Southern Cross Passenger Liner

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1691 - PSM


Dimensions L x H x W 27 × 94 × 46 cm
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Southern Cross Passenger Liner

History

Southern Cross was a passenger liner constructed in 1955 by Harland and Wolff at Belfast, Northern Ireland. It was built for the United Kingdom-based Shaw, Savill & Albion Line, providing service from Europe to Australia. In 1975, the passenger line was revamped as a voyage ship and finally cruised under the names, Azure Seas, Calypso, and OceanBreeze until 2004. The Southern Cross Passenger Liner was sponsored by HM Queen Elizabeth II.

It was the first ever passenger ship that had more than 20,000 gross tonnes to be assembled with the engine room situated close to the stern, instead of the middle portion. The ship had taken the credit for starting the trend of aft engine ships. Even today most of the passenger ships are built in this way. Additionally, Southern Cross was the first ocean liner that had no cargo space, except space for travellers’ baggage and ship’s stores.

She was created with genuinely lavish facilities for that period of time. All cabins of the passenger liners were equipped with air conditioners. The other facilities included circular lights and hot and cold running water in the cabins. Only, the most expensive cabins had attached bathroom facilities. The interiors of the passenger liner were furnished with two outdoor pools, one indoor pool, a two-deck high cinema, two large public lounges, a writing room/library, two restaurants, and a smoking room.

The length of the ship was 604 feet along with a beam of 78.4 feet. The passenger liner was incorporated with geared steam turbines turning two propellers engines. The Southern Cross Passenger Liner weighted 20,204 gross tonnes – making it an ideal choice for travelling that could actually carry 1,160 passengers. After a long service history, lastly, the ship was bought by Ahmed Muztaba Steel Industries at Chittagong, Bangladesh in 2004.

Details of the model ship:

  •  Hand painted hull with a personalised option of antique wax hull
  •  This ship models can be used for creating a unique decor in study room or you can gift it to someone who loves to collect ship models
  •  The model of Southern Cross Passenger Liner comprehensively captures the aura of the real-life ship
  •  Personalized nameplate option available for this model if you don’t prefer a standard nameplate
  •  Light coloured deck
  •  We deliver hand-painted models of ships that have a place in nautical history

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