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General => Chat & Off Topic Stuff => Topic started by: Spankbucket on May 26, 2018, 07:36:00 PM

Title: MV Oliver Cromwell
Post by: Spankbucket on May 26, 2018, 07:36:00 PM
https://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/shocking-moment-historic-paddle-steamer-14709133

http://www.oliver-cromwell-paddle-wheeler.co.uk/

Not sure it should be classed as a 'paddler' but probably a tempting buy !!!
Title: Re: MV Oliver Cromwell
Post by: TailUK on May 27, 2018, 03:31:34 AM

Not sure it should be classed as a 'paddler' but probably a tempting buy !!!

Completely agree, you can clearly see the prop as she's sinking.
Title: Re: MV Oliver Cromwell
Post by: DamienG on May 27, 2018, 11:40:39 AM
What the heck was in the bow to make it go bow first?
Even if the motor was amid ship the weight of prop & shaft plus fake paddle wheel would put balance point somewhat to the stern.


Title: Re: MV Oliver Cromwell
Post by: Spankbucket on May 27, 2018, 05:08:20 PM
Yes I was wondering about that...maybe just a leak at the bow?
Title: Re: MV Oliver Cromwell
Post by: Roderick Smith on May 28, 2018, 05:26:57 PM
Hardly 'historic', and certainly not a paddlesteamer.  It may have been SWPV, but someone else has hinted a fake paddlewheel.  MV Oliver Cromwell was built as a Dutch barge in 1922, and then converted to a riverboat hotel in 1993
Roderick.