A 12-metre-long replica of the former German flag-ship "Bremen" was 'launched' at Osnabrueck, West Germany, April 4.
A 12-metre-long replica of the former German flag-ship "Bremen" was 'launched' at Osnabrueck, West Germany, April 4. It has taken two Germans - Herr Bos and Herr Buse - ten years to build it, and now they intend to cross the Atlantic in their model sometime in October. For part of the voyage they will follow the new German liner "Bremen".
As the two enthusiasts inspected their handiwork after the launching, children looked on full of envy and admiration.
The baby "Bremen" is driven by two 94 horse-power diesel engines giving her a speed of 22 knots, and is equipped with a built-in electric generating plant, air conditioning, a kitchen, radio, and modern navigation instruments. The hull is made of wood with a skin of steel, and altogether the two men have spent to date 54,000 hours of their spare time building the ship.
For the transatlantic crossing there will be a crew of 6, and experts have given their assistance to ensure the boat is seaworthy.