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Bismarck

battleship model


 


After completion of trials and training programs, battleship Bismarck departed to participate in the battle of the Atlantic. In this battle, Bismarck demonstrated how superbly it had been designed and built. In a mere eight minutes, she sunk the finest and biggest battlecruiser of Royal Navy, HMS Hood.    This battleship model is 50" long.
 

Bismarck
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Yamato

battleship model


Yamato was by far the largest battleship ever built, even exceeding in size and gun caliber the U.S. Navy's abortive Montana class. Their nine 460mm (18.1-inch) main battery guns which fired 1,460kg (3,200 pound) armor piercing shells were the largest guns ever went to sea.  Each gun weighed of 2,530t, the weight of a large WW II destroyer.

 

yamato battleship
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USS Jason Dunham
DDG-109

destroyer model

 


The Jason Dunham DDG-109 is the US Navy’s most advanced Arleigh Burke Class.  She was commissioned in Port Everglades on November 13, 2010.     This destroyer model is 52" long.
  

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USS Arizona
BB-39

battleship model
 


Along with USS Missouri, USS Arizona BB-39 is one of the most famous battleships in US Naval history.   USS Arizona is today still in commission and serves as a memorial to all the US dead from the Imperial Japanese Navy's attack.
 


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HSV-2 Swift

 


The Swift is a wave-piercing, aluminum-hulled, commercial catamaran with military enhancements. It features a new, modular design, which will allow the ship to be refitted to support any mission without requiring long shipyard periods. 
 

hsv-2
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Jeremiah O'Brien

Liberty ship model
 

Jeremiah O'Brien is the last unaltered Liberty ship. In 1994, Jeremiah O'Brien gained world attention when she steamed back to the Normandy invasion beaches to participate in ceremonies marking the 50th anniversary of D-Day -- the only US veteran D-Day ship present.
 

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USS San Diego CA-6

Armored cruiser model
 


The second USS California (ACR-6), also referred to as "Armored Cruiser 6", and later renamed San Diego, was a United States Navy Pennsylvania-class armored cruiser.  This  is one of our three custom-built models commissioned by a secretary of the US Navy to  displayed permanently on the USS San Diego LPD-22. 
 


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IJN Mikuma

cruisership model
 


 


Built under the 1931 Fleet Replenishment Program, the Mogami-class cruisers were designed to the maximum limits allowed by the Washington Naval Treaty, using the latest technology.  This resulted in the choice of a 155 mm dual purpose (DP) main battery in five triple turrets capable of 55 elevation. To save weight, electric welding was used, as was aluminum in the superstructure, and the use of a single funnel stack. New impulse geared turbine engines, coupled with very heavy anti-aircraft protection, gave the class a very high speed and protection.
 


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Takao

heavy cruiser model ship


 


The Takao was the largest of the heavy cruisers built for the Japanese Navy.  Four ships of the Takao class were built: TAKAO, ATAGO, MAYA, and CHOKAI. They were built in response to the heavy cruisers under construction by the United States and Great Britain during the 1920's.  These ships were fast, powerful and heavily armed with enough firepower to hold their own against any ships built.
 

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HMS Hood

Battle Cruiser model

 


Completed in 1920, she was the forerunner of all the World War II fast battleships, the evolutionary stage where the battle cruiser merged with the battleship to become the new type later known as the "fast battleship."  The Hood had a dramatic influence on the subsequent capital ship designs of all nations.  The biggest and boldest of all battle cruisers,  Hood ruled the seas from 1920 to 1940.

 
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HMCS Huron

DDG-281

 

destroyer ship model
 


HMCS Huron was the second ship of her Tribal class (or 280-class.)  Huron was laid down on 1 June 1969 and was launched on 9 April 1971.  She was officially commissioned into the CF on 16 December 1972 and carried the pennant number 281.
 


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Prinz Eugen

Heavy cruiser model

 
 


On 24 May 1941, Prinz Eugen fought alongside Bismarck in the Battle of the Denmark Strait against HMS Hood, hitting the British battlecruiser three times and starting a huge fire.  Prinz Eugen also damaged HMS Prince of Wales with four hits. 
 

prinz eugen
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German S-100 E-boat
 


This fast attack boat was called the "Schnellboote" by the Germans, and "E" boat by the allies' motorboats.  The powerful and heavily-armed E-boats were used effectively on all fronts by the German Navy.  This full RC (working anchor, smoke, lighting...)
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S-100 E-BOAT ship model

USS Texas
BB-35

battleship model
 


The Battleship USS Texas BB-35 is the last and oldest Battleship afloat that served in both WWI and WWII. She was considered the most powerful warship afloat because of her ten 14"/45 guns in five twin turrets. 
 

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USS Juneau
CL-52

Light cruiser model ship
 


The first USS Juneau (CL-52) was a United States Navy Atlanta-class light cruiser sunk at the Naval Battle of Guadalcanal in November 1942. In total 687 men, including the five Sullivan brothers, were killed in action as a result of its sinking.  Model constructed for the Pacific Ship and Shore Monographs museum. 

 


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USS Charles Sperry
(Sumner class
)

DD-697

destroyer model
 

The United States produced 58 Allen M. Sumner-class destroyers.  The Sumner class was based upon the previous Fletcher class, which were built from 1941 until 1944. In addition to the three twin 5"/38cal mounts, Sumners had twin rudders, giving them better maneuverability.


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USS Gearing
DD-710

destroyer model

 


The Gearing class of destroyers originated near the end of World War II when the United States Navy required more range and anti-aircraft capabilities from its Allen M. Sumner-class destroyers. It managed that by adding 14 ft to the length in the midsection. 

 


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USS North Carolina
BB-55

battleship model

 


USS North Carolina (BB-55) was the first newly-constructed American battleship to enter service during World War II, and she took part in every major naval offensive in the Pacific Theater of Operations to become the most highly decorated American battleship of World War II, accumulating 15 battle stars.
 

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USS Indiana
BB-58

battleship model

 


With her nine 16” guns, USS Indiana BB-58 was a formidable weapon.  Her powerful engines could drive her to 27 knots. USS Indiana was commissioned in April 1942 and participated in the assaults on the Marshall and Gilbert Islands.  She participated in the carrier raids on the Carolinas and the Japanese Home Islands.  BB-58  was also in the battles in the Marianas, Saipan, Philippine Sea, Palaus, Iwo Jima, and Ryukus.  
 

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USS Washington BB-56

battleship model
 

The USS Washington BB-56 and her sister USS North Carolina were the first American battleships built after the 1922 Washington Naval Treaty.
 

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USS Alabama
BB-60

battleship model

USS Alabama BB-60 shot down 22 Japanese planes.  Her radar was the first to detect enemy bombers in the Battle of the Philippine Sea, at the unprecedented range of 190 miles. This warning enabled U.S. fighters and anti-aircraft gunners to destroy over 400 Japanese planes.  USS Alabama BB-60 earned 9 battle stars providing gunfire support for amphibious assaults on Japanese-held islands and protecting carrier task forces. 
 

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USS Massachusetts
BB-59

battleship model

 


On November 8, 1942, USS Massachusetts BB-59 engaged the French battleship Jean Bart in a gun duel and fired the first American 16" projectile of World War II.  Over the course of the war, she sank 5 enemy ships and shot down 39 aircrafts. USS Massachusetts earned 11 battle stars for her World War II service and never lost a man in combat. 

 

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USS South Dakota
BB-57

battleship model

 

Also known as "Battleship X", the USS South Dakota BB57 was in every major battle and the second most decorated ship of WWII (13 battle stars), behind only the famous USS Enterprise.  USS South Dakota brought down 32 Japanese planes and was the first ship to fire on the Japanese home islands.  
 

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USS Iowa
BB-61

battleship model
 

USS Iowa BB-61 earned nine battle stars for World War II service and two for Korean War service.  Currently, USS Iowa is the only ship of her class not open to the public as a museum.  
USS Iowa
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USS New Jersey
BB-62

battleship model

 

USS New Jersey BB-62 received nine battle stars for World War II; four for the Korean conflict; two for Vietnam; and three Campaign Stars for service off Beirut, Lebanon and service in the Persian Gulf, prior to Operation Desert Storm. With a total of 19 Battle and Campaign Stars, USS New Jersey BB-62 is America's most decorated battleship and surviving warship.
   

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USS
Missouri
BB-63

battleship model


 

USS Missouri BB-63 is  notable as the final battleship to be built by the United States, the second-to-last in the world after HMS Vanguard, and the site of the Japanese surrender at the end of World War II.  USS Missouri BB-63 received a total of eleven battle stars, and is presently a museum ship at Pearl Harbor.  The powerful warship has nicknames as "Mighty Mo" or "Big Mo".   
 

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USS Nicholas destroyer
DD-449
destroyer model


USS Nicholas DD-449 served as flagship of Destroyer Squadron 21 and earned 16 battle stars including two for submarines sunk. Awarded one of the first Presidential Unit Citations for action in the Solomon Islands in 1943.  Also received a Philippine Republic Presidential Unit Citation Badge.  Admiral Halsey ordered that USS Nicholas DD-449 and twin sister O’Bannon be present in Tokyo Bay for Japan’s surrender “because of their valorous fight up the long road from the South Pacific."
 


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USS Milius
DDG-69

destroyer ship model

 


On 6 December 2006, the USS Milius successfully launched a Block IV Tomahawk cruise missile for the first time in a test of the Block IV configuration.  The launch took place in the Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division Sea Test Range off of California.  The missile flew 869 miles before impacting its target on the land range at China Lake, California.
  


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USS Arleigh Burke
DDG-51

destroyer ship model


The Arleigh Burke class of guided missile destroyers is the United States Navy's first class of destroyer built around the Aegis combat system and the SPY-1D multi-function phased array radar.  The class is named for Admiral Arleigh "31-Knot" Burke, the most famous American destroyer officer of World War II, and later Chief of Naval Operations. 
 


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USS Kidd
DDG-993

destroyer model



 


The KIDD DDG-993 was the world's largest destroyer and, after the Aegis-equipped Arleigh Burke class, the most powerful multi-purpose destroyer in the fleet.  She is the most formidable warship of her size ever to patrol the world's oceans, blending the best features of the SPRUANCE Class destroyers with the combat system of the VIRGINIA Class nuclear cruisers. KIDD DDG-993 is a triple-threat, able to operate offensively, to deal with simultaneous air, surface, and sub-surface attacks.  
 


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USS
Bunker Hill
CG-52

destroyer model
 


The first ship to employ the Vertical Launch System (VLS), USS Bunker Hill CG-52 was given the nickname "Vertical Swordsman". In November 1990, she sailed in support of Operation DESERT SHIELD and DESERT STORM and served as the multinational Anti-Air Warfare Commander, directing the tactical employment of 26 ships and over 300 combat aircraft.  USS Bunker Hill CG-52 was one of the first ships to launch TOMAHAWK Land Attack Missiles against Iraqi forces.  
 


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USS Rentz
FFG-46

Destroyer ship model
 


In 1986, USS Rentz was the first American warship to conduct an official port visit to the People's Republic of China since 1949. In July 1987, USS Rentz deployed to the Arabian Gulf in support of Operation Earnest Will, and spent over three months escorting commercial tankers in the Gulf and through the Strait of Hormuz.  Since 1987, USS Rentz has been to the Arabian Gulf several additional times. In 1995, USS Rentz participated in the inaugural Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training cruise (CARAT).
 


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USS San Diego
LPD-22

 


USS San Diego is a San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock. The ship is designed to deliver a fully equipped Marine battalion of 699 officers and enlisted men.
 



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USS Independence

CLS-2

Littoral combat ship model

 


USS Independence is one of the most innovative warship designs ever built.  Built from aluminum with a load carriage capability of 250 tones, the USS Independence can sprint at 35 knots and has a range of  3,000 nautical miles.  The trimaran design allows high speeds in heavy seas and allow helicopter operations in conditions where other ships would close down.
 

USS Independence CLS-2
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USS BARRY
DDG-52

Destroyer model


USS Barry has received many awards, including the Battenberg Cup for the years 1994, 1996, and 1998—making Barry one of only three ships to have won the prestigious award three times, and the only Aegis destroyer to have won the award thus far—earning her the nickname "Battenberg Barry."  She has also been awarded the Battle E award 4 times, and received the Golden Anchor and Silver Anchor Awards for retention. 
  


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USS Laboon
DDG-58

Destroyer model

 


The USS Laboon became the first Arleigh Burke class destroyer to engage in combat in Iraq, launching Tomahawk missiles to attack air defense targets on Sept 3rd, 1996.  
  


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USS Pittsburgh CA-72

Heavy cruiser model

 


 


On 4 June, USS Pittsburgh fought a typhoon that had 70-knot winds and 100-foot waves. Her bow structure thrust upward and broke free. Her crew’s seamanship saved their own ship. 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, Pittsburgh proceeded at 6 knots to Guam.
 

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USS Cleveland
CL-55

Light cruiser model

 


USS Cleveland (CL-55) was the lead ship and one of the 26 United States Navy Cleveland class light cruisers. Cleveland was commissioned in June 1942, and saw extensive service in the war, in both the Mediterranean and Pacific theaters.

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HMS Dreadnought

Battleship model

Launched in 1905, HMS Dreadnought's revolutionary design made all other battleships obsolete.  So advanced was Dreadnought that her name became a generic term for modern battleships, whilst the ships she made obsolete became known as "pre-dreadnoughts". 
 

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HMS Agincourt

Battleship model
 


HMS Agincourt was a WWI dreadnought.  Her construction to a specially-impressive design was commissioned by Brazil but  resold while under construction to Turkey who renamed her as Sultan Osman I.  Sultan Osman I was completed just as the war began and was seized for use by the Royal Navy.  Renamed as Agincourt, she joined the Grand Fleet in the North Sea and participated in the Battle of Jutland in 1916. Agincourt was sold for scrap in 1922 to meet the terms of the Washington Naval Treaty.
 
HMS Agincourt
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USS
Enterprise
CV-65

Aircraft carrier model
 


Known as "The Big E", the USS Enterprise CV-65 is the world's first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier and, to this day, holds the records as the longest, tallest and fastest carrier.   USS Enterprise's crew of 3,150 consists of 150 officers, 150 chief petty officers, and 2,850 petty officers E-3 and below.
 


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USS
Carl Vinson
CVN-70


Aircraft carrier model

She was commissioned in 1982 and carries F/A-18 Hornets and F/A-18E/F Super Hornets as well as surveillance and other aircraft. Carl Vinson can carry 85 planes and 5,500 personnel.

 
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USS Liscome Bay
CVE-56
 

Aircraft carrier model


 


Burial at Sea for two victims of the submarine attack on the "Liscome Bay"at 0533, Liscome Bay listed to starboard and sank, carrying Admiral Mullinix, Captain Wiltsie, 53 other officers, and 591 enlisted men—including Cook Third Class Dorie Miller, famous for his actions during the attack on Pearl Harbor—down with her; 272 of her crew were rescued. American casualties of the assault on Makin exceeded the strength of the entire Japanese garrison of that island.
 
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USS Gambier Bay
CVE-73
 

Aircraft carrier model


 


On the morning of October 25, 1944, USS Gambier Bay
CVE-73 was steaming off the island of Samar. With 4 battleships, 8 cruisers, and 11 destroyers, Vice Admiral Takeo Kurita's Japanese Centre Force steadily followed and at 0658 opened fire.  USS Gambier Bay launched the aircraft of Composite Squadron VC-10 from within the safety of a driving rain squall.  Unable to top 18 knots, she was easy game for the much faster Japanese warships.  By 0820 she was within range of accurate 8-inch heavy cruiser gunfire, was hit repeatedly and was soon dead in the water.  She capsized and sank at 0907 as the only U.S. carrier sunk by gunfire in WW 2.
 
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USS Mars
AFS-1

Naval oiler model ship

 



 


 Mars was the first of a new class that was intended to replace three types of supply ships: the AF, AKS, and AVS. Two innovations were Boeing UH‑46 helicopters and an automatic highline shuttle transfer system to make a rapid transfer of supplies possible. To speed replenishment processing, Mars became the first ship in the Pacific Fleet to be equipped with a 1004 Univac computer system. 
 

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USS Cimarron
AO-177

Naval oiler model ship
 

As the number of Navy-manned fleet oilers had diminished, the Navy "jumboized" all five ships of the fleet. The AO Jumbo program is designed to increase the 120,000 barrel fuel capacity of these ships to 150,000 barrels and add the capability of carrying 600 tons of cargo ammunition.  USS Cimarron AO-177 was the lead ship of those five ships.
 

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HMAS Ballarat (Anzac frigate)

Frigate model ship

HMAS Ballarat (FFH 155) is an Anzac class frigate of the Royal Australian Navy. The frigate was laid down in 2000 and commissioned in mid-2004.  Ballarat has been involved in border protection as part of Operation Relex II, was deployed to the Gulf for Operation Catalyst, and was one of the two ships involved in the Operation Northern Trident 2009 round-the-world voyage. 

 

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Vendemiaire
(Floreal-class)

Frigate model ship

 


 

 

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Musashi

Battleship model


Musashi, "sister" of battleship Yamato, was commissioned in August 1942 when she proceeded to Truk Lagoon, where Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto made Musashi his flagship. After he was killed on April 18th, 1943 (having been shot down by a special U.S. Army Air Forces operation) in the Solomons theater of operations, Musashi returned to Japan carrying his ashes. On 24 October 1944, Musashi was attacked in the Sibuyan Sea by American aircrafts and capsized.
 


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USS Wisconsin
BB-64

Battleship model
 

USS Wisconsin BB-64 is the second ship of the United States Navy named in honor of the U.S. state of Wisconsin.  USS Wisconsin BB-64currently functions as a museum ship at Nauticus, The National Maritime in Norfolk, Virginia.
 

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USS Sioux
ATF-75

Naval tug model

 


USS Sioux (AT-75) was a Navajo-class fleet tug of the United States Navy that saw service during World War II, and in the Korean and Vietnam Wars.  
 


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USS Crockett
PG-88

Patrol boat model

The U.S.S. Crockett PG-88 was the smallest and pound-for-pound the deadliest man-of -war in the U.S. Navy.   She could reach a top speed of 50 knots but more impressive still was the fact that she could accelerate her 230 tons from 0 to 40 knots in 60 seconds.
 

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USS Defiance
PG-95

Patrol boat model

 


The turbine-powered high-speed patrol boats that went into service with the US Navy at the end of the sixties took shipbuilding into the age of technology. These fast and maneuverable vessels represented a breakthrough into powerful new design. The slender aluminum hull cuts through the water with prodigious power, the optional auxiliary gas-turbine engine alone develops 13,300 shp.

 

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Swift Boat

Riverine
boat model

 

The U.S. Navy Swift Patrol Boats were invaluable in chasing enemy infiltrators through shallow rivers and along the coastline of Vietnam during the war.  One of the commanders was U.S. Senator John Kerry.  He commanded the PCF-94 in early 1969.
 

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PBR MarkII

Patrol boat model
 

Patrol Boat, Rigid (sometimes River or Riverine), or PBR, is the US Navy designation for a type of rigid-hulled patrol boat used in the Vietnam War from March 1966 until the end of 1970.
 

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PT-109

Torpedo
boat model

Kennedy's boat PT-109 was rammed by the Japanese destroyer Amagiri on August 2, 1943, cutting it in half and killing two of his men. Kennedy led the survivors, clinging to the wreckage of the boat, to safety on the deserted Plum Pudding Island. The wreckage of PT-109 was located.  However, under current Navy policy, the wreckage is a gravesite and may not be disturbed.

 

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Milazzo

Minelayer/sweeper model

Custom built for a naval historian who is writing a book about the Milazzo. 

 

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USS Idaho
BB-42

battleship model
 


USS Idaho was present at the signing of the surrender on board USS Missouri.  Idaho received seven battle stars for World War II service.

USS IDAHO
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In January 2013, Bray Entertainment called ModelShipMaster.com for expert advises on ship model construction.  The information will be used in a National Geographic show and the History Channel show that is co-produced by Bray Ent.  and the History Channel.     

In March, 2012, a former US Secretary of the Navy purchased our two models for an important naval launching event.   After the  delivery, a large San Antonio class model and a pre WWII model were also commissioned.    Three of these models are now on permanent display in one of the most advanced ships of the US Navy.

In Feb 2011, Pacific Ship and Shore Monographs of Dixon, Calif. commissioned for the construction of the USS Arizona and USS Juneau for the museum's grand opening in Summer 2011.   The museum later acquired our large USS Missouri soon.

In Jan. 2011, Model Ship Master successfully delivered 9 warships to Trek Marketing LLC in San Diego for a movie project. 

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