Eclipse

Owner: D.; J.M. Dearden; Downes

Area: UK-West London


Built as a steam launch for Cawston’s own hire fleet. During 1960’s a motor ferry launch plying between Kingston-on-Thames and Hampton Court. Acquired 1978 and entirely rebuilt by Ian Macdougal and Mark Stanley, Egham. Steam plant fitted by Ian Macdougal. Acquired 1996 and renovations continue. Steamed regularly and available for private charter, Tel: 07774 132151.


Egalité

Owner: A.J. Page

Area: UK-West Midlands


Unused hull acquired 1992, new steam plant fitted 1994. Approx miles steamed 1996 - 30. Laid up 1997-98.


Egret

Owner: Jeremy Clark

Area: UK-Solent


Original name John Bull Second hand hull acquired c1989, restored and steam plant fitted by C A Hellyer and first steamed 1990. Approx miles steamed; 1993 - 150; 1994 - 120; 1995 - 65; 1997 - 80; laid up 1998. Purchased by Jeremy Clark in 2011 and name changed to Egret. Boiler rebuilt with cunifer tubes by Kevin Slater of Manor Farm Engineering. Under hull condenser added by owner for use in salt waters of River Hamble. Woodwork stripped and re-varnished.


Elegance

Owner: I.E. Lindley

Area: UK


New to Major Frank Shuttleworth, Old Warden Park, Beds, named JAP, yawl rig, converted motor 1908, many owners. 1949 renamed SUE, 1958 renamed ADRIAS. Acquired 1991 in dismantled condition, restoration started and steam plant fitted by Wolf Zeuner. Acquired Aug 1997, restoration completed and new boiler fitted. Renamed. (1993-97 fitted with Edward Langley 2 drum WTB).


Elfin

Owner: Doug Milns

Area: UK-West Midlands


Fitted out as a steamer by Roy Thompson, named ELFIN. c1991 sold to David Barzilay, used in Scotland and named OWL. Acquired 1999, refitted, name reverted to ELFIN


Elfin

Owner: G.S. StJohn

Area: UK-Wales


Built to order of J.W. Restler, chief engineer of MWB, 1912 -1939 owned J.D.K. Restler, 1947-54 J.B. Hickey, then Frank Jeffery, R. Maccoun c1961 - 1989. Not steamed since early 1960’s. Boiler rebuilt by Harvey Fabrications Ltd, 1967.


Elidir

Status: Undergoing renovation

Owner: Ray Sibbald

Area: UK-Thames


Launch built and fitted out by Robin Wallace-Sims between 1976 & 1978. First steamed February 1978 and steamed every year until 2009. Acquired by present owner in 2011. New boiler in 2015. Complete restoration undertaken.


Elizabeth Ann

Owner: A. Kidd

Area: UK-East Anglia


Former Custom & Excise rowing boat bought at an auction in 1992 by Doug Wright. Steam plant acquired from Mr. Dorey, Reading, fitted 1992.


Elizabeth Rose

Status: Steaming

Owner: Myles Davey

Area: Australia


Hull fitout and plant installation by original owner (James Hammond of Sydney, Australia). Launched 2000. Sold to present owner 2014 and now steams mainly on Maroochy River, Queensland, Austraila.


Elpenor

Owner: D. Ayers

Website: http://www.elpenor.co.uk

Area: UK-Wales


Various modifications to plant in original boat, Rockabill, meant that vessel was overpowered. Elpenor was built to make better use of that engine and boiler.


Emerald

Owner: M.J. Early

Area: UK-South East


Old derelict hull saved from a November 5th bonfire 1975, restored and steam plant fitted by owner 1993-94, first steamed 1994. Ref: Funnel 97. Previously fitted with a compound engine, 2" + 3" x 3½", sv with slip ecc. Reversing. Thought to be former demonstration engine.


Emily Anne

Status: Active use

Owner: T Mason and D Hutchinson

Website: http://www.emilyanne.co.uk

Area: UK-North West


New boat built to owners specification, first steamed 22 Nov 1992. Extensive cruising on canal and river system ever since.


Emma

Status: Nearing Completion

Owner: National Maritime Museum Cornwall

Area: UK-South West


Fitted out and plant fitted by C. F. Parsons. 1972 to W. Bonney. Acquired 1997 and refitted. Acquired in 2015 by the National Maritime Museum Cornwall and currently undergoing restoration.


Emma

Owner: R. Radow

Website: http://www.steamboating.de/emma/em-main.html

Area: Germany


Hull found at the river Rhein. Brought to Berlin in 11/2000, complete new layout based in the bare hull under construction since 11/2001.


Enchantress

Owner: G.; A. Michelmore; du Mesnildot

Area: UK-West London


Built as electric launch for River Thames, converted motor 1910, sold to Henry Miller, Oulton Broad as a trip boat, renamed VISCOUNTESS BURY, 1923 to Leo Robinson, Oulton Board, renamed ENCHANTESS after complaints by owner of the 1888 VISCOUNTESS BURY. Holiday cruiser on Broads to 1962, 1971 sold as wreck to Frank Bell, Cambridge. Acquired 1978 by Ian Ford restoration completed and steam plant fitted 1990, first steamed summer 1990. Acquired October 1999. Engine formerly in ANTHRACITE 1973-6 and VICEROY for short period.


Energy

Owner: A.M. Smith

Area: UK-Solent


New boat entirely built, fitted out and steam plant installed by owner. First steamed July 1992. Laid up 1999, Reg. BWB 52292. Engine new to Ministry of Supply, South Farnborough Tech. College.


Erg

Owner: D. Harper

Area: UK-East Anglia



Ermintrude

Owner: J Saunders

Area: UK-East Anglia


Thought to be old yacht’s launch, acquired 1980 when derelict, having been in a greenhouse for 7 years. Acquired by previous owner’s father in 1926. Plant fitted by owner 1983-4. (1966-69 engine fitted in WOODLAND LILY, 1972-74 in PRINCESS MARGARET). Reg7 (p.104).


Esmeralda

Status: Steaming

Owner: T Crewe

Area: UK


First steamed 2006.


Esteem

Owner: Victor Ford

Area: UK-Cambridgeshire


New launch built and fitted out by owner Everett Leeds, steam plant fitted 1995, formerly in owners previous boat ESTEEM of 1988, ex FIREWEED. First steamed Aug 1995, used on the River Wey, approx miles steamed, 1997 - 300; 1998 - 200. Aquired by John Dines 2006. Sold 2008 Acquired by Victor Ford 2009


Etain

Owner: J. King

Area: UK


Former electric launch hull, 1987 to George Young, after being laid up for 10 years, refitted and steam installed 1989. Named 763 after MTB commanded by G. Young’s late brother during WW2. July 1993 to Julius Bullock who fitted fresh boiler and altered engine. (Previously fitted with double 5A of which this is one of them). Acquired 1998, renamed. (Boiler previously fitted with G. Young 1989 built HWT).


Etna

Status: Steaming

Owner: Roger Heise

Website: http://www.sl-vesuvius.co.uk/Vesuvius/Project_Etna.html

Area: UK-North West


Built new between 2013 and 2016, shaken down and fully commissioned in early 2017. Construction planned and monitored by owner. Owner installed the mechanicals, plumbing and electrical systems. Hull designed to fit the LIFU style boiler and LIFU engine, to provide maximum buoyancy in the stern and to minimise tendency to roll when passengers move about. The layout permits easy access between foredeck ( for bows-on berthing ) and the main passenger compartment. 'Etna' has been designed for low-hassle steaming into the sunset of old age. She is oil fired for convenience and cleanliness, with an electric central-heating-type burner. Boiler pressure and water level control are automated. She is equipped with hydraulic steering and an autohelm. The onboard electrical system ( automotive alternator driven 1:4.5 from prop shaft / 220AH traction batteries ) permits operation without shore power for recharging her batteries.


Eureka

Owner: W. Weidner

Area: USA


Built, fitted out and steam plant fitted by owner. First steamed 1985, larger boiler fitted 1988.


Eureka

Owner: J. Watt

Area: Australia



Eva

Owner: River & Rowing Museum, Henley

Area: UK


Owned by H. E. Rhodes, Henley, during 1880’s, and Ashton C. Allen c1891-c1948. Lay derelict at builder’s yard during 1960’s with engine kept in office. Acquired 1968, hull repaired, with steel, by Vosper Ship Repairers Ltd, Southampton, restoration completed and plant fitted by Historic Steam Ltd, Kew Bridge 1985. Acquired 1996, on display, phone: 01491 415610 for opening times.


Explorer

Owner: SS Explorer Preservation Society

Website: http://www.leithhistory.co.uk/ssexplorer/

Area: UK


Built on the lines of a deep sea trawler. New for Department of Agriculture & Fisheries for Scotland. Withdrawn from service 1984, sold to shipbreakers. Rescued 1985 by City of Aberdeen District Council for restoration. Acquired 1997 awaiting restoration.