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    Posted 1 year ago

    fortapache
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    Looks like I should have taken more photos. I could do a post on each of the ship models displayed there. That doesn't count all the smaller scale ships displayed along the wall.
    1st is the bridge of the USS Rasher. A Gato class submarine. These were large submarines for the time as they had to travel long distances in the Pacific.
    Photos 2 and 3 are the USS Minneapolis (CA-36). A New Orleans class Heavy cruiser. These look like battleships but have much smaller guns. These have nine 8: guns. A heavy cruiser is still considered something worthy of respect. This is pre-war ship completed in 1936.
    Last is the Lexington with a deck full of aircraft. Lexington was sunk early in WWII. Of all the carriers built before WWII only the Saratoga and Enterprise survived the war. But they added 24 Essex class carriers which was a lot.

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    1. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 1 year ago
      Thanks for posting some more pix of these. That sub probably cost you tax payers about a $mil. ! Even down to the sink plumbing !
    2. Newfld Newfld, 1 year ago
      Awesome ship models
    3. fortapache fortapache, 1 year ago
      Thank you very much bb2. I see they even have some rolled up towels.

      And thank you very much Newfld.
    4. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 1 year ago
      Sorry. I missed the towels.
    5. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 1 year ago
      The U.S. carriers used wooden flight decks while the Limies used steel.
    6. fortapache fortapache, 1 year ago
      bb2 true. The British ships didn't carry enough planes for the Pacific. The US was going for offense over defense.

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