USS Washington
by Paul Helfrich

1/700 USS Washington BB-56 (Aoshima)

This is my 1/700 scale USS Washington, BB 56, built from the Aoshima waterline series kit.

The USS Washington was built at the Philadelphia Naval Yard and commissioned in May 1941. She gained fame for inflicting heavy damage on the Japanese battleship Kirishima during the naval battle of Guadalcanal the night of November 14-15, 1942, one of the last battleship against battleship actions in history.

Paul Helfrich