|Dimensions L x H x W||100 × 16 × 34 cm|
About the USS North Carolina:
The USS North Carolina was the lead ship of the North-Caroline class of 35,000 ton battleships. She was constructed at the New York Navy Yard and commissioned in April 1941. In June of 1942, she was the first newly constructed ship in over a decade, to serve during World War II. The USS North Carolina supported the Navy throughout several landings and participated during the Battle of Eastern Solomons in 1942, against the Japanese Navy. Her contribution was crucial in protecting the carrier USS Enterprise, through the use of anti-aircraft barrage. Despite being damaged by a Japanese Submarine Torpedo, the USS North Carolina returned to the combat zone after extensive repairs. Over the years, the USS North Carolina saw many successes including nine shore bombardments, the destruction of an enemy ship and 24 enemy aircrafts.
As one of the most honored US naval vessels during the Second World War, she received 15 battle stars; the highest number of battle stars to be received by any warship. She is currently moored at the Seaport of Wilmington in North Carolina, and has been preserved as a museum ship.
About the manufacturer:
At Premier Ship Models, we are committed to building quality partnerships. That is why we have chosen to partner with this supplier. With more than twenty years of experience, this supplier is specialised in the manufacture of luxury hand-crafted model boat and ships. What originally began as an artisanal family workshop, now produces an extensive range of highly sought-after collectibles; Including classic speedboat models, historic tall-ship models, cruise ship models, moderns yacht models and battleship models. These ship models are carefully hand crafted and made from the highest quality hardwoods, sourced from local exotic wood resources.
About the model:
This model wooden ship is scratch-built with a remarkable level of craftsmanship, using the traditional technique of plank-on-frame construction. To ensure that there is a high level of quality and detail, each stage of the construction process is carefully monitored and takes several weeks to complete. The hulls and bridges are constructed exclusively out of hand-picked hardwoods. The model ship has been sanded and vanished in several layers, in order to create a smooth finish. Details are replicated using hand-stitched leather & fabric upholstery, and polished brass & metal finishes. The team of master craftsmen make use of the skills and expertise developed over many years, to ensure that this model is identical to the original.
This model is not a kit and is ready for display. The model is mounted on a solid wooden base and includes a brass plate.