|5.61 in (14.3 cm)||0.88 in (2.23 cm)||69 gm (2.45 oz)||Window Box|
This is the Tri-ang Minic Ships model of a Rickmers Line general cargo ship of the 1970's / 1980's similar to the sister ships MS Sophie Rickmers and MS Etha Rickmers which were originally built for Hamburg America Line by A G Weser of Bremen in the late 1950's as MS Dresden and MS Munich.
The casting is a C4-S-1a Mariner Class break bulk cargo ship designed and built in the early 1950's as a replacement for World War II era Liberty / Victory ships.
The model is marked on the underside with the Tri-ang Minic logo, "Modern Edition", model number P 610, and the description "Mariner Class Cargo Ship".
MS Etha Rickmers
MS Sophie Rickmers (ex MS Dresden)
MS Etha Rickmers (ex MS Munich)
A G Weser, Bremen, West Germany - Yard No. 1321
A G Weser, Bremen, West Germany - Yard No. 1330
MS Dresden - 1957
MS Munich - 1958
|Displacement:||16,964 deadweight tons|
|Length (OA):||546 ft 6 ins ( 166.57 m )|
|Beam:||73 ft 1 ins ( 22.28 m )|
|Draft:||31 ft 10 ins ( 9.7 m )|
|Propulsion:||Krupp 10 cylinder marine diesel engine generating 12,500 shp driving a single shaft / screw|
|Maximum Speed:||17 knots|
MS Dresden - delivered to Hamburg America Line 1957
Sold to Rickmers Line 1970 and renamed MS Sophie Rickmers
MS Munich - delivered to Hamburg America Line 1958
Sold to Rickmers Line 1970 and renamed MS Etha Rickmers
MS Sophie Rickmers - scrapped Shanghai November 1986
MS Etha Rickmers - scrapped Shanghai July 1986