An old paddle steamer was found at the bottom of the Kama.
An unexpected find was found at the bottom of the Kama
An old paddle steamer was found at the bottom of the Kama River in Perm, TV reports gram-channel “Dear passengers”. The vessel is located at a depth of 6 meters, 300 meters from the shore, opposite the building of the “Mashinostroitel” plant.
Experts suggest that this may be a tugboat of the Perm Pervenets type. or the 732-series steamship, which were produced at the Perm shipyard in the early 1930s.
According to the data of ANO “Center for Underwater Research”, the discovered wheeled vessel has a length of 60 meters and a width of 8 meters. The vessel is not damaged, has a boiler and wheels, but most of it is covered with a coating. The reason why the ship sank will only be known after it has been recovered.
Local authorities believe that this ship is an object of historical and cultural heritage, so it should be raised from the bottom and transferred to the museum.