P 633 - Aframax Tanker

Minerva Marine

Length Height Weight Packaging
8.2 in (20.8 cm) 1.05 in (2.7 cm) 145 gm (5.1 oz) Window Box

This is the Tri-ang Minic Ships model of MT Minerva Gloria / MT Minerva Sophia, two sister ships in Minerva Marine's fleet of twenty four Aframax tankers, built by Samsung Shipbuilding & Heavy Industries.

The casting is of one of a series of 115,000 deadweight ton Aframax Oil Tankers, with a cargo capacity of approximately 805,000 bbl, designed and built by Samsung Shipbuilding & Heavy Industries at Pusan, South Korea in the mid 2000's.

The model is marked on the underside with the Tri-ang Minic logo, "Modern Edition", model number P 630 and the description Aframax Tanker.

MT Miverva Gloria at Le Havre in 2010
Photograph courtesy of Mr Pascal Bredel, France

MT Minerva Ellie inbound on the Firth of Forth to load North Sea crude 2009
Photograph courtesy of Mr Iain McGeachy


Names: MT Minerva Gloria
MT Minerva Sophia
IMO 9382750
IMO 9382762
Operator: Minerva Marine Inc, Greece
Builders: Samsung Shipbuilding & Heavy Industries Co Ltd - Pusan, South Korea - Yard Numbers 1682, 1683
Laid Down:  
Delivered: 2009
Displacement: 115,000 deadweight tons
Length (OA): 820 ft 2 in ( 250.0 m )
Beam: 144 ft 4 in ( 44.0 m )
Draft: 44 ft 11 in (13.7 m )
Propulsion: 1 x seven cylinder 7S60MC MAN diesel engine built by Samsung Heavy Industries generating 22,340 shp, driving a single shaft and fixed pitch propellor
Maximum Speed: 15 knots
Capacity: 805,000 bbl (One barrel equals 42 US Gallons / 160 litres)
Disposal: In Service

Further details can be obtained from the following links -
MT Minerva Sophia Marine Traffic Website
MT Minerva Gloria Ship Spotting Website