Passenger ships | Eric Nordevall II

Eric Nordevall II

The paddle steamer Eric Nordevall II is a replica of the original ship Eric Nordevall, which was built in 1836 and sank in Lake Vättern in 1856.

Eric Nordevall II has a passenger certificate for 35 passengers in area D and 59 passengers in area E. The ship has 8 cabins, of which 1 skipper's cabin and 1 fore peak with 3 beds. Adjacent to the cabins there is also a lounge with a semicircular sofa for about 8 people.

In the engine room there is a Motala balance steam engine (no. 26) with a 5 cubic water boiler.

The original Eric Nordevall was commissioned by Ångfraktbolaget Stockholm-Göteborg, formed in 1833, to operate the Göta Canal. She first went as a post vessel between Ystad and Stralsund on behalf of the Royal Post Office and was after a short time put into service on the Göta Canal between Stockholm and Gothenburg.

Eric Nordevall II can be inspected in Sjötorp, Sweden.


  • LOA: 29.47 metres
  • Beam: 6.94 metres
  • Shipyard: Forsviks varv
  • Year built: 2011
  • Hull material: Wood, oak