RMS Queen Mary, Cunard Line
Now you can get this beautiful Queen Mary 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 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.
RMS Queen Mary, launched on September 26, 1934, was considered to be the ship of the future. She has an impressive 81,237 tons, larger than the Titanic, faster than any ship made previously. Queen Mary (QM) was designed to sail primarily on the North Atlantic Ocean from 1936 to 1967 for the Cunard Line along with her sister ship, the RMS Queen Elizabeth. She was the flagship of the Cunard Line from May 1936 until October 1946 when Queen Elizabeth replaced her role.
John Brown and Company out of Scotland, which also built Queen Elizabeth, built the Queen Mary from 1929 to 1934. The two ships were a British response to the express superliners built by German, Italian and French companies in the late 1920s and early 1930s. She is 81, 961 displacement tons, 1,019.4 ft overall length, 118ft beam. QM cruises at 33kn top speed thanks to 4 steam turbines which produces 212,000 horsepowers. QM can accommodate 2,139 passengers and 1101 crews.
During World War II, they converted her into a troopship and ferried Allied soldiers for the duration of the war. After the war, Queen Mary came back as an ocean liner to for transatlantic passenger trade until 1958. Then the jets were starting to fly and it seemed that people wanted quicker ways to get across the Atlantic Ocean. Finally in 1966 H.E. Ridings bought her and move to Long Beach California where it still resides today as National Register of Historic Hotel.