Boats and Ships

Jun08

Smooth sailing for Dick Claus toy boat collection at Bertoia’s May 12 auction

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Smooth sailing for Dick Claus toy boat collection at Bertoia’s May 12 auction

Marklin ‘Providence’ nears quarter-million-dollar mark in $1.8M sale.

VINELAND, N.J. –Bertoia Auctions’ May 12, 2012 sale of Part I of the Dick Claus Antique Nautical Toy and Boat collection was a first-class ride all the way. 

Oct09

USS Enterprise CV-6 Display Model Ship

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A precise 1/700 scale model of the famous "BIG E" (USS Enterprise CV-6 World War II Pacific aircraft carrier) in HANDCARVED MAHOGANY WOOD, with handcast resin and photoetched brass parts. This highly collectible full-hull (not waterline) display model ship has an approximate retail value of $800, but we are making it available FACTORY DIRECT for a whole lot less! 15" base makes it very handy and easy to display. Amazing details include several handcast US Navy aircraft miniatures in 1/700 scale for you to position according to your pleasure.

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

USS Enterprise (CV-6), the "Big E", was the sixth aircraft carrier of the United States Navy and the seventh US Navy ship of that name. She was a Yorktown class aircraft carrier, launched in 1936, and one of only three American carriers commissioned prior to World War II that survived the entirety of the war (the others were Saratoga and Ranger). She was the only ship outside of the British Royal Navy to earn the highest award of the British Admiralty Pennant, and participated in nearly every major engagement of the war against Japan, including the Battle of Midway, the Battle of the Eastern Solomons, the Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands, various other air-sea actions during the Battle of Guadalcanal, the Battle of the Philippine Sea, and the Battle of Leyte Gulf, as well as participating in the "Doolittle Raid" on Tokyo. Enterprise has the distinction of earning 20 battle stars, the most for any U.S. warship in World War II, and was clearly the most important and most centrally-involved of all of them as well. Some have even labelled her the most glorious and honored ship in all of United States Naval history, rivalled only perhaps by the 18th-century frigate USS Constitution

Handcarved from mahogany wood and completely handpainted!
Oct09

USS Hornet (CV-8) Wood Display Model Ship

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a precise 1/700 scale model of the Hornet (CV-8) in HANDCARVED MAHOGANY WOOD, with handcast resin and photoetched brass parts. This highly collectible full-hull (not waterline) display model ship has an approximate retail value of $800, but we are making it available FACTORY DIRECT for a whole lot less! 15-inch base makes it very handy and easy to display. Amazing details include several handcast 1/700 scale US Navy modern aircraft miniatures such as the F-14 Tomcat and the F-18 Hornet for you to position according to your pleasure.

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From Wikipedia:

The seventh USS Hornet (CV-8) of the United States Navy was a Yorktown class aircraft carrier of World War II, notable for launching the Doolittle Raid, as a participant in the Battle of Midway, and for action in the Solomons before being irreparably damaged in the Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands.

She was launched 14 December 1940 by Newport News Shipbuilding of Newport News, Virginia, sponsored by Annie Reid Knox (wife of Secretary of the Navy Frank M. Knox), and commissioned at Norfolk 20 October 1941, Captain Marc A. Mitscher in command.

During the uneasy period before the attack on Pearl Harbor, Hornet trained out of Norfolk. A hint of a future mission occurred 2 February 1942 when Hornet departed Norfolk with two Army Air Force B-25 Mitchell medium bombers on deck. Once at sea, the planes were launched to the surprise and amazement of Hornet's crew. Her men were unaware of the meaning of this experiment, as Hornet returned to Norfolk, prepared to leave for combat, and on 4 March sailed for the West Coast via the Panama Canal

Handcarved from mahogany wood and completely handpainted!
Oct09

USNS Mercy T-AH-19 Wood Display Model Ship

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This is not a mass-produced model. Each museum-quality replica is handcrafted by master modelers and will make a perfect gift or memento for the sailor, ship or military enthusiast. As such it is shipped to the customer in a heavy-duty carton box; the model itself is encased in a secure wood frame which will require some disassembly.

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The third USNS Mercy (T-AH-19) is the lead ship of her class of hospital ships in the United States Navy. She was named for the virtue of compassion. In accordance to the Geneva Conventions, USNS Mercy and her crew do not carry any ordnance. Firing on the Mercy is considered a war crime.

Mercy was built as an oil tanker, SS Worth, by National Steel and Shipbuilding Company, San Diego, California, in 1976. Starting in July 1984, she was renamed and converted to a hospital ship by the same company. Launched on 20 July 1985, USNS Mercy was commissioned on 8 November 1986. She has a raised forecastle, a transom stem, a bulbous bow, an extended deckhouse with a forward bridge, and a helicopter-landing deck with a flight control facility.

Her primary mission is to provide rapid, flexible, and mobile acute medical and surgical services to support Marine Corps Air/Ground Task Forces deployed ashore, Army and Air Force units deployed ashore, and naval amphibious task forces and battle forces afloat. Secondarily, she provides mobile surgical hospital service for use by appropriate US Government agencies in disaster or humanitarian relief or limited humanitarian care incident to these missions or peacetime military operations.

Handcarved from mahogany wood and completely handpainted!
Oct09

USS Saipan LHA-2 Wood Display Model Ship

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This is not a mass-produced model. Each museum-quality replica is handcrafted by master modelers and will make a perfect gift or memento for the sailor, ship or military enthusiast. As such it is shipped to the customer in a heavy-duty carton box; the model itself is encased in a secure wood frame which will require some disassembly.

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


USS Saipan (LHA-2) is a Tarawa-class amphibious assault ship, the second United States Navy ship named in honor of the World War II Battle of Saipan.

Saipan was laid down on July 21, 1972 by the Ingalls Shipbuilding Division, Litton Industries, Pascagoula, Mississippi; launched on July 20, 1974; sponsored by Mrs. J. William Middendorf II, wife of Secretary of the Navy Middendorf.

Saipan€™s operational career began in July 1979 when she was diverted from Fleet Refresher Training to Special Contingency Operations for possible non-combatant evacuation of American personnel from Nicaragua during that country€™s civil war.

In May 1980, Saipan was underway to augment U.S. Coast Guard efforts to assist Cuban refugees crossing the Straits of Florida to the United States. On August 25, 1980, Saipan departed Norfolk for the first Mediterranean deployment by an LHA.

On September 3, 1981, Saipan deployed for her second tour in the Mediterranean Sea. During that deployment, Saipan visited or operated in seven different countries on three continents.

From August 1982 through July 1983, Saipan was in the Norfolk Naval Shipyard for her first scheduled complex overhaul. In September 1983, while undergoing Refresher Training at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Saipan was diverted to participate in Operation Urgent Fury off Grenada.

Handcarved from mahogany wood and completely handpainted!
Oct09

USS Midway (CVA-41) Display Model Ship

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NOW AVAILABLE FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER: a precise 1/700 scale model of the USS Midway (CVA-41) in HANDCARVED MAHOGANY WOOD, with handcast resin and photoetched brass parts. This highly collectible full-hull (not waterline) display model ship has an approximate retail value of $800, but we are making it available FACTORY DIRECT for a whole lot less! 20-inch base makes it very handy and easy to display. Amazing details include several handcast 1/700 scale US Navy modern aircraft miniatures such as the F-18 Hornet for you to position according to your pleasure.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

USS Midway (CVB/CVA/CV-41) was an aircraft carrier of the United States Navy, the lead ship of her class, and the first to be commissioned after the end of World War II. Active in the Vietnam War and in Operation Desert Storm, as of 2006 she is a museum ship in San Diego, California.

Midway was laid down 27 October 1943 by Newport News Shipbuilding Co., Newport News, Virginia. Her revolutionary hull design was based on what would have been the Montana class battleships that gave her superior maneuverability over all previous carriers. She was launched 20 March 1945; sponsored by Mrs. Bradford William Ripley, Jr.; and commissioned 10 September 1945, Captain Joseph F. Bolger in command.

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Handcarved from mahogany wood and completely handpainted!
Oct09

USS Tarawa LHA-1 Wood Display Model Ship

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

USS Tarawa (LHA-1), nicknamed "Eagle of the Sea"[citation needed], is a United States Navy amphibious assault ship, the lead ship of her class, and the second ship to be named for Tarawa Atoll, site of a Marine landing during World War II. The first Tarawa was the USS Tarawa (CV-40).

She was laid down in November 1972 at Pascagoula, Mississippi, by Ingalls Shipbuilding, launched 1 December 1973, sponsored by Audrey B. Cushman, the wife of General Thomas J. Cushman, former Commandant of the Marine Corps; and commissioned on 29 May 1976, Capt. James H. Morris in command.

Tarawa is the first of five ships in a new class of general-purpose amphibious assault ships and combines in one ship type the functions previously performed by four different types: the amphibious assault ship (LPH), the amphibious transport dock (LPD), the amphibious cargo ship (LKA), and the dock landing ship (LSD). She is capable of landing elements of a Marine Corps battalion landing team and their supporting equipment by landing craft, by helicopters, or by a combination of both.

The ship departed Pascagoula on 7 July 1976 and set a course for the Panama Canal. She transited the canal on 16 July and, after a stop at Acapulco, Mexico, arrived at San Diego, California on 6 August. During the remainder of 1976, the amphibious assault ship conducted trials, tests, and shakedown in the southern California operating area.

During the first half of 1977, Tarawa was engaged in training exercises off the California coast. On 13 August, she entered Long Beach Naval Shipyard for post shakedown availability which was completed on 15 July 1978. Following four and one half months of intensive individual ship and amphibious refresher training with embarked marines, Tarawa ended 1978 in her home port of San Diego on Christmas standdown.

Now, a handcrafted full-hull solid wood model of the helicopter carrier is available for the first time ever in precise 1/700 scale. More than 14 inches long, this replica is carved by hand from mahogany wood and is heavily detailed with handcast resin and metal pieces. It comes ready to display on an elegant, handmade, furniture-finish 15-inch display base using hand-turned brass pedestals. A brass name plate completes the display. Overall the quality of this helicopter carrier model would command a $800 retail value, but it is now available at our extremely low factory price.

This is not a mass-produced model. Each museum-quality replica is handcrafted by master modelers and will make a perfect gift or memento for the sailor, ship or military enthusiast. As such it is shipped to the customer in a heavy-duty carton box; the model itself is encased in a secure wood frame which will require some disassembly.

Handcarved from mahogany wood and completely handpainted!
Oct09

USS Ranger (CV-61) Carrier Model Ship

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The first aircraft carrier in the world to be lain down as an angled-deck carrier is now available for the first time as a precisely handcrafted 1/700 scale wood model! Depicting the Forrestal-class supercarrier as she appeared in early 1990, after "Ranger's Last Ride", this 18-inch long model is fully carved by hand from mahogany wood and superdetailed with handcast resin and handmade metal parts. Ranger comes ready to display on an elegant, handmade, furniture-finish 20-inch display base using hand-turned brass pedestals. A brass name plate completes the display. Overall the quality of this model of one of America's famous aircraft carriers would command a $800 retail value, but it is now available at our extremely low factory price.

This is not a mass-produced model. Each museum-quality replica is handcrafted by master modelers and will make a perfect gift or memento for the sailor, ship or military enthusiast. As such it is shipped to the customer in a heavy-duty carton box; the model itself is encased in a secure wood frame which will require some disassembly.

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Handcarved from mahogany wood and completely handpainted!
Oct09

USS Constellation (CV-64) Model Ships

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NOW AVAILABLE FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER: a precise 1/700 scale model of "America's Flagship", the USS Constellation (CV-64) in handcarved mahogany wood, with handcast resin and handmade metal details. This highly collectible full-hull (not waterline) display model ship has an approximate retail value of $800, but we are making it available FACTORY DIRECT for a whole lot less! 20-inch base makes it very handy and easy to display. Amazing details include several handcast 1/700 scale US Navy modern aircraft miniatures for you to position according to your pleasure. This beautiful 18-inch model of the "Connie" depicts her final configuration before decommissioning.

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Handcarved from mahogany wood and completely handpainted!