Yet another review
Reviewed by Timothy Dike
This latest release from Trumpeter is the Liberty ship Jerimah O'Brien. She was typical of these mass produced liberty ships. She was an launched as hull number 230 on June 19, 1943 an EC2-S-C1 type Liberty Ship. She was later named the Jeremiah O'Brien and she served in both the Atlantic and Pacific theaters of war. She was there at Normandy on D-Day helping to support Operation Overload. After the the war in Europe was under control she sailed for the Pacific hauling needed cargo in the South Pacific.

She  was selected to be a hospital ship, in 1946 but was instead assigned to the National Defense Reserve Fleet at Suisun Bay, Calif. She survived in the "mothball fleet" until volunteers rescued her and spent a half million dollars restoring her as a museum ship. Today the Jeremiah O'Brien is berthed at Fort Mason in San Francisco open to the public and available for tours. Information about her can be found on the Jeremiah O'Brien website. Recently the Jeremiah O'Brien made a return visit to Normandy for the 60th anniversary of the landings
Length:  441 feet, 7 inches
Beam: 57 feet
Draft: 27 feet, 9 inches
Displacement: 14,245 tons
Armament: one 5-inch/38 caliber gun
two 3-inch/50 caliber guns
eight 20mm antiaircraft guns

Hot on the heels of their USS Nimitz, Trumpeter has another brand new release. This one is another example of a nicely engineered kit with really fine detailing. The hull is cast as a waterline type with an open bow and stern.
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The kit has a waterline flat bottom or full hull option. Both bottom parts are molded in red. 
The bow and stern inserts are nicely molded with the slots for water drainage molded open. Cap stands are molded on and the port holes are also molded open.
Superstructure parts are very well done with with nice door and hatch detailing. The splinter shields are as thin as I have seen on a plastic kit, very nice. The cargo hatches are molded with separate sides.
The masts on this kit are really nice as are the structures below them. The doors have latches, hinges and even the rain gutters are molded above them. The 5" deck gun is a little plain for my taste but is made up of several parts and looks ripe for super detailing. The 3" deck guns are pretty good.
There are two of these sprues in the kit, with weapons and deck winches and other accessories. The deck winches are really nice and are made up of several parts. The 20 mm guns are pretty nice but lack shields.
The decal sheet has markings for the Jeremiah O'Brien. Salad bar and hula girl graphics are included as well. 
Instructions are 16 pages of step by step views. The drawings are well done and leave nothing to the imagination. 
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Painting guides for the ship are included on the last page of instructions and on the box art. This kit can be used to build many of the liberty ships so camouflage will vary. 
So far there are two photo etch sets available for this kit. They are:

A well designed kit that will build into a nice ship. The super detailing possibilities are endless. This kit retails for $45.95 a great value for a ship this size. 

Thanks to Stevens International for the review sample. They are the exclusive importer for Trumpeter kits in the US. If your hobby shop does not carry Trumpeter kits have them contact Stevens International  or try their Hobby Shop Locator to find one.