Monday, June 30, 2008

Cargo ship "Gozal"

Scratch built model in 1:35 scale for National Maritime Museum of Israel, Haifa.

Ship built in 1925 by J.Koster Hzn. Schipsw. "Gideon"-Groningen, Holland.
LOA(m) - 31,5
Breadth (m) - 5.36
DWT - 200 t.

Sailing vessel with an auxiliary engine carried cement from the Nesher cement plant in Haifa to East Mediterranean ports between 1927 and 1934.
In 1928, a Jewish officer named Zeev Hayam was appointed as master of this ship, thus becoming the first Jewish captain on a Jewish-owned ship in Palestine.

Text: Hillel Yarkoni. "75 Years of Hebrew Shipping in Erez Israel" book.

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