When the 84,000-ton RMS Queen Elizabeth was launched in
1938, she was the largest passenger ship ever built.
Before becoming known as one
of the world's most luxurious ocean liners, RMS Queen
Elizabeth was used to transport British troops in
World War II. She sailed all around the world,
deploying troops and returning with German POWs. By
war's end Queen Elizabeth had carried over 750,000
troops and traveled some 500,000 miles.
With the release from
government duty finalized, the RMS Queen Elizabeth
finally set out on its maiden passenger voyage to
New York on Oct. 16, 1946. She became a hugely
popular and glamorous ship that was frequented by
many famous people.
Queen Elizabeth's reign
as the largest passenger ship only ended in 1997 when
Carnival launched the 101,000-ton cruise ship
Destiny. She held the record for 39
Like all of our ocean liner models, this RMS Queen Elizabeth
model has the following distinguished qualities:
- Scratch built from official plans
hollow hull construction (very important), weighing
less than 20 lbs (A solid hull of this model would
be over 50 lbs and would need 2 people to carry and
a fortified table to accommodate.)
- No computer printing paper deck
- Windows are cutouts, not black decals
- 95% wood and metal
I am mailing you to let you know that I received my model today.
Also to say how delighted I am with it. The detail is just superb.
It brings back many memories for me as I was a crew member aboard her in
1958/1959, so she is rather special to me.