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Comet AUTHENTICAST

Model WWII Tanks and Ships

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[Because the indexing of Comet AUTHENTICAST information has gotten too complex to keep up to date on each of the many individual pages,
a Master Index will be used for currency and the indices on each individual page may not be kept current.]   new (14 Jan 2013)

A collector, who bought U.S. WWII tank (1:108) and ship (1:1200) models in the 1950s, died a few years ago and his widow just passed away; the collection came to my attention and I ended up cataloging the Comet AUTHENTICAST models and have them available for sale.  All of the models are mint, mostly in their original boxes; the boxes obviously have been opened many times and loose end flaps have been preserved in a few cases.  With one exception, all are in the post-war red, white, and blue cardboard boxes.  The exception is the Iowa Class battleship Missouri, which measures measures 8¾" stem to stern and so could not fit in the standard 8½" box.  Except as noted, all labels were hand-typed at the factory directly on the box ends, and are reproduced here exactly, with all spaces and punctuation as transcribed.

Here is a typical tank box:

tankbox

and here is a representative set of ships boxes, 5", 7", and 8½"
    and that lone 15" box (front-to-back):

shipboxes
(All photos 02 May 2005 by and © 2005 S. Berliner, III - all rights reserved)

 

KEY:  | = right end of label; / = end of line on label.


TANKS

(all in 3" light-gray cardboard boxes printed RWB and all painted OD)

    Comet AUTHENTICAST WWII Tank ID Box on page 4.

No. on	Description
Box	on box	[on Model]					SB,III Notes
------	-----------------					------------
5150	U.S. 75MM GUN / CARRIER M-3 / 5150			Half-Track
5151	U.S. HEAVY TANK / M6-T-1 - 5151
5153	U.S. LIGHT ARM. / CAR M-8 - 5153			Greyhound
	  [M8 ARM| / CAR COMET]
5154	U.S. HALF TRACK / M3A1 - 5154
5155	U.S. 76MM GUN / MOTOR.CAR M-18 / 5155			Hellcat
	  [M18 7 | m GUN | TR.CRG / COMET]
5156	U.S.105MM HOW. / MOT.CAR.M-7 / NO.5156			Priest
5157	75 mm HOW.MTR.CAR.M-8{?} / U. S. 5157			{rubber stamped}
5158	U.S. LIGHT / TANK M5A1 / NO. 5158			Stuart
5159	U.S.3 INCH GUN / MOT. CAR M-10A1 / NO. 5150		Wolverine
5160	U.S. WILLYS JEEP / 5160
5161	U.S. WEASEL / no. 5161
5162	U.S. ARMY / SCOUT CAR / NO. 5162			M3A1
5163	U.S. AMPHIBIOUS / JEEP / NO.5163			Quack/Seep
	  [U. S. / AMPHIBIOUS / JEEP / AUTHENTICAST / COMET]
5164	U.S. {sic}MM MOT. / CAR M-12 / NO. 5164			155MM GMC Long Tom
5165\?	U.S. LIGHT TANK / -M-24- / NO. 5165			Chaffee {can't BOTH be 5165!}
5165/?	U.S. M-26 / GEN'L PERSHING / NO.5165			{probably 5166}
5167	U.S. MED. TANK / -M36B1- / NO. 5167			{empty box - 75mm M4A3 in it}
5168	U.S. 90MM GUN / MOTOR CARRIAGE / NO. 5168 / -M-36-
	  [M10-A1]						{chassis} Slugger
5169	U.S. M4A3 MED. / TANK--76MM GUN /  NO. 5169
	  [M4 A3 / MEDIUM TANK / COMET]
5171	U.S. ARMORED CAR / -T17E-1- / NO. 5171			Staghound
5173	DUKW / AMPH.2 TON 6x6 / NO.5173
5174	TANK RECOVERY / M-32 OR {sic} M-4 / 5174
5176	LANDING VEH.TANK / LVT-4 {???} / NO.5176		Alligator {unarmed}
5177	UTILITY VEHICLE / M-44 / NO.5177			APC
5178	MED.TANK / 105 HOW. M-45 / NO. 5178
5179	U.S. GEN.PATTON / M-46 / NO.5179			{Comet omitted idler wheel on models}
5180	U.S. MED.TANK / WALKER BULLDOG / NO.5180
{5181}	{6 x 6} [{none}]					{hand-written on brown paper tape;
								 GMC with white star on hood}
5182	U. S. COMMAND CAR / NO.5182				{Chevvie 4-door, white star on hood}
{n/b}	{no box} [M4 A3 / MEDIUM TANK / COMET]			{75mm gun M4A3 stored in 5167 box}

The box and label for the #5153 M-8 Greyhound Armored Car as representative:

tankbox tankbox
(All photos 02 May 2005 by and © 2005 S. Berliner, III - all rights reserved)

[I will have to photograph those models that are not on page 4
or in my own set in good condition.]


SHIPS

(all in grey cardboard boxes printed RWB and all painted battleship gray, unless otherwise noted)

note-rt.gif [All these ships have been sold (Sep/Aug 2005); however, a new cased U. S. Navy set is now available (Nov/Dec 2008) - click HERE to see it.  The tanks shown above are STILL AVAILABLE!]

        {ships do not bear model numbers}

        [In type and name order as practicable]

Box	Description
"	on Box	[on Model]					SB,III Notes
--	------------------					------------
5	U.S. DESTROYER / BENHAM CLASS				{missing foremast -
	  [BENHAM Class U.S. DD]				 probably never had it}
5	U.S. DESTROYER / BENSON CLASS
	  [BENSON Class  U.S. DD]
5	U.S. DESTROYER / FARRAGUT CLASS
	  [FARRAGUT Class  U.S. DD]
5	U.S. DESTROYER / FLETCHER CLASS
	  [FLETCHER Class  U.S. DD]
5	U.S. DESTROYER / GRIDLEY CLASS
	  [GRIDLEY Class U.S. DD]
5	U.S. DESTROYER / LIVERMORE CLASS
	  [LIVERMORE Class  U.S. DD]
5	U.S. DESTROYER / MAHAN CLASS
	  [MAHAN Class  U.S. DD]
5	U.S. DESTROYER / PORTER CLASS
	  [PORTER Class  U.S. DD]
5	U.S. DESTROYER / SIMS CLASS
	  [SIMS Class  U.S. DD]
5	U.S. DESTROYER / WARRINGTON / SOMERS CLASS
	  [SOMERS Class  U.S. DD]
5	U.S. DESTROYE| / 66-347 CLASS / -3 STACKER-
	  [66-347 CL  U. S. DD]

5	U.S. SUBMARINE / BASS CLASS	 [BASS]			{steel-stamped underneath -
								 painted black}
5	U.S. SUBMARINE / NARWHAL CLASS  [NARWHAL]		{steel-stamped underneath -
								 painted black}

5	UNITED STATES / LNDG.CRAFT INF / - LCI -		{??? - that's no LCI!
	  [U.S.  LST]						 Has LCVP on deck}
5	U.S.LGT.MINELAY. / RAVEN CLASS
	  [RAVEN Class  U.S. AM]

5	U.S. DESTROYER / BROOKS CLASS / - 4 STACKER -		{empty box}
5	U.S. SUBMARINE / CACHALOT CLASS				{empty box}
5	U.S. SUBMARIN| / DOLPHIN CLASS				{empty box}
5	U.S. SUBMARINE / SALMON CLASS				{empty box - holds Wiking
								 US TUNNEY with
								 Regulus missile}
5	U.S. SUBMARINE / SARGO CLASS				{empty box}
5	U.S.MINESWEEPER / BIRD CLASS				{empty box}
5	U.S. SEAPL.TEN| / BARNEGAT CLASS@			{empty box}
5	LILAC@							{empty box - rubber stamped}
5	"R" CLASS@						{empty box - rubber stamped}


Box		Description
Size "	on Box	[on Model]					SB,III Notes
------	------------------					------------
7	U.S. LGT. CRU. / ATLANTA CLASS
	  [ATLANTA  U.S.  Class CL]
7	U.S. LT. CRU. / CONCORD / OMAHA CLA|			{4-stacker}
	  [OMAHA Class    U S CL]
7	U.S. LGT. CRU| / HONOLULU / BROOKLYN CLA|
	  [PHOENIX U.S.   Class CL]				{on starboard side}
	  [BROOKLYN Class  U.S. CL]				{on port side}
  		{also - in same box - loose piece on pin}
7	U.S. LT. CRU| / NORTHHAMPTON / -CHICAGO CLASS|
	  [CHICAGO  Class U.S. CA    /
	   NORTHAMPTON Class   U.S.  CA]
7	U.S. LGT. CRU. / ST. LOUIS CLASS
	  [ST LOUIS  U.S.   Class CL]
7	U.S. LGT. CRU. / VINCENNES / -CLEVELAND CLAS|
	  [VINCENNES  Class   U.S. CL]

7	U.S. HVY. CRU. / BALTIMORE CLAS|
	  [BALTIMORE Class  U.S. CA]
7	U.S.HVY.CRU. / PENSACOLA CL.
	  [PENSACOLA  U.S.   Class CA]
7	U.S. HVY.,CR| / SAN FRANCISC|
	  [NEW ORLEANS CLASS U.S. CA]
	  [SAN FRANCISCO]					{steel-stamped underneath}
7	U.S. HVY. CRU| / WICHITA CLASS
	  [WICHITA - U.S. CA]

7	U.S.DESTR.TEND. / DIXIE CLASS
	  [DIXIE Class  U.S. AD]
7	U.S.HVY.MINELAY| / TERROR CLASS
	  [TERROR Class  U.S. CM]
7	U.S.SEAPL.TDR. / CURTISS / ALBEMARLE CL|
	  [CURTISS Class  U.S. AV]
7	U.S. SUB.TEND. / FULTON CLASS
	  [FULTON Class U.S. AS]

7	ATTACK CARGO SHIP#  [ATTACK CARGO SHIP]
7	CIMARRON#  [CIMARRON  Class  U.S. AO]			{rubber stamped ON sticker}
7	COMBAT Load / TRANSPORT# [COMBAT LOAD TRANSPORT]	{"Load" hand written}
7	HOSPITAL SHIP#  [HOSPITAL SHIP]				{painted white}
7	LIBERTY SHIP#  [LIBERTY SHIP]
7	NAVY PETROL CARRIER#  [NAVY PETROL CARRIER]		{sic - brown box, reversed,
								 rubber stamped}
7	OILER#  [OILER]
7	TRANSPORT / -SMALL-#  [TRANSPORT small]
7	VICTORY SHIP# [VICTORY SHIP]


Box		Description
Size "	on Box	[on Model]					SB,III Notes
------	------------------					------------
8½	U.S.AIRCRAFT CARR. / CARD / BOGUE CLASS-		{raised relief;
	  [BOGUE Class  U.S. CV]				 escort carrier CVE}
8½	UNITED STATES / AIRCRAFT CARRIER / ESSEX CLASS
	  [ESSEX Class  U.S. CV]
8½	UNITED STATES / AIRCRAFT CARRIER / INDEPENDENCE CL.	{raised relief}
	  [INDEPENDENCE Class  U.S. CV]
8½	UNITED STATES / AIRCRAFT CARRIER / RANGER CLASS		{raised relief}
	  [RANGER   U.S. CV]
8½	UNITED STATES / AIRCRAFT CARRIER / SARATOGA CLASS
	  [SARATOGA  U.S. CV]
8½	U.S.AIRCRAFT CARR. / ENTERPRISE / -YORKTOWN CLASS-	{raised relief, on port side!}
	  [YORKTOWN Class   U.S. CV]

8½	U.S.BATTLESHIP / ARKANSAS  [ARKANSAS  U.S. BB]
8½	U.S.BATTLESHIP / CALIFORNIA / -TENN.CLASS-
	  [TENNESSEE  U.S. BB]
{n/b}	{no box}  [COLORADO  U.S. BB]
8½	U.S.BATTLESHIP / NEW MEXICO / -IDAHO CLASS-
	  [NEW MEXICO Class  U.S. BB]
8½	U.S.BATTLESHIP / NEW YORK CLASS
	  [NEW YORK U.S. BB]
8½	U.S.BATTLESHIP / NORTH CAROLINA / CLASS
	  [NORTH CAROLINA Class  U.S. BB]
8½	U.S.BATTLESHIP /SO.DAKOTA CLASS
	  [SOUTH DAKOTA Class  U.S. BB]

8½	ALASKA CL. / U.S.CS [ALASKA CL. U.S. CB]		{Large Cruiser - 12" Guns}


Box		Description
Size "	on Box	[on Model]					SB,III Notes
------	------------------					------------
15*	U.S.BATTLESHIP / MISSOURI / -IOWA CLASS-		*
	  [IOWA Class    U.S. BB]
* - "Teacher Scale" box measures 2-1/16" wide x 3-1/4" high x 15" long and is printed "1 INCH TO 500 INCHES" on the front and end flap, with "500" crossed off and hand noted "1200" in both places; the 1:1200 Iowa/Missouri model measures 8-3/4" stem to stern and so could not fit in the standard 8" box.

# - The model in the 7" box marked "Navy Petrol Carrier" is odd; why "petrol" instead of "gasoline" and why in a brown cardboard box with the name rubber stamped on the opposite end flap from all the others?  The 1945 Price List identifies the Navy Petrol Carrier as one of the "Merchant Ships of All Nations", along with the Attack Cargo Ship, Combat Load Transport, Hospital Ship, Liberty Ship, Oiler, Transport (small), and Victory Ship.  The Cimarron is a U.S. Fleet Auxiliary tanker, class AOG.

@ - The LILAC is a minsweeeper and the "R" CLASS is a submarine.

The tanks and ships can be bought as one single set or as a set of tanks and a set of ships but individual pieces will NOT be sold separately.  The empty boxes can be bought separately.


Photos of representative 5", 7", and 8½" boxes:

5"shipbox 5"shipboxend

7"shipbox 7"shipboxend

8½"shipbox 8½"shipboxend
(All photos 02 May 2005 by and © 2005 S. Berliner, III - all rights reserved)

Comparison of the regular and darker brown 7" boxes:

7"shipbox
7"shipboxbrown

7"shipboxend 7"shipboxendbrown
(All photos 02 May 2005 by and © 2005 S. Berliner, III - all rights reserved)

The 15" Teacher Scale (1:500) box used for the 1:1200 Iowa/Missouri model -

The front (it is a vertical box - note hand correction of scale):

15"shipboxfront
(All photos 02 May 2005 by and © 2005 S. Berliner, III - all rights reserved)

The top (looking into the open top, showing the double boxing):

15"shipboxtopopen

The top (closed):

15"shipboxtopclosed

The back:

15"shipboxback

The bottom:

15"shipboxbottom

The label end (note hand correction of scale):

15"shipboxlebelend
(All photos 02 May 2005 by and © 2005 S. Berliner, III - all rights reserved)

The newspaper wadded in the bottom is Long Island's NEWSDAY for 17 Jan 1952; a new Studebaker ran around $1,500!

The model of the MISSOURI (or IOWA Class) - starboard (marked) and port sides:

Missouri/Iowa-starboard-marked

Missouri/Iowa-port
(All photos 02 May 2005 by and © 2005 S. Berliner, III - all rights reserved)

Most of the ship models bear ID markings sunken into the starboard side (they are steel-stamped into the master, resulting in relief on the mold and recessed lettering on the model); here is a preliminary photo of the starboard side of the Missouri/Iowa showing typical markings:

Missouri/Iowa-starboard-markings
(All photos 02 May 2005 by and © 2005 S. Berliner, III - all rights reserved)

Some carriers have raised lettering and the ENTERPRISE/YORKTOWN has its ID markings uniquely on the port side (see below)!


There were also many Wiking 1:1250, Tri-ang 1:1200, Hansa 1:1250, Mignot 1:1200, Mercury, Anguplas 1:1200, and Europa Linea; the whole ship collection is now sold.

However, just for comparison, here is the Wiking U.S.S. Tunney (marked US TUNNEY) with the a red Regulus missile deployed on deck (do NOT dive this way!) that was mispacked in the Comet AUTHENTICAST U.S.S. Salmon box:

TunneySub-Regulus
(28 May 2005 photo by and © 2005 S. Berliner, III - all rights reserved)

I took the trouble to take a low-resolution photo of each model (mistake - they should have been at higher res. - sorry) just to differentiate them, plus details of some of them to illustrate the oddities (I did not bother to proportion the images nor think to include a 1:1200 scale); these are in box-size order, and in alphabetical order within the sizes, only very-roughly proportioned:

- - - * - - -

5" Boxes

5"3stackerDestr
(All photos 26-27 May 2005 by and © 2005 S. Berliner, III - all rights reserved)
U.S. DESTROYE| / 66-347 CLASS / -3 STACKER- [66-347 CL  U. S. DD]

Key:  Description on Box [on Model] {Description per SB,III}
| = right end of label; / = end of line on label or on cast-on/-in lettering on model


U.S. SUBMARINE / BASS CLASS

5"BenhamDestr
U.S. DESTROYER / BENHAM CLASS {missing foremast - see foremast below}

5"BensonDestr
U.S. DESTROYER / BENSON CLASS

5"FarragutDestr
U.S. DESTROYER / FARRAGUT CLASS

5"FletcherDestr
U.S. DESTROYER / FLETCHER CLASS

5"GridleyDestr
U.S. DESTROYER / GRIDLEY CLASS

5"LCI-cum-LST
UNITED STATES / LNDG.CRAFT INF / - LCI -
{this is NOT an LCI but an LST with an LCVP on deck}

5"LivermoreDestr
U.S. DESTROYER / LIVERMORE CLASS

5"MahanDestr
U.S. DESTROYER / MAHAN CLASS

5"NarwhalSub
U.S. SUBMARINE / NARWHAL CLASS

5"RavenLtMinelayer
U.S.LGT.MINELAY. / RAVEN CLASS

5"Warrington-SomersDestr
(All photos 26-27 May 2005 by and © 2005 S. Berliner, III - all rights reserved)
U.S. DESTROYER / WARRINGTON / SOMERS CLASS [SOMERS CLASS  US DD]

- - - * - - -

7" Boxes

7"BaltimoreHeavyCruiser
(All photos 26-27 May 2005 by and © 2005 S. Berliner, III - all rights reserved)
U.S. HVY. CRU. / BALTIMORE CLAS|

Key:  Description on Box [on Model] {Description per SB,III}
| = right end of label; / = end of line on label or on cast-on/-in lettering on model

7"CombatLoadTRansport1
COMBAT [Load] / TRANSPORT {"Load" hand written} [COMBAT LOAD TRANSPORT] {dupl #1 - see #38}

7"CombatLoadTransport2
COMBAT LOAD / TRANSPORT {dupl #2 - see #15}

{on box} U.S. LGT. CRU| / HONOLULU / BROOKLYN CLA |:

{This was a real puzzler - I never thought to look on the port (left) side
at first and there is nothing on the model about the Honolulu!}

7"PhoenixLightCruiser
[PHOENIX] {stamped on starboard/right side}

7"PhoenixDetailRS
[PHOENIX U.S.  CLASS CL] (detail of stamped lettering)

7"BrooklynLightCruiserLS
[BROOKLYN] (stamped on port/left side)

7"BrooklynDetailLS
[BROOKLYN CLASS  U.S. CL] (detail of stamped lettering)

Now that we can see BOTH sides, it's STILL a puzzler.

The HONOLULU/BROOKLYN/PHOENIX box also contained an unrelated large, enclosed crows nest
(foretop) on a pin; this probably belongs to the New York-class or Arkansas battleship {below},
although that would put the crows nest (foretop) incredibly far above the waterline!

7"CimarronOiler
CIMARRON {label pasted on box, not typed/stamped/printed}
{Cimarron was the first T-3 type oiler}

7"Concord-OmahaLightCruiser
U.S. LT. CRU. / CONCORD / OMAHA CLA|

HONOLULU - see BROOKLYN

7"HospitalShip
HOSPITAL SHIP

7"Oiler
OILER

7"PensacolaHeavyCruiser
U.S.HVY.CRU. / PENSACOLA CL.

7"PetrolCarrier
NAVY PETROL CARRIER {sic} {brown box, rubber stamped}
{I wonder if this might mean "Petroleum", not British for "Gasoline"}

PHOENIX - see BROOKLYN

7"PorterDestr
U.S. DESTROYER / PORTER CLASS

7"SimsDestr
U.S. DESTROYER / SIMS CLASS

7"StLouisLightCruiser
U.S. LGT. CRU. / ST. LOUIS CLASS

7"TerrorHeavyMinelayer
U.S.HVY.MINELAY| / TERROR CLASS

7"Nothhampton-ChicagoLightCruiser
U.S. LT. CRU| / NORTHHAMPTON / -CHICAGO CLASS|

7"SanFrancisco-NewOrleansHeavyCruiser
U.S. HVY.,CR| / SAN FRANCISC|
[NEW ORLEANS CLASS U.S. CA] {on side} /
[SAN FRANCISCO] {stamped underneath}

7"SanFranciscoHeavyCruiserDetail
[SAN FRANCISCO] {stamped underneath - detail}

7"LibertyShip
LIBERTY SHIP

7"AttackCargoShip
ATTACK CARGO SHIP

7"DixieDestrTender
U.S.DESTR.TEND. / DIXIE CLASS

7"Curtis-AlbemarleSeaplaneTender
U.S.SEAPL.TDR. / CURTISS / ALBEMARLE CL|

7"AtlantaLightCruiser
U.S. LGT. CRU. / ATLANTA CLASS

7"VictoryShip
VICTORY SHIP

7"Vincennes-ClevelandLightCruiser
U.S. LGT. CRU. / VINCENNES / -CLEVELAND CLAS|

7"FultonSubTender
U.S. SUB.TEND. / FULTON CLASS

7"SmallTransport
TRANSPORT / -SMALL-

7"WichitaHeavyCruiser
(All photos 26-27 May 2005 by and © 2005 S. Berliner, III - all rights reserved)
U.S. HVY. CRU| / WICHITA CLASS

Key:  Description on Box [on Model] {Description per SB,III}
| = right end of label; / = end of line on label or on cast-on/-in lettering on model

- - - * - - -

8½" Boxes

8"AlaskaLightCruiser
(All photos 26-27 May 2005 by and © 2005 S. Berliner, III - all rights reserved)
ALASKA CL. / U.S.CS
Key:  Description on Box [on Model] {Description per SB,III}
| = right end of label; / = end of line on label or on cast-on/-in lettering on model

8"ArkansasBattleship
U.S.BATTLESHIP / ARKANSAS (foremast broken off - see below)

8"California-TennesseeBattleship
U.S.BATTLESHIP / CALIFORNIA / -TENN.CLASS-

8"Card-BogueCarrier
U.S.AIRCRAFT CARR. / CARD / BOGUE CLASS- [BOGUE]

8"BogueLetteringDetail
[BOGUE] (CARD - detail of raised lettering)

8"{?}ColoradoBattleship
COLORADO U.S. BB {8"{?} - no box}

8"Enterprise-YorktownCarrier
U.S.AIRCRAFT CARR. / ENTERPRISE / -YORKTOWN CLASS-

8"Enterprise-YorktownCarrierDetail
[ENTERPRISE] {detail of raised lettering}

8"EssexCarrier
UNITED STATES / AIRCRAFT CARRIER / ESSEX CLASS

8"EssexCarrierDetail
[ESSEX CLASS] {detail of raised lettering}

8"IndependenceCarrier
UNITED STATES / AIRCRAFT CARRIER / INDEPENDENCE CL.

8"NewMexico-IdahoBattleship
U.S.BATTLESHIP / NEW MEXICO / -IDAHO CLASS-

8"NewYorkBattleship
U.S.BATTLESHIP / NEW YORK CLASS {missing foremast - see foremast below}

8"NorthCarolinaBattleship
U.S.BATTLESHIP / NORTH CAROLINA / CLASS [NORTH CAROLINA CLASS U.S. BB]

8"RangerCarrier
UNITED STATES / AIRCRAFT CARRIER / RANGER CLASS

8"RangerCarrierDetail
[RANGER] {detail of raised lettering}

8"SaratogaCarrier
UNITED STATES / AIRCRAFT CARRIER / SARATOGA CLASS

8"SaratogaCarrierDetail
[SARATOGA] {detail of raised lettering}

8"SouthDakotaBattleship
U.S.BATTLESHIP /SO.DAKOTA CLASS
(All photos 26-27 May 2005 by and © 2005 S. Berliner, III - all rights reserved)

YORKTOWN - see ENTERPRISE

- - - * - - -

15" Box

15"Missouri-IowaBattleship
(27 May 2005 photo by and © 2005 S. Berliner, III - all rights reserved)
U.S.BATTLESHIP / MISSOURI / -IOWA CLASS- [IOWA Class    U.S. BB]
{in 15" 1:500 Teacher Scale box}
Key:  Description on Box [on Model] {Description per SB,III}
/ = end of line on label

- - - * - - -

The HONOLULU/BROOKLYN/PHOENIX box also contained an unrelated large, enclosed crows nest
(foretop) on a pin (foremast); while this could possibly be from the Benham-class destroyer,
it probably belongs to the New York-class or Arkansas battleship {above},
although that would put the crows nest (foretop) incredibly far above the waterline!

LooseCrowsNest/Foretop
(27 May 2005 photo by and © 2005 S. Berliner, III - all rights reserved)

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