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Motor Ship Model - MV Columbus Victoria Object Reg. No: ST 035454

Model of the 14,000 tonne container ship 'Columbus Victoria' fitted with two single-acting MAN 6 cylinder engines. This ship was built by A.G. Weser Seebeckwerft BHN in West Germany for Hamburg-Sudamerikanische (Hamburg Sud-Columbus Line) Dampeschiffaarts - Ges. Eggert & Amsinck, Hamburg. In 17 November 1996, Columbus Victoria was involved in a collision on Port Phillip Bay with the tanker Sampet Hope which caused damage to both vessels.

This model was donated to the Museum by the ship's owners via the office of the Premier of Victoria in 1977. The ship was named and launched by Mrs April Hamer, wife of the then Premier of Victoria The Hon. (Sir) Rupert Hamer. This model was presented to Premier Hamer to commemorate the ship's maiden voyage in January 1977.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Sir Rupert Hamer - Victoria: Premier's Office, 1977
Discipline: Technology

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Tagged with: container ships, shipping lines, ships, ship models
Themes this item is part of: Engineering Collection, Transport Collection
Primary Classification: WATER TRANSPORT
Secondary Classification: Internal Combustion Power - Motor Vessels
Tertiary Classification: model motor vessels - cargo
User of Item Depicted: Hamburg Sud-Columbus Line, West Germany, 1977
Donor: Sir Rupert Hamer - Victoria: Premier's Office, Australia, 1977

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