HMHS Britannic Wooden Model Ship – GN

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CS0024P - GN

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About the HMHS Britannic

The HMHS Britannic was the last ship of the White Star Line’s trio of luxury liners, which includes the Titanic and the Olympic. Despite being built as a luxury passenger ship, she never operated commercially and was instead converted into a hospital ship during World War I.

The class of luxury liners was conceptualised by the White Star Line in the early 1900s. The goal was to design liners which could offer passengers with the same level of comfort and luxury as a hotel. Being the last ship, the HMHS Britannic was designed to be larger and even more extravagant than her sister ships. After the Titanic sank however, the Britannic underwent further renovations and adjustments to ensure that she was equipped for similar incidents. This included adding extra lifeboats and ensuring watertight compartments were raised to a high deck.

The Britannic was launched in 1914, shortly before the start of World War I. Within a few weeks she was requisitioned as a hospital ship and completed her maiden voyage from England to the Greek island of Lemnos to collect casualties. On November 12 1916, the Britannic met a similar fate as the Titanic. While sailing from Southampton for Lemnos, she sailed across a mine planted by German enemy ships. The explosion caused severe damage to the ship and although she tried to sail to safety, this caused more water to flood the ship and she sank in about 55 minutes. Unlike the Titanic, the addition of lifeboats and safety measures meant more than 1030 lives were saved and only 30 were lost.

 

Making of the HMHS Britannic Ship Model

The construction process begins with extensive research and planning, to ensure that the ship model is replicated as accurately as possible. The ship model is then scratch-built by master craftsmen, using her original plan and photographs.

The making of this model requires hundreds of hours of work before completion and undergoes a stringent quality control process before leaving the workshop. The team of master craftsmen make use of their skills and expertise to build the hulls and bridges exclusively out of hand picked hardwoods, in order to create the structure of the ship model. The plank-on-frame technique is then employed to follow the unique curve of each ships hull. In order to create a smooth finish, the model ship is sanded and varnished, before the painting begins. An undercoat layer is added, to create a smooth and even surface. The paint is then selected and matched to the colour of the original ship. The details on this ship have been replicated using polished brass and metal finishes. Each of these processes are executed in sync with the customer’s customisation requirement or matched perfectly with the ship’s original layout. The ship model is then packaged carefully, to ensure that ensure for a smooth and safe transit to our clients.

The HMHS Britannic model ship has been constructed in great detail and is mounted on a solid wooden base with brass name plate. The model is a striking piece that would make an exquisite addition to any space.

This model is not a kit and is ready for display.

 

About the Manufacturer

At Premier Ship Models, we are committed to building quality partnerships. With more than twenty years of experience, our manufacturers are specialised in the production of luxury hand-crafted model boat and ships. What originally began as an artisanal family workshop, now produces an extensive range of highly sought-after collectibles; Including classic speedboat models, historic tall-ship models, cruise ship models, moderns yacht models and battleship models. These ship models are carefully hand crafted and made from the highest quality hardwoods, sourced from local exotic wood resources.

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