American Model Ship
  • SS FRANCE Ocean Liner Model 40"

    $545.99 $399.99
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    Handmade item

    • The model is 100% scratch built with planks on frame construction method from the drawings. The hull is made of wood and painted.
    • This model is not a kit and ready for display. Model comes with a display base and a brass name plate as shown photos.
    • Specifications:
    40.55L x 5.11W x 12.60H (inch) or
    103L x 13W x 32H (cm)
    • Brand new product.


    BRIEF HISTORY

    SS France was a Compagnie Générale Transatlantique (CGT, or French Line) ocean liner, constructed by the Chantiers de l'Atlantique shipyard at Saint-Nazaire, France, and put into service in February 1962. At the time of her construction in 1960 she was the longest passenger ship ever built, a record that remained unchallenged until the construction of the 345 meter RMS Queen Mary 2 in 2004.

    France was later purchased by Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) in 1979, renamed SS Norway and underwent significant modifications that better suited her for cruising duties. She was sold to be scrapped in 2006, and scrapping was completed in late 2008.