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The steamship "Shieldhall" is one of the nation's Historic Fleet and was nominated as the Flagship in 2009. "Shieldhall" is a traditional steamship that is owned, operated and maintained entirely by voluntary effort. We successfully raised £80,000 by May 2011 to enable the ship to be dry-docked as a part of her annual "MOT". Unfortunately, during this survey a number of the hull frames in the engine-room were found to be corroded and require repair and until this has been done, Shieldhall will not regain her passenger certificate. Without this, she will not be able to go to sea and generate income and it will be difficult to raise sufficient funds to keep the ship for future generations.
We appeal to everyone to help us to keep "Shieldhall" afloat and operational for everyone to enjoy. The target appeal total has therefore been modified from the initial £80,000 to £250,000 and as more information comes to hand, this may be altered again.
"Shieldhall" is representative of the many thousands of merchant ships that have helped Briatin through two world wars and have brought prosperity to the nation and is one of a very few that remain.
Find out more about our wonderful ship by visiting www.ss-shieldhall.co.uk
So please dig deep and donate now and be one of a number who have saved the ship for the future.