American to WW2

US Navy 1920-1945. American forces matured in WW1, these ships were built on experience and once awoken the sleeping giants' resolve proved terrible indeed.
A 1/1250 scale second-hand model of USS Maryland in 1945 by Nacvis Neptun 1303B. The model is in excellent condition and has a nicely painted float plane on the catapult, see photograph
£50.00
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A 1/1250 scale metal model of USS Wyoming as an AA training ship in 1944 by Neptun 1309A
£65.00
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Converted from a Fleet Collier, she was the first aircraft carrier with transverse arrestor wires.
£64.00
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A 1/1250 scale model of USS Commencement Bay by Navis Neptun 1320.

The Commencement Bays were a development of the Sangamons having the tanker hulls, uprated power plants and the island similar to the Saipans. The longer flight deck enabled them to be used with aircraft introduced after WW2 and Commencement Bay herself remained in the US Navy until 1971.
£63.00
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Neat model to usual Navis high standard of a typical US escort carrier.
£59.50
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Built in 1939 as Rio de la Plata for Moore-McCormack Line and converted to an escort carrier, she was commissioned as HMS Charger under the Lease-Lend Agreement in March 1942. After service in the Royal Navy, she was returned to the United States and became USS Charger in December 1942 and served as a training carrier for the rest of the war. In 1948, she was bought by V-ships and became the Fairsea running from Naples to Melbourne for the Sitmar Line until 1969.
£61.00
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£51.00
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Quincy was sunk at the Battle of Guadalcanal in 1942.
£55.75
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Most of the Treaty Cruisers were overgunned and under protected. Northampton was sunk by destroyers in the battle off Tassafaronga.
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£57.50
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The members of this class had an active war and were sold on to minor navies afterwards. General Belgrano (ex-Phoenix) was sunk by HMS Conqueror in 1982!
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Navis capture the spirit of these small US Navy escort destroyers quite well. Rudderow was a 24 knot speed, 1450 ton displacement ship that was armed with 2 x 5" main guns guns, a 'hedgehog' forward throwing anti submarine mortar plus a number of smaller cannons and machine guns.
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The Benson class were built in two forms. Livermore was the name ship of the heavier (by 50 tons) version and she is modelled as built in 1941.
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