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This Fine Model Has Been Sold.
MINIATURE DOLLAR LINES PRESIDENT POLK Ca 1947 |
the style of Chas. K. Van Ryper
PRESIDENTS LINE SS PRESIDENT POLK
Made Ca 1947
8 1/4” x 1 7/8” x 1 1/2” Scale 1:666
CONDITION: There is a small loss of paint, and lots of crackle on the light
Grey hull, all marks of age. It does not appear that any lifeboats were ever mounted. There are some
minor signs of handling, but overall this model is in very good condition with everything adding up to a
great work of miniature model maker's art. A careful dusting by the new owner is in order.
This work is mindful
of the miniature ships made by Charles K. Van Ryper, (1891-1964). of Vineyard Haven, MA who was model maker of renown.
We have seen comparable Van Ryper models sell at auction for $600 and more.
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three days of receipt in its original packaging. Return items must be insured for their full value. Only a prior email authorization
by us for the return is required. Shipping charges are included in this offer if the error is due to our fault.
SIGNED: There is hand lettered on the bottom the ship's particulars plus Jap.
Utility, Patent No. 367260 and the initials M.S.
C-3 CLASS MERCHANT SHIP: Type C3 ships were the third type of cargo ship designed by the United States
Maritime Commission (MARCOM) in the late 1930's. As it had done with the Type C1 ships and Type C2 ships, MARCOM circulated
preliminary plans for comment. The design presented was not specific to any service or trade route, but was a general purpose
ship that could be modified for specific uses. The C3 was larger and faster than the C1 and C2 contemporaries,
measuring 492 feet from stem to stern (vs. 459 for the C2), and designed to make 16.5 knots (vs. 15.5 for the C2). Like the
C2, it had five cargo holds. A total of 465 of these ships were built between 1939 and 1947. During World War II, many C3 ships were converted to naval uses, particularly as Bogue class escort carriers
and as destroyer tenders, submarine tenders and seaplane tenders.
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