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Author Topic: African paddlesteamers  (Read 34895 times)

Offline Roderick Smith

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SWPV Zanha, Zambezi River
« Reply #30 on: May 23, 2014, 02:45:07 PM »
This photo from Geoff Cooke (operator of rail tours) popped up on flickr.
SWPV Zanha at Matille, in the Zambezi River delta near Chinde.  7.6.75.
<www.flickr.com/photos/geoff-cooke/6109419833>

Roderick B Smith
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Offline Hankwilliams

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Re: African paddlesteamers
« Reply #31 on: May 24, 2016, 02:27:26 AM »
Hi all,

an interesting picture I found on Graham Greenes Book "Travel without maps", it came out 1936, this is a new german edition.
Greenes expedition led throught west Africa (specially Liberia and sierra Leone). The illustration picture was made by National Geographic Society, no further informatin was availiable. In the text I didn`t find anything about the motiv.
Does anyone know something about the sternwheeler?

Thomas

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Re: African paddlesteamers
« Reply #32 on: May 24, 2016, 06:26:43 PM »
Looks quite similar to this one, doesn't it?



http://www.gracesguide.co.uk/File:Im1886V61-p106.jpg

Offline Hankwilliams

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Re: African paddlesteamers
« Reply #33 on: May 24, 2016, 06:50:01 PM »
Interesting woodcut.
Doubtless also a type built Yarrow sternwheeler for the colonies.
The superstructure was addet to the special purpose.

Thomas

Offline Hankwilliams

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Re: African paddlesteamers
« Reply #34 on: March 18, 2018, 01:18:53 AM »
Quite interesting sternwheeler "Garoua" for Benue River in Cameron. Built by D.W. Kremer shipyard in Elmshorn, builder date and further informations unclear - either before 1914 for the german colony or after first world war for the french part of the land.

Offline Hankwilliams

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Re: African paddlesteamers
« Reply #35 on: February 11, 2019, 11:03:07 PM »
I got an interesting book today about Nile travelling in former days. It includes pictures and describes of Nile steamers. Last but one picture is the plan of preserved steamer "Sudan".

Offline Roderick Smith

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Nile River at Cairo (Egypt) PV Andrea
« Reply #36 on: May 11, 2019, 03:53:44 PM »
Roderick Smith 181113Tu Nile River at Cairo (Egypt): Dinner-cruise PV Andrea. (Roderick Smith). This had been steam until a few years ago. It has operated under various names.  The steam equipment has been retained, as display items.
See http://paddlesteamers.info/TimeMachine.htm

Offline Spankbucket

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Re: African paddlesteamers
« Reply #37 on: May 11, 2019, 06:19:14 PM »
Is that a Chinese restaurant on top of it??

Even looks a bit like the Bataclan in Paris?

 

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