This TSS Normandie model was built according to scale of the original ship by skillful craftsmen. Notice all the little details on deck, the different deck levels and the little porthole windows and on the side, just like the real ship. The TSS Normandie model comes fully assembled and ready for display.
Some History About Normandie:
The T.S.S. NORMANDIE was one of the finest ocean liners ever produced -arguably the grandest ever. Second in size only to the Queen Elizabeth, running mate of the Queen Mary, the Normandie was created to represent the French nation and all it had to offer to the world.
The Normandie was a French ocean liner built in Saint-Nazaire France for Compagnie Generale Transatlantique. When launched in 1932 she was the largest and fastest ship in the world, and she maintains the distinction of being the most powerful steam turbo-electric propelled passenger ship ever built. Her novel design features and lavish interiors have led many to consider her the greatest of all ocean liners. Despite this, she was not a commercial success, and relied partly on government subsidy to operate.
In 1942, while being converted to a troopship during World War II, Normandie caught fire, capsized, and sank at the New York Passenger Ship Terminal. Although she was salvaged at great expense, restoration was deemed too costly, and she was scrapped in October 1946.