WW II Subchaser

SC 1034 is a World War II Sub-chaser that was built in Sturgeon Bay, WI in 1942.
The model is in 1/16 scale (3/4" = 1'-0"), it is 83" long and was built from the original U.S. Navy plans.
The model is now part of the Door County Maritime Museum in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin
The museum is across the bay from where the original SC 1034 was built by Peterson Marine.

SC 1034 first was deployed off the Aleutian Islands, then later to the south pacific.  My dad got on the ship the week the war ended in August 1945.  After that they survived a very famous Typhoon Louise at Buckner Bay in Okinawa.  They returned to Treasure Island Naval Base in 1946 where the ship was decommissioned  -  Richard Rebicek

 

  • Veteran's Day display - Door County Maritime Museum - 2017
    Veteran's Day display - Door County Maritime Museum - 2017
  • Ready for launching - January 2, 1943 - photo Fran Klotz
    Ready for launching - January 2, 1943 - photo Fran Klotz
  • Miss Viola Mickelson sponsored the vessel - photo Fran Klotz
    Miss Viola Mickelson sponsored the vessel - photo Fran Klotz
  • Afloat January 2, 1943 - photo Fran Klotz
    Afloat January 2, 1943 - photo Fran Klotz
  • SC 1034 - one of the SC 497 Class of WW II
    SC 1034 - one of the SC 497 Class of WW II
  • From original plans at 3/4" = 1'-0" (1/16th)
    From original plans at 3/4" = 1'-0" (1/16th)
  • The SC became the "work horse" of the US Navy
    The SC became the "work horse" of the US Navy
  • The main gun was a 40 MM Bofors
    The main gun was a 40 MM Bofors
  • 40 MM gun and crew
    40 MM gun and crew
  • The gun crew in port
    The gun crew in port
  • Anti-Aircraft defense included 20 MM Oerlikons
    Anti-Aircraft defense included 20 MM Oerlikons
  • The SCs saw action world-wide
    The SCs saw action world-wide
  • Before Pearl Harbor, 84 SC hulls were being built
    Before Pearl Harbor, 84 SC hulls were being built
  • 440 subchasers were built for World War I
    440 subchasers were built for World War I
  • 438 subchasers were built for World War II
    438 subchasers were built for World War II
  • The commemorative case from SC 1034 launching
    The commemorative case from SC 1034 launching
  • Attendees at SC 1034 launching - photo Fran Klotz
    Attendees at SC 1034 launching - photo Fran Klotz
  • Captain and part of the crew - 1946 in San Fransisco - Richard Rebicek's father is second from left
    Captain and part of the crew - 1946 in San Fransisco - Richard Rebicek's father is second from left
  • Seventy SCs were converted to landing control vessels SC-C
    Seventy SCs were converted to landing control vessels SC-C
  • 19 SCs were at the Normandy landing
    19 SCs were at the Normandy landing
  • Anti-submarine defense was a primary mission
    Anti-submarine defense was a primary mission
  • Twelve(12) depth charges - as good as a destroyer
    Twelve(12) depth charges - as good as a destroyer
  • Built plank-on-frame with many 3D printed details
    Built plank-on-frame with many 3D printed details
  • Ammo lockers "open for business"
    Ammo lockers "open for business"
  • Anti-submarine rockets ready to launch
    Anti-submarine rockets ready to launch
  • Milwaukee Boat Show - January 2017
    Milwaukee Boat Show - January 2017
  • Then onto Door County Maritime Museum in Sturgeon Bay, WI
    Then onto Door County Maritime Museum in Sturgeon Bay, WI
  • Where the original vessel was built by Peterson Marine in 1942
    Where the original vessel was built by Peterson Marine in 1942
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