Model of Ocean Liner “SS Normandie”

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Model of Famous French Ocean Liner

“SS  Normandie”


Overall Lgth:  31″     Beam:  5″    Ht:  9″

Base:  18″ x 3 1/2″

Presented is a nicely done model of the SS Normandie.  This model has been in a collection for a few years and is not brand new.  The anchor is present but not rigged.  Flags are not present

The ‘Normandie’ (1932), was a passenger liner. Constructed in the builder’s style, the model is decked, equipped, and rigged. The hull is inscribed with ‘Normandie’ on port and starboard bows.

Price:  $325.00         Shipping:  $45.00


Bow section

History of “SS Normandie”

The ‘Turbo-electric quadruple screw passenger liner “Normandie” was launched 29th. October. 1932.  Her maiden voyage was. .29th. May. 1935. Her Gross reg. tons was 83.423.  Length overall 1029ft. 5 ins. Beam 119ft. 5ins. Capacity 3326 souls. Her fastest crossing was  Havre-Southampton-New York Ambrose Light to Bishop Rock,  3 days, 22 hours, 7 minutes.  She entered service in 1935 as the largest and fastest passenger ship afloat, crossing the Atlantic in a record 4.14 days, and remains the most powerful steamturbo=electric  propelled passenger ship ever built.



Midsection detail

Normandies novel design and lavish interiors led many to consider her the greatest of ocean liners, and she would go on to heavily influence the French arm of the  Streamline Moderne design movement (called the style paquebot, or “ocean liner style”).  Despite this, she was not a commercial success and relied partly on government subsidies to operateDuring service as the flagship of the CGT, she made 139 westbound transatlantic crossings from her home port of Le Havre to New York City. Normandie held the Blue Riband for the fastest transatlantic crossing at several points during her service career, during which the RMS Queen Mary was her main rival.

SS Normandie Underway

During the 2nd WW, Normandie was seized by U.S. authorities at New York and renamed USS Lafayette. In 1942, while being converted to a troopship,  the liner caught fire and capsized onto her port side and came to rest, half submerged, on the bottom of the Hudson River.  Restoration was deemed too costly and she was scrapped in October 1946.


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