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Charlotte

Owner: B. Knell

Area: Switzerland


Hull

Open Launch. Construction: Clinker larch on oak keel.
Built c188
LOA: 25' 0", Beam: 5' 0",
White, blue topstrake, brown deck. Believed built in Great Britain.

Boiler

Thornycroft type 2-drum WT Built 1880
Fuel: kerosene, Pressure: 216 psi, Heating area: 45 sqft,
Believed built in GB, 80 copper tubes .5/8" od, total length 288', screwed connections to drums. Bronze steam drum 8¼" dia x 25½" long, 2½ gal/hr consumption, hs .

Engine

Compound. 2 1/2" + 5" X 4"
pv valve. SLRG valve gear.
Engine driven 3½:1 air pump and fp, 300 rpm, Kcond, placed forward of boiler.

Propeller

3 blades, bronze, 20" X 35"

History

Originally on River Thames, England, purchased by Escher Wyss 1895 from a French owner named CHARLOTTE, later owned by their chief engineer W. Reitz. Owned M. Knell 1934-73. Ref: Funnel 17. Steamed regularly. Oldest original steam vessel still in operation in Switzerland.


Last Modified: 2014.04.01.


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