Cased Ship model of battleship USS North Carolina
Lot 26W
A well detailed full hull model of the battleship U.S.S. North Carolina
after 1945 59-1/2 x 14 x 21 in. (151.1 x 35.5 x 53.3 cm.) cased.
Sold for US$ 1,000 inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
A well detailed full hull model of the battleship U.S.S. North Carolina
American, after 1945
the hull built up in wood, with painted hull in red and grey, the deck finished in grey and detailed with anchors, bollards, chocks, deck railings, anti-aircraft guns, main gun turrets, main superstructure, fire control platform, port holes, funnels, masts, search lights, and other details. Displayed on a pair of mahogany cradles within mahogany and glass display case.
59-1/2 x 14 x 21 in. (151.1 x 35.5 x 53.3 cm.) cased.

Footnotes

  • The first of ten fast battleships built by the United States that saw service in World War II, North Carolina set a standard for new shipbuilding technology that combined high speed with powerful armament. Her superior performance during the Battle of the Eastern Solomons in August 1942 established the primary role of the fast battleship as a protector of the aircraft carrier. Her resiliency to battle damage was proven just a month later in the same area when North Carolina sustained a hit from a Japanese torpedo. Despite an 18 by 32 foot hole in her side, and following a short period to counterflood, she resumed a speed of 25 knots to regain position to protect her assigned aircraft carrier. North Carolina is the most decorated U.S. battleship of World War II with 15 battle stars, having participated in every major naval offensive in the Pacific from Guadalcanal to Tokyo Bay. She is also credited with kills of 24 aircraft, a merchantman and the bombardment of nine Imperial Japanese strongholds.
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