Donated to the National Maritime Museum and currently on display far from the Thames at the Maritime Museum Cornwall (Falmouth) A potential static exhibit For details of Merk shown on the Maritime Museum Cornwall website database click here A 35ft Thames steam day launch built in 1900 for Marie Tempest, a famous actress who was playing at Daly's Theatre London in the international hit musical San Toy. Originally steam then converted to petrol paraffin engine in 1911, restored as a steamer 1971.
Privately owned, photo taken 1927 To be displayed as a working exhibit afloat in the wetdock For SBA website boat register click here then search for "San Toy" Hull sections of a 30ft Saunders stitched motorboat hull early 1900's.
To be displayed as a static exhibit For Cygnet website click here 58ft steam cabin launch built in 1894 by The Kingdon Yacht, Launch & Engineering Co.
Donated by a collector for display in a suitable museum as a static exhibit Morris Vedette four cylinder side valve petrol engine probably built in the late 1930's. Removed from a Thames Slipper launch, and is representative of the type fitted to these boats. Small Stuart Turner gas fired steam boiler used by Stuart Turner themselves for testing their model engines at their works in Henley Rescued from a skip in 2008 and donated to the trust for future display in a museum.The HST have agreed to relocate their extensive collection to the Museum.These archives have already been used for various publications by the SBA.Very early single cylinder steamboat engine from about 1840's.The engine plate states "Improved launch engine by S.
During the 1880/90's Thornycroft built over 100 various size torpedo boats at their yard on the Thames for the Admiralty and other navies around the world .