The Steam tug Woltman moored i Flensburg. The old steamship is ready to depart
for a voyage.
The Steamship Woltman is the last sea-going coal fired steam
tug in Germany.
The tugboat Woltman was working with the dredger XI and stationed at the
Wasser- und Schiffahrtsamt in Cuxhaven.
The tug Woltman was in use until 1976, but was then scrapped for economic
reasons and sold. After successful repair of the hull, the boiler system and
the engine, the tugboat was back in service on 12 January 1994.
The steam tug Woltman should be refurbished to her original condition of 1904,
to keep as a technical monument in service and make it available to the
By the general condition of the ship a complete restoration was necessary.
The Steam Tug Woltman got a new boiler, which was built after
the original and the hull, machinery and all other equipment have been
restored. The funnel was extended to its old length.
Finally, the tugboat Woltman could make voyages in June 2004 after a successful
inspection by the Germanischer Lloyd and the See-BG.