Steamship Boxholm 2

Steamship Boxholm II
from Boxholm


Steamship Boxholm II
Built in 1904 at Ljunggrens Verkstad AB, Kristianstad Sweden.
Call sign Measures in meter Tonnage Engine
Length Beam Draught Gross Net
SGKR 20.61 4.75 1.87 45 13 63 9.5
Scotch Marine Steam Boiler with one single furnace. 7.5 bar
Compound engine with Hackworth's valve-gear.

Steamship arriving Tranås
Steamship Boxholm II is a beautiful representative of the swedish steamship marine, she is one of Sweden's last wood-fired steamships in operation. She was built at Ljunggren's Workshop AB in Kristianstad in 1904, delivered in three parts and assembled on the beach of the lake Sommen.
The maiden voyage took place in July 1904. Steamship Boxholm II was originally built as a barge and lumber towboat for Boxholms AB.
The stern was rebuilt about 1922 and provided with seats. Since 1966, Steamship Boxholm II sails only as passenger ship. In the summer time there are many different cruises to choose from where Fridays traditional market-tours are among the most popular.
You haven't really been in Sweden until you have sailed aboard this hundred years old lady.

The engine room aboard Steamship Boxholm II

Marine steam boiler
The Steamship Boxholm II boiler with the furnace door open. The engine room is almost filled up with wood for one day sailing.

Steam engine air-pump
The air pump discharges the exhaust steam and the condensate directly to the outside of the ship through a highly polished cupper pipe.

Steam engine top
The top of the steam engine aboard Steamship Boxholm II

Compound steam engine
The manoeuvring place. The speaking-tube and the steam control valve, attached to the high pressure cylinder's steam chest. The engines reversing handle is visible below the steam control valve.

Hackworth's valve-gear
The handle for the Hackworth valve-gear reverses the compound engine.
The cock, above the reversing handle, is a valve for direct steam to the low pressure steam chest to be used to start the engine if the engine can't start because the high pressure crank is in its top or bottom end position.