Steamship Challenge

Steam tug Kerne
from London


Steam tug Kerene approaching the lock
Built in 1913 at Montrose Ship Building Company, Montrose, Scotland
Call sign Measures in meter Tonnage Engine
Length Beam Draught Gross Net
  23.5 5.5 2.6 62.7 1.3 294 8
Scotch marine boiler with two coal-fired furnaces. 12.4 bar
Triple expansion engine with Stephenson's link-motion.

Steam tug Kerne in the lock entry
Steam tug Kerne in the lock entry.


The engine room aboard steam tug Kerne

Steam tug Kerne steam engines link-motion
The steamship Kerne Stephenson's link-motion, the crosshead and the connection rod for the intermediate pressure cylinder. The triple expansion engine was built at W.V.V. Lidgerwood, Coatbridge, Glasgow 1913


Steam tug Kerne steam boiler with two furnaces
The Steam tug Kerne Scotch fire tube boiler was built at HM Dockyard, Chatham in 1935