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SKU: BT0032P


100L x 10W x 37H (cm)

39.37L x 3.93W x 14.56H (inch)

Packing volume: 0.12 m³ = 4.23 ft³

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This battle ship model is all hand-crafted from hard wood with planks on frame construction and painted as the real ship. There are no plastic and this model is ready for display. Model comes with a brass nameplate on the base.

Color: Grey, dark red


USS LONG BEACH, the third ship in the Navy to bear the name, was the first nuclear powered surface warship in the world and the first large combatant in the US Navy with its main battery consisting of guided missiles. She was also the first American cruiser since the end of World War II to built entirely new from the keel up, and, when completed, boasted the highest bridge in the world. She was also the last warship to be fitted with teakwood decks.

LONG BEACH was originally ordered as CLGN 160. She was reclassified CGN 160 in early 1957, but was again reclassified as CGN 9 on 1 July 1957. On May 1, 1995, LONG BEACH was decommissioned and stricken from the Navy list. She was then berthed at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard in Bremerton, WA, and got her superstructure removed. LONG BEACH's hull is currently awaiting final disposal.

General Characteristics: Awarded: October 15, 1956
Keel laid: December 2, 1957
Launched: July 14, 1959
Commissioned: September 9, 1961
Decommissioned: May 1, 1995
Builder: Bethlehem Steel Company Shipyard, Quincy, Mass.
Propulsion system: 2 - Westinghouse C1W nuclear reactors, 2 geared turbines
Propellers: two
Length: 721 feet (219.8 meters)
Beam: 73 feet (22.3 meters)
Draft: 30.8 feet (9.4 meters)
Displacement: approx. 17,500 tons
Speed: 30 knots
Aircraft: none but helicopter landing platform
Armament: two 5-inch/38 caliber Mk 30 guns, two Mk 10 missile launchers Standard missiles (ER), two Mk 141 Harpoon missile launchers, one Mk 16 ASROC missile launcher, Mk 46 torpedoes from two Mk 32 triple mounts, two 20mm Phalanx CIWS, two armored box launchers for Tomahawk cruise missiles
Crew: 79 officers and 1081 enlisted (after mid-life conversion: 55 officers and 770 enlisted)


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