Description: Beautiful Display Series full hull ocean liner ship model in scale 1:900. Our NORMANDIE
ocean liner model is thoroughly researched and expertly designed to exact hull lines architectural proportions and details.
Made of heavy cold cast resin, hand assembled, hand painted. Details include recessed windows and portholes,
life boats, deck gear, etc. Comes in display case with wooden base on protective pads, brass mountings, name/data plaque and high grade acrylic clear cover. Must have for maritime historians and collectors of ocean liner memorabilia.
ship models are best gifts for many occasions including Birthday and Christmas.
SS Normandie was an ocean liner built in Saint-Nazair (France) for
the French Line Compagnie Generale Transatlantique. She entered service in 1935
as the largest and fastest passenger ship afloat.
Her novel design and lavish interiors led many to consider her the greatest of
ocean liners. Despite this, she was not a commercial success and relied partly on government subsidy to operate. During service
as the flagship of the CGT, she made 139 westbound and 138 eastbound transatlantic crossings. Several times during her service Normandieheld the Blue Riband for the fastest transatlantic crossing. RMS Queen Mary was her chief rival.
During World War 2, Normandie was seized by the United States authorities
at New York and renamed USS Lafayette. In 1942, the liner caught fire while being converted to a troopship, capsized and sank
at the new York Passenger Ship Terminal. Although salvaged at great expense, restoration was deemed too costly and grand liner
was scrapped in October 1946.