MEISSEN (Germany)

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D. v. Nieuwenhuijzen
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MEISSEN (Germany)

Post by D. v. Nieuwenhuijzen » Tue Sep 20, 2016 7:38 pm

Built in 1885 by Werft Blasewitz, Dresden for the Sächsische Dampfschiffahrts GmbH, Dresden as KONIG ALBERT.
Side wheel river steamer, displacement:331 tons, L:64,34m. B:11,28m. Draft:0,89m.
2 cylinder oscillating steam engine:226 hp. compounded in 1914.
Entered service in 1885, renamed SACHSEN in 1898 and MEISSEN in 1928
Lengthened from 60.7 m in 1928 and aft deck saloons added.
Used to evacuate civillians from Dresden during the Allied bombing attacks of 1943.
Forward deck saloon added in 1968.
Major reconditioning in 1983/84 and 1992/93.

(Germany 2011, €0,40, private stamp)
Internet + Historic Ships, Norman J. Brouwer
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Meissen near Radebeul 060814 Phil Barnes.jpg

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Re: MEISSEN (Germany)

Post by Joezef » Wed Feb 22, 2017 6:08 pm

It was so intresting!!

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