Saratoga Model Shipyard SMY46 USS Henderson (AP 1) transport 1939 1/1250
The first US purpose-built troop transport built 1917 with a shallow draft to enable landings to be made. Operated in WW1 on 8 journeys to France. In 1941, left Pearl Harbor shortly before Japanese attack and arrived safely to San Francisco. Made 20+ voyages in the Pacific until converted to hospital ship USS Bountiful in 1943.