SS United States ocean liner (Minic Ships 704)

From The Brighton Toy and Model Index
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SS United States ocean liner (Minic Ships 704)

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location:

Arch Two , Area 18
Tri-ang Minic Ships (display)


1960s


A 1:1200 painted diecast metal model of the United States Lines flagship ocean liner SS United States, part of the Tri-Ang Minic range produced between 1959 and 1964, catalogue number M704.

The model has a white and black body and two red and black funnels.

SS United States, Minic Ships M 704


1960 catalogue description:

M 704 S.S. UNITED STATES – United States Line, 53,300 tons, 990 feet long, 4 screws. The fastest liner in the world. She gained the Atlantic speed record from the "Queen Mary" in 1952 with a speed of approximately 35 knots. Length 9 1516 inches (25.2 cm)

The original ship

The SS United States was the last holder of the Blue Riband Trophy for the fastest crossing of the Atlantic, which she won on her maiden voyage with an average speed of 35.59 knots on the Eastbound voyage and an average speed of 34.51 knots on her Westbound voyage.

SS United States' period of operation was 1952-1973.

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