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Steamship Shieldhall Charity Update

Dear Members, I am delighted to advise you that we have achieved another important milestone in the organisational changes that we have been working through over the last few months.  From the 1st July 2020 the responsibility for all aspects...

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COVID 19 UPDATE – 2020 Sailing Season Cancelled

The Solent Steam Packet is sorry to have to confirm that the Board have made the very difficult decision to cancel the remaining 2020 sailing season, due to the global Covid-19 pandemic. Our priority, as always is the continued safety...

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COVID 19 UPDATE – 2020 Sailing Season Cancelled

The Solent Steam Packet is sorry to have to confirm that the Board have made the very difficult decision to cancel the remaining 2020 sailing season, due to the global Covid-19 pandemic. Our priority, as always is the continued safety...

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Fuelling “Shieldhall” for the Future

The Solent Steam Packet, owners of Steamship Shieldhall, secure National Lottery support Steamship Shieldhall will benefit from a grant from the National Lottery Heritage Fund of £6800 for a project enabling Shieldhall to meet International environmental requirements for exhaust emission....

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Fuelling “Shieldhall” for the Future

The Solent Steam Packet, owners of Steamship Shieldhall, secure National Lottery support Steamship Shieldhall will benefit from a grant from the National Lottery Heritage Fund of £6800 for a project enabling Shieldhall to meet International environmental requirements for exhaust emission....

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Funnel Repairs

The finished job, painted by our Deck crew and ready for the first raising of steam, but before that, the funnel cover is applied to keep the worst of the weather out of the funnel and air heaters. This shows...

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Dry Dock 2014

Week 5 – Final Week This shows both propellers anti-fouled and ready for service. The image here has been taken just before we left dry dock. Week 3 Shieldhall is currently in Falmouth for dry dock. We are planning to...

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Generator Upgrades

Generator Installed – April 2015 Airborne and en route to Shieldhall. A tricky manoeuvre to get it over the mast stays.The generator being installed onboardEngineering Superintendent, Norman, admiring our latest purchase. After 2+ years of effort, it is finally aboard.  Load...

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Mess Room Upgrades

Mess Room Completed – April 2015 Mess room, looking forward completed apart from one or two small additions.Mess room looking aft. Mess stove replaced by flame effect convector unit and door replaced. All furniture custom made by Moss Marine Coming...

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Crew shipshape for 2017!

We’re looking forward to commencing our sailing season on Saturday 27th May! A number of our volunteer crew have been keeping busy over the winter period, undertaking training over several areas including personal survival techniques, firefighting, first aid and social responsibilities....

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