This is a custom built warship model of the CVN76 USS Ronald Reagan. The detail is amazing! It is mounted on a stately wooden base stained and cleared. It measures 38 long 12 inches high and 9 inches wide approximately. The model weighs 17 pounds. The crate it goes in weighs 17 pounds also. Look the pictures over carefully. USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76) is a Nimitz-class nuclear-powered supercarrier in the service of the United States Navy. Traditionally, few ships of the United States Navy were named after a person who was alive at the time of the christening, but recently the number has increased; the list includes Carl Vinson, Hyman G. Rickover, Arleigh Burke, John C. Stennis, Bob Hope, Ronald Reagan, Nitze, Jimmy Carter, and George H. The Ronald Reagan was the first aircraft carrier to be named in honor of a living former president. The contract to build the Reagan was awarded to Northrop Grumman Newport News and Dry Dock Company in Newport News, Virginia on 8 December 1994, and her keel was laid down on 12 February 1998. She was launched on 4 March 2001, christened by Reagan’s wife Nancy the same day, and commissioned on 12 July 2003, with Captain J. Ronald Reagan made her maiden voyage on 21 July 2003. President Reagan, who did not attend either the launch or the commissioning due to Alzheimer’s disease, died eleven months later. Reagan at her request. This was also the flag that had flown over Capitol Hill on 20 January 1981, when the president was inaugurated. At a later date, Captain Symonds also presented Mrs. Reagan the flag that had been flying over Ronald Reagan when the former president died. THIS COMES FROM AN AVID MODEL BUILDER AND COLLECTOR SHOP – PLEASE WATCH OUR AUCTIONS FOR MANY – MANY MORE GREAT MODELS UP NOW & COMING SOON! Message us before checkout and let us know if you have any special needs. We will assist you if needed. We check our messages several times a day and will respond promptly. Tailor your auctions with Auctiva’s. Track Page Views With. Auctiva’s FREE Counter. Add a map to your own listings. The item “USS Ronald Reagan CVN76 Custom Built Assembled Wooden Ship Model Highly Detailed” is in sale since Sunday, December 03, 2017. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Transportation\Boats & Ships\Military\Models”. The seller is “redscollectibles” and is located in Marshville, North Carolina. This item can be shipped to United States.
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States