Tuesday, January 15, 2013

LEGO Model Ship Preview #3- USS Connecticut

Shown above is our third preview model for LEGO shipbuilding day at the Hampton Roads Naval Museum (February 2, 10am to 5pm). This particular model is the battleship USS Connecticut (Battleship Number 18). Launched in 1904, Connecticut helped expand the U.S. Navy's battleship inventory. USS Connecticut displaced 16,000-tons and came with a mixed battery of 12-inch, 8-inch, and 7-inch guns.

USS Connecticut is world famous for being Admiral Robley Evans' flagship for the Great White Fleet's world voyage. After this historic 1907-09 voyage, Connecticut served in the 1914 Vera Cruz expedition and later as a coast defense vessel in World War I.

And remember.... 
When: Saturday, February 2, 2013 
Time: 10am to 5pm 
Where: At HRNM (2nd floor of Nauticus) Cost: FREE!

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