Wilhelm Tham


The Wilhelm Tham is steaming down the Gota River bound for Gothenburg. In this picture, she is just passing the small village of Älvängen, some 40 kilometers north east of Gothenburg, along the river.
(The above photo has been somewhat minupulated.)


The Wilhelm Tham is one of three passenger vessels in traffic on the Gota River and the Gota Canal linking Gothenburg and Stockholm on a water lane.

Wilhelm Tham was built in 1912, at Motala shipyard, together with her sister Juno. There are 25 cabins, and she can accomodate about 50 passengers at 31,53 meters LOA and 6,73 meters beam the 460 hp engine takes her cruising in 10 knots.


She is onwed by Strömma Kanalbolaget today.

All of the above photos from August 5th, 2009.


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