LEGO® Gato-Class Submarine MOC
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This is the first one in the brand new series of “Sea Monsters”.
It is the Gato-Class Submarine, the first mass-produced submarine in the US during WWII. This LEGO MOC was built at a 1:500 scale (making it 19 cm long). It is not to scale with my battleship MOCs or other ships unless it’s on the equivalent scale of 1:500.
Built at an approximate scale of 1:500 [1cm = 500cm].
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This product contains a fully detailed instructions book with a parts list.
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The Gato class of submarines was built for the United States Navy and launched in 1941–1943; they were the first mass-production U.S. submarine class of World War II. Together with their near-sisters the Balao and Tench classes, their design formed the majority of the United States Navy’s World War II submarine fleet. Named after the lead ship of the class, USS Gato, the Gatos and their successors formed the core of the submarine service that was largely responsible for the destruction of the Japanese merchant marine and a large portion of the Imperial Japanese Navy in World War II. Gato’s name comes from a species of small catshark. Like most other U.S. Navy submarines of the period, boats of the Gato class were given the names of marine creatures. In some references, the Gatos are combined with their successors, especially the Balao class.