Steamship Trafik

Steamship Skjelskør
from Frederikssund


Steamship Skjelskør
Built in 1915 at J. Ring Andersens Staalskibsværft, Frederiksøen Svendborg Denmark
Call sign Measures in meter Tonnage Engine
Length Beam Draught Gross Net
NTDQ/OULF 20.57 4.29 1.75 49,25 20.36 55 9.5
Scotch marine boiler with one coal fired furnace. 10 bar
Compound engine with Klug's valve-gear. 216 rpm

Steamship Skjelsk°r in Flensburg
The Steamship Skjelskørwas delivered to the owner "Dampskibsselskabet Skjelskør" immediately after the trial trip and put in service on the route between the city Skjelskør and the islands Agersø and Omø.
The ship is built for icebreaking and specially reinforced for operation in ice. The ship's half length from the bow is provided with intermediate ice-frames from main deck to approx. 0.5 m below the light waterline. The ice frames have the same dimension as the main frames. The keel is designed as keel-strake. On that time a very modern design that were not used on small ships until 1920.


The engine room aboard Steamship Skjelskør

Scotch fire tube boiler
The Steamship Skjelskør is provided with a coal fired Scotch marine steam boiler with 64 smoke tubes, 33 m² heating surface. The boiler is provided with a corrugate fire tube. Forced draught in the funnel can be brought about by means of steam supply to the smoke uptake through fixed steam nozzles. The funnel is a simple tub without external insulating tube.

Steam engine top
The top of the Steamship Skjelskør compound engine and the red-painted main steam pipe.