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PRESERVED PADDLE TUGS

Neszmely                                                                         


Preserved paddle tug at : Zoltan Foundation Maritime Museum at Neszmely, Hungary



Above : Neszmely with Zoltan behind : Photo courtesy of Zsolt Szabo

Paddle tug Neszmely (ex Bakony) is moored on the Danube as part of a small floating "museum" at Szent Ilona bay, at the village of Neszmely. Built in 1957, is the last example of this type of ship built at Obuda shipyard.
By 2003 she was in very poor condition and was bought at auction for preservation. Neszmely now provides accommodation for up to 48 people as part of a "Forest School" operation, which is a popular one-week long "outward bound" course in the Hungarian education curriculum. She is also available for public accommodation.
Paddle wheels have been removed.


Neszmely engines 1s.jpg


Neszmely Engines 2s.jpg

Neszmely Engines 3s.jpg
Above: Neszmely's engines in 2008. Photos courtesy of Zsolt Szabo
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