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New Boiler Installation & Refits from the Archives


Running and maintaining a coal fired historic paddle steamer is expensive. The links on this page tell something of the story of the work which goes on behind the scenes each winter to maintain Kingswear Castle to the rigorous standards demanded by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency for the re-issue of her Passenger Certificates each season.

They include the installation of a new boiler, new paddle boxes, new sponsons and random refits from the archives:


New Boiler Project 1999 - 2001


Renewal of the Starboard Sponson 2001


Kingswear Castle Refit 2002/2003


Kingswear Castle Refit 2001/2002


Kingswear Castle Refit 2000/01


Kingswear Castle Refit 1999/00



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