NE 1324AT Santee (camouflage)
New 1/1250 scale waterline model of the American aircraft carrier Santee in camouflage by Neptun (NE 1324AT) as in 1944.
Built as T3-S2-A1 tanker Esso Seakay for Standard Oil of New Jersey. Acquired by US Navy in October 1940 for use as an oiler and commissioned as USS Santee (AO-29). Selected for carrier conversion spring 1942. Served in Atlantic and participated in Operation Torch. Continued Atlantic service through 1943. From 1944 on operated in Pacific.