CM Models CM-KR146 Willem Ruys KK Rotterdam Lloyd 1947-63 1/1250
A 1/1250 scale metal model of Willem Ruys by CM Miniaturen CM-KR146.
The keel of the Willem Ruys was laid in 1939 but WW2 intervened and the ship was not launched until 1946 and completed the following year. For ten years she sailed to and from Indonesia. After a short spell on the North Atlantic she was re-fitted for cruising. In 1964 she was sold and re-fitted extensively to become Achille Lauro
Achille Lauro suffered a series of public misfortunes over the next 30 years, collision, terrorist hijacking and finally in 1994 fire broke out in the passenger accommodation and the ship sank three days later on 2nd December 1994.