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“SS Shieldhall”

Steamship Shieldhall
Ranked #4 of 132 things to do in Southampton
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Owner description: The Steamship Shieldhall is the largest working steam ship in Britain. A member of the National Historic Fleet she serves as a sea going tribute to Britain's maritime heritage. As a passenger you too can experience the golden age of steam by booking on an excursion or visiting her in Southampton.
Reviewed 16 June 2012

This is a genuine step back in time. A former Clyde steamer, the Shieldhall used to take sewage out to sea. It was then used to give trips to injured soldiers and then to tourists. It since fell into disrepair, before being rescued and restored to its former glory by an amazing group of passionate volunteers. Where Shieldhall differs from similar vessels is that you can not only take a trip around the Solent on it, but you can also have a look around the bridge and engine room. It's amazing to wander about amongst the pistons as they work away. The friendly team of engineers and sailors will happy answer questions and point out items of interest. Don't miss this hidden gem.

7  Thank Tony C
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