USS TEXAS a 1/16th scale model by C. Hinckley in Nov/Dec of 1933 and restored by Otto J. Kirchner did a marvelous job but misread Hinckley’s name as Hinchley. The USS Texas is the most decorated battleship in modern U. Its keel was laid down in 1911, launched in 1912 and commissioned in 1914 seeing action in WWI and WWII. This model depicts the TEXAS as it looked in 1933, which is the way it looked until it left for the Pacific Theater to participate in the invasion of Iwo Jima and Okinawa, when a number of it’s 5 guns were replaced with a 40mm anti-aircraft belt on port and starboard as well as fore and aft in anticipation of kamikaze attacks. NOTE: For the ultimate Texas Man Cave gift. This model is now on display at Paisley House at 9090 Katy Freeway Houston Texas and you can pick it up there. Named in honor of the US state. Is a New York -class. On 18 May 1912 and commissioned. On 12 March 1914. Soon after her commissioning, Texas saw action in Mexican waters following the Tampico Incident. And made numerous sorties into the North Sea during World War I. When the United States formally entered World War II. In 1941, Texas escorted war convoys. Across the Atlantic and later shelled Axis. Held beaches for the North African campaign. And the Normandy Landings. Before being transferred to the Pacific Theater. Late in 1944 to provide naval gunfire support. During the Battles of Iwo Jima. In 1948, having earned a total of five battle stars. Among the world’s remaining battleships, Texas is notable for being the only remaining World War Iera dreadnought. Battleship, though she is not the oldest surviving battleship: Mikasa. Battleship ordered in 1898 by the Imperial Japanese Navy. At the Battle of Trafalgar. Are both older than Texas. Among US-built battleships, Texas is notable for her sizeable number of firsts: the first US Navy vessel to house a permanently assigned contingent of US Marines. The first US battleship to mount anti-aircraft. (analog forerunners of today’s computers), the first US battleship to launch an aircraft. From a platform on Turret 2. One of the first to receive the CXAM-1 version of CXAM. In the US Navy. And the first battleship declared to be a US National Historic Landmark. The Texas is now a museum alongside the Jacinto Battlefieldin Ham County just south of Houston Texas. The item “USS TEXAS BATTLESHIP MODEL1933 by SHIPWRIGHT CHARLES HINCKLEY btwn WWI & WWII” is in sale since Saturday, February 10, 2018. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Transportation\Boats & Ships\Military\Other Naval Collectibles”. The seller is “willduer” and is located in Galena, Illinois. This item can be shipped to United States.
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States