USS Nautilus SSN 571 - 1/192 scale model
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- Handcarved Mahogany Wood Model Submarine
- Handcrafted and Handpainted
- Comes with base stand ready to display
- Comes with base stand ready for display
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This handcrafted USS Nautilus model, in 1/192 scale, is painstakingly built by our skilled craftsmen with a wealth of detail. The USS Nautilus, SSN-571, is the world's first operational nuclear-powered submarine. She was the first vessel to complete a submerged transit beneath the North Pole on August 3, 1958. Because her nuclear propulsion allowed her to remain submerged for far longer than diesel-electric submarines, she broke many records in her first years of operation and was able to travel to locations previously beyond the limits of submarines.Our wooden USS Nautilus model is an exact replica of the original, handcrafted with vigilance by master craftsmen. After it is sanded and puttied, skilled artists paint on the intricate details. Clear lacquer provides the finishing touch and long-lasting protection. Each ship model comes on a a display base with brass pedestals and a brass name plate.
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USS Nautilus SSN-571 was the world's first operational nuclear-powered submarine and the first vessel to complete a submerged transit across the North Pole. The USS Nautilus was initially put to initial sea trials in January 20, 1955. From 1955 to 1957, Nautilus continued to be used to investigate the effects of increased submerged speeds and endurance. On February 4, 1957, Nautilus logged its 60,000th nautical mile (111,120 km), matching the endurance of the fictional Nautilus described in Jules Verne's novel Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea. In May, Nautilus departed for the Pacific Coast to participate in coastal exercises and the fleet exercise, operation "Home Run," which acquainted units of the Pacific Fleet with the capabilities of nuclear submarines. Nautilus returned to New London, Connecticut, on July 21 and departed again on August 19 for her first voyage of 2,226 km under polar pack ice. On October April 25, 1958, Nautilus was underway again for the West Coast at San Diego, California, San Francisco, California and seattle, Washington. On June 28, Nautilus arrived at Pearl Harbor to await better ice conditions. Nautilus became the first ship to reach the geographic North Pole. Nautilus was designated a National Historic Landmark by the United State Secretary of the Interior on May 1982. Nautilus was named as official state of ship of Connecticut in 1983. Nautilus now serves as a museum of submarine history, after undergoing a five-month preservation in 2002, at the Electric Boat division of General dynamics, at a cost of approximately $4.7 million.
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Look in the customer question section below and you will see Rose says: "On the item that I have, the wood base that the model sits on is 22"L x 4.5"W. From the bottom of the base to the top of the model is approximately 7.25"H. The sub itself is 20.5"L." Rose is correct.
The stand may be mahogany but the submarine is not.
Those comments aside, I like the model a lot and can't wait to see what reaction visitors have when they see it.