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In Stock Sale Item - 27" USS Downes (FF-1070)

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Limited to inventory on hand, while supplies last.  This 27"  (1/192 Scale) USS Downes (FF-1070)  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. As shown in the photos, the model includes keel block mounting on a satin finished base board. 

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Historical Background - USS Downes (DE-1070/FF-1070) was the 19th in the series of the Knox-class frigates. 

Downes Was featured on Season 1 Episode 4 of Simon and Simon titled "A Recipe for Disaster" Directly after the opening credits - episode aired on 17 Dec 1981.

Downes's keel was laid 5 September 1968 by Todd Pacific Shipyards Corp., Seattle, Washington, and was christened on 13 December 1969 during launching by her sponsor Mrs. Philip L. Kelton, the great-granddaughter of the late Commodore John Downes. The ship was commissioned 28 August 1971.
Downes performed Anti-Submarine Warfare operations as a part of Destroyer Squadron 31, escort duty and naval diplomacy support, when necessary, for the Pacific Fleet. During RIMPAC 89, the ship rescued one of two crew members washed overboard due to heavy seas. Decommissioned on 5 June 1992, Downes was stricken from the Naval Vessel Register on 11 January 1995. Downes was disposed during fleet training in 2003 and sunk close to Mare Island during a SINKEX

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