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BREMEN 5
 

Bremen 5 was built as 'Pasteur' at Penhoet, Chantiers et studio de St. Nazaire SA, pc. Nazaire. She had a length of 696 ft and width 90 ft, with 32,336 GRT.
In August of 1939 Bremen 5 was delivered to the Cie de Navy Sudatlantique in Bordeaux. She served a a troop carrier from September 1940 until November of 1946, managed by Cunard White Star.

In Nov of 1946 the ship returned to Cie Sudatlantique. After that, she transport troops for war in Indochina.

In July of 1956 Bremen 5 was laid up at Brest. In August,1957 she was purchased by NGL who extensively rebuilt her at the Vulkan dockyard at Bremen. She went to New York the first time in Jan. of 1960. 

In Sept., 1970 Bremen 5 was transferred to Hapag-Lloyd in merger Hapag and NGL and the sold to sold to Chandris Lines January 1972 who renamed her 'Regina Magna'.

After two year of Mediterranean cruises, In Oct. of 1974 she was laid up at Piraeus.

ON Nov. 1, 1977, Bremen 5 was located at Djeddah as a hotel ship named 'Saudiphil 1'. In 1980 she was renamed 'Filipinas Saudi 1'. 

June 9, 1980 Bremen 5 was sunk in the Indian Ocean due to leaky sea valves while under tow for scrapping in Taiwain.

 
 




                                                     

This Bremen 5 model  features:

- Scratch built from official plans

- Plank-on-frame, hollow hull construction (very important), weighing less than 10 lbs  (A solid hull of this model would be over 40 lbs which feels like a heavy toy rather than an art piece.)

- Hollow superstructure is comprised of many individual thin pieces of wood glued together, not several solid pieces of wood stacking on top one another.

- Windows are cutouts (not black decals), thanks to the hollow structures.

-  No computer-printed paper deck

- >95% of parts are wood and metal

37" L x 11" T x 7" W.   This is a special order and not for sale. 

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