Dart Containerline Model

9th April 2008, 15:35

Newbie on deck. I just received this Dart Containerline model (7.25"), and have ID'ed her as the SS Manchester Challenge (2).
Assuming it was made for the Dart Containerline, can anyone shed light on who/when/where this detailed waterline model was made?
I'd been looking for a small container ship model like this for awhile, and love this one for its fine lines and chrome plating.


9th April 2008, 16:08
This ship was origanally named Dart America,built in 1970.I sailed on her in 1972 route at that time was Southampton-Halifax N.S.,Bayonne New Jersey-Norfolk Virginia-Antwerp-Southampton.Her name change ocurred in 1981 so your model obviously dates from 1981 or after.
There was a sister ship Dart Atlantic onthe British Flag and also one on the Belgian Flag Dart Europe. They were very nice ships to work on.

Cheers Phil.