WWII USN Submarine Model of S-38 (3/37)
Lot 63W
A model of the S-class submarine S-38
before 1946 34-1/2 x 10 x 11-1/4 in. (87.6 x 25.4 x 28.5 cm.) cased.
Sold for US$ 1,062 inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
A model of the S-class submarine S-38
Sailor-made, before 1946
a full hull model in wood, and painted red, black and grey with natural decks, detailed with coning tower, deck gun, anchors, periscopes, life lines, rigging, fins and rudder, and other details. Displayed within a mahogany and glass case.
34-1/2 x 10 x 11-1/4 in. (87.6 x 25.4 x 28.5 cm.) cased.

Footnotes

  • These boats saw service in World War II in both the Atlantic and the Pacific. Smaller and slower than many of the submarines produced for war service, and lacking the range for Pacific Ocean patrols (as well as being 20 years old), they were used in reconnaissance and supply roles, as well as for coastal defense, such as in the Alaska theater during the aftermath of the Battle of the Aleutian Islands. They were withdrawn in mid-1943 as fleet submarines became available, and were relegated to ASW training. Most of the surviving boats were scrapped in 1946.

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