By: Robert H. Mouat
Built at Pembroke, Wales, 1918. Witness to the WWI German surrender at Scapa Flow, the 405’ C-Class light cruiser then became Flagship 1st LCS, Atlantic Fleet, before convoy escort service in WWII. Sunk off Ireland in 1942 after tragic collision with Queen Mary. Waterline diorama shows her lying at anchor off Bermuda in 1939, a reception for local residents in progress on her awninged quarterdeck. Model is constructed of a solid laminated wood hull, wood decks, superstructure of brass and wood. Realistically painted and with slight weathering, it includes many work-action figures.