'VOLHARDING 1' pictured out and about at the World Port Day in Rotterdam, September 2010.
She was built 1929 by De Hoop, Hardinxveld in the Netherlands as a river tug for the trade between Holland and Germany, the Ruhr. Between 1953 and 1955 she was used in work to repair the ***** in Zeeland. She was sold out of service to the Maritime Museum "Prins Hendrik" for in 1967 for the princely sum of One Dutch Guilder.
1969 and 1971 the ship was completely restored at the shipyard Van der Giessen-de Noord Alblasserdam
She is powered by a hand coal fired Scotch boiler supplying a triple-expansion steam engine of 170 horsepower built by Kreber lA in Vlaardingen.
See : <a href="http://www.stoomvaart.nl/volharding.html"
See : <a href="http://www.havenmuseum.nl/collectie/stoomsleepboot-volharding-1/"
4 September 2010