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USS BB-14 Nebraska Battleship, 1907 Resin 1/700 Combrig 70459

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USS BB-14 Nebraska Battleship, 1907 Resin
Combrig 70459
High-quality details.

Manufacturer: Combrig 
Scale: 1/700
Material: Resin
Paint: Unpainted, Unassembled, Kit do not contain paints and glue.
Condition: New in Box

USS Nebraska (BB-14) was a Virginia-class pre-dreadnought battleship of the United States Navy. She was the first ship to carry her name.Nebraska was laid down by Moran BrothersSeattle, Washington on 4 July 1902; launched on 7 October 1904; sponsored by Miss Mary Nain Mickey, daughter of Governor John H. Mickey of Nebraska; and commissioned on 1 July 1907, Captain Reginald F. Nicholson in command.After shakedown and alterations, the new battleship joined the "Great White Fleet" at San Francisco on 6 May 1908, replacing Alabama.

Departing San Francisco on 7 July 1908, the Fleet visited Honolulu, Hawaii;Auckland, New Zealand; Sydney and Melbourne, Australia; Manila, Philippine Islands; Yokohama, Japan; and Colombo, Ceylon, arriving Suez, Egypt on 3 January 1909. Departing Messina, Italy on the 9th, the Fleet visited Naples, Italy and Gibraltar, arriving Hampton Roads on 22 February, where PresidentTheodore Roosevelt reviewed the fleet as it passed into the roadstead.Nebraska continued duty with theAtlantic Fleet. She attended theHudson-Fulton Celebration in 1910 and the Louisiana Centennial in 1912. She earned the Mexican Service Medal for operations atVeracruzMexico from 1 May–21 June 1914 and 1 June–13 October 1916. After a period of reduced commissioned service, she was again placed in full commission on 3 April 1917.When war was declared on 6 April 1917, Nebraska was undergoing repairs at the Boston Navy Yard, attached to the 3rd Division, Battleship Force, Atlantic Fleet. On 13 April, she departed Boston to engage in maneuvers and battle practice with the fleet in the Chesapeake Bay area. She operated along the east coast, primarily training armed guard crews for American merchantmen, until entering the Norfolk Navy Yard on 15 April 1918 for repairs.

At Hampton Roads on 16 May, she received on board the body of the lateCarlos M. DePena, Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary fromUruguay, with full honors, departing Hampton Roads the same day and arrivingMontevideo on 10 June in company with Pittsburgh, flagship of the Pacific Fleet. The Commander in Chief of the Pacific Fleet came aboard for the ceremonies, and the body of the late Uruguyan Minister to the United States was transferred with full honors. Nebraska departed Montevideo on 15 June for home, arriving Hampton Roads on 26 July.

The battleship departed New York on 17 September as principal escort for a fast merchant convoy of 18 ships to an eastern Atlantic rendezvous, returning to Hampton Roads on 3 October. Nebraska made two more convoy voyages in the Atlantic, returning from the latter on 2 December to prepare for service in returning American troops from France.

Nebraska off of New York City
Career (US)
Laid down: 4 July 1902
Launched: 7 October 1904
Commissioned: 1 July 1907
Decommissioned: 2 July 1920
Fate: Sold for scrap

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