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Leahy Class Cruiser Models

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The Leahy class cruisers were a class of guided missile cruisers originally designated as Destroyer Leaders (DLG), but were reclassified as guided missile cruisers (CG). Built from 1959-64, and in commission from 1962-1995, they were a new "double-ender" class fitted with Terrier (later Standard ER) missile launchers fore and aft, and was the first and only frigate class designed without a main gun battery for shore bombardment or ship-vs.-ship engagements. The principal mission of this class of ships was to form part of the anti-air and antisubmarine screen for carrier task forces.All Leahy class ships were modernized again in the late 1980s with added advanced air search and track radars, updated targeting radars), and combat direction systems.

Ship Name                                 Hull No.
USS Leahy                                 (CG-16)
USS Harry E. Yarnell               (CG-17)
USS Worden                             (CG-18)
USS Dale                                   (CG-19)
USS Richmond K. Turner       (CG-20)
USS Gridley                              (CG-21)
USS England                           (CG-22)
USS Halsey                              (CG-23)
USS Reeves                            (CG-24)
Any service era or vessel configuration - We can build a model of them all - your pick.

We offer our Leahy Class 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, mounted on a polished mahogany base board.  Options include keel block mounting, waterline models, nameplates, ships seals and ribbons, and weathering paint schemes.

The model build time is generally 16 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.

We offer a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee: In the unlikely event you are not completely satisfied with your model and wish to return it, notify us within 7 days of the model delivery and we will issue a refund or exchange.

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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