Ship Model "uss Olympia" (c-6) Usn American Navy Heavy Cruiser
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Ship Model "uss Olympia" (c-6) Usn American Navy Heavy Cruiser:
USS OLYMPIA (C-6)
Scale: (S) 1/8” M: 1:96
Length: 43” Height: 21” Width: 9”
Built entirely from scratch materials (wood, cardboard, newspaper), no model or pre manufactured parts were used in construction.
USS Olympia (C-6/CA-15/CL-15/IX-40) is a protected cruiser that saw service in the United States Navy from her commissioning in 1895 until 1922. This vessel became famous as the Flagship of Commodore George Dewey at the Battle of Manila Bay during the Spanish-American War in 1898. The ship was decommissioned after returning to the U.S. in 1899, but was returned to active service in 1902.
She served until World War I as a training ship for naval cadets and as a floating barracks in Charleston, South Carolina. In 1917, she was mobilized again for war service, patrolling the American coast and escorting transport ships.
She is currently a museum ship it desperate needs or restoration and in danger or being scrapped.
Model ships in hand made shipping box that must be opened very slowly from the top down.
His models have shipped all over the world safely.
Local pick up in Berkeley, Ca.
On May-04-13 at 01:37:06 PDT, seller added the following information:
I have added a few more photos of the model as per request. Enjoy!