MS STOCKHOLM / ATHENA PASSENGER SHIP LARGE 31.5 FULLY BUILT SHIP MODEL WithSTAND
She was built in 1948 as the MS Stockholm by Götaverken in Gothenburg. Originally designed to carry 395 people, a 1953 refit expanded Stockholm’s capacity to 548 people. Although most passengers and crew survived the collision, the larger Andrea Doria luxury liner capsized and sank the following morning. Owing to the collision, 50% of the Andrea Doria’s lifeboats were unusable. Five crewmembers on the Stockholm were killed instantly and several more were trapped in the wrecked bow. Despite its having sunk about three feet (0.9 m), the crippled Stockholm helped in the rescue and ended up carrying 327 passengers and 245 crewmembers from the Andrea Doria, in addition to her own passengers and crew. After Andrea Doria sank, Stockholm sailed to New York City under her own power and arrived on July 27. In 1985 she was transferred to a Panamanian company “Neptunas Rex Enterprises”. Her name was reduced to Volker, and by the end of the year she was laid up in Southampton, England. Named the Italia I, then Italia Prima, she later sailed as Valtur Prima primarily to Cuba, and was laid up there in 2001. Acquired by Festival Cruise Line in 2002 and renamed Caribe she continued to sail to Cuba. Since 2005, the Stockholm sails as the Athena and is registered in Portugal. She is now flagged out of Cyprus operating for Classic International Cruises. On 3 December 2008 MS Athena was attacked by pirates in the Gulf of Aden. The crew prevented the pirates from boarding by firing high pressure water cannons at them. NOW IS YOUR CHANCE TO OWN A PIECE OF MARITIME HISTORY AT GREAT SAVINGS!! BEAUTIFUL MUSEUM QUALITY MODEL. Open die cut side hull windows, NOT painted like most. The model is 100% hand built by artisans from scratch. Approximately 1:250 scale. Sorry, our items are NOT available for pick-up. No additional information at this time. You might also like. Adult DryBlend® T-Shirt – (CANCER SUCKS – ALL CANCER AWARENESS). Adult DryBlend® T-Shirt – (I’M TOUGHER THAN CANCER – BREAST CANCER AWARENESS). Adult DryBlend® T-Shirt – (CANCER WINGS – BREAST CANCER AWARENESS). Adult DryBlend® T-Shirt – (WALKIN FOR A CURE – BREAST CANCER AWARENESS). This item is in the category “Collectibles\Transportation\Boats & Ships\Military\Models”. The seller is “igiftmon” and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, China, Mexico, Germany, Japan, Brazil, France, Australia, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Sweden, Korea, South, Indonesia, Taiwan, South Africa, Thailand, Belgium, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Republic of, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Panama, Trinidad and Tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint Kitts-Nevis, Saint Lucia, Montserrat, Turks and Caicos Islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei Darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French Guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman Islands, Liechtenstein, Sri Lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macau, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Vietnam, Uruguay.