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PILLNITZ (Germany)

Postby D. v. Nieuwenhuijzen » Sun Mar 20, 2016 8:25 pm

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Built by Werft Blazewitz, Dresden, #20, for the Sächsische Dampfschiffahrt, Dresden as KÖNIGIN CAROLA.
Sidewheel river steamer, displacement:279 ton, Loa:64,20m. B:5,53m./11,30m. D:2,24m. Draft:1,07m. 2 cyl. compound steam engine:230 hp. built by Werft-Uebigau, 6,5 kn. crew:4, passengers:254, MMSI nr.211512460, service on the River Elbe.
In 1919 renamed in DIESBAR, in 1927 PILLNITZ, in 1952 WELTFRIEDEN, in 1993 again in PILLNITZ.
In WW II used to evacuate people from Hamburg.
Withdrawn in 1979 with boiler trouble but returned to work after general reconditioning in 1983. Further reconditioning in 1992/93.

(Germany 2011, €0,50, and €0,40, private stamps)
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