the picture of the rusted and wastedrivets, evidence that it was beyond economicalrepair. The boil...

More news on the boiler removal

Today a crane was brought in to help with the removal of the boiler.The upper gun deck, the fore mast and the funnel all came off to gain access to...

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