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U.S. Navy Ship Models Built by Gibbs & Cox Company

USS Agerholm (DD-826)
Navy model catalog #413, length 195.25" (4.959m), scale 1:24, delivered September 14, 1949.

This model represents half of the ship revealed longitudinally along the centerline. The port side represents the exterior and the starboard side reveals interior compartmentation, machinery, boilers, uptakes, etc. The effect is as though Agerholm were vertically sawn along the centerline into halves and the model depicts the port side half. Presently displayed at the U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD.

USS Asheville (PG-84)
Navy model catalog #618, length 41.75" (1.061m), scale 1:48, delivered February 20, 1963.

Upgraded drawing room model. Presently undergoing restoration.

Charles F. Adams (DDG-2)
Navy catalog #432, length 108.75" (2.762m), scale 1:48, delivered April 10, 1961.

Presently displayed at the Naval Training Center, Great Lakes, IL.

USS Chelan County (LST-542)
Navy model catalog #535, length 82" (2.083m), scale 1:48, delivered February 14, 1949.

Portions of hull plating cut away to reveal armored vehicles stowed on well deck. Presently displayed at the Evansville Museum of Arts and Science, Evansville, IN.

USS Commencement Bay (CVE-105)
Navy model catalog #353, length 139" (3.531m), scale 1:48, delivered February 14, 1949.

Presently displayed at the Navy Test and Evaluation Museum, Patuxent River, MD.

USS Coontz (DLG-9)
Navy model catalog #456, length 129" (3.277m), scale 1:48, delivered June 7, 1960.

Appears to be an upgraded drawing room model. Currently designated "USS Luce (DLG-7)" and displayed at the U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD

USS Dealy (DE-1006)
Navy model catalog #470, length 79" (2.006m), scale 1:48, delivered May 22, 1956.

Upgraded drawing room model. Currently designated "USS Dealy (FF-1006)" and displayed at the U.S. Naval Academy Museum, Annapolis, MD.

USS Fort Marion (LSD-22)
Navy model catalog #517, length 114" (2.896m), scale 1:48, delivered September 30, 1948.

Presently displayed at the Mariner's Museum, Newport News, VA.

USS Forrest Sherman (DD-931)
Navy model catalog #419, length 105" (2.667m), scale 1:48, delivered October 11, 1957.

Upgraded drawing room model. Presently displayed at the Naval Education and Training Center, Newport, RI.

USS Gearing (DD-710)
Navy model catalog #409, length 99" (2.515m), scale 1:48, delivered February 14, 1949.

Model built as "USS Hamner (DD-718)" but the designation was changed before delivery. Records indicate that this model required more than 16,503.1 man-hours of work to complete. Presently displayed at Naval Education and Training Center, Newport, RI.

USS Juneau (CL-119)
Navy model catalog #295, length 135" (3.429m), scale 1:48, delivered October 27, 1948.

Currently designated "USS Juneau (CLAA-119). This model is considered by some to be one of the most finely-detailed Gibbs & Cox examples. Presently displayed at Mariner's Museum, Newport News, VA.

USS Leahy (DLG-16)
Navy model catalog #459, length 133.25" (3.385m), scale 1:48, delivered October 29, 1962.

Believed to be an upgraded drawing room model. Currently designated "USS Leahy (CG-16)" and displayed at the Naval Surface Warfare Officer's School, Newport, RI.

LCM(3), LCM(6), and LCVP (from left to right)
Navy model catalog #498 (LCM(3), #499 (LCM(6), and #507 (LCVP). Length of LCM(3) and LCM(6) 14" (35.56cm). Length of LCVP 10" (25.4cm). Scale of each 1:48, all delivered September 30, 1948.

All three models were originally mounted on one base. Subsequently, they have been remounted as individual models. LCM(3) is presently displayed at the Calvert Marine Museum, Solomons, MD and LCM(6) is displayed at the U.S. Marine Corps Museum, Quantico, VA. The LCVP is undergoing restoration.

USS LSM-4
Navy model catalog #525, length 52" (1.321m), scale 1:48, delivered September 30, 1948.

Presently displayed at the Calvert Marine Museum, Solomons, MD.

USS LSM-201
Navy catalog #527, length 315" (8.001m), scale 1:8, delivered September 1948.

Originally ordered built as an aid to instruct LSM crews, this painted, all-brass model represents the entire ship interior and exterior, with most of the hull plating omitted. All compartments, electronic gear, furniture, machinery, piping, tankage, etc. are shown in this astounding example of supreme craftsmanship. Designated "FTC/LSM" during construction, the model was redesignated LSM-201 shortly after delivery. The bow doors, ramp, and stern anchor were originally motorized, but the mechanism was removed before delivery. Presently displayed at the Navy Museum, Washington Navy Yard, Washington, DC.

USS LSM(R)-501
Navy catalog #529, length 52" (1.321m), scale 1:48, delivered September 30, 1948.

Presently displayed at the U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD.

USS LST-383
Navy catalog #533, length 82" (2.083m), scale 1:48, delivered March 12, 1949.

Hull plating is cut away to reveal armored vehicles stowed on well deck. Designated "LST 1-490" during construction, it was renamed LST-383 before delivery. Presently displayed at Navy Museum, Washington Navy Yard, Washington, DC.

USS Mitscher (DL-2)
Navy catalog #453, length 124" (3.15m), scale 1:48, delivered October 12, 1954.

Upgraded drawing room model. Presently displayed at the U.S. Naval Academy Preparatory School, Newport, RI.

USS Missouri (BB-63)
Navy model catalog #168, length 228" (5.791m), scale 1:48, delivered January 22, 1951.

In 1948, the U.S. Navy commissioned this model to represent Missouri at 0902 hours, September 2, 1945 - the time when the Japanese surrender documents were officially presented, ending World War II. Special attention was to be devoted to flags and to detailing the table and chairs with the surrender documents in place.

Gibbs & Cox employees believed that they were specially honored to be selected to construct the model. The company originally estimated that it would require sixteen of their most experienced 1:48 scale model makers sixteen months, 40,000 man-hours, to complete. The model eventually consumed twenty-three months to build. The most extensive and complex model constructed up to that time by Gibbs & Cox, it is believed that the total man-hours needed to complete this exquisite model considerably exceeded 77,000.

Presently displayed at Navy Museum, Washington Navy Yard, Washington, DC.

USS Thomaston (LSD-28)
Navy model catalog #521, length 128.5" (3.264m), scale 1:48, delivered January 8, 1957.

Upgraded drawing room model. Presently displayed at Headquarters, U.S. Naval Force Pacific, San Diego, CA.


USS Agerholm (DD 826)


USS Asheville (PG 84)


Charles F. Adams (DDG 2)


USS Commencement Bay (CVE 105)


USS Fort Marion (LSD 22)


USS Gearing (DD 710)


USS Juneau (CL 119)


USS Leahy (DLG 16)


LCM (3)


LCM (6)


LCVP


USS LSM 4


USS LSM 201



USS LSM(R) 501


USS LST 383


USS Mitscher (DL 2)


USS Missouri (BB 63)