Le France


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The SS Norway is a former transatlantic liner that was later converted into a cruise ship. It was commissioned on 25 July 1956 by the French shipping company Compagnie Generale Transatlantique as “France” and was built at the shipyard Chantiers de l’Atlantique in St. Nazaire.

After a maiden cruise, the ship was put into service on the North Atlantic route between Le Havre and New York City from 3 February 1962. After the sale in 1979 the ship was rebuilt to a cruise ship and renamed to “Norway”.

In May 2003 a serious boiler explosion occurred, after which Norway, also known as “Blue Lady”, was abandoned. Due to environmental concerns and some court cases, Norway was only scrapped in Alang, India, in 2008.

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The advertised model ships are complete and accurate replicas of the “Le France”

This model is 100 % hand made and crafted with great precision.
Exotic woods, such as teak, mahogany, rosewood or mango are being used, which result in precious, decorative and exclusive models as an end product. The hull is being sanded down carefully after completion, and if required, painted with clear coating material.

Ornaments and embellishments (for example canons, bull’s-eyes, anchor, dials or wheels et cetera) are made out of brass, chrome and other high-quality metals.

The sails are either out of cloth or silk, the mast is made out of wood and the hemp rope is made out of solid lisle. Some of these ropes have special knots, which allow the ropes to be retightened at any time.

Our models are strictly tested for quality, so that we can offer you a clean product. The satisfaction of our customers is our highest priority. All models are completely assembled upon shipping.

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