Scratchbuilt “Bosphorus Steamer Ferry”: 1/100 S/S KANLICA
This time a different thing from the long past. This is 1/100 scratchbuilt model of S/S Kanlıca which was one of the nine sisters passenger steamers served in Istanbul Bosphorus in different lines including Prince ‘s islands since 1961.
All nine of the Bosphorus passenger steamers was built at Fairfield’s Govan shipyard (Clydeside) and were fitted with engines supplied by Christiansen & Meyer of Hamburg ( Steam compound exp 2 x C4cy 15kn 2sc). It s possible to describe these ships as last fuel oil steamers
These nine passenger steamers delivered to Turkey in 1961. By 2003 only four of the steamers remained in service: Inkilap, Kanlica, Ihsan Kalmaz and Turan Emeksiz. Unfortunately All of the ships had been taken out of service by 2005.
This model is one of my first builts from my inexperienced modeling years. I have started to built in the end of 1990 and the model terminated in the beginning of 1993. (Due to long built period I decided to built aircraft models )
Before starting I have tried to get the original general arrangement plans of the ship. After several months I have got them. The model was scratchbuilt except for the life preservers and timberheats which were ordered to a model shop in Istanbul. These were molded from lead material.
Frame of the body was built from wood and cardboard by using the body plan. And later the frame covered by thin laths (lime tree). Bow and stern area was built from cardboard due to its shape. After long sanding/puttying/sanding/puttying and again sanding period the body was ready to paint. It s painted by brush. Those years I have no airbrush and no todays skill
First deck, second deck, bridge deck and also the funnel were built from cardboard.
Model finished with early years service outlook. You can see the reference picture of KANLICA from 90’s. And here is a link for KANLICA:
built by Fairfield Govan,
Yard No 803
Engines by Christainsen & Meyer/Fairfields
Port of Registry: Istanbul
Propulsion: Steam compound exp 2 x C4cy 15kn 2sc
Launched: Wednesday, 21/12/1960
Ship Type: Passenger ferry
Tonnage: 781 grt
Length: 229 feet 3
Breadth: 44 feet 6
Draught: 8 feet 8
Denizcilik Banlasi Tao (Istanbul Bosphorus Ferries)
19xx TDI Sehir Hatlari Isletmesi , Istanbul
Status: Destroyed by Fire – 2008
Withdrawn from service 2003
Sent to the Municipality of Bandirma for use as a restaurant. Destroyed by fire whilst under reconstruction in 2008
23 additional images. Click to enlarge.