The U.S. Department of the Navy Ship Model Program collects, preserves, interprets, and displays scale models in federal museums and offices and in state and local public educational museums and facilities. Depicting the rich tradition, historical heritage, and technological development of the United States Navy from earliest times to the present, the Department of the Navy Ship Model Collection is recognized as a precious national treasure.
The Ship Model Program's background, history and sponsors.
Model construction specifications, and discussions of technical materials and processes.
Answers to some of the most frequently posed questions to the Curator of Ship Models.
A sampling of some of the most famous and notable models from the collection.