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Inexplosible No 22

Operating Area : River Loire, Orleans


Inexplosible 22 at Orleans in a photo kindly made available by Croquant under Creative Commons Licence : https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/

Built : 2007  by Delavergne Shipyard, Avrille
Length : 35 metres, Breadth : 4.5 m / 7.3 m
Draught : 0,26 m.  Air draught (including funnel) : 5.5 m
Engines : Diesel-hydraulic
Speed : 8.6 knots
Capacity : 75 passengers
Ownership was transferred in late 2015 from the city region authorities, the Communaute de le Agglomeration Orleans - Val de Loire (Agglo) to the city of Orleans itselffor a nominal sum of 1 Euro

Built in 2007 for the Orleans city region authorities at a cost of Euros 800k , this aluminium-hulled vessel is a reasonable visual replica of the original vessel of this name built in 1837. A large fleet sailed up and down the Loire, all named "Inexplosible" to reassure passengers that the hazard of boiler explosions, common on the earliest of steamboats, was less of a risk in these vessels.

Inexplosible 22 at Orleans in a photo kindly made available by Croquant under Creative Commons Licence :
 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/

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