ocean liner model ship
Berengaria was originally
built as SS Imperator by German's Hamburg America Line.
At the time of her launch in May 1912, she was the
largest passenger ship in the world superseding the
sunken RMS Titanic. After WWI, she was briefly
commissioned into the United States Navy and employed
for returning American troops from Europe. Following her
U.S. Navy service, Imperator was handed over to
Britain’s Cunard Line as part of war reparations.
ship was given her new name of Berengaria in April 1920
and the following year both the Begengaria and Aquitania
were sent to Armstrong Whitworth shipyards to be
converted from coal fired to oil.
“Berengaria” was the name of Queen Berengaria--the
wife of Richard the Lionheart. This was the first
Cunard ship not to carry the name of a Roman province;
the name still stayed with the tradition of ships that
ended with ia.
the combining of the Cunard and White Star Line fleet in
May 1934, Beringaria was no longer the fleet flagship as
RMS Majestic (her ex Hamburg-America sister ship
Bismarck) was larger, faster and newer.
Berengaria ran for another 12 years, when her final
demolition took place in 1946.
Like all of our ocean liner models, this RMS Berengaria model
ship has the following qualities:
hollow hull construction
(very important), weighing less
than 8 lbs (A solid hull of this model would
be over 30 lbs
- Windows are cutouts, not black decals
- 95% wood and metal
36" L x 12" T x
7" W (including base's width) $3,500
Also be sure to check out our
other beautiful, authentic Italian liners
RMS Majestic model
and SS Levathian model.