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River Rhein, Germany

Above : Photo by kind courtesy of the Archiv der Koln-Dusseldorfer Deutsche Rheinschiffahrt AG  under Creative Commons Licence
Built in 1914 by Gebruder Sachsenberg at Koln-Deutz
Length : 79.2 m  x 8.25 / 15.7 m
Engines : Compound diagonal by Sachsenberg at Rosslau

Built for the DGMN (Dusseldorf)
Used  for express services between Cologne and Mainz
Bomb damaged in June 1940 at Neuss. Repaired by Berninghaus at Cologne
Used as an accommodation vessel for forced labour
Seriously damaged in 1944 and moved to near Bad Honnef to try and avoid further damage
Returned to service in June 1946 - the first KD passenger ship to do so but was used as an accommodation ship at Koln over the next three winters
Fully renovated for the 1949 season
Converted to burn oil in 1957
New bow and fo'cstle inthe winter of 1958/9 lengthened the ship by 1.2 m, the fore-saloon cut back and the upper deck aft partially glazed in
Boiler trouble in 1968 led to the ship being laid up but rather than being withdrawn, substantial renovation work was undertaken on her mechanical parts and she returned to service in the summer of 1969
Laid up after the summer season of 1974
Moved to Hendrik-ido-Ambacht in the Netherlands in August 1967 for scrapping

Above : 1952 to 1953. Photo by kind permission of Markus Graf

Above : 1950s. Photo by kind permission of Markus Graf

Above : 1959. Photo shown with the kind permission of Markus Graf
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