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The website for the SBA, the largest association of steamboaters in the world. It hosts an on-line register, events calendar and a massive collection of information and pictures all concentrated on Steam Boats.
This is a forum for steamboaters who like to chat to each other on the internet. You can ask any question you like about anything to do with steam. Remember, the only stupid question is the one you don't ask.
This trust is managed by the Steamboat Association.
Museum of Boats, Steam and Stories
The Windermere Jetty Museum, previously the Windermere Steam Boat Museum, opened its doors to the public again on 23rd March 2020 after over 10 years of closure. It has a number of static displays and SL Osprey in steam again as a trip boat.
This is a fantastic website and museum that holds the largest collection of working mill steam engines in the UK. Well worth a visit if you are in the North of England.
Specific to Steamboats in Great Britain
This is the Consuta Trust's website. Consuta is a 1889 52-foot fast steam launch based on the river Thames. The boat was built to umpire rowing races at The Henley Royal Regatta and is favoured for traditional-style rowing races. Beautifully restored to working order around the year 2000.
The tug Kerne, like Shamrock, is a historic steam vessel. Built in 1913 she is run by a dedicated band of enthusiasts. She can be seen in the North West of Britan.
The Medway Queen was launched in 1924 She is famous for her seven trips to Dunkirk in 1940. She is currently undergoing a major rebuild on the Medway at Rochester.
The Lydia Eva is the last steam drifter in existence. She operates out of Yarmouth and Lowestoft with Mincarlo, the last complete side winding trawler.
Portwey is probably the last coal fired twin engine steam tug. She is based in Essex.
The world’s only surviving complete Victorian steamship, and is at the Royal Victoria Docks, London.
The VIC 56 was built in 1945 as part of the wartime shipbuilding program, and now preserved in working order. She is now in Portsmouth under the care of Boathouse 4.
The Daniel Adamson was built as a tug/tender in 1903. She is available for hire in the North West, particularly Liverpool and the River Weaver.
Shieldhall is the largest working steam ship in Britain. She operates out of Southampton.
Gondola is a rebuild of the original steam yacht Gondola of 1859. She is operated by the National Trust on Coniston Water in the Lake District.
Alaska was built in 1883 and ran passenger services on the Thames. She was restored in 1987.
Kingswear Castle was built in 1924 and operates on the River Dart, Devon.
President is a steam powered narrowboat, built in 1909, and based at the Black Country Living Museum, Dudley.
Sir Walter Scott was launched on Loch Katrine in 1900 and runs reguklar cruises.
Waverley was built in 1946 and is based in Glasgow but tours the coast.
Other Sites of Interest
Discover when famous ocean liners and cruise ships such as the the SS Great Eastern, RMS Titanic, SS France, RMS Queen Mary 2, and Symphony of the Seas have held the title of biggest passenger ship in the world.