Private Charters/Filming Contracts
“Shieldhall” is unique as a time capsule providing a working example of steamship machinery both above and below deck, typical of the cargo and passenger ships that plied the oceans of the world from the 1870s until the mid 1960s, by which time they were all but extinct.
The ship is of special interest as she is built on the classical lines of a 1920s steamer with a traditional wheelhouse; the hull is of riveted and welded construction and this unusual feature is representative of the transitional phase in British shipbuilding when welding took over from riveted practice. The hull has a slightly raked bow and cruiser stern. The teak decks and emergency steering position aft add to the classic effect. Shieldhall was effectively obsolete mechanically at the time of her launch having steam machinery representative of the late 19th century at a time when the diesel engine was coming into its own.
"Shieldhall" offers cruising with the silky smoothness of steam. We don't hurry as we wish our passengers to enjoy the relaxing effect and the wide open deck spaces. For cruising, we now take up to 200 passengers. For details about a private cruise, please fill in the form below.
We also have a fully licensed bar with a wide range of beers, wines and spirits, but if there is something special, please ask and we will try to match your requirements.
Shieldhall has also been used for many film contracts in recent years. You can also share your interest by filling in this form.
Our Operations Manager is Terry Brook. He can be contact by emailing
What are you thinking of doing aboard Shieldhall?
Private Charter (Take the ship to sea)
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