Steamship Ejdern

Steamship Ejdern
from Södertälje


Steamship Ejdern sailing
Built in 1880 at Göteborgs Mekaniska Verkstad, Gothenburg Sweden
Call sign Measures in meter Tonnage Engine
Length Beam Draught Gross Net
SDVM 22.39 4.49 1.70 46 13 55 8
Scotch Marine Steam Boiler with one furnace.  10 bar
Compound engine with Stephenson's link-motion.

Steamship Ejdern depating Mariefred
Steamship Ejdern departing Mariefred.
She sailed in the archipelago of Gothenburg from 1880 to 1897 and from 1898 to 1905 on the lake Roxen. Finally she sails in the waters of Södertälje since 1906. In 1964 she was rescued from being scuttled and nowadays the museum society "Ångfartyget Ejdern" owns and runs her.
Do Spend a summer day on the lake Mälaren. A voyage aboard the steamship Ejdern will take you from Södertälje to the Drottningholm, Birka and Adelsö.


The engine room aboard Steamship Ejdern

Scotch fire tube steam boilerThe coal fired Scotch Marine Boiler's front with its furnace.

At the rim of the furnace door one can see that the steamship boiler is firing.


Steam engine maneuvering place
The Steamship Ejdernmaneuvering place is very narrow. The high pressure piston's slide-valve rod and the quadrants for the Stephenson's link-motionare partly visible on the picture.


The Steamship Ejdern compound steam engine.
The low-pressure cylinder to the left with a cylinder-oilcan on top of it.
Note that the steam-pipe is red painted in accordance with the old colour code.

Compound steam engine