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I have always wanted a model of the submarine I served on. It was part of the original 41 Fleet ballistic missile submarines known as the "41 for Freedom". They were named after Freedom fighters. The first one was the George Washington. As the submarines were built they kept improving the designs. The major design changes happened 5 different times and each time they changed it they designated the design as a different "class" of Submarine. I was on the Nathan Hale which was the 3rd "class" of submarine. the George Washington was 382 Feet long and had a displacement of 6700 tons. The Nathan Hale the boat I was on was 427 feet long and displaced 8000 tons. While I could find a plastic model of the George Washington I have been unable to find a model of the class of submarine I was on so I decided to build one. This thread will be about the process I am using to build this one. By doing research in the Navel archives I have been able to get some basic dimension. Then by getting various picture I have developed a drawing scaling the drawing from the dimension that I could get. My model will be 24 inches lone so the scale is 1" = 17.7 feet.

Below is the basic outline that I have worked up. All the design will be done in Fusion 360

Below is the basic outline that I have worked up. All the design will be done in Fusion 360

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