The first American Flagship, 1775. Alfred was converted from a merchantman into a light frigate and became the first flagship of the new Continental Navy in 1775, flying the Grand Union flag of the United Colonies.
Blue Jacket's newest model, the Charles P. Notman, known as 1, was the first major vessel built at the famed Percey & Small Shipyard (1894), Bath, Maine. She is of a type described as a four masted downeast schooner, 219.3' LOA.
The Lackawanna worked the East Coast, pulling barges of coal from Pennsylvania to the industrial centers to the south and the northeast. She was painted white to show off the clean burning qualities of the hard anthracite coal she burned.
This great new model by BlueJacket portrays Nantucket LV No. 112 as she was built in 1936 in Wilmington, Delaware, with the tall steam-boiler stack. Reduced plans showing her present configuration are included in the instruction booklet.
Several hendred turbo-electric drive tankers of this design were built during WWII. Construction of these vessels was standardized to meet our country's need for maximum production during the war years.