ocean liner ship model
After serving for 24 years,
America was sold to the Greek-owned Chandris Group
in 1964 and renamed Australis.
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.
SS Australis was sold
to Venture Cruises of New York. Under Venture
Cruises ownership, the ship was renamed America.
- Scratch built from official plans
Like all of our
ocean liner models, this model of the
SS Australis ocean liner features:
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
39" long x 13" tall x 6
Add light feature:
(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
Hooray!!!! The SS Australis has safely arrived.
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.