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FA. Bart Historic Ship Models


Unique ship model of the Steamtug "ROSALIE"

Dimensions: 60 x 13 x 32 cm.
Scale: 1: 33
Not an antique.

The oldest steamtug of The Netherlands.

The "ROSALIE" is from 1873 and that makes her the oldest steam tug of The Netherlands. Small, with a pointed bow and not much sheer line, lying on her stern, she is a typical ship of the 19th century. She was built under the name of "DEN BRIEL" in the yard of J. and K. Smit at Kinderdijk for the Army Torpedo Corps.

In those times this should be understand as a kind of mine layers for closing the sea gates with floating mines. In 1924 the ship was sold and started a long career as a normal tug. Under the name "JACOBA" she was rented out for a long period to the State Mines, serving as harbour tug in the port of Stein/Limburg. In 1972 this period came to an end and the unique ship was narrowly saved from scrapping. Thereafter she knew several owners until she finally found a quiet mooring place under overhanging trees in one of the old inner harbours of the city of Enkhuizen. However under management of M & K Steamcharters of Mr.Mos and Mr. Kok from Enkhuizen the boat is kept in good condition. The steam engine and boiler from 1873 are still working and so the "ROSALIE" still regularly sails out to all kind of events.

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