The PBR, or Patrol Boat River was used extensively from 1966 through 1971 by the United States in the Vietnam War. Having a very shallow draft and a unique jet drive (Jacuzzi) they were ideal for patrolling rivers in Vietnam in an attempt to disrupt weapons shipments. They were also utilized to quickly insert or extract special forces, such as Navy SEALs, along river banks. Because of their relatively lightweight construction these boats could be air transported by helicopters when necessary.
This model display contains several interesting historical models: The US Navy Gato class Submarine, the USS Gurke Gearing class Destroyer, The USS Indianapolis Portland class heavy cruiser, and the Confederate Ironclad CSS Huntsville.
The Battle of Midway was a major naval battle that took place in the Pacific Theater on June 4th in 1942. During this battle, the US Navy inflicted a stunning defeat over a japanesze naval attacking fleet. Four Japanese aircraft carriers participated in the Battle of Midway: The Akagi, the Kaga, the Soryu, and the Hiryu.
This display case contains several military vessels such as the USS Cairo, CSS Virginia (Merrimack), CSS Hunley, USS Monitor, Ship Recognition Models, the USS Hornet, PT 109, Gato Class Submarine "SS 215 Growler" and a German U boot .
The HMS Victory is a "Ship of the Line" of the British Royal Navy built by the British Royal Navy in 1759. The Victory was Lord Nelson's flag ship at the battle of Trafalgar in 1805 during the Napoleonic Wars. She is currently preserved as a museum in Portsmounth, England and is the worlds oldest naval vessel still in commission with over 244 years of service. A modal of the HMS Victory is on display at the U.S. Veterans Memorial Museum in the Museum Archive.