All of the Brooklyn class cruisers were commissioned during 1937 and 1938 as light cruisers. Light cruisers (CL) were intended to be smaller and faster than Heavy (CA) or Armored cruisers and were the US Navy’s most modern cruisers when war broke out in on December 7th 1941. Displacing 9700 tons to remain within treaty limitations they mounted a powerful armament of fifteen 6” guns mounted in 5 turrets, three forward and two aft. Their design, especially their armament,was designed in response to the large Mogami Class light cruisers of the Imperial Japanese Navy. Seven cruisers are in the Brooklyn class. All were decommissioned shortly after the end of the war, with five transferred, in 1951, to South American navies.
USS Brooklyn (CL-40)
USS Philadelphia (CL-41)
USS Savannah (CL-42)
USS Nashville (CL-43)
USS Phoenix (CL-46)
USS Boise (CL-47)
USS Honolulu (CL-48)
Any service era or vessel configuration - We can build a model of them all - your pick.
We offer our Brooklyn Class Light Cruiser Models in several size/scale offerings for easy ordering and selection. However, if you would like your model made in a size other than those sizes listed, please contact us with your request. Custom orders are our specialty!
Our Cruiser models are made-to-order, meaning that we do not stock any pre-made models. Only when a customer tells us the size and/or scale desired do we build the model. Each model is exquisitely crafted by our master model builders and comes fully assembled with a solid hull - hand carved from kiln-dried mahogany. Other parts are made from a variety of woods, putty, resin and metals. Every model includes pedestals, a polished mahogany base board, and a name plate. Options include keel block mounting, waterline models, ships seals and ribbons, and weathering paint schemes.
The model build time is generally 20 weeks from receipt of the order and deposit. The normal procedure is a 50% deposit with the commissioning, with the balance due prior to shipping. Note that prior to shipping, we take a series of photos of the model and send them to you for final review and approval – so you know exactly what your model will look like and allow for any necessary modifications. Once you have approved your model, we’ll collect the final balance and she will be shipped in a robust shipping crate and insured for your protection.
FREE SHIPPING in the USA - Note that our model prices include shipping and insurance within the USA.
Shipping costs outside the USA will depend on the model size ordered and shipping destination. You will be responsible for any applicable taxes or duties, based on the commercial invoice value for the model.
Add a museum-like touch to your model display - Consider our protective display case option. Keep fingers and dust away - forever! Please visit our Display Case page to see our selection.
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