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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian13 Jun 2019 6:08 p.m. PST

With the demise of Bay Area Yards' website, it's a little difficult to identify which of their models represent which ships!

Timberclad

Am I correct in thinking this is USS Conestoga? (Excuse the work-in-progress picture…)

Personal logo gamertom Supporting Member of TMP13 Jun 2019 7:34 p.m. PST

The only contender would be the USS Tyler. The model in progress is missing the upper bulwarks which are shown on every photo or print I can find with a quick Google search. I have not found a deck plan. I agree with you that it is the USS Conestoga, but have no hard proof of that.

Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian13 Jun 2019 8:00 p.m. PST

I'm afraid the upper bulwarks have wandered off… frown (They were separate pieces.)

HMS Exeter14 Jun 2019 1:52 a.m. PST

Conestoga

link

The basic hulls are all but indistinguishable, but the bridge towers are subtly different.

bekosh17 Jun 2019 9:24 a.m. PST

That's the Lexington or Tyler. Conestoga had her stacks all the way forward. Lexington and Tyler both had their stacks amidship.

The problem arises because the photos of the one with stacks forward are often miscaptioned.

Here is a discussion thread that goes into it extensively.
https://civilwartalk.com/threads/another-mystery-ship.82841
Especially posts #4 & #13 from redriver6.

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