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Battleship USS ALABAMA BB-60

After commissioning on August 16, 1942, USS Alabama's (BB-60) first mission was to provide convoy escort with the British Fleet in the North Atlantic.

In August of 1943 USS Alabama returned to Norfolk for overhaul, and then proceeded to the Pacific Theater. In the Pacific, USS Alabama served in many roles. She sailed with the carriers as an anti-aircraft escort, shooting down 22 kamikaze attackers. Her 16-inch guns provided shore bombardment in places such as the Marshall Islands, Saipan, and the Japanese homeland.

When the war ended, USS Alabama is a part of the occupation force in Japan.

On January 9, 1947 USS Alabama was decommissioned and placed in reserve at Bremerton, Washington.

In 1962 Alabama was struck from the Naval Vessel Register. The State of Alabama raised the funds necessary to bring her to Mobile in September of 1964. She was opened to the public on January 9, 1965.

USS Alabama has also played a part in a feature film.  The film "Under Siege", was set aboard USS Missouri. Though underway shots were of Missouri, all interior sequences were filmed aboard Alabama.
 

 
 
 


Like all of our warship models, this USS ALABAMA battleship model has the following qualities:

- Plank-on-frame, hollow hull construction (very important), weighing less than 15 lbs  (A solid hull of this model would weigh over 50 lbs, requiring 2 people to handle and a fortified table to accommodate.)

- Hollow superstructure comprised of many individual thin pieces of wood glued together, not few blocks stacking on top one another.

- Windows are cutouts (not black decals), thanks to the hollow structures.

- Light rust appearance to give the ship the battle look.

- >95% of parts are wood and metal
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47" long x 14" tall x 7" wide (including base's dimensions) $5,200 S & H is $150