MAURETANIA ocean liner model
RMS Mauretania was launched on
September 20, 1906 to become the largest ship in the
world. Particularly notable was her steam turbine
propulsion, which was a revolutionary development in
ocean liner design.
The RMA Mauretania left Liverpool on her maiden voyage on
November 16 th, 1907. Later that month she
captured the record for the fastest eastbound crossing
of the Atlantic.
Only 22 months later, in September, 1909, the RMS Mauretania
captured the Blue Riband for the fastest westbound
crossing - a record that was to stand for more than 20
years (broken by the German ocean liner
Bremen in 1929.)
The RMS Mauretania (along with her near-twin sister,
RMS Lusitania) were the only ships with direct-drive steam
turbines to hold the Blue Riband, later ships had
In September 1934, Cunard withdrew the RMS Mauretania from
service following a final eastward crossing from New
York to Southampton. In July, 1935, the great RMS Mauretania
sadly headed for the breaker's yard at Rosyth.
Like all of our ocean
this RMS Mauretania model features:
hull construction, (very important) weighing less than 10 lbs
(A solid hull of this model would be over 30 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
31" long x 11.5" tall x 7"
Out of stock
60" long x 20" tall x
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RMS Lusitania model and