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DS Hans

  • Constructed 1927 Umea, Sweden as MS 'Klaran'
  • Owner DS Engebret Soot foundation

In service as a open tugboat during timber floating on Klara River at Karlstad, Sweden. When floating stopped it was taken over by Börje Jansson who had plans for rebuilding it as a steamer. The plans came to nothing and he donated the boat to the DS "Engebret Soot foundation". Extensive restoration between 2005 and 2007 when the steam engine was installed and a new wheelhouse and lounge was built

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