This Scotch Marine Boiler came out of the British Navy
Pinnace Oceanid owned by Robert Hale Ellis, Jr.
The Oceanid was brought to Seattle from England in May 1960.
After many years of service, the diagonal planked mahogany
hull had expired and was later scrapped out in 2014. The
British Oceanid was one of the few ships that were not coal
burners it has always burned oil. It appears to be in a
repairable condition but this can be determined by the
potential buyers inspection. It has been recently
sandblasted and re primed.This is definitely a one of a kind
All the bronze flanged fittings are available upon request
and at extra cost
There is a detailed article in the magazine, Steamboat and
Steam launches (Jan/Feb 1962), which tells about the vessel
and the machinery.
Launch Boiler No. 376
6' 0" Diameter
6" 1/4" Length
Working Pressure 120 lbs
Hydraulic Test Pressure 230 lbs, Stamped 11-9-1945
Heating Surface 264 Sq Ft
Grate area 13.75 Sq Ft
Manufactured by Ruston & Hornsby LTD Boiler Works, Lincoln, England