History ocean going tug Elbe
Elbe entered service for L. Smit & Co’s Internationale Sleepdienst, Rotterdam on 24 February 1959. The ship was built at J. & K. Smit’s Scheepswerven N.V., Kinderdijk, The Netherlands. Two years earlier the sister ship of Elbe, named Clyde, was delivered. The Elbe remained in the Smit fleet until 1976. By then the ship was replaced by more modern and powerful tugboats such as the Smit Rotterdam.
After the Smit period, the Elbe was converted into a pilot vessel and also became a Greenpeace action vessel for many years. Nowadays the Elbe sails as a museum ship based in Maassluis. The tug has been brought back to its original state as much as possible. After the Smit period, the Elbe was converted into a pilot vessel and also became a Greenpeace action vessel for many years. The ship model is painted in her original color scheme, in which the Elbe sailed from 1959 to 1971.
The waterline scale model in 1:1250 is 4.6 cm long and 0.89 cm wide. The ship model is painted in her original color scheme, in which the Elbe sailed from 1959 to 1971. This colour scheme also fits the current museum version at Maassluis, also the home of the tug Hudson. We also have a model version of the Elbe in the ‘new’ Smit colors of 1971.
The ocean going tugboat Elbe is a fantastic addition to your model collection.
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