I'm not sure if this post belongs in this topic or even if it belongs in this forum at all. I am not a maritime modeler nor is this about modeling. Having said that I feel that this craft just begs to be modeled.
The LCS # 102 (Landing Craft Support) is docked at Mare Island, once a major navel ship yard. It is a WW II era craft and the last one of it's kind in existance. The link to their web site is here.http://www.lcs-102.zoomshare.com/
I can't even imagine what it must have been like to be making 16 knots in this flat bottomed sled in a rough sea.
I was visiting Mare Island a couple of months ago and discovered this floating relic that is being restored. I knew that Dad had been in the Navy in the "Big One" so I called and asked him about it.
Not only did he know about it but had served on the sister ships to this one in the Pacific. He had served on LCI's (Landing Craft Infantry) as well as the LCS (Landing Craft Support) I Found out that pound for pound, LCS craft had more fire power than a battle ship.
The upshot of this is that my Brother and I took the Old Man down to see this craft a week ago. He is 86 and kind of crippled up but he sure didn't have any trouble making it up and down the ladders to explore every inch of the ship and explain every likeness and difference to the ones he had served on.
A few pictures follow.