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These models render very well and look very realistic using good animation and rendering technique.
The model is very detailed. It includes many animateable features: guns and turrets, anti-aircraft borfors, 20mm cannons, davits, whaleboats, hatches, propellers and rudders. Flags can be easily added and animated. Anchors can be animated with the addition of anchor chains. Handrails, ladders and hatches appear through the model. Life Rafts are included through the model and can be launched. This model was built with textures and is available in 11 different formats.
It was a class of 30 destroyers of the U.S. Navy built 1939–1943. These destroyers were the backbone of the pre-war US Navy Patrols and participating in every major campaign of the war. These ships have performed a variety of missions from escorting convoys across the Atlantic. They were also tasked with bombardment of hostile coast lines, escorting, patrolling and rescuing downed fliers or survivors. Many were involved in well known battles throughout the war. Many were in service during the Korean Conflict and early in the Vietnam War. Some of these ships were sold to allied navies in the 1950s and 1960s. They served into the 1960s with the US Navy and longer for other navies.