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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.

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.

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