Passenger ship TSS NEA HELLAS
HELLAS arrived today; looks very nice. My partner who
was on this ship in 1940 at the age of three was almost
moved to tears when he saw it. Many thanks to you and
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. The New
York Herald Tribune noted her first arrival in New
York, reporting that during her first stay there, a
series of parties and dinners celebrating her
arrival were planned for the New York business,
social, and diplomatic community.
Within months of her maiden crossing,
when WWII broke out in Europe,
used by the allies to transport troops. During
the next seven years she was affectionately dubbed
the 'Nelly Wallace' by her many soldier passengers..
Nea Hellas was returned to her Greek owner in 1947, and
served as Greece's flagship for eight years, and
replaced by the Olympia. She was renamed 'New
York' served the northerly route between
Germany, France, Canada, and Boston, and New York.
was thirty seven years old. 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.