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Ammersee, Germany

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Diessen at Herrsching pier in 2003

Built in 1908 by J.A. Maffei of Munich 
Dimensions : 39.8 x 10.15 m
Machinery : Compound Diagonal - Replaced by Diesel-hydraulic equipment 1974/75 
Her original steam engine (and one paddle wheel removed in 2005) remains with a museum organisation

Diessen failed to obtain her passenger certificate after the 2005 season

It was deemed too expensive to rebuild her so the decision was taken to build a new vessel : a motor paddler in traditional style but with extended and improved accommodation to meet modern custom expectations

Above : Diessen in 1973. Photo by kind courtesy of Bill Worden

The original engines are now owned by the International Maritime Museum at Hamburg

See more photos   Photos courtesy of Andreas Heene 

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