Finland Steamship Company's Emigrant Ships


S/S VON DÖBELN

Passenger steamer, one deck

Passengers

I: 64

II: 18

III: -

Ice class

-

Tonnages

666 GRT

413 NRT

355 tdw

Length over all

55.46 m - 184' 7"

Breadth

7.96 m - 25' 10"

Draught

3.96 m - 12' 6"

Engine

1929-1954: Two compound steam engines each 2 cy. by Bergsunds Mek. Verkstad AB, Stockholm, made 1914. Twin screw. 1876-1929: Compound steam engine 2 cy. by Bergsunds Mek. Verkstad AB, Stockholm.

Horse powers

1929-1954: 2 x 300 IHP. 1876-1929: 450 IHP

Speed

1929-1954: 11 knots. 1876-1929: 9.5 knots

1876

Completed by W. Lindbergs Mek. Verkstad, Södra Varvet, Stockholm as S/S von Döbeln for Wasa Ångfartygs Ab, Vaasa.

13.4.1892

Acquired by Finska Ångfartygs Aktiebolaget, Helsinki.

Sailed mainly on Stockholm - Finland - St. Petersburg line.

1899

Rebuilt by Lindholmens Verkstads AB, Gothenburg.

1914

Retained on Aug. 2 in St. Petersburg. Requisitioned on Sept. 21 by Russian Govt. Used as minesweeper No. 2 by the Russian Navy.

13.4.1918

Left in Helsinki at the withdrawal of the Russians. Recovered by Finska Ångfartygs Aktiebolaget.

Sailed thereafter mainly between Turku and Stockholm.

1929

Rebuilt in Helsinki and fitted with the above engines from the hulked S/S Torneå.

29.3.1940

Taken by the Finnish Navy for wartime use.

16.5.1941

Sold to Suomen Laivasto (Finnish Navy), exchanged for the salvage vessel S/S Mursu.

Used as a mother ship for the MTBs.

10.2.1954

Sold to Helsingin Romuliike for demolition and broken up at Pansio, Turku.

Source: The Ships of Our First Century : The Effoa Fleet 1883-1983. Ed. by Matti Pietikäinen & Bengt Sjöström. Keuruu 1983, 231 p. ISBN 951-99438-5-4.