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MODELS OF CONTAINER SHIP, OIL TANKERS, LNG VESSELS DRILL SHIPS
, AND MORE

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We have supplied many model ships to nautical museums, shipping operators, ship builders, marine engineers, business executives... Please click on this ship models link to view some samples. We guarantee to build for you the most accurate, the most beautiful, and the most authentic models.

Below is some of the ship models that were explicitly allowed to show.


Sertao drillship

 
 
This drillship model
drillship model was constructed for engineer firm JELEC to test their ship design in a test tank.
 

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Kugira
floating dock

 

 

This model was commissioned by Acciona in 2018.  We are the only builder who can work on metal which is needed quite often to produce very fine parts in museum-quality model ships.
 

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Continental Dynamics
 

 

This gas carrier model was commissioned by Continental Dynamics located in Croatia.
 

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Tanker Nisseki Maru


Available

The Nisseki Maru was an oil tanker that was put into operation on September 8, 1971. She was an Ultra Large Crude Carrier (ULCC) and when commissioned the largest oil tanker in the world.
 


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Jahre Viking


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Jahre Viking was a supertanker and as such held the record for the world's largest ship. The ship was also known under the names Seawise Giant, Happy Giant, and Knock Nevis.  She has a draft of 81 feet which makes it impossible for her to navigate even the English Channel, let alone the man-made canals at Suez and Panama.  
 


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Arctic Princess

Available
 
The Arctic Princess is the first LNG carrier that is employed for carrying liquefied natural gas (LNG) from the world's northernmost LNG development--Snohvit.  She is also the largest LNG carrier ever built.  A full cargo load of LNG is sufficient to cover the yearly energy consumption of all households in a city with a population of 45,000 people!  
 

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Eagle Ford
Tanker
 

 

Three of this 18" long model were built in 2017 for the owners of the ship. 
 

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Gas Kathar LPG tanker
13" (34 cm)
 

 

Have a look at our accuracy and craftsmanship on this very small liquefied petroleum gas vessel model. We are by far the champion of tiny details. Nobody come close.
 

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Iris Glory
Liquefied petroleum gas vessel
 

 

This 24" long LPG model ship was ordered in 2017 by Petrogas Energy Corp. which is top caliber crude oil and NLG marketing and supply services to propane retailers, refiners and petrochemical producers across North America. 
 

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Triaster

 

Have a look at this model to better understand our construction technique that yields more accurate and higher quality models.
 

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RO-RO ship


 

 
Roll-on/roll-off (RORO or ro-ro) ships are vessels designed to carry wheeled cargo that are driven on and off the ship on their own wheels or using a platform vehicle, such as a self-propelled modular transporter. 
 


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Viking III roro ship
 

 
"The more I look at Viking III the more proud of the model I am, great job. Anyway I have now got a few pretty good pictures of the tugboat Heide Moran and her close sister tugs together... I will go ahead and fill in your commissioning form again."
 


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Herbert C. Jackson
Self-unloading ship

 

This Great Lake freighter 1:350 scale model ship was commissioned by
Rapoport Law Offices in 10/2018. The law firm represented 43 workers who were poisoned by toxic lead exposure at Fraser Shipyards during the ship's refurbishment.
 

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SDS 11

 

 
SDS11 is a barge built by Gunderson Marine LLC. It is our second model built for the Gunderson Marine.
 


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Bu Samra
Available for purchase

Available
 

 
"Q" stands for Qatar and "Max" for the maximum size of ship able to dock at the LNG terminals in Qatar.  Tanker ships of this type are the largest LNG carriers in the world. 
 


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CMA CGM
Benjamin Franklin

Available

 

 

Benjamin Franklin was 18,000 TEU and about a third larger than the biggest container ships that typically visit the deep water ports of southern California.  The December 26, 2015 arrival at the Port of Long Beach marked the first time a ship of this size had been used in North America. 
 

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NOAA Nancy Foster

 

 
The NOAA Ship Nancy Foster (R-352) is a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration research vessel that was originally built as a Navy yard torpedo test craft.  She employs state of the art navigation and propulsion systems resulting in high quality and efficient data collection. 
 


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NOAA Ronald Brown

 

 
The NOAA Ship Ronald H. Brown (R-104) is a blue-water research vessel of the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.  She is NOAA's only Global Class research ship, also the largest vessel in the NOAA fleet.   This is the third consecutive models we built for the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago.
 


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DSV TEXAS

 
 
This 40.5" model of the driving support vessel TEXAS is being made for its owner, for a ceremony in December, 2015.   Work commenced in October, 2015.

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Northern Leader
fishing vessel

 
 
Museum curators know most about model ships. The more prestigious the museums are, the higher the expectation. We have provided models to most knowledgeable educational establishments and museums such as the Smithsonian, the San Diego Maritime Museum, and the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago.  They asked many questions and the one they stressed the most is the hollow hull  construction, as they have to describe the modes and solid hull carved from a wood block is unacceptable.
 

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Eppleton Hall

Available


Eppleton Hall is a paddlewheel tugboat built in England in 1914. She is the only remaining intact example of a Tyne-built paddle tug, and one of only two surviving British-built paddle tugs. She is preserved at the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park in San Francisco, California.
 


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Caden Foss
Tugboat

 

 
Built by JT Marine of Vancouver, Washington, the tug is named for Caden Hansen who is a great, great, grandson of company founders Andrew, and Thea Foss.


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Heide Moran
Tugboat

 

 
This is an example of ModeShipMaster.com's ability to achieve high levels of customizability. We are the only one who can make changes requested by you at the last minutes.


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Prince Madog
exploration vessel
 

State-of-the-art, research vessel Prince Madog was commissioned by Bangor University using a £2.8 million Joint Infrastructure Fund grant.  Being able to accomodate up to 10 scientists and 20 students, the vessel assists the UK's marine scientists to study the biology, chemistry, geology and physics of our seas. 
 


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Smit Rotterdam

Available

 


At the time of her completion in 1975, Smit Rotterdam was the largest and most powerful tugboat in the world. She is 75 meters long and has a 22,000 HP engine!   This tugboat model is 37" in length.

 


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Sanson

 

 

 
Tugboat Sanson was designed and built in 1915 for ocean travel. The wooden tugboat covered vast distances in rough weather over the high seas.  This turn-of-the-century rugged steam tugboat with jaunty lines pushed the ocean liners into port. 
 

Sanson tugboat model
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Tugboat Hercules

 
 
We built this model from a Saito kit Hercules tugboat. The most important modification is replacing the plastic hull with a wooden hull and give it a beautiful plank deck. Details such as the tiny hinges had to be obtained from a special place after a lengthy worldwide search.

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Edmund Fitzgerald

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The 730-foot Great Lake freighter Edmund Fitzgerald set a number of cargo records during her lifetime. This extremely handsome ship was well known to both casual and serious ship watchers. This is an example of our craftsmanship and accuracy.
 


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NORTH-WESTERN

Available


 

 
F/V Northwestern is an Alaskan crab, Pacific cod, and salmon tendering fishing vessel featured in the Discovery Channel series Deadliest Catch. The vessel is owned and operated by the Hansen family of the State of Washington; the current captain is Sig Hansen and his brothers, Edgar and Norman, are both deckhands/engineers on the ship.
 


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Calypso
exploration vessel
 

The Calypso ship is always associated with Jacques-Yves Cousteau, a French oceanographer whose numerous inventions and underwater techniques have been a significant factor in unraveling the secrets of the sea
 


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Great Eastern



 


Great Eastern was a monster for its time,  six times larger than any ship ever built before.  Great Eastern is perhaps best remembered as the ship that laid the first transatlantic telegraph cable.  It was the only ship large enough to carry the length of cable required. The cable linking America with Europe was put in place in September, 1866. 
      


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El Occidente

 


SS El Occidente was a cargo ship built in 1910.  She was one of four sister ships transported cargo and a limited number of passengers for the Morgan Line.  This 1:192 scale (27" long) model of the El Occidente was commissioned by The Mariners' Museum and Park - America's National Maritime Museum in 2018.
 


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RV Knorr

 

 
Knorr was best known as the ship that discovered the wreck of the RMS Titanic in 1985. She traveled more than a million miles—the rough equivalent of two round trips to the Moon or forty trips around the Earth. 
 


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City of Milwaukee
Car Ferry

Available

 
SS City of Milwaukee is the last unmodified traditional railroad car ferry afloat upon the lakes, still with her triple expansion steam engine, original woodwork and brass fixtures.   She is permanently moored as a museum in Manistee, Michigan. 
 

ss city of milwaukee
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 Manhattan
 icebreaker

 

 
The SS Manhattan was the biggest ever US icebreaker in history.   She was the first commercial ship to cross the Northwest Passage in 1969.  For this voyage she had been refitted with an icebreaker bow.  The voyage prompted discussions in Canada about that country's sovereignty in the Arctic. 
 


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Maersk Alabama



 

 
MV Maersk Alabama is a container ship owned by Maersk Line Limited. It was hijacked by pirates near Somalia in 2009 and its crew held hostage. This event ended after a rescue effort by the U.S. Navy on 12 April 2009. It was the first successful pirate seizure of a ship registered under the American flag since the early 19th century.  The Maersk Alabama container ship model is 36" in length.
 


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NS Savannah


Available


NS Savannah was the first nuclear-powered cargo ship.  After her, only three more were ever built.   She also holds the title of the first nuclear-powered vessel to cross the Atlantic Ocean.  Designed as a showboat, her pretty lines and luxurious staterooms were more important than cargo capacity. 
 

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MV Puyallup
Ferry

 


MV Puyallup is a Jumbo Mark II Class ferry operated by Washington State Ferries. This ferry, along with her two sisters, are the largest in the fleet.  In the winter of 2013 she was hauled and her hull was stripped down to bright steel for a thorough inspection and scheduled maintenance. She was also fitted with new five bladed propellers as an experiment to reduce vibration and increase efficiency.
 



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Emma Mærsk

 

 

The world’s biggest container ship  Emma Mærsk was fitted with the largest diesel engine ever manufactured (110,000 hp).  She beat all former containerships by 10% and can  carry 13,000 containers all over the world.  This container ship model is 48" long.
 

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Milwaukee Clipper

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The Milwaukee Clipper featured air conditioned staterooms, a children's playroom, a movie theater, a dance floor with a live band, a soda fountain, bar, cafeteria known for its cuisine, lounges and sports deck, and capacity to carry 120 automobiles.   She was also called the "Queen of the Great Lakes" and carried around 900 passengers and 120 automobiles in the summer. 
 


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SS Mopan

 
Mopan was a banana ship that was captured by German pocket battleship Admiral Scheer. Many of her sailors blame her captain for not being courageous enough to signal the convoy about the presence of the German raider which fired dangerous warning shots and demanded her not to radio before taking her crews and sinking her.  The capture of the Mopan led to the heroic action of the HMS Jarvis Bay again the Admiral Scheer. 
 


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Hellespont Fairfax


 

 
The Hellespont Fairfax is the largest  supertanker in the world.  Hellespont Fairfax elevates standards for large tanker strength and speed and has a number of unusual features, including full-time inerting of the ballast spaces for safety and corrosion protection and a white paint system to protect internal coatings.  This commercial tanker ship model is 40" in length.
 

Hellespont Fairfax model
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Tanker Manhattan


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The oil tanker SS Manhattan was the biggest ever US merchant vessel as well as the biggest icebreaker in history.  She was the first commercial ship to cross the Northwest Passage in 1969.  For this voyage she had been refitted with an icebreaker bow.  The voyage prompted discussions in Canada about that country's sovereignty in the Arctic. 
 


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Deepwater Pathfinder


Deepwater Pathfinder is designed to be the safest and most technologically advanced drill ship in the world.  She uses satellite and ocean-bottom positioning systems to remain precisely in position, even in harsh weather.  
 

deepwater pathfinder model
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Crown of Scandinavia


 


MS Crown of Scandinavia is a cruise ferry operated by DFDS Seaways on a route connecting Copenhagen, Denmark to Oslo, Norway. The ship was built in 1994 by Brodogradilište Split in Croatia.   This car ferry model is 48" long.


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Afric Star

 


Afric Star of Blue Star line fleet
was built in Middlesbrough, England by the Smith's Dock Company Ltd.  Construction of the ship completed in 1975.  She measured 155.81' long' and was powered by a 9-cylinder B&W diesel engine that could propel the ship up to 24 knots.  Afric Star was an "A"-Class fully refrigerated five hatch cargo ship, fitted with banana doors.  This cargo ship model is 36" in length.
 

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Australia Star 3

 


Gross tonnage: 17,082. Net : 8930. Propulsion: 6-Cyl Sulzer oil engine of 17,400 bhp by Barclay Curle & Co. Ltd., Glasgow.  Type: Fully refrigerated container ship 721 T.E.U, 6 passengers. 

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Euroliner
container ship

 

 
The Euroliner, launched in 1971, is a pioneer commercial merchant container ships that used complete gas turbine powered method for propulsion.  This merchant container ship is the only one exists in the world.   

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SS Roraima

 


The Roraima was a steel-hulled Quebec Line steamship.  She was transporting a cargo of potassium when the volcanic eruption occurred from Mont Pelee, Martinique in April 1902.
 


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Go West

 


Go West was a ship that represented the wave of Chinese smaller freight vessels built to carry exported good to the West in the 1950s.  This freighter ship model is a custom model and not for sale.
 


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SS Copenhagen

 


SS Copenhagen was built in Sunderland, England in 1898 and used to transport cargo across the Atlantic. Two years after the her launch, the Copenhagen sank on a voyage between Pennsylvania and Cuba. The Copenhagen was transporting almost 5,000 tons of coal when it ran aground. The crew began unloading the cargo, but were not able to free the vessel from the reef. The crew abandoned the vessel.
 


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Hydrofoil

 


The term "hydrofoil" is commonly used for the wing-like structure mounted on struts below the hull of a variety of boats, which lifts the boat out of the water during forward motion, in order to reduce hull drag.
 



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LNG carrier Ob River
model ship


 

 
On December 6th, 2012, the LNG carrier Ob River made history! She successfully completed the world's first LNG shipment through the Northern Sea Route and reached the port of Tobata, Japan after a month of traveling from the port of Hammerfest, Norway.
 


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