SS Shieldhall - A Steamship's Engine Room

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02 April 2020 19:00 - 21:00
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This informal event gives a unique insight into the operation and maintenance of reciprocating marine steam propulsion and auxiliary engines.
Former Glasgow “sludge boat”, SS Shieldhall, is the largest working steamship in the United Kingdom.
Laid down in 1954, when turbine propulsion had long been the dominant form of steam power, she is a twin-screw vessel with triple expansion engines and Scotch boilers.
Subsequently serving with the Southern Water Authority from 1977, she now leads an active retirement in the hands of an experienced and professional charitable trust.
Two 10-minute video “shorts” will be followed by a 40-minute history of the ship, edited to focus on her machinery spaces. Copies of the Trust’s original 98-minute DVD will be available “at the door”.
Drinks & canapés will be available, with ample intermissions for refreshments and socialising. 

Shieldhall Poster


A video evening by courtesy of the Solent Steam Packet Company


Brocton Hall Golf Club
Sawpit Lane
ST17 0TH
United Kingdom

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Malcolm Robins
01889 569933United Kingdom
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