In 1942, the hulls of the general purpose Class C3 Type cargo ships being converted into military vessels were insufficient, and the escalating war was creating an urgent need for escort carriers. Oil tankers built according to the Merchant Marine Act of 1936 construction guidelines were larger and faster than the C3. Four tankers were converted into Sangamon-class carriers.
The USS Sangamon participated in the Allied landing operations in North Africa, setting a precedent for the use of an escort aircraft carrier as a fleet aircraft carrier. Later he also participated in the Normandy landing battle. It was only transferred to the Pacific Ocean to participate in the war against Japan in the early middle of 1944. This class participated in the Great Battle of Wright Bay and acted as an aircraft carrier to attack Japanese warships and achieved many successes. Later, he participated in the Iwo Jima landing battle and Okinawa landing battle. All retired in 1959 after the war.
- 1/350 scale plastic model kit
- Over 390 parts
- Hull split into two pieces
- Deck wood pattern finely rendered
- Contains display stand
- Photo etched parts included
- Length: 18.8" (478.3mm) Beam: 3.8" (95.8mm)