MS Kungsholm 1953, Swedish American Line
This is a beautiful MS Kungsholm 1953 model for your home or office. Our master craftsmen handcrafted this nicely detailed model from scratch using historical photographs, drawings, and original plan. In addition, we selected finest woods and material to build this model. Also, we used plank-on-frame construction method which is similar to the building of the actual ship.
You can find many details of the model such as: All windows, doors, and portholes are cut out precisely thanks to hand-built hollow superstructure and hull; Open promenade decks visible through superstructure windows; Lattice grating on ducts and vents; Detail Lifeboats hung from launching davits; Delicate railings on forecastle, aftcastle and top superstructure; Rigging and stay-lines on all masts and smokestacks. Furthermore, we applied multi-layered paint to match the color of the real ship.
Each model requires hundreds of hours to finish and must go through a demanding quality control process before leaving the workshop. We mount the model on a solid wood base and she is ready to display. It’ll make a perfect gift for home or office decorator, boat enthusiast, or passionate collector.
MS Kungsholm was a combined ocean liner/cruise ship built in 1953 by De Schelde shipyard in Vlissingen, The Netherlands for Swedish American Line. She later sailed for Hapag-Lloyd as the MS Europa. Kungsholm sank in the port of Cadiz, Spain after ramming a breakwater on 29 July 1984. She was refloated later that year and was sent to Barcelona in 1985 for scrapping.
Kungsholm was 600 ft length, 77 ft beam and a gross tonnage of 21,164. The propulsion system consisted of 2 Burmeister & Wain 8-cylinders diesels attached to twin screws, enabling the ship to achieve a service speed of 21 knots. She was a little bit smaller than MS Gripsholm and was an icon of Swedish American Line with luxury design and capacity of 802 passengers and 418 crews.