Steamship Bohuslän departing Karlshamn. Steamships are rare visitors to
The engine room aboard Steamship Bohuslän
The boiler front with two of the steamships three fuel oil burners visible. The
burners are firing and the engine-room telegraph is in "full ahead"
position; the triple expansion engine is running at full speed and the
Steamship Bohuslän is sailing at twelve knots.
The Steamship Bohuslän is fired and operated from the engine room. A steamship of this size normally doesn't has a separate boiler room.
In the background, the steamships condenser cooling water-pump; a centrifugal
pump driven by a single-cylinder steam engine.
To the right, a duplex piston pump and valve arrangements for the pumps inlet
and outlet sides.
Some pipes are still panted in accordance with the old color code; red for
steam, yellow for condensate, blue for fresh water, green for sea water... This
color code use aboard steamship Bohuslän is very common aboard steamships.
The feed-water plunger-pump, the air-pump
and the bilge plunger-pump are driven by links from the high-pressure piston's
crosshead. The condenser's flanged end to the right. Down to the right; an air
dome to reduce the pulsation in the water line.
The steamship Bohuslän a still sailing ship from the steamships era, a
hundred years ago.
Intensive maintenance has brought the Steamship Bohuslän back to the water
of , Bohuslän, the west coast of Sweden. Careful refurbishment has given
the steam engine, the Scotch marine boilers and the saloons almost the same
magnificence as this old steamship had at the delivery trip.