USS Salisbury Sound AV13 
by John F. Quilter 

1/400 USS Salisbury Sound AV13 (Revell)

This is a vintage Revell 1:400 scale plastic kit from the 1950s which I have modifed slightly to represent the USS Salisbury Sound (AV13).   This ship has particular significance to me as my father Captain Joseph F. Quilter USN was the commanding officer of her from 1952-53.  At the time she was homeported in Hunter's Point California.   I recall being aboard for tours and dinners and an across the bay cruise when I was a small boy.   This model in 1:400 scale inspired me to scratch build a model of the USS Wichita (AOR-1) which I served on in the early 1970s as an Ensign and Lieutenant (jg) for three WESTPAC deployments.   Further details of the Salisbury Sound can be viewed at the Salisbury Sound Association website.

John F. Quilter

Gallery updated 2013