CM Models CM-P57 Von Steuben, US troop transport in camouflage 1917 1/1250
Von Steuben, ex-Kronprinz Wilhelm was requesitioned from internment in US waters when America joined the Allies during WW1. The ship was converted to a troopship and sent to France filled with US troops being sent to the Western front. Initially, she was painted in medium grey overall but was quickly given a camouflage pattern to ensure that German submarines would be deterred from attacking. The camouflage takes the form of painting a destroyer overtaking the troopship in the hope that the submarine would delay firing until the warship had moved on and allowed a clear shot at the more valuable troopship. By the time that the submarine realised the deception, the opportunity to fire a torpedo would have been missed (see photograph).
This model is made in Germany by CM Miniaturen, CM-P57
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