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The Artist Goes To War Exhibit
 
(www.charlesrossetti.com)
The Philadelphia Navy Yard
Builds A Battleship
Philadelphia Navy Yard Diorama
(www.trghistoric.com/pnydiorama)
The Artist Goes To War exhibit consists of The World War II US Navy Art of Charles M. Rossetti. Rossetti (1922-1991) was an aircraft ammunition handler aboard the aircraft carrier USS Ranger (CV-4) in the North Atlantic in WWII. Most of the art are pencil sketches of his shipmates and other US Navy personnel.

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The Philadelphia Navy Yard Builds A Battleship presentation consists of 80 slides of B&W photos of battleships being built at the Philadelphia Navy Yard from authorization and planning through keel laying, construction, launch, dockside fit out, dry dock, & commissioning. Virtually every department and shop of the PNY is shown.

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We are looking for volunteers and paid model builders willing to help build a large diorama model of the Philadelphia Navy Yard at its historic peak in 1942. We need model train, ship and aircraft builders

The diorama will be model railroad n-scale, a ratio of 1 to 160. To model the entire Naval Shipyard and Navy Base of 1,200 acres at this scale would take up approximately 1,800 SF, too large for most potential locations. We would start by modeling the riverside section of the Naval Shipyard, an area of about 110 acres, which would be a model of about 208 sf at the N Scale of 1:160. A model of about 208 SF would require approximately 600 SF of exhibit area for circulation and maintenance access. The most effective room dimensions would be approximately 20’ x 30’.

As more space for the exhibit became available, we could increase the size of the model. Site is yet to be determined.

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