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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.

 

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Like all of our ocean liner models, this SS America model features:

- Plank-on-frame, 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 piece.)

- Hollow superstructure is comprised of many individual thin pieces of wood glued together, not several solid pieces of wood stacking on top one another.

- Windows are cutouts (not black decals), thanks to the hollow structures.

-  No computer-printed paper deck

- >95% of parts are wood and metal

48" long  14" tall x 7" wide    $2,900    Sold Out  

Add light feature:  $200   (Cord can be unplugged from base for displaying without light.)


For display case, please click here: Model Ship Display Case

And click the blue wordings for our beautiful SS United States model, SS Independence model, SS Constitution model, and SS Australis model

 


 

"My next purchase will be “Rotterdam.” Please let me know what your inventory looks like...“Rotterdam” is much like “America: re: her superstructure proportions…very handsome lines and a “clean” marrying of architecture and aesthetics. Keep in touch. Thanks again for the care and quality that typify your vessels. You and MSM are nothing if not honest regarding the product, its quality and craftsmanship. Nice to deal with a company that cares as much about its clientele as we care about your ships. With gratitude, Sebastian. S."