The Last Moorage

The Last Moorage

There were built 49 of them – river motorships of project 588. They appeared in the middle of the XX century, in the German Democratic Republic, in Wismar. Most of them are still used and give joy to those who like river trips. Half a century is not a venerable age for motorships. Especially of they are taken care of, painted, modernized…
But some of them were not that lucky…

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“Yuri Dolgoruky” was built in 1960. It had been sailing along the Volga, carrying passengers and tourists and even small cargoes.

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In 1995 it didn’t navigate.

The metal of “Yuri Dolgoruky” turned out to be worse than of other ships of the product line. It was considered to be nonrepairable and finally discarded.

Gradually its parts were disappearing, the motorship, dying, gave everything it could to luckier vehicles…

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But this spring someone decided to tow it, and here it is – the last moorage.

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Let’s shortly see what’s inside

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Winch of the service elevator

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Operating conditions

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Inventory of the radio room equipment, 1994 – the last year of its operation

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Projector “Ukraine”

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Ladders were dismantled long ago

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Diesel fuel of main engines

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Fuel oil tanks of main engines

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Central switchboard

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Rotor of the emergency generator

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Laundry

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“Do not drink raw water from bare sources!”

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“The water is not suitable for drinking, washing vegetables and fruits”

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Passengers’ lounge

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Raw products

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Here’s where the crew received salaries.

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Turn off the light

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Music saloon

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Boarding pass

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What’s remained of the deck?

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Boat 13

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Windlass is still on its place

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Anchor chain box

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Memories about the Volga

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Location: The Nizhegorodsk region

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6 thoughts on “The Last Moorage”

  1. In the 1960s, it was not uncommon to rely upon asbestos to fire-proof the structure of ships. Visiting this ruin might be really dangerous to one’s health — and it might explain why it was moored in some remote corner rather than undergo a complicated and expensive dismantling in a proper shipyard.

  2. one of that ships you can find in Szczecin (Stettin), Poland:
    http://szczecin.gdziezjesc.info/include/images/stat_29684/stat_29684_1.jpg

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