Half Hull USS Tacoma Plating Model
Builder’s half block model of the USS Tacoma shows extreme technical detail, with seven lettered layers progressing from the keel to the deck. Sections of the 1 3/4 inch armor plating are exactly measured and drawn, while seven horizontally slotted gun ports would accommodate the swivel actions of the turret type mounts. The model’s scale is 1 inch= 4 feet, and it possesses crisp black ink measures and notes written directly on the hull.
The USS Tacoma was laid down September 27,1900 by Union Iron Works on Mare Island California. She was commissioned January 30,1904. She served during WW1 protecting troop convoys to Europe. She continued to have a long career protecting American citizens and American interests. the Navy struck her name from the Naval Vessel Register on 7 February 1924.
The dimensions of the backing board: 13 5/8 inches H x 84 inches L.
Provenance: DeYoung Museum, San Francisco, CA