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Submarine SS-246

USS Croaker's very first patrol in June, 1944 won her the Navy Unit Commendation. In a series of brilliantly attacks, she sank the cruiser Nagara on August 7th, and two freighters, one on  August 14th and one on August 17th.  During this patrol, she served as lifeguard during air strikes on the Bonin Islands.  She refitted at Midway Atoll from 31 August to 23 September, when she sailed in a coordinated attack group for the same area on her second war patrol.  Again successful, she sank a freighter on October 9th, and another on October 23th.  She shadowed a convoy on October 24th, and sank one freighter and damaged another with her last torpedo.  Only with tubes empty, Croaker returned to Midway to refuel.

  uss croaker

This USS Croaker submarine model features:

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

- Superior hollow hull construction (very important), weighing less than 6 lbs  (A solid hull of this model would be over 20 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

- Intentionally painted and "rust"  appearance to portray realism of a steel craft "living" in seawater.

31.5" long x 9" tall x 3.5" wide        
$1,400   S & H is $90   SOLD