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P.S. Rhone (1927)
Operating Area : Lake Geneva, Switzerland



At Lausanne (Ouchy) in 2007

Built 1927 by Sulzer Brothers at Winterthur, Switzerland

Engines: 2 cylinder Diagonal by Sulzer. 900 HP

Auto lubricating, with enclosed cranks and hydraulic valves (no eccentrics)
Since winter of 2010/11, cranks have been visible through perspex enclosures

Length : 62.5 metres

Entered service in 1927
Ordered to replace PS Bonivard, lost by fire in 1925
Converted to oil firing in 1960
Reboilered in 1968 and returned to service in 1969
** OUT OF SERVICE FOR 2018 - 2020 SEASONS FOR COMPREHENSIVE RENOVATION **



Rhone in June 2014 by kind courtesy of Malcolm Oliver.  Click here for more photos
Rhone engine 2011 E Crosti.jpg.jpg
Since 2011, Rhone's crankshafts have been open for the public to view - through perspex casings which replaced the original steel casings.
Thanks to Enrico Crosti for this photograph


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Main deck restaurant aft

Main deck port side - view forward

Upper deck - view aft


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