A very distinctive looking ship, this model should come as a surprise. This is a photograph of the master pattern. Can you identify the name of the ship, scale of model and name of manufacturer? Please post any answers to the message board. This is the master pattern for USS Michigan, the first USN dreadnought. Actually the Michigan was authorized before HMS Dreadnought but the Royal Navy was much faster in laying down and building the all big gun battleship. Gary Griffith correctly identified the model as South Carolina, sistership to Michigan, in 1:350 scale from Iron Shipwright. Currently, there is no release date available for this model.

February 2003 Update
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