The Ship Model Society of New Jersey 

 Ship Models by Tom Ruggiero

U.S.S. Wasp

 U.S.S. Hartford

USTS Empire State VI 

The vessel known today as Empire State VI was originally built for States Steamship Company in Newport News, Virginia at Newport News Shipbuilding and Drydock Company as a break bulk cargo freighter. She was launched on January 19, 1962 

U.S.S. Camp 

The USS Camp is an Edsall Class Destroyer Escort powered by 4 Fairbanks-Morse Mod. 38d81/8 geared diesel engines.  Speed is 21 knots.  Camp’s keel was laid by the Brown Shipbuilding Co., Houston, Texas on January 27,1943.  USS Camp was crewed by the US Coast Guard.  The ship was originally built with torpedo tubes and 3” main armament.  While escorting a convoy to England a freighter sliced off the bow and the forward 3” gun.  The ship was repaired and during the repair the 3” guns were removed and replaced with 5” mounts in enclosed turrets.  The new armament was planned for all Edsall DEs but, the Camp was the only DE to be so armed.  The torpedo tubes were also replaced with two twin 40 Mk1 AA.  The ship was transferred to South Vietnam in 1971, stricken in 1975 then given to the Philippines in 1976.  As of 1999 it was a stationary barracks ship in Subic Bay.  USS Camp appeared in the movie “Tora Tora Tora” as the USS Ward.