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CG-54 USS Antietam

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    USS Antietam (CG-54) is a Ticonderoga class guided missile cruiser of the United States Navy. Antietam was named for the site of the 1862 Battle of Antietam, Maryland, between Confederate forces under General Robert E. Lee and Union forces under Major General George McClellan, during the American Civil War. The primary mission of the USS Antietam is to operate with aircraft carrier battle groups in extreme threat environments well into the 21st century. The purpose of the ship is to detect, classify and track hundreds of potential targets simultaneously in the air, on the surface, and under the sea. It can destroy targets using a variety of weapons: ship and helicopter launched torpedoes, deck guns, surface-to-air and surface-to-surface missiles, rapid-fire close-in weapons, and electronic jammers and decoys.  

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  No kit will be used for the construction of this model.  For the hull I will be using a 1/96th scale fiberglass hull and fittings from The Scale Shipyard and will also be using other fittings and items from Sirmar

  For the superstructure, I will be using laser and metal etch I got from  HomePort Model Ships.  
HomePort Model Ships supplies fully detailed lasers and etch for your next models. Their laser cuts are professionally done with the care and have the same details that are on the real ships. Fitting positions are clearly marked on each part, and vents are scribed into the walls, and windows are cut out as well.

Another source of parts is the
Loyalhanna Dockyard.

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  My objective will be to not only have this model in the water by Spring 2008, but also to document it's construction.   
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  I would like to send out a sincere thanks to the following people and companies for their help with the Model Marina USS Antietam website:
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  Eric Bertelsen of SPUTNIKK.COM for his help with some of the graphics work on this site.  I also want to thank Eric for his patience in answering many questions about Homeport Model Ships laser cut superstructure.  His help contributed greatly to not only the completion of my model, but also to this website.  Not only is Eric a Interactive Designer, but he is also a fellow modeler.  Check out his websites.

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