SS Argentina

$499.00

  • Dimension approx.: 37.5″L x 5″W x 11.5″H  or Scale 1/200
  • The model is already built, NOT a model ship kit
  • Handcrafted from scratch using finest woods & metal fittings

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Description

SS Argentina 1958,  Moore-McCormack Lines

We offer this beautiful SS Argentina 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.

History

SS Argentina (1958) was an ocean liner launched at Ingalls Shipbuilding in Pascagoula, Mississippi in 1958. Initially, the ship was originally named Argentina for Moore-McCormack’s South American service, but was renamed a number of times. The ship last served as a cruise ship for Commodore Cruise Line under the name Enchanted Isle and was scrapped in Alang, India, in 2003 sailing under the name New Orleans for the final voyage. As of 2016, Argentina was the last luxury ocean liner completed in the United States.

SS Argentina was a replacement for Moore-McCormack’s SS Argentina (1928). Argentina and her sister ship, SS Brasil , used MARAD Design P2-S2-9a of United States Maritime Administration. Ingalls Shipbuilding had the lowest US bid at $24,444,181 ($203 million today) for each of the two ships. The Maritime administration subsidized the cost of construction by paying $19,528,362 ($162 million today) to support the US shipbuilding industry. Meaning that the ships would have cost nearly $20 million less if they had been built outside the United States. As of 2015, Brasil and Argentina were among the last luxury liners built in the United States. Design included Denny-Brown stabilizers,  a system of retractable fins in order to stabilize the ships in heavy seas. The ship design originally included a solarium for nude sun tanning inside the false funnel.

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Shipping & Terms

  • Your item will normally be shipped within one or two business days after receiving payment. We will update tracking number of your shipment.
  • We use USPS, FedEx, and UPS for standard shipping. Please contact us if you prefer an express service. Standard or free shipping is just for customers in Lower 48 States.
  • Please contact us for shipping rate if you want to ship to Alaska, Puerto Rico, Hawaii or other countries. We reserve the right to decline shipping to some countries for safety reason of the package.
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  • Guarantee to arrive safety. All shipments are FULLY INSURED with professional 100% secure packing
  • Damaged in transit: If you’ve found damage to the package please keep the original shipping carton/shipping label. Contact us immediately within 4 days so we can issue a damage claim with carrier. If the item damaged inside a wooden crate, please do not continue to open wooden crate, contact us immediately for instruction.
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