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Was This Actually A Ship Used in Germany?

Fri Aug 29, 2014 1:28 am

Was this actually a German ship? :confused:
Looks more like a Mississippi steam river boat.

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Fri Aug 29, 2014 3:22 am

Germany used large numbers of rivers steamers in both Cameroon and Togoland. But both were thinly occupied colonies and I doubt very much if they has luxurious side-wheelers like these!

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Fri Aug 29, 2014 3:25 am

Looks very similar to the boats used in the movie about Chinese Gordon that starred Charlton Heston.

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Fri Aug 29, 2014 4:40 am

Khartoum; great movie.

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Fri Aug 29, 2014 5:36 am

Isn't this weird? I just finished watching "Khartoum" ten minutes ago.

Anyway, here's a website showing some German East Africa colonial boats: The Battle of Lake Tanganyka

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Fri Aug 29, 2014 8:28 am

The artist used a picture taken from a Nile river steamer
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Fri Aug 29, 2014 5:53 pm

PhilThib wrote:The artist used a picture taken from a Nile river steamer

Fine, but my Mississippi steam boat is stationed in Bremen, Germany.
Is there a chance that this will be corrected?
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Fri Aug 29, 2014 5:57 pm

so is there drink service in that cruise?

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Fri Aug 29, 2014 7:38 pm

Templer wrote:Fine, but my Mississippi steam boat is stationed in Bremen, Germany.
Is there a chance that this will be corrected?


Google images for Rhine Steamers of the era and you will see many that approach this design. I have actually seen many of them upriver, obviously later done but still with the looks of the time. :)

But apart from that, you cannot possibly expect 100% fidelity in all images, the game would have been twice the size! :p
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Fri Aug 29, 2014 9:32 pm

It' probably looked more like this. According to Wikipedia it's been in service
off and on since before WW1

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Fri Aug 29, 2014 10:35 pm

DrPostman wrote:It' probably looked more like this. According to Wikipedia it's been in service
off and on since before WW1

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Built at Cologne in 1913 by Sachsenberg at Cologne-Deutz
Length : 83 metres - 272 feet (extended from 77.8 m after 1951-2 rebuild)
Engines : Compound Diagonal, built by Sachsenberg at Rosslau

I am amazed. I would have never believed it.
Thank you for posting it. :)
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Sat Aug 30, 2014 10:06 am

Yep, that's one. I have ridden on one of them, I think it was this Goethe. In Koblenz, a few years ago. Really fun, especially when they "park" on the various riversides that call for stops and keep the engines running against the speed of Rhine's current. This keeps them idle. ;)
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