This USS Alabama battleship model was specially designed & built by the plank on bulkhead method (joining multiple small pieces of wood like western red cedar, rosewood and mahogany wood together on the hull). The model rests on a black solid wood base with a metal nameplate and brass support posts. Size: 42.5" L x 15.75" H x 7 W. The task required skillful craftsmen hundreds of hours to accomplish.Is uniquely identified by a serial number, which is laser cut to the back of the nameplate. USS Alabama (BB-60) is a retired battleship. She was the fourth and final member of the South Dakota class of fast battleships built for the United States Navy in the 1930s. The first American battleships designed after the Washington treaty system began to break down in the mid-1930s, they took advantage of an escalator clause that allowed increasing the main battery to 16 guns, but Congressional refusal to authorize larger battleships kept their displacement close to the Washington limit of 35,000 long tons. After entering service, Alabama was briefly deployed to strengthen the British Home Fleet, tasked with protecting convoys to the Soviet Union.
In 1943, she was transferred to the Pacific for operations against Japan; the first of these was the Gilbert and Marshall Islands campaign that began in November that year. While operating in the Pacific, she served primarily as an escort for the fast carrier task force to protect the aircraft carriers from surface and air attacks. She also frequently bombarded Japanese positions in support of amphibious assaults. Alabama assisted in Operation Magic Carpet after the war, carrying some 700 men home from the former war zone.
She was decommissioned in 1947 and assigned to the Pacific Reserve Fleet, where she remained until 1962 when she was stricken from the Naval Vessel Register. The article "USS_Alabama_(BB-60)" is part of the Wikipedia encyclopedia. The model measures 42.5 long overall from bow to stern.
A USS Monitor & CSS Virginia Ironclad Battleship Models Are Available. 100% hand built from scratch using "plank on bulkhead" construction method. Size: Overall 42.5" length x 15.75" height x 7 width. Undreds of hours where required to finish this model boat. Completed model contains thousands of details created by skillful master craftsmen.
Made of finest wood like western red cedar, rosewood and mahogany. Extensive research through original plans and pictures make this model authentic. This model went through a demanding quality control process before leaving the workshop.After that the item will be re listed. Models are securely packed with foam sheets, peanuts or bubble wraps. This item was in stock at the time of listing.
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