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HMS Cygnet (1931); Warship; Destroyer
|Gallery location||Not on display|
|People||Copyright holder: Ward-Harris, J. G.|
|Publication(s)||Ship models : their purpose and development from 1650 to the present : illustrated from the ship model collection of the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich |
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|Description||Scale: 1:192. Waterline model of the destroyer 'Cygnet' (1931). The model is decked, equipped and rigged. ‘H83’ is painted on the port and starboard bows and on the stern. The vessel is depicted as built with four 4.7-inch guns and eight 21-inch torpedo tubes. The model is displayed on a shared scenic base alongside the dreadnought battleship HMS 'Queen Elizabeth' (SLR1414), an Admiralty steam drifter and an Admiral’s barge, portraying a scene from the mid-1930s. ‘Cygnet’ was sold to the Royal Canadian Navy in 1937 and renamed ‘St Laurent’. It served throughout the Second World War.|
|Artist/Maker||Ough, Norman A.
|Credit||National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, Royal United Service Institution Collection|
|Materials||brass; cotton; paint; wood|
|Measurements||Chatham storage measurement: 330 mm x 1250 mm x 500 mm|
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