About Our Product
Imagine yourself navigating the vast ocean with this CV-8 Hornet scale model ship. This elaborately designed wooden ship model was hand-chiseled by our skilled artisans. This full-hull display was perfectly scaled following the blueprints of the real vessel to give you a beautiful model piece that you can proudly display. With its miniature aircraft models on deck, this wood model ship would look perfect in your home or office. A Little Bit of History
The Hornet CV-8 was launched in December 14, 1940 by Newport News Shipbuilding in Virginia. It was sponsored by Annie Reid Knox, who was the wife of Frank M. Knox, Secretary of the Navy. It was the seventh Hornet Aircraft of the United States Navy. The USS Hornet CV-8 was a Yorktown class aircraft carrier of World War II. It was well known for launching the Doolittle Raid, participating in the Battle of Midway, and for its contribution in the Solomons. It then became irreparably damaged during the Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands.