I WILL TRY TO NOTE ANY THAT I SEE, BUT OTHERS MAY EXIST. PLEASE LOOK AT THE PHOTOS. Escort Carrier in 1/1250 scale. This is a model of the American Escort Carrier of World War Two, the USS SANGAMON (CVE-26). The SANGAMON was originally laid down as one of twelve CIMARRON class Oilers, commissioned in 1939 and operated by the Standard Oil Company as the ESSO TRENTON. Commissioned into the Navy in 1940, she was renamed SANGAMON, and served as an oiler in both the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. In 1942, SANGAMON was taken on hand for conversion to an Auxiliary (Escort) Carrier with three of her sisters. The SANGAMON class saw a lot of service in the Pacific War, providing aircraft for invasions and resupplying other carriers. As ships of this classed retained their oil tanks, they were also used to refuel other warships. SANGAMON and her sisters participated in the Philippine Island battles. SANGAMON was struck by a Kamikaze aircraft in 1945, but survived. After the War, SANGAMON reverted to her civilian status, and served several owners until she was scrapped in 1960. This model is of SANGAMON circa 1944. She was 553 feet long, 114 feet wide and of 11,400 tons displacement, and was capable of speeds up to 18 knots. SANGAMON was originally armed with two 5 guns and twenty-five aircraft. Their AA armament was increased with 20mm and 40mm guns during the war. SANGAMON had a crew of 830 seamen and officers. This model was made by renowned model firm NEPTUN owned by Rudi Kraus of Germany, who also makes the fine NAVIS and COPY line of shipmodels. This model is in 1/1250 scale and is approximately 5 1/4 long. This is a waterline hull version and comes painted. These are highly detailed scale models made for the Adult collector. THESE ARE NOT FOR CHILDREN. This model is in very good condition. I may have made an effort to improve the condition of the model by straightening parts and touch up small chips. These models do not have the original box and packing. Models will be packed and secured safely for transit to you. Please look at our other Listings! The item “1/1200-1/1250 Neptun 1324 USS SANGAMON (CVE-26) Escort Carrier metal model USED” is in sale since Tuesday, November 17, 2015. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Transportation\Boats & Ships\Military\Models”. The seller is “riograndemodels” and is located in Albuquerque, New Mexico. This item can be shipped to United States, to Canada, to United Kingdom, to Australia, to Ireland, to Mexico, to New Zealand, SG, AE, MY.
- Country/Region of Manufacture: Germany