Length of the model 390 cm (twice 185 cm), width 31 cm, height 41 cm.
Half-hull models have accompanied shipbuilding for centuries. They served the shipbuilders as tool, to demonstrate the form of a ship's hull or for positioning the steel plates, which form the outer skin of the ship' s hull. In the 1960s they got out of use as electronic data processing proved superior. Most half-hull models were discarded (especially at Bremer Vulkan); only a few samples exist today.
The ships MS DELPHINA and MS DORADO were launched in 1963 and 1964 by
Bau-Nr. 911 and 912 for Delphina shipping company in Panama. They served
as bulk carriers. The ships' data: length 215 m, width 27.30 m
(Source: Bremer Vulkan, technische Informationsblaetter).
Shipyard half-hull model "Cap San Diego", length 160 cm.
The CAP SAN DIEGO was built at the Deutsche Werft AG in Hamburg. She turned out to be the prototype of the CAP SAN DIEGO class ships, of which six ships were built for the Reederei Hamburg Sued. They were used as reefer vessels. Today the CAP SAN DIEGO is a museum ship in Hamburg harbour, close to the Landungsbruecken.
These half-hull models have already been sold. The pictures and the data are shown in the gallery of the ship models sold only to let enthusiasts and model makers enjoy the photos and maybe get ideas or some guidance, if someone builds such a model by himself.