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
The Steamship Boxholm II boiler with the furnace door open. The engine room is
almost filled up with wood for one day sailing.
The air pump discharges the exhaust steam and the condensate directly to the
outside of the ship through a highly polished cupper pipe.
The top of the steam engine aboard Steamship Boxholm II
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.
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.