USS PITTSBURGH CA-72
4 June, Pittsburgh fought a typhoon that had
70-knot winds and 100-foot waves. One of her
starboard scout plane was lifted off its catapult
and dashed onto the deck by the wind.
Pittsburgh’s bow structure thrust upward then broke
free. Now her crew’s seamanship saved their
own ship. Still fighting the storm, and
maneuvering to avoid being rammed by the drifting
bow-structure, Pittsburgh was held quarter-on to the
seas by engine manipulations while the forward
bulkhead was shored. After a 7-hour battle, the
storm subsided, and Pittsburgh proceeded at 6 knots
(11 km/h) to Guam arriving on 10 June. Her bow
was later salvaged by and brought into Guam.
With a false bow, Pittsburgh
left Guam 24 June bound for Puget Sound Navy Yard,
arriving 16 July. Still under repair at war’s end,
she was placed in commission in reserve 12 March
1946 and decommissioned 7 March 1947.
USS Pittsburgh model features:
Plank-on-frame, hollow hull construction (very
less than 15 lbs (A solid hull of this model
would be over 50 lbs, requiring 2 people to
handle and a fortified table to accommodate.)
- Hollow superstructure comprised of many individual
thin pieces of wood glued together, not few blocks stacking on top one
- Windows are cutouts (not black decals), thanks to the
- Light rust
appearance to portray realism of a battleship.
- >95% of parts are wood and metal.
56"L x 15"T x 7"W
S & H is $150
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$2,900 is needed.