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Is there a 1/350 kit of the USS Recruit? (LOL!!)

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Is there a 1/350 kit of the USS Recruit? (LOL!!)
Posted by 1943Mike on Thursday, April 13, 2017 5:27 PM

Just read this article and, because I'm a native New York City boy, thought it was interesting. It seems rather amusing/strange in this day and age.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/06/nyregion/uss-recruit-intrepid-battleship.html

Mike

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Posted by ddp59 on Thursday, April 13, 2017 7:26 PM

supposedly based on the nevada but looks to me the wyoming class from the front starboard view in the picture.

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Posted by PFJN on Thursday, April 13, 2017 7:53 PM

Hi,

There was also a full sized mockup once built called the Illinois built for an expositionin Chicago.

Wiki Image

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Posted by EdGrune on Friday, April 14, 2017 10:05 AM

Yes, some assembly required

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted by ejhammer on Friday, April 14, 2017 10:53 AM

EdGrune

Yes, some assembly required

 

 

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Posted by 1943Mike on Friday, April 14, 2017 11:15 AM

That's fine but what about the 36 piece band?

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Posted by Ray Marotta on Saturday, April 15, 2017 11:07 AM
There is still an USS Recruit, the TDE-1. It's in San Diego at the former Navy Recruit Training base...

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Posted by PFJN on Saturday, April 15, 2017 11:30 AM

Ray Marotta
There is still an USS Recruit, the TDE-1. It's in San Diego at the former Navy Recruit Training base...

 

Hi,

Thanks for tht info.  It wasn't till I looked up the "ship" you mentioned that I found out that the USN actually used to have a couple additional land locked training ships called the USS Commodore and the USS Bluejacket (in addition to the USS Recruit).

Pat

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Recruit_(TDE-1)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Commodore_(401B)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Blue_Jacket

USS Recruit Newer

USS Recuit Older

USS Commodore

USS Bluejacket

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Posted by CapnMac82 on Saturday, April 15, 2017 4:01 PM

Would make for cool dioramas.

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Posted by 1943Mike on Saturday, April 15, 2017 10:33 PM

Mike

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Posted by Tanker - Builder on Sunday, April 16, 2017 9:17 AM

1943Mike;

  I seem to remember those . When I went to Naval Fire-Fighting school there was a landlocked ship we fought fires on ! Damage Control strikers had to know that , as well as a whole lot more .

 We  were  taught how to stem the flow of water inside the hull as well as how to deal with various flammable fluids and other bad to a ship things .

 Good training there .  T.B.

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Posted by rwiederrich on Monday, April 17, 2017 1:46 PM

If I recall the fire fighting aspect was accomplished on Mare Island on a mock-up there.

The *Never Sail* was down by the wooden bridge crossing over into the *A* school annex and large parade ground field. (*The Grinder*).

I recall going on the Recruit in 1981 when she was still of the older class.....then again in 1983 after her refit.  Those were Some times.

Rob

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Posted by amphib on Monday, April 17, 2017 5:19 PM

There were mockups of hull sections of I think DEs at both the Destroyer and OCS facility at Newport and at the damage control school at the Philadelphia Naval yard. These were floating in water tanks and valves could be opened to sink them. Naturally you were directed to use various damage control measures to "save" them before they sank. As I remember the one a Newport was designated as the USS Buttercup and probably the same name was used for the one in Philadelphia. No doubt there were similar ones at all the major east and west coast facilities.

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Posted by Tanker - Builder on Saturday, April 22, 2017 12:49 PM

Yeah ;

 I seem to remember one where we got three foot of water in it and were supposed to pump it out and save the ship ! Geez , that brings back some memories of some funny times . T.B.

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Posted by CapnMac82 on Sunday, April 23, 2017 1:17 AM

amphib
em before they sank. As I remember the one a Newport was designated as the USS Buttercup

I remember an instructor, on notincing a bunch of skylarking shirkers waiting their turn in the barrel, that "Smart Offcier candidates might be caluclating if the tank can actually drown the students."  Which did rather cause some furious calcuating (of what actually was an n variable equation).  Did eliminate the skylarking, though.

 

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