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SS CONSTITUTION (19511974)

Our model is hand-crafted from hard wood with planks on frame construction and then painted as the real ship. All the tiny windows are see through like the real ship. This model is not a kit and ready for display. >> SUGGEST SIMILAR MODEL DATE 1974 - 1997

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Specifications

Packing Volume

CS0054P

102L x 16W x 34H (cm)

40.15L x 6.29W x 13.38H (inch)

0.11 m = 3.92 ft

Model Ship SS Constitution

Hand-crafted Ship Model SS Constitution

 SS Constitution Bow

 SS Constitution Stern Deck

 SS Constitution Sun Deck

 SS Constitution Deck Layout

Model Ship SS Constitution Stern Deck

SS Constitution Ship Model

The SS Constitution was an ocean liner owned by American Export Lines. She was commissioned in 1951. She sailed on the New York-Genoa-Naples and Gibraltar route to Europe. Constitution was a sister ship to the SS Independence.

>> SUGGEST SIMILAR MODEL DATE 1974 - 1997

 Suggest: Display case to preserve the model from dust

This assembly display case comes with plexiglass.

Picture of the ship in the display case is just for illustration purpose.

 

HISTORY

The SS Constitution was an ocean liner owned by American Export Lines. She was commissioned in 1951. She sailed on the New York-Genoa-Naples and Gibraltar route to Europe. Constitution was a sister ship to the SS Independence.

It was featured in several episodes of the television situation comedy I Love Lucy starring Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, starting with episode 140, "Bon Voyage," which first aired December 1, 1955. Lucy Ricardo missed the sailing of the ship and had to be ferried by air to the ship by the then-novel means of a helicopter.

Grace Kelly sailed aboard the SS Constitution from New York to Monaco for her wedding to Prince Rainier in 1956.

It was then featured in the 1957 film, An Affair to Remember starring Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr. The ship was also featured prominently in the Magnum, P.I. television series, in the episode titled "All Thieves on Deck," which aired January 30, 1986.

Following service on American Export's "Sunlane" cruise to Europe in the '50s and '60s, the two ships sailed for American Hawaii Cruises for many years in the '80s and '90s; because they were U.S. ships with U.S. crews, they met the criteria of the Jones Act and were able to cruise the Islands without sailing to a foreign port.

SS Constitution was retired in 1995 and, while under tow to be scrapped on November 17, 1997, sank 700 nautical miles (1,300 km) north of the Hawaiian Islands.

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