SS America
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SS America / Album - Ship Models Power
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The SS America was an ocean liner built in 1940 for the United States Lines. She carried many names in the 54 years between her 1940 construction and her 1994 wrecking, as she served as the SS America (carrying this name three different times during her career), the USS West Point, the SS Australis, the SS Italis, the SS Noga, the SS Alferdoss, and the SS American Star. She served most notably in passenger service as the SS America, and as the Greek-flagged SS Australis for Chandris.... read more...
This unique model shows the America with her original low profile stacks as designed by William Francis Gibbs. When it was found that soot was blowing on to the aft decks, the stacks were raised fifteen feet to assumed it's more familiar profile. This model was donated to the Museum by Mrs. J. W. Lovas

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