The Scottish boiler


This boiler is mainly used on ships. It is a combination of fire-tube and tank-boiler. The boiler has a very small footprint what explaines the attraction to ship-builders. This boiler originates from something like 1830.

Front of Scottish boilerThe boiler has a "wet" back which makes the boiler safer to use.

These boilers often had two or more fire-tubes, furnaces.



These boilers were often fired with oil in stead of coal.