Monday, March 29, 2010

New ship: Edmund Fitzgerald

The SS Edmund Fitzgerald was an American Great Lakes freighter built in 1958, and until 1971 it was one of the biggest ships operating on the Grand Lakes. It was used mainly for transporting tarconite through the Grand Lakes. In 1975, during a massive winter storm, she was lost 27 Km from Whitefish Bay, Ontario, Canada. Her crew of 29 perished in the sinking, and later in 1976 the wreck was found, and it was discovered that she had broken in two.

The real specifications for this vehicle are (taken from the Wikipedia):
  • Length: 222.20 m
  • Beam (~"width"): 22.86 m
  • Draught (~"height"): 11.89 m
  • Cargo capacity: 24100 tons
  • Max. speed: 14 knots (~26 Km/h)
  • Engine power: 7500 SHP

See picture at the Wikipedia

After a bit of work using blender, these are some results (click to enlarge):

Blender renderized output

Simutrans screenshot

Simutrans object data

NameEdmund Fitzgerald
Capacity800 t
Max.Speed26 Km/h
Intro Year1958
Retire YearN/A

The Edmund Fitzgerald has been coded into Simturans as a modern steel hauler, available from 1958 and able to load up to 800 tons of steel.

This vehicle is available in the Pak128 2.0. See the Pak128 web site for more info.

For more information on this ship check the following links:

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