Steamship Blidösund

Steamship Blidösund
from Norrtälje


Steamship Blidösund
Built in 1911 at Eriksbergs Mekaniska Verkstad, Gothenburg
Call sign Measures in meter Tonnage Engine
Length Beam Draught Gross Net
SDKG 35.29 6.91 2.73 218 102 295 11
Scotch Marine Steam Boiler with three coal fired furnaces.
Compound engine with Flodman's valve-gear.

Steamship Blidösund at quay in Stockholm
Steamship Blidösund moored at quay in Stockholm.
Steamship Blidösund was refurbished in 1969. Despite eight years of dormancy the ship was basically in good condition. Boiler and engine were safe and sound. Parts of the plating had to be replaced and the propeller and the propeller shaft overhauled.
Make a voyage aboard the Passenger Steamer Blidösund to the beautiful waters and islands of the Stockholm archipelago.


The engine room aboard Steamship Blidösund

Steam boiler aboard Steamship Blidösund
Steamship Blidösund has a coal fired Scotch marine boiler with three furnaces.
The stoker is banking up the furnace, i.e., he packs embers and coals tight together so they don't burn but smoulder. Next morning there will be sufficient live coal to start up the fire again.


Steamship Blidösund steam engine with Flodman's valve-gear
The reciprocating compound steam engine aboard Steamship Blidösund.
The crosshead and the connecting rod for the high pressure piston and also eccentric sheaves and valve-gear for both pistons.
The Flodman's valve-gear works very much like the Klug's valve-gear and it is used on many of the ships in the Stockholm steamship fleet.