Monday, June 9, 2008

GÜZELHİSAR bosphorus ferry plans (tiff)

And here is one of the best ships in my archive. Güzelhisar.

She was built in 1911 by R&W Hawthorn Leslie& CoLd in NewCastle England. She had a sister named "Kalender" . The owner of the ship was Seyr-i Sefain İdaresi which was the bosphorus ferry company of Istanbul , Turkiye. She had 970 passenger capability in summer and 790 in winter. She was 46.41 Meters long and 7.95 meters wide and she was a double screw, tripple expantion steam engined ferry. Served between 1911-1986 ,after retirement turkish businesman Rahmi Koç bought her to restore but nobody heard about the restoration after that. She was the last ship of seyr-i sefain idaresi. (Then company named Denizcilik İşletmeleri).

Many of the old bosphorus ships are scrapped, sold for converting to restaurants/hotels or retired and waiting for their destiny. The last valueable one is a 1961 clyde built steamer ferry waiting in Haliç. Their engines are known as the highest level in steam technology, that never used in ferries before or after them. whatever...

EDIT: Last Glasgow fairfields built steamer, and the last steamer of Turkey S/S Teğmen Ali İhsan Kalmaz is scrapped :( When will we learn to care about our past?

Hope everyone downloaded this plans starts to build this beauty, i couldn't catch her working time but it would be nice to see people building her...

You can download the plans from our new place


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