HMS Hermes (95) vintage 1 1250 metal w box by Neptun
Posted on: August 31, 2023 /
Description AWESOME CAST, body /parts metal Detailed. In great shape, Painted 1 : 1250 Scale Diecast /Older cast. (To get the discount). HMS Hermes was a British aircraft carrier. Built for the Royal Navy. Was the first to be launched and commissioned. But she was not completed until after the end of the war, having been delayed by multiple changes in her design after she was laid down. After she was launched. Shipyard which built her closed, and her fitting out was suspended. Most of the changes made were to optimise her design, in light of the results of experiments with operational carriers. Finally commissioned in 1924, Hermes served briefly with the Atlantic Fleet. Before spending the bulk of her career assigned to the Mediterranean Fleet. And the China Station. In the Mediterranean, she worked with other carriers developing multi-carrier tactics. While showing the flag. At the China Station, she helped to suppress piracy in Chinese waters. When the Second World War. And conducted anti-submarine patrols in the Western Approaches. She was transferred to Dakar. In October to cooperate with the French Navy. In hunting down German commerce raiders. Aside from a brief refit, Hermes remained there until the fall of France and the establishment of Vichy France. At the end of June 1940. By exploding depth charges. As well as sending Fairey Swordfish. To attack her at night. While returning from this mission, Hermes rammed a British armed merchant cruiser. In a storm and required several months of repairs in South Africa. Forces in Italian Somaliland. During the East African Campaign. And did much the same two months later in the Persian Gulf. During the Anglo-Iraqi War. After that campaign, Hermes spent most of the rest of the year patrolling the Indian Ocean. She was refitted in South Africa between November 1941 and February 1942 and then joined the Eastern Fleet. Hermes was berthed in Trincomalee. On 8 April when a warning of an Indian Ocean raid. By the Japanese fleet was received, and she sailed that day for the Maldives. With no aircraft on board. On 9 April a Japanese scout plane spotted her near Batticaloa. And she was attacked by several dozen dive bombers. With no air cover, the carrier was quickly sunk by the Japanese aircraft.