A builders' model of the R.M.S. Albertic for the White Star Line<br> circa 1927 82-1/4 x 18 x 34 in. (208.9 x 45.7 x 86.3 cm.) cased.
Lot 2101W
A builders' model of the R.M.S. Albertic for the White Star Line
circa 1927 82-1/4 x 18 x 34 in. (208.9 x 45.7 x 86.3 cm.) cased.
Sold for US$ 34,160 inc. premium
Lot Details
A builders' model of the R.M.S. Albertic for the White Star Line
circa 1927
the hull built up from the solid, with a painted pale red bottom, black and white topsides with inset brass portholes, name, anchor, gangways, topside boarding gates, windows and other topside details. The decks in maple veneer with the planking lines drawn in India ink and detailed with chocks, bollards, deck railings, anchors, chain, and windlass; belfry, ventilators, deck hatches, boats on davits (18) with collapsible boats below, main mast with crow's nest, rigging, cargo booms; main deck structure with bridge and bridge wings, wireless terminal, a pair funnels painted in White Star Line buff color, aft mast rigged with cargo booms and other details, aft docking bridge, flagstaff and numerous other details. Displayed within a wood framed glass case.
82-1/4 x 18 x 34 in. (208.9 x 45.7 x 86.3 cm.) cased.

Footnotes

  • Laid down as the S.S. Munchen by AG Weser, Bremen for the North German Lloyd she was launched on 23rd March 1920 but never sailed for NGL and on 27th March1923 she was transferred to the Royal Mail Steam Packet Co., under the War Reparations Scheme and renamed S.S. Ohio. On 4th April1923 she made her maiden voyage from Hamburg to Southampton - Cherbourg and New York. On the 15th October 1926 was her last voyage on this route. In 1927 Royal Mail S.P. Co. acquired the entire capital of White Star Line and the Ohio was transferred to White Star and renamed Albertic. On the 22nd April 1927 she made her first voyage for WSL from Liverpool to Quebec and Montreal. On the 31st March 1928 she made her last voyage from Liverpool to New York. On 14th April 1928 she made her first voyage from New York to Southampton - Havre and London. On 2nd February 1929 she changed routes and made her first voyage from Liverpool to Boston and New York. In April 1930 she made her last voyage on this route and resumed the Liverpool to Quebec and Montreal sailings which lasted until 29th August 1930. She was then laid up in the river Clyde. In 1934 she was sold and sailed to Osaka for scrapping.
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