The model is 100% scratch built with planks on frame construction method from the drawings. The hull and all details on deck are made of wood and painted. This model is not a kit and ready for display. Model comes with a display base and a brass name plate as shown photos.40.94L x 6.69W x 18.50H (inch) or 104L x 17W x 47H (cm). USS Olympia (C-6/CA-15/CL-15/IX-40) is a protected cruiser that saw service in the United States Navy from her commissioning in 1895 until 1922. This vessel became famous as the flagship of Commodore George Dewey at the Battle of Manila Bay during the Spanish-American War in 1898.
In 1917, she was mobilized again for war service, patrolling the American coast and escorting transport ships. Following the end of World War I, Olympia participated in the 1919 Allied intervention in the Russian Civil War, and conducted cruises in the Mediterranean and Adriatic Seas to promote peace in the unstable Balkan countries. Olympia was decommissioned for the last time in December 1922 and placed in reserve. Olympia is the oldest steel US warship still afloat. It will take an estimated ten million dollars to put Olympia in a stable condition.
Olympia was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1966. Four entities from San Francisco, California, Beaufort, South Carolina, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Washington, DC, are vying to be a new steward, but it is a race against time due to the waterline deterioration of the hull. In reaction to this gap in coverage, the National Trust for Historic Preservation (NTHP) has set up a fund repository which, if funds are raised, will be directly applied to immediate repairs of the vessel with the cooperation of the current steward. At the present time, March 2012, the NTHP is considering a triple application by the Naval Historical Foundation, the Historic Naval Ships Association, and the National Maritime Association to have Olympia placed on the NTHP's list of the eleven most endangered "places".
The steward applicants from San Francisco (Mare Island), and Beaufort, S. Despite these positive steps, Olympia is in critical danger due to the lack of funds. For some reasons if you wish to return the item, please consider not to open the item out of the wooden crate or open the item out of the styrofoam. You can open the carton box, lift up the whole wooden crate and check the models that are packed in wooden crate.
For the items are packed in solid styrofoam, you can open the carton box, lift up the top part (styrofoam lid) and check the model. Please do not cut any strips or take the model out of the wooden crate or out of the styrofoam. It is very risky of damages to the item when you return if you open or remove the item out of the wooden crate or the styrofoam. The item "USS Olympia Protected Cruiser Handmade Wooden Ship Model 40 Scale 1100" is in sale since Tuesday, November 3, 2020.
This item is in the category "Antiques\Maritime\Model Ships". The seller is "qualitymodelships" and is located in Sugar Land, Texas.
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