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    LARGE SCALE MODEL OF THE USS 'FRANKLIN'
    American Marine and Ship Model Gallery, Salem MA
    Nicknamed 'Big Ben' the USS 'Franklin' was an Essex-class aircraft carrier built during WWII for the US Navy. She served in several campaigns in the Pacific from 1944 until 1945, earning four battle stars for valor. She was almost irreparably damaged in a Japanese air attack in 1945, but was not decommissioned until 1947.
    Modeled in 1/8 scale by Stephen W. Henninger. Henninger specializes in modeling American warships and spent twelve years on a 1:100 scale model of USS Enterprise on view at the Smithsonian's Air and Space Museum.
    Presented in large, wood and glass case on table stand.
    67-1/2 x 121-1/2 x 32 inches (171.5 x 308.6 x 81.3 cm)





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    Generally fine and well presented with minor losses to paint on gun barrels and port bow.

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    Auction Dates
    October, 2012
    27th Saturday
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