CSS Shenandoah (1864)

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Tut11

Sergeant
Joined
Jan 24, 2018
Fine model of the Shenandoah from the Corel kit. The model retails about $300.00 but on auctions I have seen them go for cheaper. I have most of the plans for her to be built from wood. Scale is 1:50 from the plans, which those whom wish to download these for a reference here they are:

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Tut11

Sergeant
Joined
Jan 24, 2018
This may be "a" Shenandoah, but the cruiser Shenandoah was a much larger vessel, and a steamer:

View attachment 201770 Actual photo of her in Melbourne, Australia (although there has been speculation that the Confederate flag in the image has been retouched-- there's no reason for her to be flying a flag while high and dry in repair).
Thanks Mark, I knew of this "Shenandoah", from research files but was surprised that there is another confederate ship named the same as a custom cutter.

The ship model Shenandoah is a reproduction of a 'custom cutter' of the period of the American Civil War. This term is generally used to indicate smaller vessels used for the rapid transport of precious, perishable goods long the Atlantic coast, and in operations of support and provisions to the larger fleet. The common feature of these vessels was the sails, which besides high speed, guaranteed a discrete possibility of maneuvers, even with rough seas.
 
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USS ALASKA

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Mar 16, 2016
Ah, Civil War era ships sharing the same name...think there is a thread around somewhere about that...

Cool model though!
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