Steamboat Sirius

Steamboat Sirius
from Murten


Steamboat Sirius sailing
Built in 1908 by Deurer & Kaufmann, Hamburg, Germany
Call sign Measures in meter Tonnage Engine
Length Beam Draught Gross Net
  11.3 2.8 1.0     22 5.4
Three-pass fire tube boiler with one coal fired furnace. 12 bar
Four cylinder, double steeple compound engine with Stephenson's link-motion.

Steamboat Sirius steaming ahead
Steamboat Sirius steaming ahead.


The steam boiler aboard Steamboat Sirius

Steamboat Sirius steam boiler
The steam boiler aboard the steamboat Sirius was built in 1968 by Kerag in Richterswil CH.

Steamboat Sirius boiler front
The steam boiler's front aboard Steamboat Sirius.

Boiler furnace
The Scotch boilers coal fired furnace.


The engine aboard Steamboat Sirius

Steamboat Sirius twin cylinder steam engine
The port side of the steamboat's engine. The engine was built in 1895 by Simpsons & Denison UK. It is a four cylinder "double steeple compound engine" with the high pressure cylinders on top of the low pressure cylinders, i.e, one high pressure and one low pressure piston, on each piston rod.