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1/48th Scale
USS California
BB-44


San Francisco Maritime Museum

Photographed
by
Rob Mackie


This 1/48th scale masterpiece resides in the San Francisco Maritime Museum. Built by a craftsman in the shops of Mare Island Navy Yard, it was completed in 1924. The builder spent 4,700 hours on the project, which depicts USS California BB-44 in its as-built configuration. Check out the many beautiful details. Better yet, drop everything and scratch build a set of 1/48th scale cagemasts.

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Remarkable photo of Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941
That's California to the left and BB Maryland in the distance to the right.
The smoke is from USS Arizona, which has just blown up

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