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Postby shipstamps » Thu Jul 31, 2008 3:18 pm

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Paddle steamer built 1824. L112’ B13’ Steam engines 50hp. Paddle wheels 12’ diam each with 15 oak paddles. Owned by Nederlandsche Stoomboot Maatschappig. St Thomas & Princ NC (LB 15/15-113)

A flush decked vessel with a clipper bow 112ft in length with a beam of 13ft.
On a voyage to Bacharach Nov 3rd 1824, she battled against the turbulent water of the Rhine. To obtain additional power from the engine Capt. Roentgen was said to have jammed the safety valves of the boiler.

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