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    Sale 5130

    Maritime

    14 November 2007, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 72

    A finely detailed waterline model of H.M.S. Lapwing, 1943, by P.S. Reed (British, 20th Century), set in a diorama

    Price Realised  

    A finely detailed waterline model of H.M.S. Lapwing, 1943, by P.S. Reed (British, 20th Century), set in a diorama
    modelled in 32:1 scale, as she would have appeared in 1943, built up in wood and painted in Royal Naval colours. Detailed with jack staff, railings, anchors with chains, hawse pipes, capstans, fairleads, bollards, main and anti-aircraft armament, superstructure with open bridge and wheelhouse, signal mast with radar, radio and other aerials, halyards and rigging, stayed funnel, ladders, motor launch and ship's boats on davits, searchlight platforms, companionways, depth charges in racks, and flying a white naval ensign. Set in a modelled and painted storm-tossed sea, within a glazed wooden display case
    the case, 14¼ x 7 x 6 in. (36.2 x 17.8 x 15.3 cm.)


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    H.M.S. Lapwing was a modified Black Swan Class frigate, built by Scotts & Stephen and launched on 16th June, 1943. She was measured at 1,350 tons and was 299½ feet long, with a 38½ foot beam. Following service as an escort sloop to a North Atlantic convoy bound for Archangel, during World World II, she was sunk by German torpedoes off Kola Inlet on the White Sea on 20th March, 1945.

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