Schreiber-Bogen Card modeling tug "Württemberg"
Same tug "Württemberg"
For 65 years carried the same impressive tugboat; Württemberg8221; its loads on the Elbe. The contract to build the ship came from; new German-Bohemian Schiffahrtsgesellschaft AG8221; in Dresden. The shipyard and machine factory brothers Sachsenberg in Roßlau built the ship in 1908, and in March 1909, was able to walk from the stack. The shipping company like named their ships to the states of the empire. So the steamer was named; Württemberg8221 ;. The first captain of the ship concerned and his three sons on board that initially the nickname; Familiendampfer8221; led. Now the family was very musical and practiced with their musical instruments in the small time as much as possible. Therefore, the Captain possible hired teams also played instruments. Thus, the Württemberg was in the twenties as; Musikdampfer8221; known. He experienced a checkered history. The financial situation of the operator was difficult, so that the Free State of Saxony came to his aid and a major shareholder was. As the tractor was drafted into the war during WWII personnel here even Chinese, Ukrainian and French forced laborers were working. Under the war and the ship had indeed suffering itself, and the damage of air attacks had after the war, once repaired. Now, the operating company went into state ownership over and was called immediately, but Schiffahrtsgesellschaft Sachsen8221 ;, changed in the years to come several times owners and names. Increasingly, however, the effective use of motor vessels made the steamer scarce. 1972 was the; Württemberg8221; yet the only Seitenradschleppdampfer on the same road. On April 30, 1974, she ended her long service with a ceremonial honor ride. She led the traditional parade of; White Flotte8221; in Magdeburg. On their journey between Hamburg and the Czech town of Usti nad Labem (Aussig) she km traveled in all these years about 800,000 and transports two billion tonne-kilometers.
But what to do with the ship? To get it, it was decided to convert into a museum and restaurant ship. In 1976, he was finished. The really interesting ship now belongs to the city park; Rotehorn8221; in Magdeburg. Since then, the public can admire a unique witness to the technical and maritime history in place. The cardboard model represents the original state at the launching. The steamer itself was rebuilt several times and painted differently. The two-cylinder steam engine made 625 hp at about 40 revolutions per minute. A review after 44 years of operation, the performance was still completely intact! The Württemberg was able to 3,600 t with 4 km / h upstream and 15 km / h downstream pull.
Length: 67 cm
Width: 15 cm
Height: 11 cm
Scale: 1: 100