Paddle Steamer Kingswear Castle - New Boiler Project

Project Proposal

The project was to replace the existing boiler, built in 1961 by Stockton Chemical Engineers and Riley Boilers Ltd, on a like for like basis, with the aim of securing the operational preservation of this historic vessel for a further 25 to 30 years and was financed with support from the Heritage Lottery Fund, the Manifold Trusst and the Paddle Steamer preservation Society.

Completion of boiler installation and return to service - 4/5/01

Progress with the boiler installation - 13/4/01

The New Fiddley Being Lifted Aboard 31/3/01

The Boiler Lifted into Kingswear Castle 7/3/01

The Boiler Room 27/02/01

The Boiler Almost Complete at the Factory 26/2/01

The Boiler Under Construction at Wellman's Robey Factory 12/2/01

Removal of the Old Boiler 4/2/01

The New Boiler Under Construction at Wellman Robey's Factory 6/12/00


August 2000

The plans of the new boiler for Kingswear Castle have now been approved by the Royal and Sun Alliance surveyors acting on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency.

April 2000

Engineers from Wellman Robey visited Kingswear Castle on 13th April to confirm measurements and the correct positions for the mountings etc for the new boiler.

March 2000

Quotations for the new boiler were received from:

Aalborg Industries

Beel Industrial Boilers

Chatham Steam

Hoval UK

Israel Newton & Sons

H A McEwen

Stanniford Engineering

Wellman Robey

The contract for building the new boiler has been awarded to Wellman Robey

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