Rare British Ocean Liner Model for Sale at $175,000
A massive, marvelous and rare model of a famed World War I British ocean liner-turned battle cruiser has been listed for sale at $175,000. The 640 ft. HMS Alcantara was built by Harland & Wolff of Belfast for Royal Mail Lines and launched in October 1913. Shortly after her maiden voyage in 1914 she was converted to an armed merchant cruiser; she was sunk by the German armed merchant cruiser SMS Greif on the 29th of February 1916 in the North Sea. Daniels Antiques of Miami is now offering a 14-ft. long model of the ship made in the 1920s in its original mahogany display case, a must-have for any moneyed enthusiast of maritime history.