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The Garcia class frigates were the first post-WW2 production ocean escorts for the US Navy. The lead ship in the class, the USS Garcia (FF-1040) was commissioned in 1964. Originally commissioned as destroyer escorts (DEs) hull numbers 1040–41, 1043–45 and 1047–51 during 1964–68, they were redesignated as frigates (FF) on 30 June 1975. Ten vessels comprise the Garcia class.  Any service era or vessel configuration - We can build a model of them all - your pick.

Ships by Hull Number
Alphabetical Listing
  1. FF 1040 Garcia
  2. FF 1041 Bradley
  3. FF 1043 Edward McDonnell
  4. FF 1044 Brumby
  5. FF 1045 Davidson
  6. FF 1047 Voge
  7. FF 1048 Sample
  8. FF 1049 Koelsch
  9. FF 1050 Albert David
  10. FF 1051 O'Callahan
  • Albert David FF 1050
  • Bradley FF 1041
  • Brumby FF 1044
  • Davidson FF 1045
  • Edward McDonnell FF 1043
  • Garcia FF 1040
  • Koelsch FF 1049
  • O'Callahan FF 1051
  • Sample FF 1048
  • Voge FF 1047

We offer our Garcia Class Frigate Models (DE and FF) in several popular 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 Frigate 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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Garcia Class Frigate Models

$950.00

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