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Bodensee (Lake Constance), German Fleet
Deutsche Reichsbahngesellschaft (From 1924)

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Stadt Uberlingen (1929-1963)


Ordered : 1927
Built by : Christof Ruthof at Mainz-Kastel, Germany
Length : 60.5 m
Engines :  1180 HP, 868 Kw
In service : 21st September 1929

Based at Konstanz, harbour conditions favoured paddle propulsion although the operators were embarking on a renewal programme involving motor ships
Poor fuel economy meant that her use beyond the main summer season was restricted
However, oil shortages during World War II meant that Stadt Uberlingen was in continuous services whilst the motor ships were often laid up
Withdrawn in 1963 after consideration of re-engining with a diesel-electric unit was rejected
Scrapped during 1965
 

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