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LEGO USS Colorado (BB-45) Battleship Alternative Version [FANMOC]

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LEGO USS Colorado (BB-45) Battleship – Alternative Version

This custom LEGO model is an alternative version to The Bicycling Guitarist’s LEGO USS Colorado model created by another LEGO fan, Danduy. In this alternative build, Danduy added some cool robot hands on the battleship to show the epic turrets that were once used on the USS Colorado. We thank Danduy very much for his contribution! You can download this model for free!

About the USS Colorado (BB-45) Battleship

The USS Colorado (BB-45) was a battleship of the United States Navy that was in service from 1923 to 1947. She was the lead ship of the Colorado class of battleships and the third naval ship named for the 38th state. Her keel was laid down on 29 May 1919 by the New York Shipbuilding Corporation. She was launched on 22 March 1921 and commissioned on 30 August 1923. She was armed with eight 16-inch (406 mm) guns and fourteen 5-inch (127 mm) deck guns; two 5-inch guns were removed in an overhaul.

Colorado took her maiden voyage in 1923 to Europe. She later operated with the Battle Fleet and sailed through the Pacific during the interwar years. She also underwent a further refit, during which her four 3-inch (76 mm) anti-aircraft guns were replaced with an equal number of 5 in (127 mm)/25 cal guns.

During the early part of World War II, Colorado undertook a defensive patrol near the Golden Gate Bridge in May 1942 to stop a possible Japanese invasion. She then sailed to Fiji to stop any further Japanese advance into the Pacific. Next, she supported the landings on Tarawa, the Marshall Islands, Saipan, Guam, and Tinian. On 24 July 1944, during the shelling of Tinian, Colorado received 22 shell hits from shore batteries, but continued to support the invading troops until 3 August. She later arrived in Leyte Gulf on 20 November 1944 to support American troops fighting ashore. On 27 November, she was hit by two Kamikazes which caused moderate damage.

After that, Colorado sailed to Luzon on 1 January 1945, where she participated in the preinvasion bombardments in Lingayen Gulf. She returned to Okinawa on 6 August and sailed from there to Japan for the occupation of the country, arriving in Tokyo on 27 August. Departing Tokyo Bay on 20 September, she arrived at San Francisco on 15 October. She was placed out of commission in reserve in Pearl Harbor on 7 January 1947, and sold for scrapping on 23 July 1959. She won seven battle stars during her service. Many of Colorado’s anti-aircraft guns are in museums across the state of Colorado (her bell and teak decking are also in museums) or mounted on the museum ship Olympia.

Source: Wikipedia Article


LEGO Model Created By

The Bicycling Guitarist

Remodeled By

Danduy

About the Creator

The Bicycling Guitarist is an avid LEGO fan who has given The Bobby Brix Channel several MOCs of his own based on our version of the USS Arizona Battleship. From this model he has created an entire fleet of custom LEGO battleships that took part in WWII and were (mostly) present during the attacks on Pearl Harbor.

Since the 1980’s The Bicycling Guitarist has ridden tens of thousands of miles playing the same guitar on the same bicycle writing hundreds of original songs, a few dozen of which are on his YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCaaii65dRCAitN0quVJ36Cw


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