- Plastic model kit, assembly & paint required
- Molded in light gray
- 202 Pieces
- Approximate Dimensions: 10.1” L x 1.1” W x 2.5” H
- Box dimensions: 15.7” L x 5.6” W x 1.8”H
- Recommend for 14 years and above.
USS San Francisco (CA-38), a New Orleans-class cruiser, was the second ship of three of the United States Navy named after the city of San Francisco, California. Commissioned in 1934, she was one of the most decorated ships of World War II, earning 17 battle stars and the Presidential Unit Citation.
Like most of her sister ships, she saw extensive action during the Guadalcanal campaign, including the Battle of Cape Esperance and the Naval Battle of Guadalcanal, during which she was heavily damaged and her captain and admiral killed. Earlier in the battle she mistakenly fired on the light cruiser Atlanta, causing serious damage and inflicting numerous casualties.
Decommissioned immediately after the end of the war, she was sold for scrap in 1959.
Her bridge wings, damaged during the Naval Battle of Guadalcanal and removed during repairs, are now mounted on a promontory in Golden Gate National Recreation Area. They are set on the great circle course from San Francisco to Guadalcanal.
The NEW OLREANS class represented the last class of the second generation “Treaty” heavy cruiser built between the two World Wars. The seven heavy cruisers in the class were outwardly similar. Their wartime displacement was 10,136 tons standard and 12,436 tons at full load. This displacement increased year by year due to the addition of radar, electronic equipment, and anti-aircraft protection. NEW OLREANS class cruisers were some of the most used ships in the US Navy during World War Two. They were found at every major naval skirmish even though there were only four units remaining after 1942. NEW OLREANS class heavy cruisers earned a total of 63 Battle Stars in the fight against the Japanese in the Pacific.
This Trumpeter 1/700 Scale model is of the USS San Francisco from 1944. The model kit comes with 9 sprues plus lower hull, upper hull, decks and waterline plate and display stand.