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
Plated Glassfibre hull, with all freeing port and other surface detail moulded in.
The decks and superstructure comprise of computer printed Plasticard sheet, which aid the quick assembly of these items.
Bulky items such as the funnel, ships boats, and hatch covers etc, are Vac-formed lightweight plastic mouldings.
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: 1092mm
Minimum Radio Control functions: 2
Number of propshafts: 1
Recommended motors: Deans Kondor motor
Recommended battery: One 6v 2ah Nicad pack
Built by the Ailsa Shipbuilding co, Troon, Launched 1949
In the post war rebuilding period, a series of 4,500 ton colliers was built between 1946-1956 with an average length between PP of 320 feet.
The first vessel delivered was the HUDSON STRAIT, completed in 1946 for the Hudson Steam ship co followed by her sister the HUDSON FIRTH in 1949
She was designed as a collier to supply the London power stations. and did sterling work for many years in this trade.
When the decline in the coal trade became evident the Hudson Steamship Co refitted her with oil burning engines and cargo handling gear for mixed freight trade.
Far and wide she did roam in her new work, she is recorded in place such as Canada. South Africa, and many ports on the Atlantic seaboard.
She passed to Panamanian owners in 1967 who traded her for a further five years, and after her last cargo was discharged at Birkenhead, she departed for the breakers yard of W.H. Arnott Young at Dalmuir on the Clyde.