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Albatros 1/1250 HMS Carnarvon Castle Armed Merchant Cruiser 1939 Alk121

Another excellent model from Albatros of a famous ship with a very interesting history.
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Albatros 1/1250 RMS Lancastria, Cunard Line Troopship (1940) Alk123

Launched on the Clyde, Scotland, in 1920 as the Tyrrhenia for the Anchor Line, a subsidiary of Cunard, the 16,243 ton, 578 foot (176 m) liner could carry 2,200 passengers in three classes and was built by William Beardmore and Company of Glasgow, Scotland. She made her maiden voyage on 19 June 1922.

Renamed Lancastria in 1924, after American passengers complained that they could not properly pronounce Tyrrhenia, she sailed scheduled routes from Liverpool to New York until 1932, and was then used as a cruise ship in the Mediterranean and Northern Europe. With the outbreak of the Second World War, she carried cargo before being requisitioned in April 1940 as a troopship, becoming the HMT Lancastria. She was first used to assist in the evacuation of troops from Norway.
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Albatros 1/1250 HMTS Orama, troopship, 1940 Alk124

The P&O liner as a troopship when sunk by the Admiral Hipper during the Norwegian campaign in 1940.

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Albatros 1/1250 Strathnaver, British Troopship (1940) Alk125

One of the famous P&O "white sisters", Stratnaver served as a troopship during WW2.
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Albatros 1/1250 HMS Prince Henry, Auxiliary AA ship, WW2 Alk126

A 1/1250 scale metal model of a ship which was converted from a Canadian coastal passenger ship to an AMC during WW2.  Prince Henry was modified again to provide AA support for troop convoys and landings and this is the form in which she is modelled..
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Albatros 1/1250 HMS Alcantara, Armed Merchant Cruiser, 1940 Alk127

Modelled in 1940 onwards form. It was in this condition that she had the worst of an encounter with the raider, Thor. Although badly damaged by Thor, Alcantara survived and was used as an accommodation ship in South Africa. She was repaired and returned to civilian duties after the war but her fore funnel was not restored! Does history repeat itself? Alcantara was not the first armed merchant cruiser to carry the name. In WW1 The AMC Alcantara engaged the German blockade runner Grief in an epic battle in which each ship mortally wounded the other. Both sank with considerable loss of life. The problem for both sides was that merchant ships taken up for service were not designed to absorb punishment from gunfire, so could quickly be disabled and sunk. Getting in the first shot was paramount.
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Albatros 1/1250 HMS Voltaire, Armed Merchant Cruiser, 1939 Alk128

Originally built in 1923 for Lamport & Holt, Voltaire modelled in 2009 in 1939 onwards form. Voltaire met her end on 4th April 1941 in an encounter with the German raider Thor between Trinidad and Freetown, being out ranged and outgunned. 75 lives were lost. The size of the merchant cruisers worked against them, as with little armour, it made them easy targets.
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Saratoga Model Shipyard 1/1250 USS Prairie, AMC, 1898-1900 SMY32

Built as a Morgan Line passenger ship, "El Sol", she was bought by the USN and converted to an armed merchant cruiser in Cuban waters during the Spanish American War. Afterwards, she became a training ship until 1917 when she was used as a destroyer tender, AD-5, in the Atlantic. Stricken in 1922.

There were 4 near sisters, all in Navy service.


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Albatros 1/1250 Queen of Bermuda a WW2 Armed Merchant Cruiser Alk122

Excellent Alabtros 1/1250th scale diecast model of the three funnelled vessel Queen of Bermuda that was converted to an armed merchant cruiser during World War 2 and then to a troop ship, surviving the war to be converted back to a passsenger liner.
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Navis Neptun 1/1250 SMS Wolf, German raider cruiser, 1917 88N

A 1/1250 scale model of SMS Wolf, a German armed merchant raider cruiser of 1917. SMS Wolf sank 38391 tons of shipping but sank another 73988 tons with the mines that she laid. This is a re-issued, upgraded Navis Neptun N-model.
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Albatros 1/1250 Empress of Russia, troopship in 1943 Alk130

New for 2013! This Canadian Pacific ship was the first liner to be built with a cruiser stern and in 1913 made the fastest crossing of the Pacific between Vancouver & Japan proving that lengthening the waterline increased speed for the same power. She served with distinction as an AMC & troopship in WW1 and again as atroopship in WW2. Gutted by fire whilst re-fitting after WW2, she was scrapped in 1946.


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Mare Nostrum 1/1250 Barletta, D16, Italian AMC, 1942 MN 25

A 1/1250 scale model of the Italian AMC, Barletta wearing the camouflage pattern from 1942. Barletta was one of 5 sisterships employed as armed merchant cruisers during the Spanish Civil War and WW2 Adriatico, Brindisi, Brioni, Zara & Barletta.
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