29 July 2003
A Builder's Presentation Model Of The Tanker S.S. Ogden Ebro
Sumitomo Heavy Industries; Japanese, ca. 1978
A very fine builder's presentation model with a pre-formed resin hull filled, faired and painted with a rust red bottom, grey topsides and a maroon painted deck. Painted on the hull of the model is the name at the bow and stern, the draft markings at the bow, stern and amidships, and plimsole marks. The model is very well detailed with many of the metal fittings gold plated. The details and fittings include anchors, forward mast, bollards, anchor chain stops, forward mast, chocks, deck piping, gangways and catwalks, cargo cranes, fire stations, main superstructer with bridge, a single funnel painted in Ogden Ebro livery, mainmast with radar screens and horns, deck railings, life boats on davits, spare propeller, rudder and propeller, and many other details. The model is mounted on 4 brass pedestals which have been gold plated, and is displayed in a glass case with a single piece mahogany base and stand.
61½ x 17½ x 49¼ in. (156.2 x 44.3 x 125.1 cm.) cased dimensions.
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The Ogden Ebro is an oil carrier with a Length of 244 meters, a Beam of 32.2 meters, a Draft of 13.4 meters and a Gross Tonnage pf 43,500. This model is to 1:200 scale.
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