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FRANCONIA ocean liner model, Cunard Line, 1923

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Waterline wooden model. Scale 1:600, length 12 1/2".  Comes in display case with acrylic cover and wooden base. Only 4 built.  SOLD OUT
 
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 HISTORY: Ocean liner Franconia was built for Cunard Line in 1923 by John Brown & Company,
Limited, Clydebank, Scotland. 20158 gross tons, 623 feet long, 73 feet wide. Steam turbines, twin screw. Service speed 16.5 knots. 1843 passengers ( 221 first class,356 second class,1266 tourist class). Liverpool - New York service. Was involved in considerable cruising during 1920s and 1930s, including famous World Cruises. Served as troopship during World War 2. Resumed Cunard service 1949-1956. Scrapped in Scotland 1956-1957.