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USS TECUMSEH

During her lifetime,  USS Tecumseh was involved in a number of notable operations along the James River.   To guard Union shipping against Confederate forces, the Union Army and Navy worked closely together by blocking the channel to prevent Confederate warships from coming down the upper navigable reaches of the James.  The USS Tecumseh was instrumental during these operations, sinking four hulks and a schooner. 

USS Tecumseh's most famous event was the Battle of Mobile Bay.  In this battle, 18 Union ships crossed the bar at flood tide and moved into the bay.  Tecumseh led a van of monitors, which included USS Manhattan, USS Winnebago, and USS Chickasaw to passed between the fortified headlands, to starboard of the wooden frigates, in order to take the fire from the heavy guns from Fort Morgan.  When Tecumseh veered left to engage the the heavy ironclad ram CSS Tennessee, she hit an underwater mine and sank rapidly with its captain and 92 crewmen.


         
 




This USS Tecumseh features:

  • Scratch-built

  • plank-on-frame construction (very important)

  • All parts are wooden or metal

  • Real metal armor plates

  • Weathered look (some rust and dirt) like a real working ironclad 

30" long  x 10" tall x 8 wide      $1,200     S&H is $90

Display case: http://www.modelshipmaster.com/products/accessory/displaycase.htm  

 

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