Saturday, May 26, 2012

USS Skipjack Nuclear Submarine Paper Model - by Mikromodele

Model Assembled and Photos by Toff

PhotobucketUSS Skipjack (SSN-585), the lead ship of her class of nuclear-powered attack submarine, was the third ship of the United States Navy to be named after the Skipjack tuna fish. Her keel was laid down on 29 May 1956 by the Electric Boat Division of the General Dynamics Corporation in Groton, Connecticut. She was launched on 26 May 1958 sponsored by Helen Mahon, wife of Representative George H. Mahon from the 19th District of Texas, and commissioned on 15 April 1959 with Commander W. W. Behrens, Jr., in command. Skipjack was decommissioned and stricken from the Naval Vessel Register on 19 April 1990. Skipjack entered the Nuclear Powered Ship and Submarine Recycling Program in Bremerton, Washington, on 17 March 1996 and on 1 September 1998 ceased to exist. - read more at Uss.Skipjack.Wikipedia

The Paper Thing and...
...the Real Thing.

Link: USS.Skipjack.Nuclear.Submarine.Paper.Model.In.1/

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