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Great Western

Status: Steaming

Owner: Norman Barnett

Area: UK-East Anglia


Open Launch. Construction: Cold Molded.
Hull model: Open Launch
Built 1973 by Terry Hardick at Bath
LOA: 19' 6", Beam: 5' 6",
Open launch. Cold-moulded, 2 diagonal 4mm 3-ply skins construction. Transom stern, painted and varnished. Iroko fittings, wheel steering.


Designed by David King,
Built 1988 by D.& R. King at Suffield
Fuel: Coal,
non-condensing, engine driven pump, hand pump, Windermere kettle, whistle,


Built 1988 by David King at Bath
Design: Single by: David King
sv valve. Slip ecc. valve gear.


Aluminium alloy, 3 blades, 14" X 14"


Built for Dr.Dickson in 1973 From 1975-78 it was owned by J. Churchill who changed the name to the Cannonball. In 1978 Peter Tripp who reverted it to the original name of Great Western. In 2016 I acquired it and have had the hull restored from the Keele to the top side by Wooden boat specialists. Hobroughs Boatyard, Thorpe St. Andrews, Norwich. I also have had the boiler refurbished and a new set of tubes with top plate and bottom plate. I have all necessary paperwork for the boiler inspection., with a current boiler certificate. This Launch is currently For Sale call on 07932653731

Added to the register: 2019.07.24. Last Modified: 2019.12.07.

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