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Lake Geneva, Switzerland
Above : Italie leaves Montreux on 17th July 2019
Built 1908 by Sulzer
Brothers at Winterthur, Switzerland
Engines: Compound Diagonal by Sulzer replaced by an 8 cylinder Sulzer
diesel / BBC electric unit in 1956-1958. Reengined 2015-16
Length : 61.5
Laid up after a final cruise on December 4th, 2005.
A full restoration, including new engines, commenced in 2015
Returned to service in November 2016
Above : At
Geneva in September 2005 as she was prior to her 2015-16 restoration
Above : DEPV Italie lies at Bellerive dockyard, stripped down as she awaits better times. Photo
taken on 27th July 2012 by kind courtesy of Enrico Crosti
: Italie leaving Montreux on 17th July 2019, showing her from the aft
three-quarters angle and illustrating her new enclosed upper deck,
providing all modern comforts but visually coming as close to her
original look as possible
LAKE GENEVA PHOTOGRAPH COLLECTION
In 1988 and still with the "modern" funnel given to
her when she was "dieselised"
By 2000, seen at Rolle, she was very much once again a "traditional"
steamer in profile
The main deck restaurant aft, seen in 2005, her last year of
service before medium-term lay-up.
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Above : Italie at Rolle in 2000