Flagship Models USS Alligator

$70.00

FM17219
Scale 1:72
Length: 7″

SKU: FM17219 Category:

Description

Flagship Models USS Alligator

The USS Alligator was created by inventor, Brutus De Villeroi. De Villeroi succeeded in convincing the Union Navy that he could produce a submarine warship from which a diver could place an explosive charge under an enemy ship. Six months later in November 1861, he was under contract to build the Union’s first true submarine, Alligator.

The 47 foot long Alligator was intended to counter the threat of the Confederate ironclad Virginia II. It had originally been fitted with sixteen paddles at the sides to be worked by 16 men inside. The unmanned Alligator left Washington on March 31, 1863 under tow. A fierce storm forced the men of the tow ship to cut the submarine adrift off Cape Hatteras. The Alligator was lost at sea and has yet to be found.

FM17219
Scale 1:72
Length: 7″

Additional information

Weight 1 lbs
Dimensions 12 × 6 × 3 in