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MS 'Vulcanus', 1910.

MS 'Vulcanus', 1910.
3 0 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 22cm


Model (scale 1:48). This pioneer motor-ship was built in Amsterdam by the Nederlandsche Scheepbouw Maatscappij (Netherlands Shipbuilding Company) for the Anglo-Saxon Petroleum Co Ltd and she was notable as the first motor-driven oil tanker. She was fitted for the transport of three different grades of oil, and had special pumps which could unload the cargo at a rate of 100 tons, or 24,000 gallons per hour.

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