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AL 271 Changsha


AL 271 Changsha

$ 89.00

New 1/1250 scale model of the British passenger freighter Changsha of the China Navigation Company by Albatros (AL 271) as in 1949.

Built by Scotts Shipbuilding & Engineering Co of Greenock. Launched November 2, 1948, completed May 1949. With her sister Taiyuan she sailed once per quarter with routing of: Melbourne, Hobart, Sydney, Brisbane, Manila, Hong Kong, Keelung, Naha, Pusan, and then ports in Japan concluding in Yokohama, before returning to Melbourne.

Sold 1969 to Singaporean Pacific International Lines and renamed Kota Panjang. Scrapped 1981.

Tonnage: 7,412 grt, 5,795 dwt

Length: 440 feet

Breath: 57 feet

Draught: 23.7 feet

Propulsion: diesel, single screw, cruising speed 15 knots

Passengers: 82 First Class, 70 Third Class & Deck passengers for daylight coastal voyages.


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