My Passion for Boat Building
Completion of 1909 working Steam Drifter
Pictures of completed 1/24 scale Steam Drifter Resolute. powered by twin oscillating steam engine with 4″ Dia Vertical Boiler with piezo ignition, condenser, boiler pump integral water tank, power supply for boiler ignition and radio control equipment & Gas Tank
54″ Long 15″ Beam 4″ Draught Weight 28kg
Original boat built by Fellows at Great Yarmouth in 1909, taken over by the Admiralty in 1916, original crew of 8 plus 1 naval officer & 1 rating, fitted with a 6 pounder gun on the foredeck & depth charge storage tubes, mainly used for minesweeping because of her wooden hull.
She sank a U 35 and was then captured and sunk by gun fire on 15th February 1917.