Hull construction began on October 13, 2013.
The following are detailed photos that show the model ship in the making.
5-inch gun mounts
The hedgehog ASW (anti-submarine warfare), was an innovative weapon made during the war. It consisted of a steel cradle that threw 24 shells several hundred feet ahead of the attacking ship. The shells exploded on contact with the U-boat or ocean floor.
Depth charge racks
Floating net racks & 20-mm and 40-mm guns
Campbell’s Flag Hoist / Radio Call Sign:
N – K – O – F
Finished details in series of photos below:
The display is a conversation piece and catalyst for people to share their own stories with us. The model is a family heirloom to honor my father, Dick Warner, Len Nowak, Carmen Trimarchi, and others who served on the Campbell.
Hampton Roads, VA, is a big military area, specifically for the Navy. Military personnel and their families understand what it means to serve. The Campbell display has received many compliments at the Nauticus Museum in Norfolk, VA, and other venues.
The IPMS held its 2014 national convention in Hampton, VA, and Gene entered our ship model of the USS Kendall C. Campbell. It won 3rd place.