USN-LIa CVE-1 Long Island teak deck
USN-LIa CVE-1 Long Island. The deck is specifically sized to fit GHQ model.
USS Long Island (CVE-1) (originally AVG-1 and then ACV-1) was lead ship of her class and the first escort carrier of the United States Navy. In the months before the attack on Pearl Harbor, Long Island operated out of Norfolk, conducting experiments to prove the feasibility of aircraft operations from converted cargo ships. Long Island's actions at Guadalcanal are mentioned and seen in the movie Flying Leathernecks.