SS Liberte

$999.00$1,199.00

  • Dimension approx.: 37.5″ L x 4.5″ W x 15″ H or Scale 1:300
  • This museum quality model is already built, ready to display
  • Handcrafted from scratch using finest woods & metal fittings
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Description

SS Liberte, French Line

We offer this museum quality model SS Liberte ocean liner for your maritime collection. Our master craftsmen handcrafted this nicely detailed model from scratch using historical photographs, drawings, and original plans. In addition, we selected finest woods and material to build this model. Also, we used the plank-on-frame construction method which is similar to the building of the actual 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 the model is ready to display. It’ll make a perfect gift for home or office decorator, boat enthusiast, or passionate collector.

After WW II, the Blue Riband winner SS Europa of North German Lloyd liner was transferred to French Line and then renamed Liberte at cost of $19 million refits.  The SS Liberte made her maiden voyage to New York in 1950.  She became the flagship for CGT French Line as a replacement for the legendary SS Normandie that had been lost during the Second World War.

On December 8, 1946 a storm caused her to break free from her moorings and she collided with the wreck of Paris, causing significant damage to her hull. She was raised in April 1947 and towed to the Chantiers de l’Atlantique Shipyard in Saint-Nazaire to complete her refitting. She suffered some further damage when the ship caught fire once again in October 1949, resulting in damage to some of her passenger space. After five years and two disasters, the crossing was uneventful, and she went on to serve as the premier transatlantic liner in the French Line fleet until the arrival of the 66,000-ton SS France in 1961. SS Liberte served as the pride of France and finally, Liberté was laid up in 1962 and scrapped at La Spezia, Italy, in 1963.

SS Liberté ocean liner was featured prominently in the Jane Russell film The French Line. The Liberté Liberté made an appearance in the opening credits of the 1953 film How to Marry a Millionaire, as well as the 1954 classic film Sabrina, starring Audrey Hepburn and Humphrey Bogart, in the final scenes of the film.

General characteristics

  • Length 936′, Beam 120′, Draft 33′, Displacement: 55,500 tons
  • Ex Europa, North German Lloyd liner
  • Built 1929, Rebuilt by French 1947
  • Engine: Diesel 100.000 SPH
  • Speed 28 knots
  • Capacity 2160 passengers, 960 crews

 

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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.
  • International customer: Customer will be responsible for any taxes/duties at your country. Please contact your customs for import regulation
  • 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.
  • Please contact us first if you want to ship to APO/FPO/PO Box addresses. We are not responsible for extra shipping cost if the package denied for any reasons
  • Orders are shipped on business days only. Business days are Monday-Friday, excluding federal holidays within the United States. If you place an order after 2PM of Friday we will process on next Monday.

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