Trumpeter 06717 1/700 HMS Nelson 1944

Trumpeter 06717 1/700 HMS Nelson 1944



HMS NELSON was laid down at Armstrong-Whitworth's shipyard inNewcastle-on-Tyneon December 28th 1922, launched on September 3rd 1925, and commissioned on August 15th 1927.

At the outbreak of World War II in September 1939, NELSON was serving as flagship of the Home Fleet. In March 1941 NELSON supported the landing raid on theLofotenIslands,Norway, against German factories producing fish oil and glycerine. The same year NELSON transferred to theMediterranean, taking part in one of the Malta Convoys. In November 1942, NELSON was active in the Operation Torch landings in French North Africa. In July 1943, NELSON supported the Allied invasion ofSicilyOperation Husky, and theSalernolanding in September 1943. On September 29th 1943, General Dwight D Eisenhower, on behalf of the Allies, and Marshal Badoglio ofItalysigned the Italian surrender agreement aboard NELSON.

In 1944, NELSON took part in theNormandylandings, subsequently transferring to the Indian Ocean to participate in the war onJapanin August and September 1945. The Japanese surrender ofMalayawas signed aboard NELSON on September 3rd 1945.

After the war ended in 1945, NELSON was retired from active service and used on training duties until 1947, becoming a bombing target before being sold for scrap in 1948.

Item No: 06717
Item Name: HMS Nelson 1944
Bar Code: 9580208067179
Scale: 1:700
Item Type: Plastic Model Warship Kit
Model Brief: Length: 309.5mm: Beam: 45.5mm:
Total Parts: 420+
Metal Parts: n/a
Photo Etched Parts: 1 piece
Film Parts: n/a
Resin Parts: n/a
Total Sprues: 10 sprues , hull and deck
Released Date: 2017-11
More Features:: Lower hull made from multi-directional slide moulds.
-: Deck wood pattern finely rendered
-: Contains engraved name plate
-: Photo-etched frets included


Brand Trumpeter

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