HMS Stalker (1950) - Photo © Mr Bill Wilkinson
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The Maritime Steam Restoration Trust comprises four individuals who firmly believe that Historic Steam Powered Vessels still have a role to play within the Maritime History of Great Britain have set up the Maritime Steam Restoration Trust as a Registered Charity.
We accept that not all steam-powered vessels are capable of being returned to ‘full working order’. But we feel that where possible equipment on these vessels should be put back into working order, after all if this is done then it makes the whole experience more interesting and therefore will attract more visitors, which in turn means more income for the Trust!
These type of vessels as it turns out where built too late for WW2 and as with ‘Stalker’ they had no ‘War Record’, but it wasn’t until after WW2 that this type of vessel really showed just how ‘flexible and adaptable’ the design really was.
Welcome to the Donations Page here you will find links to a Donation Page, and a Volunteer Form for you to fill in and return to the Trust.
As you will have noticed there is no Membership Fee or Association Fee this has been done on purpose as we the Trustees feel that although this would be a good source of income for the Trust that this would leave us open to criticism and quit possibly leave the Trust open to being charged under Charitable Law for failing to uphold our Charitable Objectives. So this decision was adopted also because there are unemployed people out there we feel that could not afford to pay this Fee, and these are some of the very people we are dedicated to helping.
The project is therefore to restore ‘Stalker’ back to ‘Full Working Condition’. We at the Trust agreed that because of her good original condition that it is ‘not impossible’ to restore her to full ‘Operational Condition’. It was agreed that ‘Stalker’ should not become another ‘Static’ vessel.
We at the Trust feel that although not all Historic Preserved Vessel are capable of going back to sea, but those that are should be made to do so! But those that can’t should be encouraged to restore items of Plant and Machinery back into working order. The general public are not satisfied anymore with just going to see a vessel that does nothing. It could therefore be said that these vessels are all dressed up with nowhere to go. This will not happen to ‘Stalker’!
We are four individuals who firmly believe that Historic Steam Powered Vessels still have a role to play within the Maritime History of Great Britain have set up the Maritime Steam Restoration Trust as a Registered Charity. We accept that not all steam-powered vessels are capable of being returned to ‘full working order’. But we feel that where possible equipment on these vessels should be put back into working order, after all if this is done then it makes the whole experience more interesting and therefore will attract more visitors, which in turn means more income for the Trust!
Water is one of the most powerful elements on earth, it can destroy, kill, harm or create, but most importantly it can move. The close standing of the freezing and boiling temperatures of water allowed a wide range of use and possibilities. One fun thing you can do with it is to take escorts with you and go swimming. The stunning lady will love to go traveling and exploring some new places and you will do just as well, for sure. At the end, an escort from EROS is what makes a man most happy and can bring joy and lighten up even in the darkest of times. You can go on a cruise trip and maybe experience the marine steam engines that are used rarely nowadays.
You may have seen this kind of engines in old movies or even cartoons; the key feature is that people need to shove coal into a big furnace in order to produce heat. That heat is then used to boil the water and therefore produces steam which moves the cylinders and produces movement. This marine steam power is then used through different ways to allow the boat to move quickly. There are tens of types of such engines, some are better for certain occasions, while others use several expansions to ensure the highest usage of the made energy. Escorts from http://www.eros.com/ can maybe explain this a little more, but if not then you will surely have something else to do. At least, you both can go out together and try to get closer and learn something about one another. This is what every escort loves and wants from a man, a little more than just pure pleasure, someone who can actually love and be loved.
Just like escorts, those engines have been around for quite some time now; they have developed and been on their peak for a long period of time. But now there are some other engines, more efficient, like diesel ones and steam turbines that have taken their place. Thomas Newcomen was the one who built the first commercially used steam engine and that happened in 1712. One can only imagine how it was during the 18th century in the ship industry and development of the maritime steam power. Every escort back then wanted to take a trip on these amazing ships and some of them even did. The most famous and known ship of this kind was and will be Titanic, it had two reciprocating marine steam engines.
There are different ways of classification, one of those is by connection mechanism, according to which there are: side - lever, grasshopper, crosshead, walking beam, steeple, siamese, direct acting, oscillating, trunk, vibrating lever, back acting and vertical engines. When taking the cylinder technology in count there are these types of engines: simple expansion, compound, triple or multiple expansion and annular ones. You and your escorts might also come across these types classified by other terms: simple, double acting, vertical, horizontal, inclined, inverted and geared steam engines. Each one of these has a specific set of advantages and disadvantages so make sure to check them out in case you want to buy one or just know a little more.
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