USS Croaker's very
first patrol in June, 1944 won her the Navy Unit
Commendation. In a series of brilliantly attacks, she sank the cruiser Nagara on August
and two freighters, one on August 14th and one on August
17th. During this patrol, she served as
lifeguard during air strikes on the Bonin Islands.
She refitted at Midway Atoll from 31 August to
23 September, when she sailed in a coordinated
attack group for the same area on her second war
patrol. Again successful, she sank a freighter
on October 9th, and another on October 23th. She
shadowed a convoy on October 24th, and sank one
freighter and damaged another with her last torpedo.
Only with tubes empty, Croaker returned to Midway to
This USS Croaker
submarine model features:
- Real deck, not
computer-printed paper (very difficult and time
consuming to make.)
hull construction (very important), weighing
less than 6 lbs (A solid hull of this model would
be over 20 lbs
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.
31.5" long x
9" tall x 3.5" wide
S & H is $90