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Elbe at Dresden,
PS Dresden at Dresden in August 2014. Photo by kind courtesy of Phil Barnes
Length 68.70 metres
2 cylinder diagonal machine : 375 mm and 800 mm x 800 mm stroke by
Entered service in 1926
Damaged severely by fire in 1946 but rebuilt and in service again in
Major reconditioning in early
In May 1989, the ship visited the (west) German port of Hamburg as part of the port's 800-year anniversary celebrations.
The crew were suitably vetted to avoid possible absconding ..... but within a year, Germany was unified in any case !
From the paddlesteamers.info Photo Archive
At Dresden in 2004
Sailing near Dresden
Close up of paddle box
to see the 2004 photo collection
Above : Dresden approaching Koenigstein on 4th August 2014. Photo by kind courtesy of Phil Barnes.
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Nigel Clark's Photos
of Dresden in 2004
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