SS Europa was a German ocean
liner built for the Norddeutsche Lloyd line (NDL).
She and her sister ship, Bremen, were the two most
advanced, high speed steam turbine ocean vessels in
Europa was built in 1929. As part of the
international competition for the Blue Riband, she
was designed with high speed steam turbine engines,
a bulbous bow, and a low streamlined profile. Europa
and Bremen cruised at 27.5 knots, allowing an
Atlantic crossing time of 5 days. This enabled
Norddeutsche Lloyd to run regular weekly crossings
with only two ships, a feat that normally required
her maiden voyage to New York on 19 March 1930. She
took away the westbound Blue Riband from SS Bremen with
the average speed of 27.91 knots and a crossing time
of 4 days, 17 hours and 6 minutes.
SS Europa was transferred to France in partial
payment of war reparations.
Like all of our ocean liner models, this Europa ocean liner model features:
Plank-on-frame (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.
38" long x 13.5 tall x 7
wide (including base)
Add light feature:
(Cord can be unplugged from base
for displaying without light.
Adjustable brightness level.)
Please click here for
Europa's sister ship: SS
And here for our beautiful
SS Normandie model, SS Liberte model,
and SS Andrea Doria
For display case, please click here:
Model Ship Display Case