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SS Hawaiian Pilot
C-3 Cargo Ship

AX134 - Soon 1/400 scale about 15" long   pic from

AX134 - GONE


The construction of the so-called C-3 cargo vessels began during World War II, after the famous "Liberty" and "Victory" ships. This standardized type of ship overtook all other ships as it was more modern and longer and could also reach a higher speed. After the Second World War these ships were converted into ordinary freighters and sold to various shipping companies. The Hawaiian Pilot was built in 1944 and first went into service at that time After the war ended it was acquired and refitted by the Matson Navigation Company and mainly traveled the Los Angeles, San Francisco and Hawaii routes. The cargo consisted of normal consumer goods of all kinds and agrarian products primarily bound for the West Coast of the USA. The vessel had a cruising speed of 16.5 knots and a total cargo capacity of 12,500 tons

- Historical model of a C-3 cargo vessel
- One-piece hull
- Detailed deck
- Separate cargo hold hatches
- Detailed bridge superstructure
- Separate stairways
- 2 lifeboats and davits
- Masts and cargo booms
- Display stand
- Decals with waterline markings