Jeremiah OBrien Liberty Ship – BlueJacket

(BJ-K1025) Length 27-1/2″ / Scale 1/16″ = 1′



Jeremiah OBrien Liberty Ship (BJ-K1025) Length 27-1/2″ / Scale 1/16″ = 1′

Authorized by the Merchant Marine Act of 1936, production of these sturdy freighters was dramatically speeded after Pearl Harbor—over 2500 were built in the next three years.

The Liberty Ship gave gallant service in all theatres of World War II and served the growing needs of the post-war world.

BlueJacket’s model is based on the S.S. Jeremiah O’Brien, the surviving (and functional) LIBERTY that recently saw action at the 50th anniversary of D_Day. With a pre-carved basswood hull and all other parts and essential materials of the highest quality, the kit makes a rewarding project for the builder with some experience with models of modern ships.

Noted warship historian and modeler Alan Raven has done a fine job creating precisely drawn plans and a clearly written instruction manual. The manual provides you with line drawings of some of the most challenging deck particulars, suggests paint colors, and guides you through the steps to completion.

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Additional information

Weight 10 lbs



BlueJacket is one of the leading manufacturers of quality wooden ship model kits. This Maine-based company is perhaps the oldest ship model kit manufacturer, having been in continuous operation since 1905! The company focuses on American subjects. Most kits feature pre-carved solid wood hull, but many kits are laser-cut plank-on-bulkhead and some are even true plank-on-frame kits.

BlueJacket also maintains the Laughing Whale line of kits, which are predominantly small American watercraft. With the demise of Midwest boat kits, these are about the only source for these small subjects. However, you will find them to be excellent quality kits of classic subjects.

Note that BlueJacket kit instructions are provided in english only.
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