Monogram USS Ramsey DEG-2 Vintage Rare 1/300

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  • Sold Date: May 15, 2011
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This is a Scale model of the USS Ramsey, DDG-2 by Monogram.USS Ramsey (FFG-2) was a Brooke-class frigate in the United States Navy. She was named for Admiral DeWitt Clinton Ramsey. The Brooke class ships were nearly identical to the Garcia class, except the second 5"/38 caliber gun was replaced with a Tartar missile system and electronics. Brooke class ships also had the AN/SPS-52 3D air search radar instead of the two dimension AN/SPS-40 and added the AN/SPG-51 for target tracking and missile guidance. The Mk 22, single arm, 16 missile launcher was placed midships. FFG-1 through FFG-3 had a Westinghouse geared steam turbine while FFG-4 through FFG-6 employed a General Electric turbine. All ships had two Foster-Wheeler boilers. FFG-4 through FFG-6 had an angled base of the bridge structure behind the ASROC launched for automatic reloading. The Brooke class was originally designed to carry the DASH drone, but were later equipped with LAMPS SH-2 Seasprite after the hangar was enlarged.[2] Oliver Hazard Perry class systems were evaluated on USS Talbot (FFG-4) including the Otobreda 76 mm gun, the AN/SQS-56 sonar and other systems.[2][3] Initially authorized as guided missile destroyer escorts (DEG), FFG-1 through FFG-3 were authorized in FY1962 while FFG-4 through FFG-6 were authorized in FY1963. Plans called for ten more ships to be authorized in FY1964 and possibly three more in later years, but those plans were dropped because of the $11 million higher cost of the DEG over an FF. Ramsey was laid down 4 February 1963 by Lockheed Shipbuilding & Construction Company, Seattle, Washington; launched 15 October 1963; sponsored by Mrs. DeWitt Clinton Ramsey; and commissioned 3 June 1967, Comdr. William D. Robertson, Jr., in command. After shakedown off the west coast, Ramsey departed Long Beach, California, on 1 May 1968 for the western Pacific. Following duty off Vietnam and her return to Long Beach 9 November, she sailed again for the western Pacific 8 October 1969, and again operated off Vietnam, before returning to Long Beach 18 April 1970. Between January 1970 and January 1974, Ramsey alternated two more WestPac cruises with operations off the west coast of the United States. Ramsey has earned five battle stars for Vietnam service. As of 2005, no other ship in the United States Navy has been named Ramsey. Please contact me with any questions as I will be glad to answer. I will combine shipping if arrangements are made, please contact me first. I will always try to use USPS Parcel post unless requested otherwise, as it is the cheapest. International buyers must use PayPal and I may charge handling cost for overseas shipping if required. (This is calculated in the auction for overseas) If there is no need for it, I will NOT charge the extra cost!!  Again this is mainly for overseas shipments. NOTE: I no longer ship to Russia unless arrangements have been made in advance as postage to this location can be very excessive. Please contact me before bidding!!! Thanks for looking, Good Luck. "GOD BLESS AMERICA" Bless those who paid the ultimate sacrafice and their families.......