Half Hull USS Tacoma Plating Model


Builder's half block model of the USS Tacoma shows extreme technical detail, with seven lettered layers progressing from the keel to the deck. Sections of the 1 3/4 inch armor plating are exactly measured and drawn, while seven horizontally slotted gun ports would accommodate the swivel actions of the turret type mounts. The model's scale is 1 inch= 4 feet, and it possesses  crisp black ink measures and notes written directly on the hull.

The storied service record of this ship and her ports of call are well recorded. The dimensions of the backing board: 13 5/8 inches H x 84 inches L.

Provenance: DeYoung Museum, San Francisco, CA