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Capella

Owner: Chris & Cherryl Thomas

Area: UK-East Anglia


Hull

Open Launch. Construction: GRP.
Hull model: Frolic 18
Built 1982 by Steam & Electric Launch Co. at Wroxham
LOA: 18' 0", LWL: 16' 6", Beam: 4' 8",
Hull White,varnished deck and interior

Boiler

2-drum WT Built 1982 by Thames Steam Launch Co. at Chiswick
Fuel: Coal, Pressure: 110 psi,
20" long Steel drum(s). 56 Cunifer tubes. Steel Drum, Cunifer tubes, bolted ends construction, superheater,
condensing, engine driven pump, hand pump, injector, feed water heater, Windermere kettle, whistle,
No.009. Drums 20" long, 56 tubes, superheater, Wkettle.

Engine

Single. 2½" X 3"
Built 1982 by Thames Steam Launch Co. at Chiswick
Designed by: David King
sv valve. Slip ecc. valve gear.
Overhung crank, Xhead driven fp, Keel cond.

Propeller

3 blades, 14" X 20"

History

Fitted out and steam plant installed by builders for Richard Morgan, Norfolk Broads. First steamed 6 June 1982. Acquired 1984 and shipped to South Africa. Ref. Funnel 33. Returned to UK July 2007. Used mainly on Kingsbridge & Salcombe estuary, Devon, up until December 2018. Fully trailer-able but usually steamed throughout the Norfolk Broads. Sold to present owners Dec 2018


Last Modified: 2021.03.16.


At home on trailer, ready to hit the water

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Photos








On the River Waveney above Beccles 2019. Now with new stainless steel funnel.