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RJN 119 Hughes Mining Barge

Rhenania Junior

RJN 119 Hughes Mining Barge

$ 36.00

New 1/1250 scale model of the American submersible barge Hughes Mining Barge or HBM-1 by Rhenania Junior (RJN 119).

Originally built as part of Project Azorian the barge was able to submerge to install the lifting gear needed to attempt to raise the Soviet submarine on Glomar Explorer in secret. Subsequently served as floating dry dock for Sea Shadow stealth test ship (available as RJN 114 Sea Shadow). Currently in private hands as a floating dry dock in Alameda, CA.

General characteristics
Type: Submersible barge
  • 5,800 long tons (5,893 t) light
  • 10,875 long tons (11,050 t) full load
Length: 324 ft (99 m)
Beam: 106 ft (32 m)
Draft: 13 ft (4.0 m)
Propulsion: None


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