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  • S/S Sankt Erik - steam icebreaker of Stockholm

    One of the more well known ships in Stockholm is the museum steam ice breaker S/S Sankt Erik. The ship was built in 1915 as S/S Isbrytaren II as the first ice breaker able to operate on the open sea. The ship was renamed after a rebuilding from coal to oil in 1958. Sankt Erik was in operation until 1977.


    Nowadays she is a part of the Swedish maritime museums collection and can be found moored just outside the Wasa-museum. Admittance is free.

  • #2
    Let's have a stroll around.


    A typical crew cabin


    Corridors below deck.


    The top of the main steam engine.


    View downwards, you can see the propeller axle.


    The steam engine is still fully operational.


    It's gigantic!

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    • #3

      Look at all these mechanical parts.


      Some auxialiry stuff.


      The boiler and the oil burners.


      Steam pipes?


      Chadburns actually still exists as a company.


      I would say it's an axle generator, what would you say?

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      • #4

        "Allå!"


        More of the boilers.


        Oil in different appearances.


        A second shot on the machine telegraph.


        The building plate.

        And if I've shown the building plate...

        ...then I just have to show the ships bell.

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        • #5
          Glorious Tommi - excellent photographs of a stunning subject.
          Cheers,

          Mark.

          www.pologlover.co.uk

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          • #6
            Terrific Tommi! Yet another reminder here on CVF that I am oh so overdue for another visit to Stockholm!
            Do you know how long she's been moored in the present location?

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            • #7
              Vad roligt! What a nice and wellkept veteran! And nice photos!
              Regards; Sigve.
              ---
              IF I WIN IN LOTTO, I COULD GO EVERYWHERE. WITH FRAM....

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              • #8
                Thank you all. I was also impressed of the ship-shape condition on board. And there were some very nice guides too, all without any admittance!

                I don't know how she's been docked outside the Vasa museum, but since 1980 she's been a museum ship. I guess that she was relocated when the Vasa museum was opened in 1990. The ship is occasionally out for shorter trips now and then.

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                • #9

                  The lower "bridge". I don't know what it was used for.


                  If this ain't a real traditional bridge, then I don't know what would be.


                  Whoop-whoop!
                  The radar seems to be a pretty modern piece of equipment.


                  The other end of the Chadburn control.


                  Mandatory funnel picture.


                  The city flag with S:t Erik in the bow. The red building houses the "Vasa".

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                  • #10
                    A few pictures probably already featured in other threads:









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                    • #11
                      Great pictures from this well maintained icebreaker,Tommi
                      Best wishes from
                      Bengt Domben

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                      • #12
                        The lower bridge is for spectators, i guess? Perfect place to watch out for the ice. This is the right place for steam power junkies!
                        Lofoten '07 ...... Nordnorge '11

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