1/72 Scale Ships at the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry

The Chicago Museum of Science and Industry is home to the German Type IX submarine U-505, which was forced to the surface and captured in the mid-Atlantic on 04JUN44. The submarine is open to guided tours as part of a premium package which is well worth the cost.  Visitors on a tighter schedule or budget may inspect the exterior of the submarine and view many associated pieces of equipment and related exhibits.  One of the displays is a diorama of the two ships most active in the capture of the U-505, the Casablanca class escort carrier USS Guadalcanal (CVE-60) and the Edsall class destroyer escort USS Pillsbury (DE-133).  The ships are modeled in 1/72 scale and are very well executed.  The display is under glass and lighting is not optimal for photography, so apologies in advance for any deficit in picture quality.

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