by John Cheevers
This model of the Newport News Shipbuilding tug Huntington was commissioned by the Apprentice Alumni Association in 1994 and presented to the Apprentice School on the 75th anniversary of the school’s formal beginning.
See the historical account in the link below for more information on this vessel, including it's final move to Florida. The attempt to preserve it as a museum in Florida failed. In 2010, the pilot house was removed and shipped to the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum to be placed on exhibit. The remainder of the vessel was scrapped.
- Wikipedia entry on the tug Huntington
- Historical account from Newport News Apprentice School alumnus
Model Subject » Type » Vessel » Working » Tugs/Towboats
Model Subject » Era » (1914-1945) World Wars
Model Subject » Propulsion » Reciprocating steam engine
Model Subject » Propulsion » Boiler » Coal
Model Subject » Length » 080-125 feet (24-38m)
Model Subject » Nationality » America (USA)
Model » Build Method » Scratch
Model » Modellers » Cheevers, John