Laid down at the Newport News Shipbuilding & Drydock Company on May 21, 1934, USS Yorktown was the lead ship of the new class and the first large purpose-built aircraft carrier constructed for the US Navy. Sponsored by First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt, the carrier entered the water nearly two years later on April 4, 1936. Work on Yorktown was completed the following year and the vessel was commissioned at the nearby Norfolk Operating Base on September 20, 1937. Commanded by Captain Ernest D. McWhorter, Yorktown finished fitting out and began training exercises off Norfolk.
This is a very large kit with a length over four feet. We cannot ship it to foreign destinations, including Canada because of the size of the shipping carton.
- Over 1,120 parts on 44 sprues
- One-piece hull made from two-directional slide molds
- Deck pattern finely rendered
- Metal anchor chain
- Accurately detailed gun
- Eight pieces of photo-etched frets for handrails, ladders, and radar parts.
- Numerous 1/200 scale aircraft (F4F-4, SBD-3, TBD-1)