Ammunition ships (AE) are specifically designed carry ammunition and their cargo handling systems are designed with extreme safety in mind. The ships are frequently named for volcanos. The first Pyro (AE-1), an ammunition ship, was laid down 9 August 1918 at the Navv Yard, Puget Sound, Wash.; launched 16 December 1919; as "Ammunition Ship #1".During World War II, U.S. Navy ammunition ships were sometimes converted from merchant ships or specially built on merchant ship hulls.
|USS Diamond Head (AE-19)|
|USS Nitro (AE-2)||USS Fomalhaut (AE-20)|
|USS Lassen (AE-3)||USS Suribachi (AE-21)|
|USS Mount Baker (AE-4)||USS Mauna Kea (AE-22)|
|USS Rainier (AE-5)||USS Nitro (AE-23)|
|USS Shasta (AE-6)||USS Pyro (AE-24)|
|USS Mauna Loa (AE-8)||USS Haleakala (AE-25)|
|USS Mazama (AE-9)||USS Kilauea (AE-26)|
|USS Sangay (AE-10)||USS Butte (AE-27)|
|USS Mount Hood (AE-11)||USS Santa Barbara (AE-28)|
|USS Wrangell (AE-12)||USS Mount Hood (AE-29)|
|USS Akutan (AE-13)||USS Virgo (AE-30)|
|USS Firedrake (AE-14)||USS Chara (AE-31)|
|USS Vesuvius (AE-15)||USS Flint (AE-32)|
|USS Mount Katmai (AE-16)||USS Shasta (AE-33)|
|USS Great Sitkin (AE-17)||USS Mount Baker (AE-34)|
|USS Paricutin (AE-18)||USS Kiska (AE-35)|
Any service era or vessel configuration - We can build a model of them all - your pick.
We offer our Ammuition Ship (AE) 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 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 24 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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