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,
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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