The eighteen vessels of the Casco class of United States Coast Guard cutters (WAVP) were in commission from the late 1940s through the late 1980s. The Casco class ships were originally built as small seaplane tenders by the US Navy. They were designed to operate out of small harbors and atolls and had a shallow draft. The fact that the class was very seaworthy, had good habitability, and long range made them well suited to ocean-station duty. Once they were accepted into Coast Guard service, a number of changes were made in these ships to prepare them for ocean-station duty. A balloon shelter was added aft; there were spaces devoted to oceanographic equipment and a hydrographic winch as well as an oceanographic winch were added.
USCGC Casco (WAVP-370, WHEC-370)
USCGC Mackinac (WAVP-371, WHEC-371)
USCGC Humboldt (WAVP-372, WHEC-372)
USCGC Matagorda (WAVP-373, WHEC-373)
USCGC Absecon (WAVP-374, WHEC-374)
USCGC Chincoteague (WAVP-375, WHEC-375)
USCGC Coos Bay (WAVP-376, WHEC-376)
USCGC Rockaway (WAVP-377, WAGO-377, WHEC-377, WOLE-377)
USCGC Half Moon (WAVP-378, WHEC-378)
USCGC Unimak (WAVP-379, WHEC-379, WTR-379, WHEC-379)
USCGC Yakutat (WAVP-380, WHEC-380)
USCGC Barataria (WAVP-381, WHEC-381)
USCGC Bering Strait (WAVP-382, WHEC-382)
USCGC Castle Rock (WAVP-383, WHEC-383)
USCGC Cook Inlet (WAVP-384, WHEC-384)
USCGC Dexter (WAGC-18, WAVP-385, WHEC-385)
USCGC McCulloch (WAVP-386, WHEC-386)
USCGC Gresham (WAVP-387, WHEC-387, WAGW-387)
Any service era or vessel configuration - We can build a model of them all - your pick.
We offer our US Coast Guard Casco Class Cutter (WAVP) models in several poplular 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 US Coast Guard ship 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.
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