According the Historic Naval Ships Association, USS
Cavalla was called "The Luckiest Ship in the
Submarine Service" because of her outstanding
performance during her service in the last few
months of World War II. USS Cavalla amazingly
sank 34,180 tons of Japanese shipping. Her greatest
sinking, during six war patrols, was the aircraft
carrier Shokaku that had participated in the attack
on Pearl Harbor. Recognized for the
extraordinary services, she was invited to be
present in Tokyo Bay in September 1945 for the
surrender signing aboard USS Missouri.
Cavalla submarine model features:
- Real deck, not
computer-printed paper (very difficult and time
consuming to make.)
hull construction (very important), weighing less than
12 lbs (A solid hull of this model would be over
which feels like a heavy toy rather than an art
- Portholes are cutouts (not black decals), thanks to
the hollow structures.
- >95% of parts are wood and metal.
- Intentionally painted
appearance to portray realism of a steel craft
"living" in seawater.
52" long x 13" tall
x 5" wide
S & H is $90