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Museumsschiff Dampf-Eisbrecher Stettin

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© Heidi Wiesner
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© Heidi Wiesner
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© Heidi Wiesner

Once an ice-breaker, now a museum ship in Oevelgönne museum port. In the pre-war period, the STETTIN acted as an ice-breaker between Stettin and the Baltic, and subsequently between Hamburg and the North Sea.

The steamboat was recognised as a technical cultural monument in 1982 and today serves as a ship for guest trips in summer. The steam icebreaker STETTIN is today mainly located in the museum harbour Oevelgönne, where you can visit the ship daily.

The STETTIN - a cultural monument with an eventful history

When the present museum ship STETTIN was built in November 1933 in Pomerania, it was the largest icebreaker under the German flag. The icebreaker was used in the Oder River and the famous Szczecin Lagoon on the capital of Pomerania of the same name. With the progress of the Red Army in World War II, the ship was transferred to Hamburg and received a new home in the Wedel district. The new berth in the Hanseatic city also changed the area of operation: Until 1981, the steam icebreaker STETTIN operated numerous times in the Kiel Fjord and the Kiel Canal. You can read the whole detailed history and numerous pictures in the book "Dampfeisbrecher STETTIN und die Eisbrecher der Welt" by the authors Christian Ostersehlte and Hans Georg Prager.

Technology in the museum ship STETTIN

Today's museum ship STETTIN in Hamburg is a 51 metre long and 13.5 metre wide steam ice breaker. The client, the Szczecin Chamber of Commerce and Industry, awarded the contract in 1932. In order to act as an icebreaker, it was necessary to develop a hull structure different from that of the usual ocean-going or inland freighters. The "bulbous" hull ensures that the ship STETTIN withstood the tremendous pressure from the meter-thick ice and was also able to free itself from the ice by swinging sideways in the event of danger. The propeller of the STETTIN steam ice breaker is fired by a 2,000 hp engine. The three-cylinder expansion piston steam engine rotates at up to 120 revolutions per minute and thus generates the necessary power to quickly break pack ice during operation.

Discover the STETTIN steamboat during a tour of the plant

The best way to explore the museum ship STETTIN is to visit it at its berth. Here you can experience the stories of the crew almost up close. The fully functional ship STETTIN from 1933 has an impressive engine room. In addition to the machines of the museum ship STETTIN, you can also visit the bridge, the captain's workplace. The technology installed here is reminiscent of earlier times and almost makes you want to travel with the steam icebreaker STETTIN. Admission is affordable at €3 for adults and €1.50 for children and no excuse.

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