Home to a crew of 2,500 courageous Americans, this 45,000-ton war machine’s WWII adventure culminated with BB-60 leading the American Fleet into Tokyo Bay on September 5, 1945. Nine Battle Stars for meritorious service were awarded the “Mighty A” during her brief three-year tenure as the “Heroine of the Pacific”.
Master craftsmen handcraft these highly detailed wood models from scratch using historical photographs, drawings, and original plans. They are built to scale with high-grade wood such as western red cedar, rosewood, and mahogany. They are 100% hand built individually using plank-on-frame construction method and are similar to the building of actual ships. Each model requires hundreds of hours to finish and must go through a demanding quality control process before leaving the workshop.
The model contains stunning details which include the camouflage paint, cannons, jet fighters, crane, machine guns, lifeboats, anchors, radar tower, railings, riggings, and much more. The model rests on a solid wood base with a brass nameplate engraved “USS Alabama”. It’ll make a perfect gift for all the passionate history buffs or collector!