Assembly Required Skill Level 2. Ages 10 and up.
1/48 Scale. Nice kit by Glencoe complete with decals and instructions. Skill level 2.
Rescue Boat CG36500 is a Gold Medal boat made famous by its crew of four in the rescue of 32 survivors of the ill-fated tanker Pendleton, February 18th, 1952, during a tremendous 70 knot northeasterly storm. The four Coasties took CG36500 out in this wild storm in what seemed an impossible mission. They returned to the Chatham Station with 32 rescued crewmen. All four Coast Guard crewmen received the Gold Life Saving Medal for getting to the broken tanker under almost impossible conditions and heroically rescuing the 32 crewmen from the Pendleton.
Disney has made a movie of this heroic rescue, based on the 2009 best-seller book The Finest Hours by Michael J. Tougias and Casey Sherman. The actual boat is featured in the movie.
Chris Pine, of STAR TREK fame, portrays the captain of CG36500, along with Eric Bana, Casey Affleck and many more well known actors. Filming has finished and they are currently in post-production.