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    Liberty Ship
    by dave976 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง ( Lieutenant)
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    Boat Length
    48" (121.92 cm)
    Motor Type
    Brushed
    Drive Type
    Direct
    Props
    Single
    Battery Type
    Lead Acid
    Battery mAh
    7Ah (7,000 mAh)
    Prop Type
    3 Blade
    Prop Size
    45mm
    Run Time
    1+ hrs
    20 days ago
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    A nice scratch built example of this WWII emergency freighter. Recently acquired from a fellow club member and ready to sail.


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    18 days ago by dave976 ( Lieutenant)
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    Nice looking model Rowen. It is always refreshing to hear that pictures of models inspires others to build.
    Dave
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    18 days ago by dave976 ( Lieutenant)
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    I agree Nerys. Built in large numbers by our friends over the pond and used to ship vast amounts of goods and munitions in our time of need. They were I believe stacked high on deck with munitions and vehicles and my example depicts a typical post war livery version. May be when I complete the Robert E Peary it will be in wartime livery complete with deck cargo, I seem to remember there were many military scale vehicles which my friend Bill Handy had purchased.
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    19 days ago by algon ( Leading Seaman)
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    Many of there were built right here in my hometown Richmond, California at the Kaiser Shipyards.

    Interesting to see this model painted in a more civilian paint scheme as most were undoubtedly navy grey.

    Here is an interesting video on their history and construction:

    https://youtu.be/jVbjIB0oyGQ
    https://youtu.be/jVbjIB0oyGQ
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Liberty Ship
    19 days ago by algon ( Leading Seaman)
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    More information on the wreck mentioned by Nerys below....https://www.pinterest.co.uk/robbiemack7095/ss-richard-montgo...
    https://www.pinterest.co.uk/robbiemack7095/ss-richard-montgomery/
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Liberty Ship
    19 days ago by Nerys ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Liberty ships, despite their mass produced birth, I always thought them to be an attractive, well proportioned ship. There were still quite a few still trading when I was at sea in the fifties. However, the one that is probably best known is the Richard Montgomery, named after an Irish officer who fought in the American revolutionary War. She ran aground on the Nore Sand, outside the River Medway in August 1944 and subsequently sank. However, there was a problem, she was laden with 7000 tons of explosives and it was considered too dangerous to attempt unloading. And so, she has lain there all these years, a time bomb waiting to blow Sheerness to pieces and create a Thames Tsunami. In the fifties a lot of the superstructure could still be seen and we played dare devils by sailing inside the danger buoys in our dinghies. Over
    the years less and less of her has been visible until now just the two masts can be seen. Now, there is a proposal to remove the masts, Fine, but both Sheerness and Southend are arguing over who should have them.

    Cheers,
    Nerys
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Liberty Ship
    19 days ago by Rowen ( Commander)
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    Hi Dave,
    Several years ago you pointed me in the right direction.
    Had seen that picture on the Crewe MB website and it showed that a model of this iconic freighter could be made.
    Purchased a hull from Battlers Connection in the US and made a model of the SS LEICESTER. Probably one of the more famous episodes involving a Liberty ship, was featured in Farley Mowats book " the Serpents coil" Great book for any salvage enthusiast.
    Rowen
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    19 days ago by dave976 ( Lieutenant)
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    Yes but not by me. Built some years ago by my friend Bill who now resides in a care home. I suspect he made a plug and mould and cast his hull in fibreglass. The motor is a 55 brushless and the prop a 3 blade brass which he made himself. It requires about 2lb of lead to ballast and this is held in gaffer tape and marked for position so is removeable to make transport much easier and helps avoid damage. I have a Dean's kit of the Robert E Peary part built by another club member who found it too challenging. On the back burner with several other models. I need more hours in the day.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Liberty Ship
    19 days ago by stotty1111 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    A long long time ago whilst holidaying in Fowey there was one, Clan Kenneth, anchored in the river there, waiting a berth in the small dock to load china clay. We were admiring the ship, size etc when a man started talking to us, turned out he was the chief engineer of her, long story cut short we had a tour of her, my mum and dad enjoyed lots of liquid hospitality whilst I had a tour of the boat, all I remember is that she appeared huge to little old me, I was about 9 / 10 at the time!
    happy memories!!๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ‘
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    20 days ago by Ron ( Rear Admiral)
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    Beautiful!
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Liberty Ship
    20 days ago by pressonreguardless ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Absolutely Beautiful Dave๐Ÿ‘
    Scratch Built?
    More details, Please๐Ÿคž
    Trev
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