SS Leviathan United States Lines
Now you can get this beautiful SS Leviathan model at museum level for your collection. 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 use plank-on-frame construction method which is similar to the building of the actual ship.
The model has many details 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. She is mounted on a solid wood base and ready to display. It’ll make a perfect gift for home or office decorator, boat enthusiast, or passionate collector.
SS Leviathan, originally built as Vaterland, was an imperator class ocean liner which regularly crossed the North Atlantic from 1914 to 1934. The second of three sister ships built for Germany’s Hamburg America Line for their transatlantic passenger service, she sailed as Vaterland for less than a year before her early career was halted by the start of World War I. In 1917, she was seized by the U.S. government and renamed Leviathan. She would become known by this name for the majority of her career, both as a troopship during World War I and later as the flagship of the United States Lines.
SS Leviathan had a length of 950 ft (289.6 m), a beam of 100 ft 4 in, and a gross tonnage of 54.282. The propulsion system consisted of steam turbines attached to twin screws, enabling the ship to achieve a service speed of 26 knots (30 mph). She was an icon of the United States Lines with luxury design and carries about 1,165 passengers and 14,000 as a troop transport.