Metric units


Céomé

Status: Superseded

Owner: H.R. Mothersole

Area: UK-East Anglia


Hull

Canoe. Construction: Double-skin mahogany.
Built 1921 by Hobbs & Son at Henley-on-Thames
Fit out by Harry Chapman
LOA: 29' 6", Beam: 4' 6", Draft: 2' 6",
Canoe bow and stern,varnished canvas canopy with side curtains, 8 seats, wheel steering.

Boiler

Locomotive type Built 1999 by Franklin & Bell at Gloucester
Side fired. Fitted 2000.

Engine

Compound. 2 1/2" + 5" X 4"
Built by A.G. Mumford Ltd. at Colchester
sv valve. SLRG valve gear.
On 4 turned columns. Fitted 2000.

Propeller

3 blades, 16" X 30"

History

Originally a petrol engine canoe with Kitchen Rudder. Acquired by Oliver Cock 1976 and plant fitted. First steamed 1980. Steamed each year. Acquired May 1993, W. Zeuner. Acquired 1997, complete rebuild and fresh steam plant fitted. (Engine formerly fitted in SUNBEAM 1988-1998 and MINETTE 1960’s - 1983). Under restoration 2004. Engine is now planned to be a triple expansion 2½" + 3½" + 5" x 3" from an original design by Gordon Cheapen acquired by Hugh Mothersole and the prototype completed by Sam Wilkinson.


Last Modified: 2018.01.03.


(Brian Hillsdon) Henley, 1988

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