In service just over 4 months and only officially commissioned for one of the months, the USS Keokuk was an experimental ironclad steamer of the US Navy. Named for the City of Keokuk in the state of Iowa, the Keokuk was built in New York City and launched in December 1862. As being one of the first warships to be constructed completely of iron using wood for the deck planks, the Keokuk was powered by nine steam engines and had two twin-cylinder main propulsion engines which provided a top speed of 9 knots.
Paper Model Details:
Over 140 parts on 4 pages, including formers for waterline or full hull version,
wire guides, bi-fold decking details, life boat parts, parts for a stand and 2 pages of instructional diagrams.
Degree of Difficulty: 4/5.