The SS Stavangerfjord is a transatlantic ocean liner, which sailed between Norway and the United States. She was built in 1917 by Cammell Laird in England, and launch on 21st May of that year. She completed her maiden voyage to New York on 29 April 1918 and then proceeded to start on her routine route between Christinania in Oslo and New York, where she mainly carried immigrants and tourists between Norway, Sweden, England, the US and Canada.
After the German invasion of Norway, the SS Stavangerfjord was temporarily captivated and used by German occupiers as a depot ship in Oslo, until the end of World War II. After the war had ended, the ship resumed its routine transatlantic voyages between the US and Norway. Throughout the years, her tonnage was increased to 14,015 tons and she was refitted several times, to allow for a greater number of passengers. She continued to operate until 18th November 1963, when she made her last trip. Subsequently, as part of her final service, she was chosen as a hotel carrier during the 1964 Olympics in Japan. During her 45 year career, she travelled across the Atlantic 768 times and transported 403,618 passengers.
Making of the SS Stavangerfjord 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 building process 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, 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.
This SS Stavangerfjord model ship is a striking white and red ship that has been mounted on a solid wooden base with brass name plate, and would make a stunning addition for 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.