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                                           SS FRANCE

When the SS France was launched in 1960, the great era of transatlantic steamship travel was in its twilight years.  Replacing two legendary prewar veterans, the stylish Ile De France and the much loved Liberte, the France had the distinction of being the longest liner in the world. Her graceful hull was a modified version of the Normandie's, with a similarly arced "whale back" bow (but with an updated stern.) The France was perhaps most distinguished by her two unusual funnels, which dispensed exhaust through wings on either side.

The France joined the Queens Elizabeth and Mary and the United States, all struggling in the wake of jet fuel that now dominated the Atlantic. Despite the odds, France consistently sailed with a high capacity of passengers (unlike the struggling Cunarders, which were likened to creaking ghost ships.)


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The SS France model features::

- Plank-on-frame, hollow hull construction, weighing less than 10 lbs  (A solid hull of this model would be over 30 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 x 12" T x 7.5" w  (including base)  $3,500   S & H is $150   sold out

Add light feature to one of the above model:  $200        
(Cord can be unplugged from base for displaying without light.  Adjustable brightness level. Work with both  110v and 220v)

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

And click here to check out our beautiful SS Normandie model, SS Liberte model, and SS Andrea Doria model