Digital Full-Size Plans Scale 1:48 METINDA III TUG Suitable for Radio Control
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Digital Full-Size Plans will be Emailed only as a PDF.
Buy as a USB stick that can hold up to eight plans for multiple purchases.
USB, in PDF, JPEG, and TIFF formats are shipped by first class airmail.
You may have the plans printed at a print shop or tile printed on your home printer
NOTE: Build Level Experienced no building notes
Digital Full-size plan prints plans on two sheets 48"x 24" and 38" x 24" 20lb bond
DigitalNine-page article with description, photos and colour chart
Digital emailed files are PDF,
Purchased USB Card includes TIFF and JPEG
Also, USB Card includes several articles on building model boats files are PDF and JPEG
Printing………..IT MAY BE DONE AT A COPY HOUSE
Scale 1:48 1/4"=1ft
Length 35 3/4"
Beam 8 1/4"
Suitable for Radio Control
by P. N. THOMAS
The Metinda III was 143 ft. 2 in. long x 33 ft. moulded breadth with a draught of 17 ft. 21/2 in. At a scale of 1/4 in. = 1 ft. the model will be 35 3/4 in. long x 8 1/4 in. beam and at her fully loaded draught will weigh 19+ lb. The propeller is 23/4 in. dia. and is four-bladed. Although the Metinda III is shown in the plan, reference to photographs will enable modellers to make models of the other boats
In 1946 the Empire Jean was purchased by Metal Industries (Salvage) Ltd. who also owned the Salveda and the Bustler. She was renamed Metinda III and was put on station in the area of Scapa Flow to deal with the numerous shipping casualties which occurred in the stormy and treacherous waters off the Scottish coast. She was regularly called on to assist vessels with engines broken down, to stand by wood boats whose deck cargo had shifted, trawlers in difficulty in heavy weather, and the occasional stranding. In time, however, the numbers of casualties dropped off and it became uneconomical to maintain a salvage vessel in the area. Finally in 1961 Metal Industries closed down their salvage operations and the fleet was dispersed. The Metinda III was sold to Spain and became the R.A.3.