Online Resource for all things Navy
802 Cornaga Ave  - Far Rockaway, NY 11691

Phone: 718-471-5464    Email click here   Fax 718-337-7115
Main Website Ship Catalogue Paints & Displays How to Build a Ship! Navy Ball Caps
How to Books Decals Photo- Etching Ship Art Prints Main Website

Our Customer Service is open weekdays from 9:00 am to 8:30 pm EST time call us if you need help. 718-471-5464

      Toll free 800 - 845-1140

Shipping will be added to all orders, we always endeavour to give you the best rate >>> Click for Rates.

If you have any questions or need help email us, call us or click here for HELP



USS Nautilus in 1/300 scale about 12" long

These "3" Ships can be built from this kit# SS114.  $Soon

"Three in one" is the motto of this set which includes three of the most attractive ship models of those days - namely the
U.S.S. Boston, the U.S.S. Nautilus and the U.S.S. Currituck.

Also these models have first been launched by Revell end of the 50's.

The U. S. S. Boston was the world's first missile-carrying combat ship that joined the United States Fleet.
It heralded a new era in the history of naval warfare. This kind of ships became an important part of the U. S. Naval Forces.

When the U. S. S. Nautilus had been launched on January 21, 1954 in Groton, Connecticut, a new era in the construction of submarines started.
The first atomic submarine set new standards and enabled to move from continent to continent without surfacing.

The U. S. S. Currituck, a U. S. Navy supply ship for seaplanes,
had been built on the U. S. Navy Yard in Philadelphia and had been launched on September 3, 1943.
Her general dimensions are 560 feet, 6 inches in overall length with a beam of 69 feet, 3 inch. The turbines furnish 12,000 shaft horsepower.


Essential Skills Scale Modeling

Were you a teenager the last time
you built a model?

A step-by-step introduction to scale modeling basics.
Beginning scale modelers are full of questions:
What kinds of models are there? What kinds of tools
do I need? What glue works best?
How do I put a model together?
How are the decals applied?
Finally, Kalmbach offers answers to
all these beginner questions and more.

This new book is filled with more pictures
and how to articles than their other book.

List $21.95  Our Price BK01 19.95

dp. 3533 tons (surf.), 4092 tons (subm.); l. 323.8'; b. 27.8';
s. 22k (surf.), 25k (subm.); td. 700'; a. 6-21" tt. fwd.;
cpl. 13 officers - 92 enlisted men;  cl. "NAUTILUS"

Keel laid down by the Electric Boat Div., General Dynamics Corp., Groton, CT, 14JUN52;
Launched: 21JAN54; Sponsored by Mrs. Dwight D. Eisenhower;
Commissioned: 30SEP54 with Cdr Eugene P. Wilkinson in command;
Decommissioned: 30MAR80;
Museum ship Groton, CT 15OCT92.

On 12 December 1951, the Navy Department announced that the world's first nuclear submarine, (SSN571), would carry the name NAUTILUS.

Construction of NAUTILUS was made possible by the successful development of a nuclear propulsion plant by a group of scientists and engineers at the Naval Reactors Branch of the Atomic Energy Commission, under the leadership of Captain Hyman G. Rickover, USN. Authorized by Congress in July 1951, her keel was laid on 14 June 1952 at the Electric Boat Division of General Dynamics Corporation, Groton, Connecticut., by President Harry S. Truman. A year and a half later, on 21 January 1954, Mrs. Dwight D. Eisenhower broke the traditional bottle of champagne across NAUTILUS' bow as she slid down the ways into the Thames River. Barely eight months later NAUTILUS became a commissioned ship in the United States Navy.

On the morning of 17 January 1955, at 1100 EST, NAUTILUS' Commanding Officer, Commander Eugene P. Wilkinson, USN ordered all lines cast off and signaled the memorable and historic message "UNDERWAY ON NUCLEAR POWER." Over the next several years, NAUTILUS would shatter all submerged speed and distance records.

NAUTILUS departed Pearl Harbor, Hawaii on 23 July 1958 under Top Secret orders to conduct "Operation Sunshine," the first crossing of the North Pole by a ship. At 1115 on 3 August 1958, Commander William R. Anderson, USN, Commanding Officer of NAUTILUS, announced to the crew "For the world, Our Country and the Navy - the North Pole" with 116 men aboard, NAUTILUS had accomplished the "impossible" - reaching the geographic North Pole, 90 degrees North.

In May 1959, NAUTILUS entered Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, Kittery, Maine for her first complete overhaul - the first of any nuclear powered ship - and the replacement of her second fuel core. Upon completion of her overhaul in August 1960, NAUTILUS departed for a period of refresher training, then deployed to the Mediterranean Sea to become the first nuclear submarine assigned to the U.S. Sixth Fleet.

Back to List