Chris Muir's Day By Day

Saturday, June 08, 2013

Restoring a US Navy Ship Model

No, not a plastic kit by Revell. It's fourteen feet long, made of brass over a wooden skeleton, and was used by the US Navy to test antenna placements.



It'll be displayed at a visitor's center in Albany, New York, which is the namesake for one of the ships in the model's class, USS Albany (CG-10).

Be sure to click over to the link for a fine video.

4 comments:

Old NFO said...

Interesting story, and a piece of history saved! Thanks!

.45ACP+P said...

I am pretty sure it was the Albany that sat for many years in Norfolk. It was mothballed and moored next to the shipyard I worked my summers in. Circa 1978. distictive critter with missle directors and launchers.

.45ACP+P said...

Looking the ship up on Wiki, it must have been a bit later. She was mothballed in 1980. I did a lot of summers in the yards as college was not a 4 year plan for me. here is a pic as I remember her: http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/5e/USS_Albany_(CG-10)_mothballed.jpg&imgrefurl=http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:USS_Albany_(CG-10)_mothballed.jpg&h=1920&w=2860&sz=2150&tbnid=gBaXnix2Bg088M:&tbnh=90&tbnw=134&zoom=1&usg=__A0iIOm-wHRDxc97q6phSFvevfew=&docid=CzlWNrqmK83NZM&sa=X&ei=Nyu7UfmYFMnY0QH58YDADA&ved=0CEYQ9QEwAw&dur=2188

Bob said...

@45ACP+P: Thanks!