SS AMERICA ship model
classic ocean liner
When the SS America began
her Atlantic crossings in 1946 some travel agents
questioned the ship's ability to attract affluent
passengers. Cunard lines offered bigger and faster
ships RMS Queen Mary and RMS Queen Elizabeth. Curnard service
was also impeccable.
Yet the SS America met the
competition and over the years attracted many loyal
customers. This was accomplished by offering
luxurious First Class facilities with service that
was superlative yet genuine and friendly. In
addition she offered something no other ship had, a
piece of America at sea, a more democratic spirit; a
fresh new world appeal.
As the country's ship
of state SS America was a showcase for the best in American
engineering, art, craftsmanship, interior design,
and cuisine. The ship was an all
American product. From the Oregon pine decking to
the Rhode Island silverware on the tables.
Practically every State in the Union contributed
material and equipment.
The interiors were
fashioned by American designers, architects and
decorators. The food featured the best regional
cuisine. It all came together to create a truly
First Class experience that would attract tourist,
diplomats, royalty and Hollywood stars.
Passengers sailed on a floating luxury resort
offering the refinement and conveniences of the
finest American hotel. They enjoyed expansive deck
space and elegant public rooms. First Class had the
best location, amid ship, away form the vibration of
churning propellers and the impact of waves slamming
into the bow.
SS America possessed strikingly handsome lines. She presented a sleek and most
dynamic appearance as her tall prow was severely
flared and had a slight 'clipper' rake.
Topping her well-proportioned superstructure were
two squat oval shaped funnels, both were equipped
with 'San-pan' tops. This 'San Pan' design
was featured upon her sister ship United States and
was in fact then duplicated onto the cargo ships of
the same line as a trademark.
of our ocean liner models, this SS America
hollow hull construction (very important), weighing less than 10 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
48" long 14" tall
x 7" wide
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(Cord can be unplugged from base
for displaying without light.)
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States model, SS
SS Constitution model,
and SS Australis