Cap San Diego I, 20×20 cm , 2013
© Astrid Volquardsen
Cap San Diego is a general cargo ship and today the only seaworthy museum freighter in the world. This ship belongs to the Hamburg skyline like one of our most famous churches, the »Hamburger Michel«.
It was build 1961/62 and ran a regular schedule between Germany and and South America. However, even on this route, the inexorable rise of the standardized shipping container left less and less room for conventional cargo freighters.
Notable for its elegant silhouette, it was the last of a series of six ships known as the »White swans of the south Atlantic«