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Display Series NORMANDIE ocean liner model, French Line 1935, 1:900 scale

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Normandie ocean liner model 1:900 scale
Normandie ocean liner model 1:900 scale
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Size:  model – 13 3/4" (34.9cm) long, case -15 1/2"(39.3cm) long.

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Model 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.
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SS Normandie - ocean liner model encased

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 Normandie held 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.