M.V Mearsk Anglia
This Deans Marine kit boasts the the following features:
Designed as a working radio controlled model, but with enough detail to make a nice static display model as well
Glassfibre hull, with surface details such as the ports and freeing ports moulded in.
The decks and superstructure comprise of computer printed Plasticard sheet, which aid the quick assembly of these items.
Cast white metal and resin deck fittings.
Propshaft, tube and propeller.
Full sized plan.
English building instructions with photographic and line drawing, building illustrations.
Model Length: 1240mm
Minimum Radio Control functions: 2
Number of propshafts: 2
Recommended motors: Two Kondor Motors
Recommended battery: One 2ah Nicad pack
The ship was constructed in Japan in 1977 by the Iskikanigima Harima shipyard and named the "Saint Remy". She had a L.o.a. of 122.95m beam of 18.5m and a draught of 4.8m. Her displacement is 6994.65 tons and she has a capacity to carry 86 forty foot trailers.
The main engines are two single acting, air cooled, turbo charged non reversing diesels, each with an output of 3,600 b.h.p.. The two four bladed, variable pitch propellers provide a service speed of 14 knots.
On purchase by a company in Norway she was renamed "Admiral Caribe" when for six years she sailed the west coast of the U.S.A. to Europe route. In 1983 she was sold to a French company and renamed the "Admiral Nigeria" under this name she plied the North Africa to Europe route.
She was again sold in 1983 the MAERSK shipping co and renamed the Duke of Anglia and about two years ago (1990) her name was again changed to the MAERSK ANGLIA. At present she is under contract to the Ford Motor Company and runs between Dagenham and Zeebrugge.
Deans Marine wish to express sincere thanks to the MAERSK shipping co. the captain and crew of the MAERSK ANGLIA and the FORD motor co. for all their kind assistance in supplying the help and information for the design of this model.
It was whilst at Zeebrugge she was to play the vital role of coordinating ship for the rescue aboard the "Herald of Free Enterprise" using the ships boats, the Mate, 2nd Engineer and seamen took part in the early rescue attempts. The mate was later awarded the M.B.E.