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Walkin' Belle

Status: Steaming

Owner: Howard Bentham

Area: UK-North West


Paddle Launch. Construction: Aluminium.
Built 1950 by Vosper?
LOA: 17' 6", Beam: 6' 6",
Thought to be a general purpose military hull, constructed from riveted aluminium, built in the 1950s by Vosper?


finned drum Designed by David King,
Built by David H. King
Fuel: Coal, Pressure: 85 psi, Grate area: 1 sqft, Heating area: 4.5 sqft,
10" dia X 20" Steel steel drum, bolted endp;late, welded fins construction,
engine driven pump, hand pump, injector, steam feed pump, Windermere kettle, whistle,


Walking Beam. 2.5" + 2.5" X 12"
Built by David King
Design: American Walking Beam by: David King
Beam length = 1 metre. Engine dimensions: H=54"; W=12";L=48"


8 Fixed floats.
48" diameter, 14" wide.
Paddle wheels, floats and paddle boxes removable for towing.


Built for first owner, Robert Wallace, to his own design. Construction by David King. Ownership passed to second owner, Howard Bentham, in 2007.

Added to the register: 2015.01.08. Last Modified: 2015.04.04.

Autumn 2010, river Weaver.


Acton Bridge, 2010.

River Weaver 2010.

Anderton Lift, 2010.