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Californian was built in 1902 for the Leyland Line by Caledon Shipbuilding Company Ltd. She was a typical freighter of this period, and also able to carry 47 passengers. Her humdrum existence would have passed unnoticed except for her Officers tragic failure to come to the rescue of the Titanic’s passengers that fateful nite. Californian continued to ply the sea lanes until she was torpedoed and sunk off Cape Matapan on 9 November 1915.
This model was built from plans found in John Bowen”s book “More Miniature Merchant Ships”
Length overall 464 ft 0 in
Length BP 447 ft 6 in
Beam 53 ft 6 in
Tonnage, gross 6223 tons
Speed 13.5 knots
WHAT’S IN THE BOX:
The kit contains a 1/700 scale waterline type hull casting, separate castings for the various deck levels, castings of the small parts such as boats, vents, ect.
A large photo etch sheet is included with railings, boat davits, ect.
Cast resin masts with brass rod centers
Clear step by step instructions and a color painting guide with detail drawings