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USCGC Mellon

US Coast Guard High Endurance Cutter

The Ship

USCGC Hamilton (WHEC-715) was a US Coast Guard high endurance cutter and the lead ship of its class. Hamilton was based in Boston MA from commissioning until 1991 and then out of San Pedro, CA before it was moved to its last home Port in San Diego, California. Launched December 18, 1965 at Avondale Shipyards near New Orleans, Louisiana and named for Alexander Hamilton, the first United States Secretary of the Treasury and founder of the United States Revenue Cutter Service. She was commissioned March 18, 1967.

The Model

The Hamilton Class is 47 inches long at 1/96 scale, the namesake ship build here. This model was created with a fiberglass hull and gatorboard structure for strength and lightness to make it easy to carry around for a trade show. The 3D printed parts were measured from a tours of the ships in ports around the United States.

The Cost $2,499.99

The USS Freedom models is the first in the class and updated with the rear sponsons added. The original camo style matches the ship to make her harder to see in the water. This ship has grapner waterjets, a proven fast jet system if you care to have the R/C version for your pond.


Case can be purchased seperatly. Shipping not included.