Monday, April 26, 2010

Model Boats

Submarine Platino (Platinum), class “Acciaio” (Steel), Livorno.We are still at the “village” of the 27th TAN (Naval Academy Trophy) where, in one of the tents, several model boats of any type are on display. This is the submarine “Platino” (Platinum), built during the last war and almost the only survivor of the class “Acciaio” (Steel).The PT-109 is probably one of the most famous boats in the world: her last commander was the junior Lieutenant John F. Kennedy. Her sinking near the Solomon Islands and Kennedy's following actions to save his crew made him a war hero.The “Anteo” was an old fashioned type of tugboat quite common in Italian ports between the wars.

15 comments:

Jacob said...

These are gorgeous models. I'd love to spend some time wandering through that tent...As I recall, though, those PT boats weren't really worth much...Kennedy was lucky to have survived!

James said...

These are really nice. I recognized the PT boat right away but I like the tugboat best.

joo said...

I like model boats as much as real ones!The first one is my favourite:)

Dina said...

The first photo is so nice.
Big models. Some people must have devoted a lot of time and love to crafting them.
As a kid I was always piecing together model airplanes and a boat or two.

Gunn said...

The tug boat, "Anteo", is my favorite!! :-)

Lois said...

They are fascinating! I love all the detail.

Halcyon said...

Neat exposition!

Cezar and Léia said...

Beautiful models, I would love to visit this exposition!
Léia

BertR_Dimarco223965 said...

Nice Post~!!!. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

tapirgal said...

I love that little tugboat, and I'll bet it had real brass on it, too. Nice to see a model of PT 109. I've seen only pictures. You're encouraging me to to inside the Maritime Museum, where I haven't been for a few years. Not that I'm cheap :) but I've found that I can get a year's pass for a reasonable amount, so now I won't worry about not photographing everything at one time. I'll get a pass and go back often.

tapirgal said...

The flag photo is striking . . . really nice and colorful.

cieldequimper said...

These are very good models. I prefer the real things though.

JM said...

The first shot really caught my attention. What a great composition! The bottom boat is so very cute!

Kaori said...

Your first photo is magnificent! Looks like an interesting display :)

Wolynski said...

These models are gorgeous - would love to have one in my bathtub.