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PS Riesa (ex - Habsburg)

PS Riesa at Oderberg in May 2007.  Photo kindly made available by "saxo" under Creative Commons Licence
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Built 1896 at Werft Blasewitz (Dresden)
Length : 56.1 metres   breadth : 5.0 / 10.2 m
Engines : Compound Oscillating


Built in 1896 and entered service in 1897 as PS Habsburg in the Dresden area of the Elbe
Renamed Riesa in 1919
Sunk in 1945 but raised and returned to service in 1947
Withdrawn from service in 1976
Taken to Oderburg where she was taken out of the water to become a riverside museum from 1978
Ownership of the ship and museum taken over by
Förderverein Binnenschifffahrts-Museum Oderberg e.V on January 1st, 2008


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