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About Skibladner

Skibladner is the world's oldest paddle steamer in timetabled service, and was launched in 1856. The vessel was built for passenger and goods traffic on lake Mjøsa.
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Built at the Motala Shipyard in Sweden 1854 - 1856 
  • Assembled at Minnesund, near Eidsvoll, 1854–56
  • Maiden voyage: 2nd August, 1856
  • Refitted and lengthened at Minnesund by Aker Shipyard in 1888
  • Length post 1888: 165 feet
  • Hull beam admidships: 16 feet 7 inches
  • Draft: 5 feet 6 inches
  • Triple expansion double-acting steam engine providing 606 b.h.p
  • Max speed: 14 knots at 44 revolutions per minute
  • Operating speed: 13.2 knots at 42 revolutions per minute
  • Steel paddle wheels, diameter 16 feet, 8 feathering floats per wheel
  • Engine built at Aker Shipyard in 1888. New boilers in 1983
  • Crew: minimum 6, maximum 16, in accordance with Norwegian shipping regulations
  • Maximum number of passengers: 230
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