Saturday, January 7, 2012

MS Cap San Diego - Hamburg - 50 years

Thanks again to friend, Mr. Wolfgang Beyer, Germany for this envelope with special postmark to commemorate 50 years of the ship MS Cap San Diego.

The MS Cap San Diego was constructed by the Deutsche Werft, Hamburg, contract No. 785. The vessel is from bow to stern a Hamburg ship and was designed by the well known Hamburg marine architect Cäsar Pinnau. She was delivered on March 27th, 1962 to the fleet of the "Hamburg-Südamerikanische Dampfschifffahrtsgesellschaft". She is the youngest of 6 sister ships, named "Cap San Antonio", "Cap San Augustin", "Cap San Lorenzo", "Cap San Marco" and "Cap San Nicolas".

With their sleek hulls and massive sterns, these ships resembled elegant yachts rather than freighters with a loading capacity of 10,300 tons.

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