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  Last update: 28 Oct 07

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This is the second Dumas USS Crockett kit that I have built and documented on this website.  For those who wish to view the original website, you can do this by following this link: Original USS CROCKETT BUILD

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The purpose of this new website is to provide the boat modeler more in-depth information on the Dumas kit of the USS Crockett.  After building the first USS Crockett some 8 years ago, I have been bombarded with questions and requests for help and more pictures.

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I will provide the boat modeler an updated in-depth step by step instructions to build this kit.  These updated instructions will include more pictures and far more explanation of the construction process than was first released in the original USS Crockett website. With these modified instructions, the assembly of this kit should go more smoothly.

I also plan to include an in-depth Questions and Answers area.  The questions listed her are based on the 8 years of questions that have been sent to me by fellow modelers.

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Project estimated start date: 01 Sep 07

Estimated Construction Time: Approx. 3.5 months

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The USS Crockett (PG - 88) is one of the seventeen Gunboats in the Asheville Class.   These are the largest patrol type craft built by the Navy after World War II.  This class was the first group of the US Navy ships to be powered by a gas turbine power plant. These ships have a Combination Diesel and Gas turbine (CODAG) propulsion system with twin diesel engines for economical cruise and a gas turbine for high-speed operations.

This Dumas model of the USS Crockett was designed to a scale of 5/16" equals 1 foot or 1/39 actual size. The hull is a plywood frame planked with 1/8 "x 1/2" balsa while the superstructure is the more conventional (for Dumas) plywood box structure.  This kit is recommended for the experienced modeler.

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