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 Forum: Alternate Universe Designs  Topic: Burmester & Stavenhagen shipline

 Post subject: Re: Burmester & Stavenhagen shipline Posted: September 20th, 2020, 1:24 pm 

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The "Rio Araguaya" was more than a class above the three smaller "sisters" although the general layout was similar, middle section with three levels, one for the command area, the next one for officer and "Travel Classs" passenger cabins, carrying 48 people, socializing room, smoking room and dining...

 Forum: Alternate Universe Designs  Topic: Burmester & Stavenhagen shipline

 Post subject: Re: Burmester & Stavenhagen shipline Posted: September 18th, 2020, 6:01 pm 

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Next in line: The first steam ship of the company and the trade with Brazil in the turn of the XIX and XX centuries. To be published here in a couple of days. History: "The great wave of European immigration that began around 1880 overlapped with the rise of major steamship lines that competed for i...

 Forum: Alternate Universe Designs  Topic: Burmester & Stavenhagen shipline

 Post subject: Re: Burmester & Stavenhagen shipline Posted: September 16th, 2020, 11:06 pm 

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Let's make a jump in time to the beginning of the thirties of last century: Germany had commercially more or less recovered from the losses suffered in WWI, its mai8n advances were more on the industrial level. Ships were made by more than a dozen shipyards, MAN and Daimler-Benz had developed reliab...

 Forum: Alternate Universe Designs  Topic: Burmester & Stavenhagen shipline

 Post subject: Re: Burmester & Stavenhagen shipline Posted: September 16th, 2020, 3:01 pm 

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Looking for other sailing tall ships I could make part of this AU story, I found a marvellous three masted motorized barquentine which I modified a bit, removing the original funnel and putting in place a big saloon (like I found in the full rigged bark Stadt Amsterdam I had the pleasure to make a s...

 Forum: Alternate Universe Designs  Topic: Burmester & Stavenhagen shipline

 Post subject: Re: Burmester & Stavenhagen shipline Posted: September 14th, 2020, 12:18 pm 

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Let's begin now with the way how Burmester & Stavenhagen began their ownership of big, merchant ships. The first six ships were sailing brigantines for merchant use mainly in the Baltic Sea. In that era (second half of the XIX century) maritime traffic was intense and in all three major oceans, the ...

 Forum: Alternate Universe Designs  Topic: Burmester & Stavenhagen shipline

 Post subject: Re: Burmester & Stavenhagen shipline Posted: September 13th, 2020, 5:25 pm 

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History "Immigrants came in waves, many to find work in the United States, and others to escape upheavals in their own countries. Between 1880 and 1930, more than 27 million people made the journey from around the world. Ocean liners were filled in both directions, as millions also returned to their...

 Forum: Alternate Universe Designs  Topic: Burmester & Stavenhagen shipline

 Post subject: Re: Burmester & Stavenhagen shipline Posted: September 12th, 2020, 5:59 pm 

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You know that I like to take a design which pleases me and begin to imagine how I would have done that same project, and for which purpose. Now, having begun here a full story of an imaginary shipping line of Northern Germany, the roots of which are described in the first post, I began "to feel" the...

 Forum: Alternate Universe Designs  Topic: Burmester & Stavenhagen shipline

 Post subject: Re: Burmester & Stavenhagen shipline Posted: September 12th, 2020, 5:29 pm 

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emperor_andreas wrote: *
My guess is that since the Marconi service was also available to passengers, it was easier to have the shack placed in an area accessible to the passengers, so as to keep them away from crew-only areas like the bridge.
Wow... that sounds logical! Never thought of that... Thanks a lot!

 Forum: Alternate Universe Designs  Topic: Burmester & Stavenhagen shipline

 Post subject: Re: Burmester & Stavenhagen shipline Posted: September 12th, 2020, 11:10 am 

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I sense elements of White Star's "Big Four" here...nice work! Thanks! I took as basis the project of Wesley Westland, who was again one member who spent immense time making a very nice drawing but needing some changes. I went through the entire ship from stern to bow and tried to correct some aspec...

 Forum: Alternate Universe Designs  Topic: Burmester & Stavenhagen shipline

 Post subject: Re: Burmester & Stavenhagen shipline Posted: September 12th, 2020, 12:04 am 

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Burmester & Stavenhagen had a very big success with the three huge aforemnetioned ocean liners, making less headlines than its competitors but counting instead on the satisfaction of its clients regarding the prestige of the company, the high tecnological level of the ocean liners, the swervice prov...
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