For your consideration is this super rare puzzle of the U. S Cruiser New York published by McLoughlin Brothers Publishing in 1892. This 128 year old picture puzzle is so rare I cant find reference to any other examples remaining. This possibly could be the last one! The puzzle is complete and original and in superb condition with all 40 chromolithograph picture pieces made of a hard pressboard material. This beautiful and highly detailed scarce puzzle of the U. Cruiser NEW YORK measures 22 x 10.5 inches when assembled. Was launched on December 2, 1891 and was the first armored cruiser to enter Navy service. She was 186 feet long and had a fast cruising speed of 20 knots powered by four triple-expansion engines putting out a combined 16,000 horsepower. This beautiful and scarce puzzle depicts her at full speed with all her armament and glory on display. Her initial assignments were with the South Atlantic Squadron, in the West Indies, and the North Atlantic Squadron. Represented the United States during the opening of the Kiel Canal in Germany. Rejoining the North Atlantic Squadron, she served as the flagship of the squadron and led the warships against the Spanish Navy in the Battle of Santiago on July 3, 1898, during the Spanish-American War. Was assigned off Latin America, in Asiatic waters, in the eastern Pacific, in the Atlantic, and off Europe. In February 1911, she was renamed. And was subsequently renamed. World War I, Rochester. Allied convoy ships in the Atlantic. Following the war, she guided the Trans-Atlantic flight of the NC aircraft in May 1919. In July 1920, she was redesignated CA-2. During her time in the Caribbean area, she assisted numerous countries such as Haiti and Nicaragua until April 1932 when she became the flagship of the Asiatic Fleet. Serving for only a year, Rochester. Was decommissioned and laid up at Olongapo, Philippines, until scuttled in. December 1941 to avoid capture by the Japanese. The box of the puzzle displays the same image of the puzzle when complete and the box measures approximately 12.75 x 9.5 x 1.75 inches. The box shows wear commensurate with prior light soiling to the top and still displays wonderfully. The bottom box sides are paper covered wood and the box top and bottom of the box are thick cardboard. On the bottom left corner of the box top it reads copyrighted 1892 and the bottom right reads McLoughlin Bros New York. Please see all pictures as they are part of the description and feel free to ask if you have any additional questions. The item “Rare Antique 1892 WHITE SQUADRON U. S. CRUISER NEW YORK Puzzle Mcloughlin Scarce” is in sale since Sunday, July 26, 2020. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Transportation\Boats & Ships\Military\Other Naval Collectibles”. The seller is “pleydoe” and is located in Carmel, Indiana. This item can be shipped to North, South, or Latin America, all countries in Europe, Japan, Australia.
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- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States