When it comes to anti-submarine warfare, no American
submarine was more successful than the USS Batfish
The submarine took her name from the ferocious fish
of the West Indies. And during her seven War
Patrols, she sank a total of over 37,000 tons of
In the Pacific theater from
December 1943 through August 1945, the crew of
eighty men sank fourteen Japanese ships and damaged
three others. In February 1945 the USS Batfish set a
Navy record by sinking three enemy submarines in a
This incredible record
earned USS Batfish the Presidential Unit Citation,
nine Battle Stars. Her Crew earned the Navy Cross,
four Silver Stars, and ten Bronze Stars!
USS Batfish was launched in
May, 1943 at Portsmouth, New Hampshire Kittery, ME
and was commissioned on August 21, 1943. In 1969 the
Batfish was stricken from the Naval Vessel Register.
In 1972, at the Port of Muskogee, Oklahoma, beside
the Arkansas River, the submarine USS Batfish SS-310
found a final resting place.
This USS Batfish submarine model features:
- Real deck, not
computer-printed paper (very difficult and time
consuming to make.)
hull construction (very important), weighing less than
12 lbs (A solid hull of this model would be over
which feels like a heavy toy rather than an art
- Portholes are cutouts (not black decals), thanks to
the hollow structures.
- >95% of parts are wood and metal.
- Intentionally painted
appearance to portray realism of a steel craft
"living" in seawater.
Dimensions: 52" long x
13" tall x 5" wide
S & H is $90