Originally called Attack Cargo Ships and designated AKA, in 1969, they were renamed as Amphibious Cargo Ships and redesignated LKA. These ships were designed by the U.S. Navy specifically to carry troops, heavy equipment and supplies in support of amphibious assaults, and to provide naval gunfire support during those assaults. A total of 108 of these ships were built between 1943 and 1945, with six additional AKAs, featuring new and improved designs, being built in later years.
Any service era or vessel configuration - We can build a model of them all - your pick.
| Amphibious Cargo Ships (LKA)|
|USS Libra (LKA-12) ||USS Seminole (LKA-104) |
|USS Thuban (LKA-19) ||USS Union (LKA-106) |
|USS Algol (LKA-54) ||USS Vermilion (LKA-107) |
|USS Arneb (LKA-56) ||USS Washburn (LKA-108) |
|USS Capricornus (LKA-57) ||USS Tulare (LKA-112) |
|USS Muliphen (LKA-61) ||USS Charleston (LKA-113) |
|USS Yancey (LKA-93) ||USS Durham (LKA-114) |
|USS Winston (LKA-94) ||USS Mobile (LKA-115) |
|USS Merrick (LKA-97) ||USS St. Louis (LKA-116) |
|USS Rankin (LKA-103) ||USS El Paso (LKA-117) |
USS Arcturus (AKA-1)
|USS Scania (AKA-40)||USS Trousdale (AKA-79)|
|USS Procyon (AKA-2)||USS Selinur (AKA-41)||USS Tyrrell (AKA-80)|
|USS Bellatrix (AKA-3)||USS Sidonia (AKA-42)||USS Valencia (AKA-81)|
|USS Electra (AKA-4)||USS Sirona (AKA-43)||USS Venango (AKA-82)|
|USS Fomalhaut (AKA-5)||USS Sylvania (AKA-44)||USS Vinton (AKA-83)|
|USS Alchiba (AKA-6)||USS Tabora (AKA-45)||USS Waukesha (AKA-84)|
|USS Alcyone (AKA-7)||USS Troilus (AKA-46)||USS Wheatland (AKA-85)|
|USS Algorab (AKA-8)||USS Turandot (AKA-47)||USS Woodford (AKA-86)|
|USS Alhena (AKA-9)||USS Valeria (AKA-48)||USS Duplin (AKA-87)|
|USS Almaack (AKA-10)||USS Vanadis (AKA-49)||USS Uvalde (AKA-88)|
|USS Betelgeuse (AKA-11)||USS Veritas (AKA-50)||USS Warrick (AKA-89)|
|USS Libra (AKA-12)||USS Xenia (AKA-51)||USS Whiteside (AKA-90)|
|USS Titania (AKA-13)||USS Zenobia (AKA-52)||USS Whitley (AKA-91)|
|USS Oberon (AKA-14)||USS Achernar (AKA-53)||USS Wyandot (AKA-92)|
|USS Andromeda (AKA-15)||USS Algol (AKA-54)||USS Yancey (AKA-93)|
|USS Aquarius (AKA-16)||USS Alshain (AKA-55)||USS Winston (AKA-94)|
|USS Centaurus (AKA-17)||USS Arneb (AKA-56)||USS Marquette (AKA-95)|
|USS Cepheus (AKA-18)||USS Capricornus (AKA-57)||USS Mathews (AKA-96)|
|USS Thuban (AKA-19)||USS Chara (AKA-58)||USS Merrick (AKA-97)|
|USS Virgo (AKA-20)||USS Diphda (AKA-59)||USS Montague (AKA-98)|
|USS Artemis (AKA-21)||USS Leo (AKA-60)||USS Rolette (AKA-99)|
|USS Athene (AKA-22)||USS Muliphen (AKA-61)||USS Oglethorpe (AKA-100)|
|USS Aurelia (AKA-23)||USS Sheliak (AKA-62)||USS Ottawa (AKA-101)|
|USS Birgit (AKA-24)||USS Theenim (AKA-63)||USS Prentiss (AKA-102)|
|USS Circe (AKA-25)||USS Tolland (AKA-64)||USS Rankin (AKA-103)|
|USS Corvus (AKA-26)||USS Shoshone (AKA-65)||USS Seminole (AKA-104)|
|USS Devosa (AKA-27)||USS Southampton (AKA-66)||USS Skagit (AKA-105)|
|USS Hydrus (AKA-28)||USS Starr (AKA-67)||USS Union (AKA-106)|
|USS Lacerta (AKA-29)||USS Stokes (AKA-68)||USS Vermilion (AKA-107)|
|USS Lumen (AKA-30)||USS Suffolk (AKA-69)||USS Washburn (AKA-108)|
|USS Medea (AKA-31)||USS Tate (AKA-70)||USS San Joaquin (AKA-109) |
|USS Mellena (AKA-32)||USS Todd (AKA-71)||USS Sedgwick (AKA-110)|
|USS Ostara (AKA-33)||USS Caswell (AKA-72)||USS Whitfield (AKA-111) |
|USS Pamina (AKA-34)||USS New Hanover (AKA-73)||USS Tulare (AKA-112)|
|USS Polana (AKA-35)||USS Lenoir (AKA-74)||USS Charleston (AKA-113)|
|USS Renate (AKA-36)||USS Alamance (AKA-75)||USS Durham (AKA-114)|
|USS Roxane (AKA-37)||USS Torrance (AKA-76)||USS Mobile (AKA-115)|
|USS Sappho (AKA-38)||USS Towner (AKA-77)||USS St. Louis (AKA-116)|
|USS Sarita (AKA-39)||USS Trego (AKA-78)||USS El Paso (AKA-117)|
We offer our Attack (Amphibious) Cargo Ship (AKA/LKA) models in several size/scale offerings. We offer these popular sizes 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 16-20 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.
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.
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