SS Rosalie (1873)

Built in 1873 as DEN BRIEL, she was a steam tug for the Dutch Ministry of War, serving the Torpedo Corps in Brielle, Holland, until 1922.  Sold several times to various owners and badly damaged by Allied aircraft on the River Maas in 1944, she was rescued from scrapping and renamed the ROSALIE in 1976.

Hereafter she was owned mainly by preservationists. Eventually the tugboat was sold in late 2013 to the Rahmi M. Koç Museum of Istanbul. The tugboat has been restored at RMK Marine Shipyard in Tuzla and displayed at the museum as of June 2nd, 2014. In summertime short cruises on board ROSALIE and LIMAN 2 (another Dutch-built steam tugboat) are arranged on a daily bases. For more info:


Displacement: 28 gross tonnes

Length: 19.00 m

Width: 4.14 m

Draft: 2.10 m

Engine: compound steam engine

Boiler: Omnical

Power: 94 HP


1873 – 1924: Den Briel
1924 – 1927: Nieuwe Zorg
1927 – 1940: Rosalie
1940 – +/- 1965: Jacoba
+/- 1965 – 1976: Willem IV
1976 – to date: Rosalie

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