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USS Mobile Bay Model, U.S. Navy - Hobby Master HSP1002

USS Mobile Bay Model, U.S. Navy - Hobby Master HSP1002 - click to enlarge
USS Mobile Bay Model, U.S. Navy - Hobby Master HSP1002 - click to enlarge

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Hobby Master 1:700 Sea Power Series Diecast Model

USS Mobile Bay (CG-53) U.S. Navy Ticonderoga Class guided missile cruiser

1:700 Scale.  Length: 9.75"

USS Mobile Bay (CG-53) is a Ticonderoga class guided-missile cruiser that is named after the Battle of Mobile Bay during the American Civil War in 1864. Her keel was laid in June 1984 and launched in August of 1985 and, after sea-trials, Mobile Bay was commissioned on February 21 1987. Initially her homeport was Mayport, Florida but in June 1990 was relocated to Yokosuka Japan with deployment to support Operation Desert Shield and Operation Desert Storm. While there the ship launched 22 Tomahawk missiles and help destroy thirty eight Iraqi naval vessels.

The Ticonderoga Class ship was first conceived as a low cost, large production number vessel with a hull based on the Spruance Class Destroyer, but was later redesigned as a cruiser. Over time the Ticonderoga Class evolved in to one of the most advanced ships in the United States Navy inventory. The Ticonderoga Class was the first combat surface ship to be equipped with the AEGIS weapon system that can detect threats 200 miles away and provide defense against the threat. Originally there were 27 ships built but 5 have been retired.

Hobby Master is a manufacturer of high quality, pre-assembled, die-cast display models. Every model is crafted with meticulous attention to detail, using specifications of the original aircraft or ship. They are made with diecast metal and plastic components.

This model of the USS Mobile Bay features:

  • Die-cast metal hull
  • Historically accurate structural details
  • Rotatable deck guns
  • Display stand
  • Window box

  • Not suitable for children under the age of 14 years

    Specification for the Ticonderoga Class Guided Missile Cruiser

    First Ship in Class USS Ticonderoga (CG-47)

    First entered service 1983

    Crew 387 officers and enlisted


    Length 566.9 ft (172.8 m)

    Beam 55.1 ft (16.8 m)

    Draft 31.2 ft (9.5 m)

    Displacement (fully loaded) - 9,960 Long Tons


    Propulsion 4 X General Electric LM2500 gas turbine engines producing 80,000 shp to two reversible pitch propellers and two rudders

    Speed 32.5 knots (60 km/h / 37.4 mph)


    2 X Sikorsky SH-60B Seahawks


    First five vessels equipped with 2 X twin Mk 26 missiles launchers for standard SM2-MR missiles.

    From USS Bunker Hill (CG-52) onward the 2 X Mk 26 launchers and magazines were replaced by 2 X Mk 41 vertical launchers

    68 X RIM-66 SM-2

    20 X RUR-5 ASROC

    8 X RGM-84 Harpoon Missiles

    2 X Mark 45 5 in / 54 cal lightweight gun

    2 to 4 X .50 cal (12.7 mm) Gun

    2 X Phalanx CIWS

    2 X Mk 32 12.75 in (324 mm) triple torpedo tubes

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