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.


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:

Bob said...

@45ACP+P: Thanks!