Museum Quality Handcrafted Wooden USS ARIZONA

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Battleship USS Arizona (bb-39) Handcrafted War Ship Museum Quality Display Model
USS Arizona bb-39 Handcrafted Wooden War Ship Museum Quality
Handmade item
• The model is 100% scratch built with planks on frame construction method from the drawings. The hull is made of wood and painted. The deck is joined by tiny strips of wood like the real ship.
• This model is not a kit and ready for display. Model comes with a display base and a brass name plate as shown photos.
• Specifications: 36L x 6W x 13H (inch) or 92L x 18W x 32H (cm)
• Brand new product in crate/box.
HISTORY
USS Arizona (BB-39) was laid down on March 16, 1914, launched on June 19, 1915, and commissioned on October 17, 1916. A Pennsylvania class battleship of the United States Navy, she was the third vessel to be named in honor of the 48th state. After shakedown off the east coast and in the Caribbean, she operated out of Norfolk, Virginia until November 1918, when she made a brief cruise to France.
On December 13, 1918, Arizona served as part of the honor escort convoying President Woodrow Wilson to Brest, France. In January 1920, she joined Battleship Division 7 for winter and spring maneuvers in the Caribbean. She operated out of Guantanamo Bay during this period, and also visited Bridgetown, Barbados, in the British West Indies, and Colon, Panama in the Canal Zone, before she sailed north for New York, arriving there on May 1.
Placed in reduced commission on July 15, 1929, Arizona remained in yard hands for the next 20 months. Upgrades included new tripod masts, new anti-aircraft guns, and additional armor. She also received new boilers and new main and cruising steam turbines. She was placed back in full commission on March 1, 1931. The ship and her crew were featured in the 1935 film Here Comes the Navy, which made extensive use of both exterior footage as well as on-board location shots.
Arizona was moored in Pearl Harbor's “Battleship Row” on the morning of December 7, 1941, when Japanese carrier aircraft attacked. She was hit by several bombs, and the resulting explosion totally wrecked the forward hull, collapsing her forward superstructure and causing her to sink, with the loss of over 1100 of her crewmen. The wreck of the battleship still remains at Pearl Harbor. In 1950, she began to be used as a site for memorial ceremonies, and in the early 1960s a memorial structure was constructed across the ship's sunken remains. Arizona was awarded one battle star for service in World War II.

Email Philly Mike: mostrickytick@gmail.com, OR, sonoferin47@gmail.com
$400.

I would consider a trade for coins (Gold or Palladium, etc) for equal face value.

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That is awesome. As a kid growing up, my neighborhood mail carrier was a WWII vet. He was on the Arizona the morning of December 7th, stationed at one of the stern gun magazines. When the bomb destroyed the bow of the ship by hitting a forward powder magazine, he said the entire ship was lifted out of the water and all of the senior officers were killed. Where he was at, there were batteries for moving the massive gun turrets and the sea water was coming in getting higher and higher. When it comes in contact with the batteries, there is a release of gas (sulpher dioxide I think) and he knew he was going to to die if he didn't get out of there. The problem was there was no one left to give the order to "Abandon Ship". Finally a junior officer (I don't remember his rank) looked around and decided he was the only surviving officer of any kind and he gave the order. My mail carrier dove off the side of the ship that wasn't engulfed in flames yet and managed to somehow make it to Ford island with minor injuries. Quite a story. I became friends with his son over the years. If memory serves, I believe when the old sailor passed, he was allowed to have his ashes entombed in the wreck with his shipmates.

I didn't see how much you are asking?

Great piece of history you have there.
 
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That is awesome. As a kid growing up, my neighborhood mail carrier was a WWII vet. He was on the Arizona the morning of December 7th, stationed at one of the stern gun magazines. When the bomb destroyed the bow of the ship by hitting a forward powder magazine, he said the entire ship was lifted out of the water and all of the senior officers were killed. Where he was at, there were batteries for moving the massive gun turrets and the sea water was coming in getting higher and higher. When it comes in contact with the batteries, there is a release of gas (sulpher dioxide I think) and he knew he was going to to die if he didn't get out of there. The problem was there was no one left to give the order to "Abandon Ship". Finally a junior officer (I don't remember his rank) looked around and decided he was the only surviving officer of any kind and he gave the order. My mail carrier dove off the side of the ship that wasn't engulfed in flames yet and managed to somehow make it to Ford island with minor injuries. Quite a story. I became friends with his son over the years. If memory serves, I believe when the old sailor passed, he was allowed to have his ashes entombed in the wreck with his shipmates.

I didn't see how much you are asking?

Great piece of history you have there.
Hello. I paid $500 but I'm selling it for $400 as I'm moving back to Western Ireland where my family live.
 

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