PS Uri        

Lake Luzern
Date entered service -- 1901
Builder -- Gebrüder Sulzer
Weight -- 293.6 tons
Steam Power -- 650 hp
Length -- 61.8m
Breadth -- 14.0m
Passenger capacity -- 800
Major re-builds -- 1949, 1961, 1981 and 1994
normally operated one early round trip between Luzern and Flüelen
 
1st January 2017 Last sailing of the extended 2016 season
Operated a special New Year's Day non-landing Lunch Cruise on Sunday 1st January 2017
 
31st December 2016 Operated an evening Gala Dinner Cruise from Luzern on New Year's Eve - Saturday 31st December
24th December 2016 Operated an evening Gala Dinner Cruise from Luzern on Christmas Eve - Thursday 24th December
25th November 2016 Operated the first of a series of Advent and Christmas special non-landing sailings from Luzern on Friday 25th November
23rd October 2016 Last timetabled sailings of the season
Operated the 0912 Luzern to Flüelen and return sailings 9-18 on followed by the afternoon Tanz der Dampfschiffe sailings by all the paddle steamers on Sunday 23rd October
16th April 2016 Operated an evening Candlelight Dinner Cruise after sailings 13-24 on Saturday 16th April
25th March 2016 First sailings of the season
As Easter was so early, it unusually fell in the SGV winter timetable period
However she was brought out before the start of the spring timetable and operated several non-advertised additional timetabled sailings 13-24 commencing on Good Friday 25th March
 
2nd January 2016 Last sailing of the extended 2015 season
Operated a special New Year's Day non-landing Lunch Cruise on Saturday 2nd January 2016
31st December 2015 Operated an evening Gala Dinner Cruise from Luzern on New Year's Eve - Thursday 31st December
24th December 2015 Operated an evening Gala Dinner Cruise from Luzern on Christmas Eve - Thursday 24th December
27th November 2015 Operated the first of a series of Advent and Christmas special non-landing sailings from Luzern on Thursday 19th November
18th October 2015 Last timetabled sailings of the season
Operated the 0912 Luzern to Flüelen and return sailings 9-18 on followed by the afternoon Tanz der Dampfschiffe sailings by all the paddle steamers on Sunday 18th October
26th April 2015 First sailings of the season
Following repairs to her fire damage in December 2014, she joined her larger sister and operate the 0912 Luzern to Flüelen and return sailings 9-18 on Swiss Navigation Sunday 26th April
 
27th December 2014 Last sailing of the season
Whilst operating the lunch cruise from Luzern, a fire broke out in the engine room of the paddle steamer resulting in her sailing being terminated at Hergiswil and her season being brought to an abrupt ending
She was subsequently towed back to dock by mv Europa for repairs on Saturday 27th December
27th November 2014 Operated the first of a series of Advent and Christmas special non-landing sailings from Luzern on Thursday 27th November
19th October 2014 Last timetabled sailings of the season
Operated the 0912 Luzern to Flüelen and return sailings 9-18 on followed by the afternoon sailings sailings 157-158 on Sunday 19th October
20th April 2014 First sailings of the season
Joined her larger sister and operated the 0912 Luzern to Flüelen and return sailings 9-18 on Easter Sunday 20th April
 
1st January 2014 Last sailing of the extended 2013 season
Operated a special New Year's Day non-landing Lunch Cruise on Wednesday 1st January 2014
28th November 2013 Remained in service to operate a series of Advent, Christmas and New Year special non-landing sailings between Thursday 28th November and Tuesday 31st December 2013
16th July 2013 Missed her sailings for a second time due to a technical problem on Tuesday 16th July resulting in her sailings having to be covered by mv Europa
5th May 2013 Actual first sailings of the season
After further work in dock by Ship-Tec she eventually re-entered service on Sunday 5th May sailing to both Flüelen and Küssnacht-am-Rigi
27th April 2013 Planned first sailings of the season
Originally planned to take over the 1112 Luzern to Flüelen and return from her broken down sister PS Unterwalden on Saturday 27th April but owing to problems with modifications over the previous winter she too was unavailable and in the end her larger sister PS Stadt Luzern had to cover
 
21st October 2012 Last sailings of the 2012 season
Operated her regular summer sailings 9-18 to Flüelen and return - but owing to large crowds on the lake the paddle steamer then doubled back to Beckenried to operate a relief sailing to help out her sister PS Stadt Luzern on Sunday 21st October
Her rostered teatime sailings 157-158 to Küssnacht am Rigi were covered by mv Winkelried
4th May 2012 First sailings of the season
Operated the 1112 Luzern to Flüelen and return sailings 13-24 on Friday 4th May
 
Christmas 2011 Christmas 2011
Despite having operated the Christmas sailings for many winters, the paddle steamer remained in dock and the sailings were operated by her sister PS Unterwalden
25th September 2011 Last sailings of the 2011 season
Operated her regular summer sailings 9-18 to Fluelen and return followed by the teatime sailings 157-158 to Küssnacht am Rigi on Sunday 25th September
10th April 2011 First sailings of the season
As a result of a private charter the previous day, the paddle steamer operated the 1010 Luzern to Flüelen and return winter sailings 11-20 on Sunday 10th April
 
2nd January 2011 Last sailings of the 2010 season
Operated the 1312 afternoon cruise to Flüelen on Sunday 2nd January
December 2010 Operated the 'traditional' selection of Advent, Christmas and New Year Cruises commencing Friday 3rd December and continuing daily until Sunday 2nd January 2011
20th July 2010 Operated the 'traditional' annual evening cruise from Flüelen at 1930 on Tuesday 20th July
9th April 2010 First sailings of the season
The paddle steamer operated the 1112 Luzern to Flüelen and return sailings 13-24 on Monday 19th April
 
3rd January 2010 Last sailings of the 2009 season
Operated the 1312 afternoon cruise to Flüelen on Sunday 3rd January before moving to the SGV works for a major overhaul
December 2009 Operated the 'traditional' selection of Advent, Christmas and New Year Cruises commencing Friday 4th December and continuing until Sunday 3rd January 2010
21st July 2009 Operated the 'traditional' annual evening cruise from Flüelen at 1930 on Tuesday 21st July
10th April 2009 First sailings of the season
The paddle steamer opened the SGV 2009 season and operate the new speeded up 1112 Luzern to Flüelen and return sailings 13-24 on Good Friday 10th April
 
December 2008 Operated the 'traditional' selection of Advent, Christmas and New Year Cruises commencing Friday 5th Deember and continuing until Sunday 4th January 2009
22nd July 2008 Operated the 'traditional' annual evening cruise from Flüelen on Tuesday 22nd July
19th April 2008 First sailing of the season
Took part in the 80th Birthday Parade of PS Stadt Luzern on Saturday 19th April
 
8th December 2007 Operated a selection of traditional Advent, Christmas and New Year sailings between Saturday 8th December and Wednesday 2nd January 2008
See also the Christmas Feature
28th October 2007 For the first time this century, the paddle steamer operated regular early-Winter timetabled sailings to Flüelen on Sundays commencing 28th October and to both Vitznau and Beckenried on Mondays between 29th October and 17th December
17th July 2007 Operated the 'traditional' annual evening cruise from Flüelen on Tuesday 17th July
29th April 2007 Swiss Navigation Day
Unusually operated varied timetabled sailings vice the regular motor vessels to Küssnacht-am-Rigi, Stansstad and Vitznau on Sunday 29th April
6th April 2007 First sailings of the season
Open the Summer 2007 season and operated sailings 13-26 on Good Friday 6th April
 
16th December 2006 Operated a selection of traditional Advent, Christmas and New Year sailings between Saturday 16th December and Tuesday 2nd January 2007
Autumn 2006 Spent four months - mostly in the covered dry-dock - for repairs to her upper deck
She returned to the water on Wednesday 6th December
20th August 2006 Last sailings of the 2006 season
Operated sailings 7-18-23-24 on Sunday 20th August before entering dock early for repairs to her upper deck
18th July 2006 Operate the 'traditional' annual evening cruise from Flüelen on Tuesday 18th July
30th April 2006 First sailings of the season
Operated sailings 13-26 on Sunday 30th April - Swiss Navigation Day
 
2nd January 2006 Last sailings of the 2005 season
Operated the 1315 afternoon cruise to Flüelen on Monday 2nd January before laying-up for the winter
10th December 2005 Operated the first of a short season of special Advent and Christmas cruises from Luzern at 1415 on Saturday 10th December
28th August 2005 Despite the suspension of all timetabled sailings between Wednesday 24th August and Tuesday 30th August due to exceptionally high lake levels, the paddle steamer operated a special non-landing breakfast cruise from Luzern on Sunday 28th August
19th July 2005 Operated an evening cruise from Flüelen on Tuesday 19th July
1st May 2005 First sailings of the season
Started later than usual and operated traditional sailings 7-18-23-24 on Sunday 1st May
 
2nd January 2005 Last public sailings of the 2004 season
Operated the 1315 afternoon cruise to Flüelen on Sunday 2nd January before laying-up for the winter
 
31st December 2004 Operated a special New Year's Eve Gala Cruise
25th December 2004 Operated some timetabled and special sailings over the Christmas/New Year periods from Saturday 25th December
18th December 2004 Operated two special Advent cruises from Luzern depart 1430 and 1925 on Saturday 18th December
26th November 2004 Operated a special evening charter cruise from Luzern depart 1915 on Friday 26th September
11th September 2004 Operated an evening cruise from Flüelen on Saturday 11th September as part of the Europäischer Tag des Denkmals celebrations
20th July 2004 Operated an evening cruise from Flüelen on Tuesday 20th July
1st May 2004 Return to service of PS Gallia after major rebuild
Took part in the special Parade on Saturday 1st May
4th April 2004 First timetabled sailing of the Season
Operated sailings 13-26 on Sunday 4th April
4th January 2004 The "eleventh" PS Uri Day of Christmas
Operated the 1315 afternoon cruise to Flüelen on Sunday 4th January before laying-up for the winter
 
31st December 2003 Operated a special New Year's Eve Gala Cruise
25th December 2003 Operated some timetabled and special sailings over the Christmas/New Year periods from Thursday 25th December
26th October 2003 Final sailings of the Summer season
The paddle steamer operated sailings 7-18-21-24 (0915 and 1520 from Luzern) on Sunday 26th October
27th April 2003 First sailings of the season
The paddle steamer operated sailings 7-18-21-24 (0915 and 1520 from Luzern) on Sunday 27th April
5th January 2003 The "twelth" PS Uri Day of Christmas
Operated the breakfast cruise sailings 7-10 to Beckenried followed by an afternoon cruise to Flüelen on Sunday 5th January before laying-up for the winter
 
31st December 2002 Operated a special New Year's Eve Gala Cruise from Luzern at 1930
25th December 2002 Operated timetabled services over the Christmas period from Wednesday 25th December
28th October to
24th December 2002
Unusually remained active and operated several private charter sailings
27th October 2002 Last public sailings of the season
Operated sailings 7-18-21-24 (0915 and 1520 from Luzern) on Sunday 27th October
24th August 2002 Unusually duplicated evening cruise Tell Me
sailing 111
on Saturday 24th August
29th March 2002 First sailings of the season
The paddle steamer operated sailings 7-18-21-24
(0915 and 1520 from Luzern) on Good Friday
29th March
1st January 2002 Operated sailings 17-26 on Tuesday 1st and
Wednesday 2nd January (1315 Luzern to Flüelen
and 1558 return)
 
31st December 2001 Special New Year's Eve Gala Cruise from Luzern
25th December 2001 Operated daily timetabled services over the
Christmas period between Tuesday 25th December
and Sunday 30th December inclusive
28th October 2001 Last sailings of the season
Operated sailings 7-18-21-24 (0915 and 1520 from
Luzern) on Sunday 28th October
1st August 2001 Swiss National Day
Annual evening Ship Parade including all five
paddle steamers from Luzern to Brunnen bay
for the spectacular fireworks display on Wednesday
1st August
(instead of the usual Wednesday sailings
29-36)
Suffered a minor defect to the engine whilst
operating sailing 21 and terminated its sailing at
Kehrsiten-Bürgenstock
it returned to dock for 'quick' repairs to enable it to
take part in the evening fireworks parade
9th June 2001 Ten Years of the "Weg de Schweiz" (Swiss Path)
The celebrations continued at Flüelen on Saturday 9th June when the paddle steamer operated three "one hour" free cruises at 1800, 1915 and 2030
 - the paddle steamer returned to Luzern the following morning on sailing 12
5th May 2001 Ten Years of the "Weg de Schweiz" (Swiss Path)
Unusually operated the Wander Express sailings 5-416-413-422-415-1026 (0832 Luzern to Flüelen and 1526 return, also short workings in the Urnersee) on Saturday 5th May
4th May 2001 100 years old today!
The paddle steamer celebrated her centuary of service on Friday 4th May by operating sailings 7-18 (0915 Luzern to Flüelen and 1200 return) then the first of a series of evening Jubilee cruises to the Urnersee from Luzern at 1835
8th April 2001 First sailings of the season
The paddle steamer operated sailings 13-26 (1120 Luzern to Flüelen and 1505 return) on Sunday 8th April
1st January 2001 Operated sailings 17-26 on Monday 1st and Tuesday 2nd January (1315 Luzern to Flüelen and 1558 return)
 
31st December 2000 Special New Year's Eve Gala Cruise from Luzern
24th December 2000 Again operated timetabled services over the
Christmas period - daily between Sunday 24th
and Saturday 30th December inclusive
30th October 2000 Opened the Winter season by operating
sailings 11-18 on Monday 30th October
12th August 2000 Luzern Annual Fireworks
On Saturday 12th August operated an evening
fireworks cruise
from Luzern
1st August 2000 Swiss National Day
Annual evening Eight ship parade including all
five paddle steamers from Luzern to Brunnen bay
for the annual spectacular fireworks display
(instead of the usual Tuesday sailings 29-36)
19th July 2000 On Wednesday 19th July operated an evening
cruise
from Flüelen and Brunnen
30th May 2000 In addition to the normal daytime sailings PS Uri
operated sailings 29-36 on Tuesday evenings
throughout the Summer
June   July   August   September
(also Wednesdays in August)
15th April 2000 Return to service of PS Schiller after major rebuild
First public sailing of 2000 on Saturday 15th April
"Steamer Parade"
 
31st December 1999 Operated a special New Millennium's Eve Gala Cruise from Luzern
 
1st February 1998 Made a rare winter appearance on Sunday 1st
February
and operated sailings 17-26  from Luzern
at 1315
 
30th April 1994 Return to service after major rebuild
First public sailing of 1994 on Saturday 30th April
"Steamer Parade"


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