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Free Ship Plans of USS San Marcos, later Spanish Navy ship Galica

USS San Marcos, LSD 25,Landing Ship Dock, Casa Grande class, US Navy, Spanish Navy, Galica
USS San Marcos Casa Grande-class Landing Ship Dock. U.S. Navy photo.

Launched too late for World War II action, Casa Grande-class Landing Ship Dock USS San Marcos had long history nevertheless. After a 26-year career in the U.S. Navy, she went on to end her career as Spanish Navy ship Galica, where she served until 1988.

USS San Marcos (LSD-25) was a Casa Grande-class Landing Ship – Dock of the United States Navy, named for the Castillo de San Marcos, the oldest masonry fort still standing in the United States.

An unusual subject, these free ship plans of USS San Marcos would be a great project for a ship model builder interested in either warships or cargo ships.

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20th Century French Warship Le Gladiateur

Le Gladiateur Ship Plans

free ship plans Le Gladiateur French Navy
French Navy net-laying ship Le Gladiateur

Just posted: free ship plans of the French Navy Mine Warfare Ship Le Gladiateur (The Gladiator).

A net-laying ship, Le Gladiateur was built at Arsenal de Lorient. Keel laid 1932, she was launched 10/04/1933. She was scuttled at Toulon 11/27/1942 by her own crew to avoid capture. Ship was salvaged by Italians 03/30/1943 but later captured by Germans and commissioned them in January 1944 as SG18. She was bombed and sunk by Allied aircraft 4/2/1944.

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