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USS BATFISH Submarine
SS-310

When it comes to anti-submarine warfare, no American submarine was more successful than the USS Batfish SS-310.

The submarine took her name from the ferocious fish of the West Indies. And during her seven War Patrols, she sank a total of over 37,000 tons of enemy ships!

In the Pacific theater from December 1943 through August 1945, the crew of eighty men sank fourteen Japanese ships and damaged three others. In February 1945 the USS Batfish set a Navy record by sinking three enemy submarines in a three-day period.

This incredible record earned USS Batfish the Presidential Unit Citation, nine Battle Stars. Her Crew earned the Navy Cross, four Silver Stars, and ten Bronze Stars!

USS Batfish was launched in May, 1943 at Portsmouth, New Hampshire Kittery, ME and was commissioned on August 21, 1943. In 1969 the Batfish was stricken from the Naval Vessel Register.

In 1972, at the Port of Muskogee, Oklahoma, beside the Arkansas River, the submarine USS Batfish SS-310 found a final resting place.

 

 
 

   



This USS Batfish submarine model features:

- Real deck, not computer-printed paper (very difficult and time consuming to make.)

- Plank-on-frame, hollow hull construction (very important), weighing less than 12 lbs  (A solid hull of this model would be over 40 lbs which feels like a heavy toy rather than an art piece.)

- Portholes are cutouts (not black decals), thanks to the hollow structures.

- >95% of parts are wood and metal
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- Intentionally painted and "rust"  appearance to portray realism of a steel craft "living" in seawater.

 

Dimensions:  52" long x 13" tall x 5" wide        
$1,900    S & H is $90