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In Stock Sale Item - 18" Farragut Class Destroyer - Save 38%

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Limited to inventory on hand, while supplies last.  This 18-inch USS Dewey (DDG-45) a Farragut class guided missile destroyer, 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 each model includes mounting on brass pedestals an a satin finished base board.

Regular Price = $1,600  Sale Price = $995  Save 38%

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Historical Background - Dewey was laid down on 10 August 1957 by Bath Iron Works of Bath, Maine, and commissioned on 7 December 1959, Commander Elmo R. Zumwalt, Jr., in command.Dewey was the ninth Farragut-class destroyer (also known as the Coontz class). Commander Zumwalt later, in 1970, became the youngest man to serve as Chief of Naval Operations. The design of the Farragut-class destroyers was closer in size to a World War II cruiser rather than a destroyer; this type was originally termed "frigate" by the U.S. Navy. Other navies used the term "frigate" for destroyer-sized ships specialized in anti-submarine warfare; the U.S. Navy used this term for fast-carrier anti-aircraft warfare ships. The DLGs succeeded the missile-less DLs.
She was decommissioned on 21 November 1969, and recommissioned 31 March 1971. On 30 June 1975, Dewey, then commissioned as a guided missile frigate, hull number DLG-14, was reclassified as a guided missile destroyer, receiving hull number DDG-45.Dewey was decommissioned 31 August 1990 and struck from the Naval Vessel Register on 20 November 1992. Dewey was sold to J&L Metals, Wilmington, North Carolina on 15 April 1994 for $255,459.43 and was scrapped shortly afterwards. 

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