La Normandie Half Model – PSM

Reference Number:

PSM110 - PSM

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Dimensions L x H x W 42 × 386 × 106 cm

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This Vessel Type is Cruise liner


Handcrafted, scratch built and readymade scale ship model of La Normandie

La Normandie handcrafted wooden ship model is an example of an artistic nature and development of modelling practices of Premier Ship Models. This unique piece is a miniature half model of a full scale La Normandie cruise ship. This model ship represents our exceptional custom range where all our ship models are handcrafted from scratch with attention to the smallest detail according to drawings, pictures or original plans.

This and other custom made models at Premier Ship Models are built by skilled artisans who are committed to deliver the best craftsmanship. La Normandie wooden ship model is crafted by hand from the finest wooden and fibreglass materials in order to deliver the highest quality replica. These attributes of the half model of La Normandie model ship represents the expertise of model making of Premier Ship Models for more than 12 years.

This beautiful cruise ship is considered to be the most powerful and fastest liner of its time. Her first voyage began in February of 1883 when a trial cruise was scheduled and her speed reached impressive more than 17 knots. La Normandie became a part of the Compagnie Generale Transatlantique (CGT) in late February 1883. The cruiser which was able to carry about 6,000 tonnes of weight became very popular, and for her first transatlantic voyage from Le Havre to New York 1,066 excited passengers boarded on her departure.

The first major accident occurred in October of 1883 when entering the Le Havre port. La Normandie hit and sank a two masted sailing vessel called Alliance which resulted into several damages and the ship needed to be taken out of service. After rejoining the CGT fleet in 1885, another major accident occurred in 1892 after sinking a tugboat called Abeille 9 when heading to Le Havre. Her last journey is dated on 11th September 1911 after which she was scrapped.

Our ship models are built according to exact specifications and requirements provided by our customers. Please feel free to Contact Premier Ship Models with any questions you may have.

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