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The CAP SAN DIEGO also referred to as the "white swan of the South Atlantic" was built in 1962 as the last in a line of six mixed cargo vessels (it also had passengers on board). This type of ship, with its characteristic appearance, represents the climax in the conventional construction of mixed cargo vessels, before the beginning of the age of containers.
Built in the Deutsche Werft in Hamburg the vessel is from bow to stern a Hamburg ship. It is the last remaining of its kind as its sister ships fell victims to the rationalization of sea-borne transport and were all scrapped during the Eighties.
The Cap San Diego remained in the Hamburg Süd shipping company's fleet until 1982 when it was sold abroad. However, in 1986 a desire was realized when the Senate of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg had the vessel brought back to the Port of Hamburg, to preserve it as a testimony to German marine architecture. Since then it serves as museum you can touch. You can even rent it for a party! For all interested www.capsandiego.de (Only in German) There is a second picture with a different angle to be found here.

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  • Copyright: Jan Matthies (CVTJan) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 469 W: 113 N: 269] (1244)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2003-11-28
  • Categories: Transportation
  • Camera: Kodak DX6490
  • Exposure: f/3.2, 1/250 seconds
  • Details: Tripod: Yes
  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2003-11-28 15:48
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