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DITMAR KOLE after restoring deans marine
« on: 13 June 2021, 12:13:08 »
Deans Marine DITMAR KOEL model to 1.45 scale,  1.21mts length 220mm beam
 
 Hi All
 Another model in the project of restoring some of the older display models in our showroom, this one not to damaged, a few hard knocks and bumps over the years at shows and exhibitions.
 just lack of use, cobwebs and almost 2 year  of dust.
 
 Like many after a while she gets marked and damaged and more modern kits come along so she was put on display in the showroom and the ELBE has sat for almost 12 years
 I have a great affection for the older models  I also restore ( try to ) classic cars I decided to bring her back to life and keeps as much original as possible, war wounds included..
 2.4 ghz R/c fitted with independent control of each motor on 6 volts and rudder.
 
 now on  u tube for her test run after the repairs, still all original motors and shafts.
 
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fx7X2NcyHic
 
 Hope to catch up with plenty of sailing her from now one,
 Sorry for the jumpy pictures aged knees and the new lake she is sailing on
 is still under construction so the sides are all big granite stones and
 very uneven under foot.
 Enjoy, more repaired and rebuilt models to come
 Deans Marine
 
 A BIT OF HISTORY
 DITMAR KOEL
 ELBE 1 PILOT CUTTER
 A Brief History
 Leading into the great estuary of the Elbe river are the Lightships, navigation buoys and some of the most famous pilot tenders in the world of seafaring.  The pilot tenders, despite navigational, radar and modern technical advances are still a very important link in the chain of navigating into the Elbe estuary.  In the last century the Stucken yard have constructed three wooden schooners for the Cuxhaven pilots.
 In June 1934 a steel pilot tender, named Ditmar Koel after a legendary Captain of the Hamburg authorities in Hanseatic times, was launched. She served for some four years alongside the tenders Kersten Miles, Simon von Utrecht and the Admiral Karpfaanger of which she is a bear sister.
 In the demanding station of the ‘Elbe 1’, this tender placed pilots aboard inbound vessels and took them off the outbound vessels when they returned.  The tender had accommodation and dormitories on the main deck large enough to accommodate 44 pilots
 
 The ship was powered by two x three cylinder triple expansion engines giving 1700 HP and a sea speed of 13 knots.  She carried a crew of 31 persons.
 The end of the Second World War saw the ship in the Baltic, abeam of Swinemunde at a position of 54.09° North and 14.08° East when she fell victim to an exploding mine.