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.
Length 27-1/2″ / Scale 1/16″ = 1′