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Fleet Oiler U.S.S. ASHTABULA AO 51
« on: May 19, 2011, 06:14:53 PM »

Ahoy 
             I am new here and i know i will like here everything here is new to me and we all have the same labor of love shipmodeling. i would like to share a ship i served on durring the vietnam war I built this from scratch. I will post some more update pictures of her and add it to this new thread. This is a T3 SE A2 type maritime commisioned tanker converted into a fleet oiler . The U.S.S. ASHTABULA A0-51 she was built in 1943, later in 1968 she was dry docked in san Pedro california for a jumboized conversion by removeing the center section of the ship and adding a plug in the place of the removed center section. the model is how she looked when i served on her in 1964. this is a RC model powered by 1 6 volt dumas electric motor with reduction gearbox driveing two screws.


                                                                         Franklyn Day
                                                                         Retired U.S NAVY BMC

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Re: Fleet Oiler U.S.S. ASHTABULA AO 51
« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2011, 06:35:49 PM »

Hi Frank - the name rings a bell - would she have been in Subic Bay in the 64/65 period.  I visited there on an RN destroyer
both those years.  Great looking model.

Geoff
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Re: Fleet Oiler U.S.S. ASHTABULA AO 51
« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2011, 07:06:05 PM »

Welcome to Mayhem Franklyn, hope you enjoy it here.

Great model, what scale is it ?
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Re: Fleet Oiler U.S.S. ASHTABULA AO 51
« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2011, 07:09:36 PM »

Welcome to Mayhem Franklyn, hope you enjoy it here.

Great model, what scale is it ?


   Ahoy DickyD
                            Sher is the scale of 1/8th 1/92 scale 69 inch,s long I will post some more pix of her and add them here on this thread so you fellas can see som close up detail i add this picture in a hurry.


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Re: Fleet Oiler U.S.S. ASHTABULA AO 51
« Reply #4 on: May 19, 2011, 07:11:58 PM »

Great, keep the photos coming Franklyn.

Love your other models by the way  :-))
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