Passenger ship TSS NEA HELLAS
Nea Hellas was built
after WWI by the British-flag Anchor Line by
Fairfield Shipbuilding and Engineering Shipyards at
Christened as the Turbine Steam Ship (T.S.S.)
went into service in 1921.
was the 'state of the art' of marine engineering at
capable of 16 knots.
During the Depression,
the General Steam Navigation Company of Greece
establish a Trans-Atlantic service between Greece
and the U.S. The ship was
renamed Nea Hellas (meaning 'New Greece') and
departed from Piraeus
for her maiden voyage on May 19, 1939.
When WWII broke out in Europe,
used by the allies to transport troops.
She was returned to her Greek owner in 1947, and
served as Greece's flagship until 1955, when she was
replaced by the Olympia. She was renamed 'New
put into service for the northerly route between
Germany, France, Canada, and Boston, and New York.
was thirty-seven years. On
November 14, 1959 she returned to her home port of
Piraeus for the last time, twenty years after her
first departure as the pride of the Greek nation.
Like all of our ocean
liner models, this TSS Nea Hellas model has the following distinguished qualities:
- Scratch built from official plans
hull construction, weighing less than 15 lbs
(A solid hull of this model would be over 40 lbs
which feels like a heavy toy rather than an art
- Hollow superstructure is comprised of many
individual thin pieces of wood glued together, not
several solid pieces of wood stacking on top one
- Windows are cutouts (not black decals), thanks to
the hollow structures.
computer-printed paper deck.
- >95% of parts are wood and metal.
We can make the name NEA
HELLAS (instead of the one in Greek letters) as in the
below photo per your request.