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In 1917, the US Emergency Fleet Corporation (EFC) contracted for 703 wooden cargo steamships to supplement its budding fleet of steel cargo ships. This created great controversy; at the time, wood was already obsolete for large ship building, and even reciprocating steam engines were considered old-fashioned. The main type of wooden ship followed the Theodore "Ferris" design (USSB design #1001), a 270' long, coal-fired, "three-island" ship of 3,500 deadweight tons.
1:1250 and 1:2400 - set of 4 - detail plastic only.
1:700 and 1:600 single ship model, available in the cheaper versatile plastic.