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USS Newport News Web Site Home Page (Main Page for web site)
Listen to sound and see video of life aboard the USS Newport News, including recordings of our ship in Combat
Web Site Awards; Our web site has received more Awards than any web site dedicated to a Military Ship
This is where you will find information on your former shipmates.
Cruise Books On CD; Replace your lost Cruise book here!
Up & coming events for the "Three Sister Ships";  USS Newport News, USS Salem, USS Des Moines
Sign our guest book and read what others have to say about the web site.
Over 120 web pages covering the 26 year history of the USS Newport News
History of our web site. Information on how you can get involved. Income and expense report for the web site
Links to other related web sites.
Information about the USS Newport News Mailing list, and USS Newport News Newsletter membership.
Web pages dedicated to those who lost their life while serving on the USS Newport News.
Want to build a model of the USS Newort News? Here is a collection of information to get you going.
USS Newport News Museum and Memorial Foundation; dedicated to help keep the memory of our ship alive.
Pictures of our Ship and crew over the years gone by.
Information on our next USS NN Reunion and memories of past Reunions.
USS Newport News Ship's Store, Great Place to shop. Large selection of products.
Web Site Map; Showing you what is available and who takes care of each section of our web site.
Web Site Map; Showing you what is available and who takes care of each section of our web site.

Build a Model of the USS Newport News!
Or her sisters, the USS Des Moines and USS Salem
 

Have you ever Asked your self,
"Has anyone built a model of the USS Newport News?"
"Is there a NN Kit available?"
"Could I build it the Model?"
"Can I get the model already built?"

Well, The answer is yes to all of the above questions.

If you have any information about model building that would be helpful to anyone building the USS Newport News (or sister ships) please let us know so we can add it to this web page.
Chuck Zendner
Click here to send email to Chuck Zendner

Can I get the model already built?
The answer is, "YES you Can!!"

 Model of the USS NN by Miniature Dream Models


You can purchase a 47" Model or a 33" Model of the USS Newport News
(Or her sister ships) from Miniature Dream Models
Click Here for More Information


"Is there a USS Newport News Model Kit available?"

Battle Connection War Ships

There is a "Starter Kit" you can get if you are interested in a 5 Foot (1:144 Scale) version of the model. This kit is only a Fiberglass Hull, Resin Main and Secondary turrets (5" and 8" Turrets), and Ship's Plans.  To see more information, go to http://battlersconnection.com/html/desmoines.html . Now this group sells / Builds models that does real combat. So these model kits have no details. You have to provide (make or buy) all the detail  for the ship.

"Is there a USS Newport News Model Kit available?"

Yankee Model Works,  1/350 Resin Kit.

This kit depicts USS Salem CA-139 and sisters, USS Des Moines CA134 and USS Newport News CA148, in their mid 1950s configuration. The model scale-out to 24.5 inches long. The kit contains resin cast parts, White Metals parts, Photetched parts, and a special set of decals that enables you to build this kit as any one of the ships in this class. The kit also includes a plan and profile drawing in 1/350th scale and a complete instruction booklet. This kit was originally produced by "Classic War Ships" and is now being produced by "Yankee Model Works". This model is available in some local model and craft shops, or it can be ordered off the internet.


Where Can I buy the Kit?

First, you need to know what to ask for. The Full Description of the model is
"Resin 1/350 Scale, USS Salem CA-139 Des Moines Class CA (1955), Produced by Yankee Model Works,

You can find this kit in your Local Hobby Stores that stock a decent selection of Ship Models. If your favorite hobby store does not stock it, they can order if for you.  (Please support your Local Hobby Stores. The internet is killing them and they need your support to stay open!)  The normal price in a hobby store is somewhere between $250 to $285

Or, you can order the Kit off the Internet.
Quick, easy and cheaper, (which is probably why we are loosing so many of our local hobby stores!) 

Order from this model from Trident Hobbies  http://www.tridenthobbies.com/.
Ask for Kit number YKM35124 "Resin 1/350 Scale, USS Salem CA-139"
Availability: Usually Ships in 1 to 5 Business Days.
 Trident Hobbies Price: $227.99
(The above information is verified by a couple of emails from Trident Hobbies on in January 2007. They even had some in stock ready to ship!)


Pacific Front Hobbies
 http://www.pacificfront.com/

 US Navy Heavy Cruiser
Salem CA-139
Kit #CWK06  Price $260.00

In the year 2004, Pacific Front was selling this model kit made by "Classic War Ships (Now Yankee Model Works)".   According to their web site (as of 1/20/07) they still offer this model but this has not yet been confirmed. On 01/20/2007 I sent them an email asking them to verify  have that they still offer the model, but I have not yet received a reply as of today, a week later.  I am not sure if they are still active.


Shipmates helping shipmates build the model

Model Boat Group

Interested in talking with some other guys who have already built this model, Or are going to build this model, Or are in the process of building it? Just Click on the Picture of the Mail Box at the left and start typing! If you want your name added to this list, click on the mail Box and let us know (also let us know which of the 3 ships you are from!)
Current interested ship mates are.
From the Newport News = Chuck Zendner,  Ponce Gonzalez, Ray Kopp, Leonard Maharowski, Jim Peden, Andrew Stokey, Tom Messick, Greg McCaulley, Bob Little, Steven Grubbs,
Denny Pall, Aaron Best,
From the USS Salem Pat Volpe
From the USS Des Moines
 

Is there any information on Models that have already been built?"

5 foot long, Radio Control model of the USS Newport News

This web site covers information a "scratch built", 5 foot long, Radio Control model of the USS Newport News made by Chuck Zendner.  Information includes the construction of this model and lots of pictures. This is a reprint of the article published in the March & May 1996 issues of "Scale Ship Model" Magazine. This is also a great way to trick you into taking a look at my Model of the USS Newport News!

Picture samples of the "Classic Warship" Model that have been made.

 
Coming Soon, more model pictures.

 

Shipmates helping shipmates build the model

 Model Boat Group

Interested in talking with some other guys who have already built this model, Or are going to build this model, Or are in the process of building it? Just Click on the Picture of the Mail Box at the left and start typing! If you want your name added to this list, click on the mail Box and let us know (also let us know which of the 3 ships you are from!)
Current interested ship mates are.
From the Newport News = Chuck Zendner,  Ponce Gonzalez, Ray Kopp, Leonard Maharowski, Jim Peden, Andrew Stokey, Tom Messick, Greg McCaulley, Bob Little, Steven Grubbs,
Denny Pall, Aaron Best,

From the USS Salem =  Pat Volpe

From the USS Des Moines = 

 

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