Ships fully assembled & comes with a wood display stand
|Dimensions:||11" L x 2" W x 6" H|
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Ready for Immediate Display - Not a Model Ship kit
Make a powerful statement with this USS Blue Ridge fleet command ship model as the "Big Stick" in your home or office. Finely crafted with high-quality detailing, this replica warship model of the US Navy's Seventh Fleet flagship is certain to impress all who gaze upon her.
11" Long x 2" Wide x 6" High
- Built from scratch by master artisans
- Hand-carved mahogany solid wood used in hull construction
- High quality materials include mahogany wood, metal and resin
- Amazing Details, including:
- Highly detailed superstructure and masts
- Accurately painted deck and helo-pad
- Metal railings, dozens of lifeboat pods and launches, numerous cannon and torpedo launchers and many other accurate details surround deck
- Meticulous painting accurately matches the actual USS Blue Ridge warship
- Solid wooden display base hand routed with nameplate and brass pedestals
- Extensive research of original plans, museum and historical drawings as well as actual photographs ensures the highest possible accuracy
USS Blue Ridge (LCC-19) is the lead ship of the Blue Ridge-class of command ships of the United States Navy. She is the third Navy ship named after the Blue Ridge Mountains, a series of ranges in the Appalachian Mountains of the eastern US.
The ship was commissioned on November 14, 1970, at the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard as a command and control platform for the Navy. With accommodations for more than 200 officers and 1200 enlisted, the ship provides all the services of a small town.
From 1971 until 1979, Blue Ridge operated from San Diego, California, where she deployed to the Western Pacific, earning the Meritorious Unit Commendation and Navy Unit Commendation for the evacuation of Saigon, Vietnam in 1975.
Since October 1979, Blue Ridge has been forward-deployed at Yokosuka Naval Base in Yokosuka, Japan as the flagship of Commander Seventh Fleet. Blue Ridge participates routinely in U.S. and allied training exercise each year with countries throughout the Western Pacific and Indian Ocean.
She performed a nine-and-one-half month deployment as flagship for Commander, United States Naval Forces Central Command (COMUSNAVCENT) during Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm from August 1990 through April 24, 1991, for which the ship earned another Navy Unit Commendation.
Blue Ridge frequently makes port calls throughout the Western Pacific and Indian Ocean including Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, and Australia. She made her historic port visit to Shanghai, People's Republic of China in 1989, 2001 and again in 2004. She also visited Vladivostok, Russia in 1996, 2003 and 2006. The ship has been cited for rescues of refugees and merchant vessels.