By: Robert H. Mouat
Heavy cruiser HMS DORSETSHIRE, built at Portsmouth and launched in 1929, joined the WWII hunt for German raider Admiral Graf Spee and helped sink Bismarck with her torpedoes before being ordered to the Far East, where she was sunk, with Cornwall , in a dramatic fight with Japanese carrier-borne aircraft off the Maldives on 5 April 1942. The waterline diorama depicts DORSETSHIRE ca 1938 on the "China Station," at her mooring buoy. A ship's boat is off her stern, a lateen-rigged boat off her port bow, and a trading junk sails by on her starboard stern quarter. Model is authentically painted per known South China Sea white-and-buff funnel colors and research. Hull is constructed of wooden waterline lifts with superstructure built-up of brass and wood. All deck gear, boats, aircraft and fittings are accurate to her period configuration and fabricated of brass, copper, Britannia, wire and wood. Model is custom fitted mahogany display with glazed cover trimmed in brass and two brass engraved name plaques.
Model type: Steam
Scale: 1/16" = 1' Scale
Size: 50 1/8" x 12 1/2" x 15 1/4"
Code: STM 2311