Sailer Shipboard wartime-made wood scratch built model of USN Cruiser USS Indianapolis
Lot 25W
A sailor-made model of the U.S.S. Indianapolis
before July 1945 12-1/2 x 5 in. (31.7 x 12.7 cm.) length x height on stand.
Sold for US$ 437 inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
A sailor-made model of the U.S.S. Indianapolis
before July 1945
built up in wood, with a full hull, painted and detailed with gun turrets, deck structures, masts, funnels, hoisting cranes, the name painted on the stern and other details. Displayed on a simple wood base.
12-1/2 x 5 in. (31.7 x 12.7 cm.) length x height on stand.

Footnotes

  • On July 30, 1945, the U.S.S. Indianapolis was torpedoed by a Japanese submarine in the Philippine Sea and sank in 12 minutes. Of 1,196 men on board, approximately 300 went down with the ship. The remainder, about 900 men, were left floating in shark-infested waters with no lifeboats and most with no food or water. The ship was never missed, and by the time the survivors were spotted by accident four days later only 316 men were still alive. The U.S.S. Indianapolis was the last capital ship lost by the U.S. Navy during WW II.
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