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Eppleton Hall

Eppleton Hall at Hyde Street Pier.
The EPPLETON HALL is a steel tug built in 1914 in England, and powered by two steam engines.
NPS
 
Length 100.6 feet
Beam 21.1 feet
Depth 10.8 feet
Gross Tonnage
166
Engines Two-sided lever

 
  1. Steam-powered sidewheeler built in 1914 in England
  2. Designed to tow ocean-going colliers (coal-carrying vessels) on the River Tyne
  3. Has two side-lever engines, also called grasshopper engines
  4. These engines can operate each paddlewheel independently
 

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