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Steam Engines of operational and preserved Paddle Steamers   (see below for statically preserved engines) 
Paddle steamers today include ships with triple expansion diagonal engines and also compound diagonal, fitted to older and smaller ships where the steam is used in two cylinders rather than three. Some ships have simple twin cylinder engines where the steam is used in both cylinders simultaneously before exhaustion. There remain examples of oscillating engines (some using, or converted to, compounding methods to use exhausted steam from the main cylinder toget additional work in a second cylinder). This technology was outdated by the end of the 19th century and survives only in the older vessels.

Special engine photograph pages are being created for vessels where photos are available to the webmaster. These can be found where there is a link on "Go to Engines". These pages are being progressively added to the website.  Click on "Go to vessel" to go to the main vessel details page, from where there will also be a link to the engine page


SHIPS IN OPERATION

 

 

Main engine type

Valve gear

Built

Builders

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

URI

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Compound Diagonal

Gooch 

1901

Sulzer (Winterthur)

UNTERWALDEN

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Compound Diagonal

Gooch 

1902

Escher, Wyss (Zurich)

GALLIA

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Compound Diagonal

Gooch 

1913

Escher, Wyss (Zurich)

SCHILLER

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Compound Diagonal

Gooch

1906

Sulzer (Winterthur)

STADT LUZERN

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3 Cylinder Uniflow Diagonal

 

1929

Sulzer (Winterthur)

LOTSCHBERG

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Compound Diagonal

Gooch 

1914

Escher, Wyss (Zurich)

BLUMLISALP

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Compound Diagonal

Gooch

1906

Escher, Wyss (Zurich)

STADT ZURICH

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Compound Diagonal

Gooch

1909

Escher, Wyss (Zurich)

STADT RAPPERSWIL

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Compound Diagonal

Gooch 

1914

Escher, Wyss (Zurich)

LA SUISSE

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Compound Diagonal

Gooch 

1910

Sulzer (Winterthur)

SAVOIE

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Compound Diagonal

Gooch 

1914

Sulzer (Winterthur)

MONTREUX

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2 cylinder twin Diagonal

Joy

2001

Sulzer (Winterthur)

SIMPLON

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Compound Diagonal

Gooch 

1915

Sulzer (Winterthur)

RHONE

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2 Cylinder Uniflow Diagonal

 

1927

Sulzer (Winterthur)

NEUCHATELGo to vesselGo to EnginesCompound DiagonalGooch 1926J Maffei (Munich)

WAVERLEY

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Triple Expansion Diagonal

Stephenson

1946

Rankin & Blackmore (Greenock)

KINGSWEAR CASTLE

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Compound Diagonal

Stephenson 

1904

Cox & Co (Falmouth)

MONARCHGo to vesselGo to EnginesCompound Diagonal

STADT WEHLEN

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Compound Oscillating

Stephenson 

1857 / 1915

Ruston (Prague)

DIESBAR

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Simple Oscillating

Stephenson 

1841

Penn (London)

MEISSEN

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Compound Oscillating

Stephenson 

1885 / 1912

ONWDG  (Dresden)

KRIPPEN

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Simple Oscillating

Stephenson 

1892

Werft Blasewitz (Dresden)

PILLNITZ

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Compound Oscillating

Stephenson 

1886 / 1912

ONWDG (Dresden)

KURORT RATHEN

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Compound Oscillating

Stephenson

1896

Ubigau Shipyard (Dresden)

PIRNA

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Compound Oscillating

Stephenson

1898

Ubigau Shipyard (Dresden)

DRESDEN

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Compound Diagonal

Marshall

1926

Ubigau Shipyard (Dresden)

LEIPZIG

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Compound Diagonal

 

1929

Ubigau Shipyard (Dresden)

KAISER WILHELM

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Compound Diagonal

 

1900

Dresden Machine

WESERSTOLZ

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Compound Diagonal

 

1940-1949

CKD (Prague)

HOHENTWIEL

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Compound Diagonal

Gooch 

1913

Escher, Wyss (Zurich)

FREYA

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Compound Diagonal

 

1926

Hollandsche Ijssel (Oudewater)

DE MAJESTEIT

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Compound Diagonal

 

1926

Sachsenberg (Rosslau)

GISELA

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Compound Oscillating

 Slip Ecc

1871

Prague Machineworks

SCHONBRUNN

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Compound Diagonal

Joy

1912

Obuda Shipyard (Budapest)

VYSEHRAD

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Compound Diagonal

 

1938

CKD (Prague)

VLTAVA

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Compound Diagonal

 

1940

CKD (Prague)

SIRIUS

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2 cylinder Simple Diagonal

 

2010

(Hradec Kralove)

PIEMONTE

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Compound Diagonal  

Gooch 

1904

Escher, Wyss (Zurich)

CONCORDIA

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Triple Expansion Diagonal

Caprotti

1927

N Odero (Genoa)

PATRIA

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Triple Expansion Diagonal

Caprotti

1926

N. Odero (Genoa)

SKIBLADNER

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Triple Diagonal

Klug

1888

Aker

HJEJLEN

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Twin Oscillating

Stephenson

1861

Baumgartner & Burmeister

ERIK NORDEVALL

 

 

 

 

 

 

TUDOR VLADIMIRESCU

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Oscillating

 

1854

Escher, Wyss (Zurich) 

BORCEA

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Compound Diagonal

Joy

1914

Sachsenberg (Rosslau)

N V GOGOL

 

 

Triple Expansion Diagonal

Joy 

1911

(Nizhny-Novgorod)

KRASNOYARSKGo to vesselCompound Diagonal1959Obuda Shipyard (Budapest)

TIME MACHINE

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IN STATIC SHIPS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WILHELM TELL

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Compound Diagonal

Gooch

1908

Sulzer (Winterthur)

WINGFIELD CASTLE

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Triple Expansion Diagonal

 

1934

CMEW (West Hartlepool)

TATTERSHALL CASTLE

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Triple Expansion Diagonal

 

1934

CMEW (West Hartlepool)

MAID OF THE LOCH

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Compound Diagonal

 

1953

Rankin & Blackmore (Greenock)

MEDWAY QUEENGo to vesselCompound Diagonal1924Ailsa (Troon)

KOSSUTH

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Compound Diagonal

Joy 

1914

Ganz-Danubius (Budapest)

HOTEL AQUAMARINA

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Triple Expansion Diagonal

Joy 

1903

Sormovo / Nizhny Novgorod

REPUBLICA

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Compound Diagonal

Joy 

1916

Ganz-Danubius (Budapest) 

MAINZ

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Compound Diagonal

Stephenson

1929

Christof Ruthof (Mainz)

RIESA

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Compound Oscillating

 

1896

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tugs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NESZMELY

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Compound Diagonal

 

1957

Obuda Shipyard, Budapest

EPPLETON HALL

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OSCAR HUBER

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Triple Expansion Diagonal

Stephenson

 

 

ERSEKCSNAD

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Compound Diagonal

Gooch

1922

Ruthof, Regensburg

WURTTEMBERG

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ZOLTAN

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IN LAID-UP SHIPS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RYDE

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Triple Expansion Diagonal

 

1937

Denny (Dumbarton)

PETOFI

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 Compound Diagonal

Joy

1926

 

VYSEHRAD (I)

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KRAJINA

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CAR NIKOLA II

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GIURGIU

 

 

 

 

 

 

BLAGOVESCHENSK

 

 

 

 

 

 

RAYAZAN

 

 

 

 

 

 

ALEKSANDR POLEZHEAV

 

 

 

 

 

 

SERGEY ALYMOV

 

 

 

 

 

 

YAROSLAV GALAN

 

 

 

 

 

 

RADISCHEV

 

 

 

 

 

 

VSELVOLOD VISHNEVSKIY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tugs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

JOHN H AMOS

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DECEBAL

 

 

Compound Diagonal

Gooch 

1917

Ruthof, Regensburg

ZUPA

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Compound Diagonal

Joy

1913

Obuda Shipyard, Budapest

SRBIJA

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Compound Diagonal 

Gooch 

1917

Ruthof, Regensburg

VOJVODINA

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Compound Diagonal

Gooch 

1916

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SHIP BEING SCRAPPED

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SZOKE TISZA

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Triple Expansion Diagonal

Joy

1917

Ganz-Danubius (Budapest)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


STATICALLY PRESERVED IN MUSEUM COLLECTIONS


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A number of steamer engines survive in museums (such as the Verkehrshaus in Lucerne, above) or private collections :

Click here for statically Preserved Engines


Notes about how paddle steamer engines work on the main Paddle Steamer Engines page 



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