Stuttgart (ship, 1960)

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Ship data
flag GermanyGermany Germany
Ship type Passenger ship
home port since 2006: Konstanz
1999–2006: Lindau , Bavaria
1960–1998: Friedrichshafen
Owner since 1994: Bodensee-Schiffsbetriebe
1960–1994: Deutsche Bundesbahn
Shipyard Bodan shipyard , Kressbronn on Lake Constance
Commissioning July 29, 1960
Ship dimensions and crew
57.8 m ( Lüa )
width 12.6 m
Draft Max. 1.52 m
displacement 376.4  t
Machine system
machine 2 × diesel engines from MWM (Motoren Werke Mannheim) each 269 kW (365 PS)
performanceTemplate: Infobox ship / maintenance / service format
538 kW (731 hp)
13.5 kn (25 km / h)
propeller 2 × Voith Schneider drives
Transport capacities
Permitted number of passengers 1,000

The motor ship Stuttgart is a passenger ship on Lake Constance with the home port of Constance . The owner is Bodensee-Schiffsbetriebe GmbH , a subsidiary of Stadtwerke Konstanz GmbH .


As early as 1940 the port of Friedrichshafen was to receive a motor ship the size of the Bavarian Allgäu , which was to bear the name Stuttgart .

20 years later, the Deutsche Bundesbahn put its first large three-deck motor ship into service after the war . It was named Stuttgart and was stationed in Friedrichshafen .

The new flagship of the Friedrichshafen fleet replaced the 55-year-old former Bavarian half-saloon steamship Lindau . Stuttgart took over the ship's bell that was cast in 1878 from the Württemberg saloon steamship Christoph , which was scrapped in 1920 .

The Stuttgart was followed in 1962 by the sister ship Munich and in 1964 by the Konstanz . In 1999 Stuttgart was relocated to Lindau , where it took over the courses from the retired Allgäu . In winter 2001/2002 the ship was completely overhauled and modernized in BSB's own shipyard in Friedrichshafen. During a land inspection at the Bodan shipyard in 2010, the ship received new machinery.

At the beginning of the 2006 season, Stuttgart changed its home port again and was relocated to Constance in order to supplement the local fleet after the Überlingen was taken out of service. The replacement is the Swabian who was relocated to Lindau. The Stuttgart is used on the Obersee courses from Constance.

A failure of the control electronics resulted in a collision with the harbor wall during the casting-off maneuver on July 1, 2014. Although the Stuttgart only drove at walking pace, it was severely damaged. There was also damage to the stern amounting to 10,000 euros, which the BSB shipyard was able to repair after two days. Of the 140 passengers who could no longer be warned, three were injured.


The data from Stuttgart are identical to the data from Munich except for the displacement . The length of the ship in the construction waterline is 55 meters. The width in the main bulkhead is given as 9.50 meters and the empty draft is 1.52 meters. The higher tonnage of the Munich can be explained by an additional bulkhead wall and a somewhat more complex interior design at the time.

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