The details on these Mercator models is nothing short of extraordinary. This is a lovely model of the Columbus … really the only liner (she was on the ways) left to Germany at the end of WW2. Originally to be named Hindenberg she assumed the name Columbus .. when her sister “Columbus” was given to The Allies and become the Homeric for White Star. The Columbus (now ex Hindenberg) was modernized in the late 20’s to keep up with the speedy new NDL racers … the Bremen and Europa. The Columbus was sadly scuttled by her German crew off the US coast to a avoid capture.