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Photos of the USS Coronado LCS-4's commissioning ceremony on April 4th, 2014 (we were invited) are available here.

Did you know that as part of the Asia-Pacific pivotal action, the U.S. has been building two multi-billion-dollar ships per year?  That's how much extra China is hurting the U.S. economy.  We are publishing an article about a strategy that can contain China's navy.  Email us for the release date. 

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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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USS Zumwalt
destroyer

DDG-1000

 

 


The Zumwalt-class destroyer is designed as multi-mission ship with a focus on land attack.  In February, 2008, Bath Iron Works was awarded for the construction of the USS Zumwalt (DDG-1000), and Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding was awarded for the construction of the DDG-1001, with price of $1.4 billion each. However, the final cost is $3.2 billion plus $4 billion life cycle cost per ship.  Please click here to commission this model.
 

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IX 529

Sea Shadow

 

 


The Sea Shadow was built in the mid-1980s.   The ship is capable of operating in Sea State 5 (extremely rough) conditions.  The Sea Shadow incorporates a Small Water Plane Area Twin Hull hull form with canted struts extending below the water line to torpedo-shaped hulls. Fins mounted on the front and back of the inboard sides of the lower hulls provide the control surfaces for turning the vehicle, eliminating the need for conventional rudders and reducing drag. The ship's sloped sides are an extension of the angled struts, whose design are driven by signature, hydrodynamic and structural considerations. Several technologies from the Sea Shadow have been incorporated into Navy ships including signature control on Arleigh Burke-class destroyers. Also, Sea Shadow's Small Waterplane Area Twin Hull technology has been incorporated into the TAGOS-19, a twin hull ocean surveillance ship. Please click here to commission this model.
 





  

USS California
BB-44
 

The fifth California was launched in 1919 and commissioned 1921. For 20 years, California served first as flagship of the Pacific Fleet, then as flagship of the Battle Fleet.  From 17 October to 20 November she played a key role in the Leyte operation, including the destruction of the Japanese fleet in the Battle of Surigao Strait.  Her powerful batteries were an important factor in the success of these dangerous operations.   Please click here to commission this model.
 
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USS California

CGN-36

 

The lead ship of her class of nuclear-powered guided missile cruiser, USS California was launched on 22 September 1971 sponsored with a "near miss" of the champagne bottle by First Lady of the United States Patricia Nixon. She was known as the "Golden Grizzly," commemorating the California Gold Rush and the grizzly bear appearing on the California state flag. She represented the United States Navy in the 1977 Silver Jubilee naval review in Portsmouth, honoring Queen Elizabeth II. In 1980, she circumnavigated the globe, the first nuclear-powered warship to do so since the USS Enterprise in 1964.
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USS Long Beach|
CGN-9
 

Long Beach  was the first nuclear-powered guided missile cruiser, serving from 1961 to 1995.
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USS Sacramento

 AOE-1
 

 


Sacramento combined the functions of three logistics ships in one hull; fleet oiler (AO), ammunition ship (AE), and refrigerated stores ship (AFS).  Sacramento served in the Gulf of Tonkin during the Vietnam War.  It was known as a "floating supermaket" because of all the goods it carried.  Sacramento is considered a benchmark in West Coast shipbuilding. The ship is the largest ships ever built on the West Coast.  Only Iowa-class battleships and aircraft carriers have greater displacements than Sacramento.
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USS Salem
CA-139
 

 


USS Salem served a distinguished 10 year career as flagship of the US Sixth Fleet in the Mediterranean and the Second Fleet in the Atlantic. During her career she served as host to such notables as the US Ambassador to Spain, John D. Lodge; the Honorable Thomas S. Gates, Undersecretary of the Navy; Admiral Arleigh A. Burke, USN, Chief of Naval Operations; the Shah of Iran; the President of Lebanon and the King and Queen of Greece.
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USS Forrest Sherman
DD-931


 


USS Forrest Sherman was the lead ship of the Forest Sherman - class of destroyers. Decommissioned on November 5, 1982, and stricken from the Navy list on July 27, 1990, the Forest Sherman was sold for scrapping in 1994, but was repossessed by the Navy on October 10, 1996. The Forrest Sherman is now berthed at the Naval Inactive Ships Maintenance Facility Philadelphia, PA., awaiting final disposal. The ship may be used as a museum and memorial. Please click here to commission this model.
 
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USS Samuel B. Roberts
FFG-58
 

USS Samuel B. Roberts is one of the final ships in the Oliver Hazard Perry class of guided missile frigates.  She was severely damaged by an Iranian mine in 1988, leading U.S. forces to respond with Operation Praying Mantis.    
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USS Newport

LST-1179

Newport was the lead ship of a twenty ship class of tank landing ships which replaced the traditional bow door design LST. Two derrick arms support a thirty-ton, 112-foot bow ramp for the unloading of tanks and other vehicles ashore, additionally, amphibious vehicles can be launched from the tank deck via the ship's stern gate and the ship's flight deck can accommodate most Navy helicopter types. Please click here to commission this model.
 

USS Bainbridge

DLG-25
CGN-25

 


Was the only ship of her class.  Initially a guided missile destroyer leader in the United States Navy, she was re-designated as a guided missile cruiser in 1975.  At 7800 tons, she is notable as the smallest nuclear-powered surface warship commissioned by any navy.
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USS Anchorage

LSD-36
 


USS Anchorage was a dock landing ship commissioned on 15 March 1969. In the ship's 34 years of service, she completed 19 deployments in the western Pacific and became the most decorated dock landing ship on the west coast.  USS Anchorage participated in numerous military operations. At the end of the Vietnam War, the ship carried Marines back to the United States as a part of the US withdrawal from Vietnam.
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USS England
DE-635

Particularly known as the Buckley class of destroyer escort USS England destroyed 6 submarines in one mission during 1944.  
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USS Intrepid

CV-11

 

An Essex-class aircraft carrier of the United States Navy. Intrepid participated in the Pacific War, most notably the Battle of Leyte Gulf, recovered space capsules of the Mercury and Gemini projects, served in the Vietnam War, and as of 2005 is a museum ship in New York City called Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum. Please click here to commission this model.
 
USS INTREPID ship model

USS
Ticonderoga

CV-14
 


Ticonderoga received 5 battle stars during World War II and 12 battle stars during the Vietnam War. She also received 3 Navy Unit Commendations and 1 Meritorious Unit Commendation.
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USS TICONDEROGA ship model
 

USS Wasp
CV-18


 

Wasp earned eight battle stars for her World War II service

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USS WASP ship model

USS Ranger

CVA-61


Ranger was the first aircraft carrier in the world to be laid down as an angled-deck ship. Please click here to commission this model.
 
uss ranger

USS Saratoga

CV-3


The most famous US Navy officer of the War, Fleet Admiral William F. “Bull” Halsey commanded the Saratoga for 2 years and was Rear Admiral on her for another 2 years. During the war, the Saratoga served in the Battle of Guadalcanal and attacked Rabaul, Sumatra, Iwo Jima and Java.  
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USS SARATOGA ship model

USCG Hamilton

WHEC-715

The 378-foot High Endurance Cutter class are the largest cutters, aside from the two Polar Class Icebreakers, ever built for the Coast Guard. Highly versatile and capable of performing a variety of missions, these cutters operate throughout the world's oceans. The ships were built at an approximate cost of  $20 million.
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uscg hamilton

USS
Pennsylvania

The fist landing


The date was January 18, 1911, and the place was San Francisco BayEugene Ely successfully landed his Curtiss D-IV "Puhser" biplane on the deck of the Pennsylvania.  After 45 minutes, he took off from the ship and landed ashore 2 miles away.  This momentous event demonstrated that ships could serve as floating airfields.  It marked the beginning of naval aviation. Please click here to commission this model.
 


C-3  USS  War Hawk

 

The construction of C-3 cargo vessels began during World War II, after the famous "Liberty" and "Victory" ships. This standardized type of ship overtook all other ships as it was more modern and longer and could also reach a higher speed.
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C-3 OIL TANKER ship model

 HMS Diamond

HMS Diamond is considered to be the most advanced air-defense warship in the world. The ship's capabilities center on the SAMPSON Multi Function Radar, which can detect targets out to a distance of 400 kms (220 nmi.) The destroyer also carries the world-leading PAAMS system (Principal Anti-Air Missile System) which can defend her and other ships in its company from multiple attacks by the most sophisticated anti-ship missiles. Please click here to commission this model.
 

HMS Vanguard

 


Consistently among the best in every important characteristic: speed, protection, battery (main, secondary, and AA combined), fire control, seaworthiness, habitability, range, and so on. Plus, from her graceful forward sheer to her transom stern, she just looks 'right' from any angle. Her four 15 inch main battery gun turrets and twin funnels give her the symmetrical profile that epitomizes great design. Please click here to commission this model.
 

HMS King George V

 


She was the flagship of the Home Fleet under the command of Admiral Sir John Tovey, and was involved in the chase for the German battleship Bismarck.
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HMS KING GEORGE II ship model

HMS
Ark Royal

 


HMS Ark Royal was one of the most famous British ships of WWII. She was in action against German U-boats and aircraft almost from the beginning of the war and was instrumental in the chase of the German battleship Bismarck. Planes from the Ark Royal succeeded in damaging the Bismarck's rudder, making the ship unmaneuverable.
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HMS ARK ROYAL ship model

HMS Belfast

 

HMS Belfast (C35) is the Royal Navy's heaviest ever cruiser. Belfast is now a museum ship in London.
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HMS BELFAST Ship model

HMS
Argus

 


The HMS Argus attained her place in history as the first true aircraft carrier, with a flight deck running unobstructed from above the bows to the stern.
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Graft Spee
 


German pocket battleship of 10,000 tons launched in 1936. The Graf Spee was more heavily gunned than any cruiser. After Graft spee sunk 9 merchant vessels in the Atlantic, Winston immediately ordered commodore Harwood to seek out the cruiser and sink her with everything he had.  The success of neutralizing one threat the Graf Spee was the key player in the confidence in Churchill leading the British people to Victory. Churchill was beside himself with gratitude. "What a relief" he thought" Now I can make decisions myself without interference"
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GRAFT SPEE ship model

Admiral Scheer

Admiral Scheer was by far the most successful capital ship commerce raider during World War II.  She raided as far as the Indian Ocean, sinking 15 ships and capturing 3. 
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SMS Emden
 


The cruise of the German light cruiser SMS Emden was among the most romanticised and notable incidents of World War I. In the latter half of 1914 Emden raided Allied shipping in the Indian Ocean, sinking or capturing thirty Allied merchant vessels and warships before being run aground by its captain to save it from sinking, after engaging HMAS Sydney at the Battle of Cocos.
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Mikasa
Battleship

 


The Mikasa was the Flagship of Admiral Togo.  She fought in the very famous historic "Battle of the Japan Sea" vs. the Russian Battle Fleet during May 27-28, 1905 and was instrumental during the Russo-Japanese war.  She took three years to complete, at the great cost of 880,000.  Mikasa was a state-of-the-art pre-dreadnought battleship, achieving an unprecedented combination of firepower and protective strength. She is the only one pre-Dreadnought battleship is preserved today Please click here to commission this model.
 

IJN Akagi

 


Akagi was the queen of Japanese flattops, the flagship of First Air Fleet. A conversion from a battlecruiser hull, she still possessed the lean lines of her original design. Akagi had a 250m long flight deck and in her final configuration could hold 92 planes in her hangar space.  She led the attack on Pearl Harbor and participated in other significant actions during the Japanese advance across the Pacific.  She was sunk, along with 3 other Japanese carriers, by American dive bombers during the Battle of Midway.
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AKAGI ship model
 

Aurora

 


 


The Aurora is a Russian protected cruiser, currently preserved as a museum ship in St. Petersburg.  During World War II, the guns were taken from the ship and used for land defense of Leningrad. The ship itself was docked in Oranienbaum port, and was repeatedly shelled and bombed. On 30 September 1941 she was damaged and sunk in the harbour. After extensive repairs in 1945-1947, Aurora was permanently anchored on the Neva in Leningrad (currently: St. Petersburg) as a monument to the Great October Socialist Revolution and in 1957 became a museum-ship.  From 1956 to the present day, more than 28 million people have visited Aurora.
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AURORA ship model

Neustrashimy

 


Neustrashimy, the Russian word for "Undaunted", is also the latest Russian frigate design to enter service. It is optimized for ASW missions. The design incorporates significant efforts to reduce radar and infrared signature. The superstructure is broken with flat convex planes to break up radar return and is covered with radar absorbent material.  This is basically the same concept used in multifaceted USAF F-117 but in this case applied to a 4,000-ton frigate. The two stacks are low and designed to diffuse emissions to break up the infrared signature. At first glance you don’t realize that the ship has two stacks because the aft stack, behind the main mast is so low as to appear parts of the superstructure. Another application of stealth design to this frigate is the design of the six torpedo tubes. Instead of separate mounts, torpedo tubes are mounted into the hull, three to a side in multi-facet/plane fixed positions. The principle is that the multiple facets reduce radar return. Primary ASW weapons systems include the six 533 torpedo tubes, using SS-N-15 missiles and wire guided torpedoes, and single RBU-6000 rocket launcher in front of the bridge. This weapons suite is complemented by the Ka-27PL Helix helicopter. Please click here to commission this model.
 


Kirov

 


Kirov is the lead ship of the eponymous class of missile cruisers. It is one of the biggest warships of the world.  Kirov's size and weapons complement have given her the unofficial designation of a battlecruiser. The appearance of the Kirov class was a significant factor in the US Navy recommissioning the Iowa class.  This ship has an impressive armament of missiles and guns as well as electronics. Its largest radar antenna is mounted on its foremast, and called "Top Pair" by NATO.  Kirov's main weapons are 20 SS-N-19 Shipwreck missiles mounted on deck, designed to engage large surface targets, and air defense is provided for with 12 S-300F launchers with 96 missiles, 2 Osa-MA with 40 missiles and the Kashtan air-defense missile/gun system. Other weapons are the automatic 130 mm AK-130 gun system, 30 mm AK-630, 10 torpedo/missile tubes, Udav-1 with 40 anti-submarine rockets and the 2 RBU-1000 six-tube launchers.  Kirov was laid down in June 1973, launched on December 26, 1977 and completed in December 1980.  826.8 ft long and 93.5 ft wide
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 Visby

Visby is the first vessel in the world to have fully developed stealth technology, designed to minimize all signatures.  The vessel has the lowest “magnetic signature” of any current warship. Apart from being made of low-radar reflectivity materials, Visby also does not use propellers, which are the noisiest part of a ship.  Visby's hull is an all carbon fiber reinforced plastic sandwich construction with advanced stealth properties.  The vessels total length is 72 meters, the beam is 10.40 meters, and the displacement is 600 metric tones. Please click here to commission this model.
 
uss visby

 SAAR

During the 1967 the Middle East war, an Israeli destroyer was hit by an Egyptian missile boat and sank. Israel learned the lesson and developed SAAR class which was low cost as well as suitable for a coordinating fight. A series of SAAR class boats therefore has become the backbone of the Israeli Navy.  In 1973, the Israeli sent out a squadron of SAAR missile boat to strike three missile boats, one torpedo boat, one minelayer of Syria.  All Syrian boats were destroyed.  From the result of the war, many countries learned that it could both reduce military expenditure and boost the sea power by adopting missile boats. Please click here to commission this model.
 
SAAR corvette

 SAAR 5

The Saar 5 ships are the Israeli fleet's most advanced surface ships.  Class Saar 5 is a multi-purpose missile corvette designed and planned by the Israel Navy as an effective response to future challenges. A Saar 5 ship has a high level of survivability, being equipped with a helicopter and surface-to-surface, anti-aircraft and anti-submarine capabilities. Designed to remain at sea for relatively long period, its primary use is as a command ship for task forces. As such, it is equipped with the most advanced combat, navigation and propulsion systems existing in the world today. Please click here to commission this model.
 
SAAR 5

Skjold Class Missile Fast Patrol Boats

The Skjold Class (skjold means "shield" in Norwegian) missile fast patrol boat is a new class of super fast, stealth missile craft, formerly known as MTBs (missile torpedo boats.) Skjold is regarded as the fastest warships in the world with speeds over 60 knots / 110 km/h. It is also characterized by its reduced signatures, small size with heavy weapon load, and littoral combat capability. The Skjold has an air-cushioned catamaran hull which, with waterjet propulsion, provides high speed and manoeuvrability. Please click here to commission this model.
 
skjold class

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