VICTORY SHIP – Mid 1940’s
A total of 531 Victory ships were built by the North American Shipyards to replace losses caused by the German submarines during World War II. They were a class of cargo ship that was a more modern design than the Liberty ship. They were able to participate in high-speed convoys and were a more difficult target for the German U-boats due to a more powerful steam turbine engine. After the war Victory ships became the backbone of the US Merchant Marine.
The intermediate to advanced modeler can create an unusual and beautiful model cargo ship from this kit.
BlueJacket Shipcrafters, Inc. has been in continuous operation for many years. The company was founded in 1905 by a U.S. Navy Department architect and head of the Navy’s model shop in Washington, DC. They are the oldest ship modeling company in the U.S. They specialize in the design and manufacture of wooden model kits and model ship fittings. All work is performed by their craftsmen and is not outsourced.
This is an advanced level model. The Length is 27 ½”. The Scale is 1/16”.