Lars Josefsson | Steamship Southern Actor

Steamship Southern Actor
from Sandefjord


Steamship Southern Actor on the river in Gothenburg
Built in 1950 at Middlesbrough
Call sign Measures in meter Tonnage Engine
Length Beam Draught Gross Net
GKJF 45.3 8.4 5.4 439   1300 9.5
Two Forster & Wheeler water tube steam boilers.
Triple expansion engine with Stephenson's link-motion.


The engine room aboard Steamship Southern Actor

Steamship Southern Actor's engine room
The whaler Steamship Southern Actor's manoeuvering place.
The big wheel to the left is used to reverse the main engine. The wheel had to be turned lots of turns to reverse the steamship from full ahead to full astern. A small steam-engine was installed to help the engineer to turn it fast. The eccentric for that machine is visible to the left of the wheel.