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Comet

Owner: Inverclyde District Council

Area: UK


Hull

Replica 1812 passenger steamer. Construction: Carvel 1½" larch on 3" oak frames.
Built 1962 by George Thomson at Buckie
Fit out by Lithgows Ltd. at Port Glasgow
LOA: 45' 0", LWL: 42' 6", Beam: 15' 10", Draft: 3' 9", Displacement: 42000 lbs.
Fore and aft cabins, tiller steering.

Boiler

Wagon type Built 1962 by Rankin & Blackmore Ltd. at Greenock
Pressure: 7 psi,
Externally fired. Funnel 12" dia x 25' also acts as mast for square sail. natural draught.

Engine

Single. 12 1/2" X 16"
Built 1962 by John Kincaid & Co. Ltd. at Greenock
Return connecting rod, crank throw 7½", 70 rpm, reduction gear to paddle shafts.

Propeller

Paddles blades, four,
4 floats on two shafts


History

Built as a replica of Henry Bell’s COMET of 1812. Launched 1962; now on display ashore at Port Glasgow Town Centre.


Last Modified: 2014.04.01.


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