Queen Mary Ocean Liner - Wooden Model Ship, 32" & 40" Long

Mfr: OLD-MODERN HANDICRAFTS
$362.83 to $436.23
$362.83 to $436.23
Queen Mary Ocean Liner - Wooden Model Ship, 32" & 40" Long. Individually built, completely assembled, handcrafted model of the Queen Mary Ocean Liner.

RMS Queen Mary is an ocean liner that sailed the North Atlantic Ocean from 1936 to 1967 for Cunard Line (then Cunard White Star Line). Built by John Brown and Company, Clydebank, Scotland, she was designed to be the first of Cunard's planned two-ship weekly express service from Southampton to Cherbourg to New York, in answer to the mainland European superliners of the late twenties and early thirties.

  • Hand Built, Fully Assembled museum quality model with Display Stand
  • Measures 40" in length, 12" in height and 5" wide
  • Beautifully constructed of exotic woods such as ebony, rosewood, yellow and red cedar, mahogany, teak, black wood, walnut, cherry, birch and maple and other tropical woods
  • Researched and completely built from scratch, one at a time, in scale to the original plans
  • 100% hand built from scratch using "plank on frame" construction method, gluing together multiple pieces of dry, thin wood
  • Finely painted and varnished finishes
  • Metal parts and details that are bronzed, gold tone or chrome plated or painted
  • With these artistic assemblies, there will be minor differences in appearance

Each model ship or boat is individually packed in a carton box.

RMS Queen Mary is an ocean liner that sailed the North Atlantic Ocean from 1936 to 1967 for Cunard Line (then Cunard White Star Line). Built by John Brown and Company, Clydebank, Scotland, she was designed to be the first of Cunard's planned two-ship weekly express service from Southampton to Cherbourg to New York, in answer to the mainland European superliners of the late twenties and early thirties.

The Queen Mary was direct rival to the Normandie being constructed across the channel. When it was found out that Queen Mary would be 81,000 tons, Normandie would no longer be the world's largest ship. So, in Normandie's 1935-36 winter overhaul, a new deckhouse was built on her aft decks, which raised her gross tonnage from 79,000 to 83,000 - larger than the Queen Mary.

There was a second battle when it came to the Queen Mary. That was regarding the Blue Riband, of which Normandie was the holder. The Queen Mary took the Blue Riband in August 1936, going 30.14 knots. In March 1937, Normandie regained the Riband. However, in August 1938, Queen Mary won the Blue Riband from the Normandie for good, with a speed of 31.6 knots.

Second World War had started, and she was ordered to stay where she was, joining her great rival, Normandie. In 1940, the pair were also joined by Queen Mary's running mate Queen Elizabeth. Rather than keeping them bottled up, it was decided to use them as troopships. So, the Queen Mary left New York for Sydney, where she, along with several other liners, was converted into a troopship to carry Australian and New Zealand soldiers to the United Kingdom. Eventually joined by the Queen Elizabeth, they were the largest and fastest troopships involved in the war, often carrying as many as 15,000 men in a single voyage, and often travelling out of convoy and without escort.

WW II Service was manditory for all passenger ships able to cross the oceans.On 2 October 1942, Queen Mary accidentally sank one of her escorts, slicing through the light cruiser HMS Curacoa (D41), with the loss of 338 lives. Due to the constant danger of being attacked by U-Boats, the Queen Mary could not stop, or even slow down, to rescue survivors.

Queen Mary and her slightly larger and younger running mate RMS Queen Elizabeth commenced this two-ship service after their release from World War II troop transport duties and continued it for two decades until Queen Mary's retirement in 1967. The ship is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and is permanently berthed in Long Beach, California serving as a museum ship and hotel. The Queen Mary celebrated the 70th anniversary of her launch in both Clydebank with Clydebank Restoration Trust and in Long Beach during 2004, and the 70th anniversary of her maiden voyage in 2006.
Item #
MPN
Description
Size
Queen Mary Ocean Liner - Wooden Model Ship, 32"L
Item #:533787-Small
MPN:C019
Description: Queen Mary Small
Size: 32" L x 10-1/2" H x 4-1/2" W
Queen Mary Ocean Liner - Wooden Model Ship, 40"L
Item #:533787-Large
MPN:C005
Description: Queen Mary Large
Size: 40" L x 12" H x 5" W

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