- Length: 512.1mm, Beam: 54.5mm, Parts: 260+pcs
- Flags included
- Stand included
- Name plate included
- Full hull & waterline version option
- Paint call outs for Mr Hobby
- 2007 new tooled kit
USS SAN Francisco was a New Orleans class cruiser of the United Sates Navy & during WWII would become one of the most decorated ships of that conflict, earning 17 battle stars as well as the President Unit Citation. San Francisco was one of the last American cruisers to be built to the 1922 Washington Naval Treaty that would limit displacement & armament. She was commissioned in 1934.
San Francisco was at Pearl Harbour in 1941 during the surprise attack by the Japanese & despite having her engine plant largely broken down for overhaul, much of her ammunition removed for storage as well as much of her crew not present on the ship, she would survive the attack undamaged.
On 7th October 1942 she with other vessels would engage Japanese surface vessels in the Battle of Cape Esperance, both sides suffering damage & losses. After this as she as well as many of her sister ships would take extensive part in the Naval Battle of Guadalcanal, where San Francisco would operate as Flagship for TG 67.4.
On the night of 13th November in almost pitch darkness a Japanese force was detected by the U.S. ships. During the confusion of the battle San Francisco would accidentally target the American light cruiser USS Atlanta causing extensive damage to her, killing Admiral Scott & most of Atlanta's bridge crew. After this San Francisco came under attack by numerous Japanese ships & suffered heavy damage. She would survive the battle after suffering 45 hits & having 22 fires started.
During repairs in 1943 she would receive modernisation similar to other American cruisers. After this until the end of the war she would take part in many actions in the Pacific including patrols, fire support, escort duties & beating off repeated air & Kamikaze attacks. The war weary vessel was decommissioned on 10th February 1946 & scrapped in Florida in 1961.