Lady Hopetown.

Brandie1

Harrington, Australia

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Lady Hopetoun 1902
Classic Edwardian VIP steam launch
Named after the wife of the First Governor-General of Australia, the Lady Hopetoun was built in Berry’s Bay and launched on 10th April 1902. (See 1902 newspaper article)

Early photo of Lady Hopetoun
For many years she served as the VIP launch for the NSW State Government. Her hull which is largely original, is constructed from New Zealand kauri planks on American elm frames. Her deckhouse is teak. She still retains her original triple-expansion steam engine, but her original boiler was replaced in the 1920s. A new coal-fired boiler was again installed in 1997.

With her low profile, raked lines and graceful counter stern, Lady Hopetoun is a classic example of Edwardian grace and style. From the comfort of her decks a great number of notable people including the Duke of York (later King George VI), the King and Queen of Thailand and Lord Montgomery of Alamein have enjoyed Sydney Harbour

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