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Uss California (bb-44)
ca. 1921
Mare Island Naval Ship Yard

Content Description: 

USS California was a Tennessee-class battleship, and the fifth ship of the United States Navy named in honor of the 31st state. Beginning as the flagship of the Pacific Fleet, she served in the Pacific her entire career. She was sunk in the attack on Pearl Harbor at her moorings in Battleship Row, but was salvaged and reconstructed. She served again for the remainder of World War II before being decommissioned in 1947. Model built by the Mare Island Naval Ship Yard, Photo ca. 1921 from the Curator of Ship Models archives. Model currently displayed at the National Maritime Museum, San Francisco, CA.

Physical Description: 

Length 159" (3.962 m), scale 1:48.
Carderock Division 9500 MacArthur Boulevard West Bethesda, MD 20817-5700,Maryland,West Bethesda
Navy model catalog #151.