Sampo (icebreaker)

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Sampo at dock
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Name: Sampo
Operator: SampoTours
Completed: 1961
Homeport: Kemi, Finland
General characteristics
Type: icebreaker
Displacement: 3,542 tonnes
Length: 75.68 metres (248.3 ft)
Beam: 17.40 metres (57.1 ft)
Height: 14 metres (46 ft)
Draught: 7 metres (23 ft)
Ice class: 1 A Super
Installed power: 8 main generators with total capacity of 6000 kW
Propulsion: 4 engines, two screws
Speed: 16 knots (30 km/h)
6–8 knots in 50 cm ice
Complement: 9
Notes: Icebreaking capability 80-120 cm solid ice

Sampo is a Finnish icebreaker built in 1960 in Helsinki and now stationed in Kemi. The Sampo has a long and distinguished service record. The massive vessel, which was completed in 1961, was built to operate in extreme arctic conditions. In the northern part of the Gulf of Bothnia it kept lanes free for shipping for nearly 30 years. Its predecessor of the same name (1898–1960) was the first icebreaker in Europe with a propeller in the bow and stern. The ship is now used for tourist cruises.

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