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Albatros have always turned out very nice die-cast models of post war cargo ships and the refrigerated cargo liner SS Fremantle Star is no exception.The handsome Fremantle Star was launched for Blue Star Line in 1959 and had a relatively short life, being broken up by the 4th January 1980.
P&O Orient-Lines, London in the colors of the Orient-Line. Built by Vickers Armstrong, delivered in 1960. 245 x 29.62m,
41,920 BRT, turbine drive, maximum 27.5 kn. 2134 passengers, crew: 903Scheduled service from the UK to Australia and New Zealand. ORIANA was thatlargest ship that was ever commissioned by the Orient-Line and carried thePet names of Queen Elizabeth I
The ship sailed in the colors of the Orient Line in the first few years, As modelled, from the 70s the ship was only used for cruises. 1986 sold to Japan
the ORIANA served as a museum ship in Beppo. 1995 sold to China where it was an hotel ship in Shanghai until 2002 in Shanghai. Scrapped in 2005
Passenger & cargo ship of the Adelaide S.S.Co., Melbourne. Built 1935 in the shipyard of Stephen & Sons, Glasgow. 10856
BRT, 146.9m Loa x 20.2m, drive via 2 Screws, max. 18.5 kn.
Used in coastal traffic between Sydney and Fremantle but taken over in 1939 to become an auxiliary cruiser of the RoyalAustralian Navy, converted into a landing ship in 1942. 1949 first voyage as a passenger ship again, sold to Indonesia in 1961 and renamed AMBULOMBO for employment in the pilgrimage traffic. In 1972 sank on the way to scrapping in Kaohsiung.
A 1/1250 scale fully finished and painted model of Changsha, a China Navigation Co ship from 1949. New model for 2016.
A 1/1250 scale fully finished and painted model of MS Kota Panjang, a Pacific International Lines in Singapore 1969 (ex MS Changsha).
Price to Be Advised
New for 2012! Cunard's Mauretania as a hospital ship in 1915. Mauretania, Britannic and Aquitania were to be seen evacuating casualties from the island of Mudros in the Aegean in 1915.
A 1/1250 scale fully finished and painted model of MS Enskeri
Built in 1951 as TJILUWAH and taken over by Pacific International Lines (PIL) in 1972, it served the Singapore / Fremantle routesSingapore / Malaysia as a cruise ship for the Australians. A route to GB added later9020 GRT, 146.11 x 19.08m, 16kn, cargo and passenger ship230 passengers in one class, crew: 200. In 1984 the ship was scrapped!Price and delivery to be advised. Pre-order via Click and Collect. in the checkout. No deposit is needed.
16 Jan 2019 - The "Helen Mary" as been detained at sea on Jan 15, 2019, by Marine Scotland on suspected fishery offences!