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                                      SS AUSTRALIS
                            ocean liner ship model

After serving for 24 years, SS America was sold to the Greek-owned Chandris Group in 1964 and renamed Australis.

The new SS Australis was refitted extensively to nearly doubled her passenger capacity.  Her maiden voyage was from Piraeus on August 21, 1965 to Australia and New Zealand via Suez canal, returning to Southampton via the Pacific, Panama and Miami.  SS Australis sailed regularly from Southampton on this route and was the last liner providing a regular service to Australia and New Zealand from Southampton until her final voyage  on November 18, 1977. 

SS Australis was also popular as a cruise ship in Europe and out of Australia and New Zealand, although her primary purpose was the transfer of immigrants after WWII.   She continued this very profitable trade for fourteen years.  

In 1978, SS Australis was sold to Venture Cruises of New York.  Under Venture Cruises ownership, the ship was renamed America.

  ss australis ocean liner  
   

 

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

- Scratch built from official plans

- 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

39" long x 13" tall x 6 wide    $2,500     Sold Out

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

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

And click the blue wordings for our beautiful SS America model

 

"G'Day Frank,

Hooray!!!! The SS Australis has safely arrived.

I am writing to sincerely thank you for all of your assistance during my purchase of the SS Australis. I really appreciate you being so tolerant with me and all of my questions. My experience dealing with you has been a pleasant and positive one and I will definately refer your company to my family and friends. My partners birthday isn't until October, I've left it all packed up in the box and I can't wait for him to open it.


Thanks again,
Nicole Fandrich"




 

Hi there,

I just wanted to let you know that my model of the Australis arrived in Sydney in good shape.  Thanks.

It's wonderful - the craftsmanship and detail blew me away.

Thank you very, very much!

Regards,

Stephen