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JULY 2024

This month we mourn the passing of long-time member and former skipper Lou Husser.

A veteran of both Vietnam and the Gulf wars, Lou served as an officer of the Navy for 22 years, ultimately retiring as a commander in 1993. Lou was an artist and an impeccable craftsman who eagerly made gifts for the people he loved. He was a master ship-modeler and belonged to the Washington Ship Model Society; he built hundreds of intricate ships for himself, family, and clients. 

Read his full obituary at
Louis Husser Obituary (1946 - 2024) - Legacy Remembers (
July meeting: Saturday, July 13, 2024 -- 10:00 am - noon at Hollin Hall Senior Center, 1500 Shenandoah Lane, Arlington, VA 22308

August meeting: Saturday, August 10, 2024 -- 10:00 am - noon at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 7730 Bradley Blvd., Bethesda, MD 20817.

The work of over 30 member modelers can be found on this website...

Over 300 ships are now in our database of vessels that have been modeled by WSMS members.  See the Ships Gallery page.

Historical note: The WSMS website was launched in October 2009.  Its creator and initial webmaster was Patricia Woodhouse. See the October 2009 issue of the Lynx.

See the latest issues of the Lynx (Winter, Spring and Summer 2024) under the Newsletter link.
2024-25 officers to be elected at our July 2024 meeting: see About Us...
$20 annual dues have been reinstated.
August Event: Saturday, August 3, 2024 -- 10:00 am - 3:00 pm.  Philadelphia Ship Model Society's annual ModelCon on board the USS New Jersey. Details at PSMS ModelCon – Philadelphia Ship Model Society

Lost your nametag? Contact Bill Black for a replacement at the cost of engraving.  The WSMS engraved nametags were originally created by Gene Larson.  See the November 2009 issue of the Lynx.

Page last updated June 26, 2024

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