Steamship Rhone

Steamship Rhône
from Lausanne-Ouchy


Paddle steamer Rhône steaming ahead
Built in 1927 by Sulzer Brothers, Winterthur
Call sign Measures in meter Tonnage Engine
Length Beam Draught Gross Net
  68 14.3 1.75 367 332 625 14
Two Scotch fire tube boilers each with one oil fired furnace. 13 bar
Compound engine with pressurized lubrication and hydraulic valve-gear.

Paddle steamer Rhône moored
Paddle Steamer Rhône moored. She was the last steamship built by Sulzer Brothers.

The engine room aboard Paddle Steamer Rône

Paddle steamer Rhône boilersPaddle Steamer Rhône's two scotch fire tube boilers and one of the burners.

Paddle Steamer Rhone engine maneuvering place
Paddle Steamer Rhône maneuvering place.

Steamship Rhone transmission
Transmission of power from the crankshaft to the hydraulic valve-gear control.
Leftmost the maneuvering place with the handle for reversing the rotation of the engine.

Steamship Rhone steam actuators
The hydraulic actuators for the cylinders' inlet steam and outlet steam valves. A similar set of actuators and valves are fitted at the opposite end of the steam cylinders.