Friday, March 26, 2010

New ship: RMS Baltic

This cruiser ship is based in the RMS Baltic (1903), which is the second ship with that name belonging to the White Star Line. She was the largest ship in the world until 1905 with 23876 gross tons, and she could accommodate 425 first class, 450 second and 2,000 third, with a crew of 560. She was the third of a quartet of ships, all measuring over 20,000 gross tons, dubbed The Big Four (the other three being RMS Celtic, Cedric, and Adriatic).

She was launched on 21 November 1903 by Harland and Wolff at Belfast and sailed from Liverpool on her maiden voyage to New York on 29 June 1904 with Captain Edward Smith in command. On 17 February 1933, she sailed for Osaka, Japan where she was scrapped.

The real specifications for this ship are (taken from
  • Length: 227,7 m
  • Beam (~"width"): 23,1 m
  • Draught (~"height"): N/A m
  • Gross tonnage: 23876 gt
  • Max. speed: 16 kn (~30 Km/h)
  • Engine power: N/A

See some pictures at

After a bit of work using blender, these are some results:
Blender renderized output

Simutrans screenshot

This ship has been coded into Simutrans as an old ocean liner, which provides massive passenger transport by sea between 1900 and 1933.

Simutrans object data
NameRMS Baltic
Capacity1200 psg
Max.Speed29 Km/h
Intro Year1903
Retire Year1933

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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