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Narodowe Muzeum Morskie w Gdańsku

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Angielski
The museum complex on the Motława river

Visiting the ship

Visiting s.s. "Sołdek" you can see the historic construction of the quarter-decker coal-ore carrier with four holds and superstructures on midship and poop deck. On the sides of the ship you can see the weld and rivet hull fitting method, not used anymore. On the decks there are four holds hatches, anchors and cargo handling gear with steam propelled engines. Boom derricks were serviced by winches from UNRRA. The most interesting deck is the boat deck on the aft with all life-saving equipment and emergency steering gear.

In midship and aft superstructure the visitor can see the officers' and ratings' working conditions in the middle of the 20th century. On the bridge, where initially there was no radar, there is historic equipment, for example voice tube to communicate with the engine room. The fully-equipped engine room lets the visitor see the method of propulsion with coal-powered boilers and piston steam engine, not in use anymore.

Between the engine room and midship superstructure there are two holds open to visitors. In hold number 3 temporary exhibitions are organised. In hold number 4 there is an exhibition describing the history of building "Sołdek" and her service, as well as an exhibition of models of ships built in Gdańsk Shipyard in the years 1947-1984.

 

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