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Concur with Paul
Posted by Wade on 8/3/2019, 3:17 pm, in reply to "Re: Ships ID
Superior acquired these molds and produced them long after the war. Many Superiors still feature the starboard side engraving, and I have quite a number in my collection.
I suspect that number will grow smaller though, as Alnavco/Superior give most of their ships a re-do Notably Superior has re-issued five USN DD's and three IJN DD's. None of these have the engraved class names, and I believe that this is the first attempt at upgrading the Superior DD line ever. Five more USN DD's and one more IJN are on the way.
Off the top of my head, I know I have fifteen or so US DD's with the engraved name, and I am quite sure that the German DD's have them also. Other I remember are Oregon City, the three tenders, Curtiss, Dixie, and an AS, plus the Liberty and Victory ships. There were many others in the past also, among them the treaty heavy cruisers and the Omaha. Once upon a time I set out to remove these names, but later decided that I would keep the engraved names in place. It was like owning a piece of history
These are certainly Comet Authenticast models, although in its early years Superior reissued many of them with the original molds and names still engraved on the starboard side.
Been in the process of ID’ing ships and manufacturers. Having difficulty finding the maker of ships that have the name of the ship engraved in the hull. Know Authenticast did this with some, however, not many of their ships are listed in the Sammelhafen website. Many of the ships I have are German such as Scharnhorst, Maasz Class DD, and Gneisenau. They have the names or the type of vessel engraved on the hull. Any help in ID’ing the maker would be appreciated.