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The T2-SE-A1 is a Maritime Commission designation that indicates several things.
T for tanker, 2 for a ship 500’ to 520’ long, SE for “Steam Electric” power plant, A1 for the first design.
Sun Shipbuilding designed this particular model and built over 480 ships to this design during WWII.
LOA 523’ 6”
Full load Displacement 21,365 tons
Design speed 14.5 knots
Many were taken over by the Navy and converted them for use as Oilers. Names chosen were Native American names for rivers, resulting in some very unusual spelling & pronunciations! There were many small differences in these Navy oilers, depending on when & where their conversions took place.
PT Boats were a typical deck cargo for tankers leaving the US for the war zone. Crated aircraft, vehicles, and crated or palletized cargos were also carried.
While serving as replenishment ships, these oilers carried a wide assortment of necessary items on their upper or spar decks. Lube oil in drums, extra aircraft drop tanks, spare aircraft & ship parts were some of the items carried.
The Loose Cannon Kit #12 is based on photos of USS Cossatot from 1944. This is a 1/700 waterline scale model, measuring 8.872” long.
WHAT’S IN THE BOX:
HULL CASTING DONE IN WATERLINE STYLE
FLAT CAST PARTS FOR THE VARIOUS SUPERSTRUCTURE PARTS
SMALL PARTS CAST ON 15 SEPARATE SPRUES
4 FULL HULL PT BOATS WITH LUMBER CRATING AS DECK CARGO
LARGE BRASS PHOTOETCH SHEET
BRASS ROD FOR BOOMS & DERRICKS
DETAILED ASSEMBLY INSTRUCTIONS & COPIES OF 2 DIFFERENT BUSHIP’S CAMOFALAGE DRAWINGS
DECAL SHEET WITH “AO” DESIGNATION AND ASSORTED HULL NUMBERS