COBI USS WAHOO Submarine (4806)
The COBI USS WAHOO Submarine features 700 highly detailed brick parts and colorful, easy to read detailed instructions. The COBI USS WAHOO Submarine parts all work with the “other major brand” and you will be impressed with the great quality and detail of this Cobi set.
The COBI USS WAHOO Set (4806) is approximately 26″ long and includes a stand with informational placard. This may be a Lego submarine but it will fit in perfectly in any bedroom, den or office.
Both children and adults will get hours of enjoyment from this Cobi Wahoo submarine set. Whether you are buying to display or play, Cobi Brick sets will not disappoint you. Ships quickly from Billings, MT USA with tracking number.
COBI USS WAHOO History:
USS Wahoo (SS-238) was a Gato-class submarine, the first United States Navy ship to be named for the wahoo. Construction started before the U.S. entered World War II, and she was commissioned after entry. Wahoo was assigned to the Pacific theatre. She gained fame as an aggressive and highly successful submarine after Lieutenant Commander Dudley Walker “Mush” Morton became her skipper. She was sunk by Japanese aircraft in October 1943 while returning home from a patrol in the Sea of Japan.
Wahoo had long been believed to be resting in the Soya (La Pérouse) Strait between Hokkaidō, Japan and Sakhalin, Russia. Beginning in 1995, the Wahoo Project Group (an international team of Americans, Australians, Japanese, and Russians, and led by a relative of Commander Morton) searched for her based on the available evidence. Japanese Vice Admiral Kazuo Ueda, working with the Wahoo Project Group, examined the historical record and correctly predicted the location of Wahoo.
In 2005, electronic surveys in the region yielded what turned out to be a U.S. Gato-class submarine in the Strait; in July 2006, the Russian team “Iskra” investigated the site which contributed further evidence of location of Wahoo.
On 31 October 2006, the U.S. Navy confirmed that the images provided by the “Iskra” team are of Wahoo, the wreckage lying intact in about 213 ft (65 m) of water in the La Pérouse (Soya) Strait. The submarine was sunk by a direct hit from an aerial bomb near the conning tower.
On 8 July 2007, the U.S. Navy conducted a wreath-laying ceremony at sea for the crew of Wahoo. The ceremony was held on the confirmed site of the sinking of the submarine as a joint exercise with the Navy of the Russian Federation.
On 11 October 2007, the U.S. Navy held an official remembrance ceremony for the crew of Wahoo, conducted at the USS Bowfin Submarine Museum and Park at Pearl Harbor, and followed by a presentation of the history of Wahoo search and discovery by the Wahoo Project Group.
You can learn more about the real submarine that inspired the COBI USS Wahoo on Wikipedia.
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Cobi brick sets are compatible with all other top quality brick brands. Cobi Bricks are made in Poland (European Union) and the sets are full of unique parts made just for adding realism to each set. These sets may require more attention to build due to the numerous parts and “layered” approach that Cobi Brick sets use. Cobi Brick sets come with super detailed and easy to use colored instructions.
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