Landing Ship Dock (LSDs) are designed to support amphibious operations including landings via Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC), conventional landing craft and helicopters, onto hostile shores. Once a beachhead is established, they act as offshore repair docks for damaged ships, craft and vehicles. Initially conceived in the beginning of WW II to carry amphibious landing craft at speed, they underwent many variations. As soon as one LSD was launched, commissioned and tested in actual combat conditions, successive launchings of the LSDs reflected the latest improvements in armament and transport capacity with end result, that no two LSDs of the World War II design are exactly alike.
Any service era or vessel configuration - We can build a model of them all - your pick.
|Ashland class||Thomaston class|
|USS Ashland (LSD-1) ||USS Thomaston (LSD-28) |
|USS Belle Grove (LSD-2) ||USS Plymouth Rock (LSD-29) |
|USS Carter Hall (LSD-3) ||USS Fort Snelling (LSD-30) |
|USS Epping Forest (LSD-4) ||USS Point Defiance (LSD-31) |
|USS Gunston Hall (LSD-5) ||USS Spiegel Grove (LSD-32) |
|USS Lindenwald (LSD-6) ||USS Alamo (LSD-33) |
|USS Oak Hill (LSD-7) ||USS Hermitage (LSD-34) |
|USS White Marsh (LSD-8) ||USS Monticello (LSD-35) |
| Casa Grande class||Anchorage class|
|USS Casa Grande (LSD-13) ||USS Anchorage (LSD-36) |
|USS Rushmore (LSD-14) ||USS Portland (LSD-37) |
|USS Shadwell (LSD-15) ||USS Pensacola (LSD-38) |
|USS Cabildo (LSD-16) ||USS Mount Vernon (LSD-39) |
|USS Catamount (LSD-17) ||USS Fort Fisher (LSD-40) |
|USS Colonial (LSD-18) ||Whidbey Island class|
|USS Comstock (LSD-19) ||USS Whidbey Island (LSD-41) |
|USS Donner (LSD-20) ||USS Germantown (LSD-42) |
|USS Fort Mandan (LSD-21) ||USS Fort McHenry (LSD-43) |
|USS Fort Marion (LSD-22) ||USS Gunston Hall (LSD-44) |
|USS Fort Snelling (LSD-23) ||USS Comstock (LSD-45) |
|USS Point Defiance (LSD-24) ||USS Tortuga (LSD-46) |
|USS San Marcos (LSD-25) ||USS Rushmore (LSD-47) |
|USS Tortuga (LSD-26) ||USS Ashland (LSD-48) |
|USS Whetstone (LSD-27) ||Harpers Ferry class|
| ||USS Harpers Ferry (LSD-49) |
| ||USS Carter Hall (LSD-50) |
| ||USS Oak Hill (LSD-51) |
| ||USS Pearl Harbor (LSD-52) |
We offer our Dock Landing Ship (LSD) Models in several size/scale offerings: 12 inches, 18 inches, 27.7 inches (1/240 scale), 34.5 inches (1/192 scale) and 55.3 inches (1/120 scale). 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. Customized equipment deck loads are also available upon request.
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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