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Steam powered slipper launch

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John Duncker 131/01/2019 21:06:33
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I am thinking about building a 40 to 48 inch steam powered fast launch with a slipper stern. The sort of thing the gentry would have used to follow the boat race on the Thames.

Was this a common sort of boat in Victorian/Edwardian times.

I can not find anything that might show a layout.

Any leads on where to look?

John Paton 131/01/2019 21:41:26
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I thought slipper launches were petrol or electric powered but I might be wrong. This might explain you having difficulty finding images of a steam one.

V8Eng31/01/2019 22:01:00
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Have to say that the ones I Remember on the Thames in London were not steam powered but maybe there were other types.

Hope the following links will help.


Here is a link to info on the 1912 prototype.


This might be a useful contact for info on Slipper Launches.


Edited By V8Eng on 31/01/2019 22:25:21

Edited By V8Eng on 31/01/2019 22:30:52

Edited By V8Eng on 31/01/2019 22:31:23

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