P 613 - Rickmers Line


Length Height Weight Packaging
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
Photograph courtesy of Miss Bettina Rohbrecht


Specifications

Name: MS Sophie Rickmers (ex MS Dresden)
MS Etha Rickmers (ex MS Munich)
IMO 5093789
IMO 5243607
Owner: Rickmers Line
Builders: A G Weser, Bremen, West Germany - Yard No. 1321
A G Weser, Bremen, West Germany - Yard No. 1330
Delivered: 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
Crew: 50
Passengers: 12
Cargo Capacity:  
History: 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
Disposal: MS Sophie Rickmers - scrapped Shanghai November 1986
MS Etha Rickmers - scrapped Shanghai July 1986

Further details can be obtained from the following links -
MS Dresden & MS Munich Christian Biedekarken's BV Website
Etha Rickmers Coasters & Other ships Revived Website
Sophie Rickmers Coasters & Other ships Revived Website