Trumpeter 1/350 USS San Francisco (CA-38)
When I was an 18 year old sailor, I stood on the ruined bridge of USS San Francisco there in the park in the city whose name she bore, thinking to myself what might I have done had I been there that terrible night off Guadalcanal. USS San Francisco has always been a special ship to me. I used to be friends with the late Master Gunnery Sergeant (ret) George Martin, the ship's company Marine who was the first to come onto the wrecked bridge that night after she was hit. Captain Cassin Young died in his arms. Four Medals of Honor were awarded that night, it's one of the great stories in USN history.
This is definitely one of the best Trumpeter ship kits. Tom's Modelworks photoetch used for the ship, WEM photoetch for the two SOCs.
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