[WWI] USS Oregon

Crawford Neil Neil.Crawford at volvo.com
Wed Oct 24 06:58:21 EDT 2012

No problem with the WW1 deadline  (according to the wiki):
After the United States joined World War I in 1917 Oregon acted as one of the escorts for transport ships during the Siberian Intervention.

Excellent model, and I think the weathering is just right.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: wwi-bounces at wwi-models.org [mailto:wwi-bounces at wwi-models.org]
> On Behalf Of Eric Bergerud
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> To: wwi at wwi-models.org
> Subject: [WWI] USS Oregon
> This doesn't quite make the WWI deadline but attached are photos of
> the USS Oregon within hours of finishing the Battle of Santiago in
> July 1898 and one of the model I made out of a heavy modified 1/225
> Glencoe version of the ship. The model is heavily weathered but I
> think the photo indicates this to be valid. Oregon was in San
> Francisco as relations soured with Spain and sailed in March. It made
> a 14,000 mile voyage around the Horn (almost sinking once) and went
> immediately to blockade duty upon arrival in Florida in May. Add it
> all together, she was at sea for a very long time -  longer than most
> of the marathon missions given to USN vessels in 1944. Anyway, that's
> a lot of coal dust and a lot of salt. As the armor guys would say,
> I'd describe Oregon in the photo as showing "distress." BTW: there
> are very few boats on the ship. During the battle Oregon towed the
> boats it had to avoid splinters (or so a wise head on Ship Modeler
> said) and had delegated the larger ones to Army supply duties which
> really makes sense. In the post sail but pre-wireless era there was
> pretty sparse rigging. Also slipped in an incredible photo of the
> Oregon's crew watching its main battery find the range of Cristabol
> Colon, the only Spanish ship with a reasonable
> Eric Bergerud, Albany CA
> Eric Bergerud, Albany CA

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