British Naval Craft 1939
Players Military & Armed Forces British Naval Craft 1939 British Naval Craft 1939 L25 - Produced by Players in 1939 from the paintings of Frank H. Mason R.I. The artwork is superb and the larger size really does it justice. A visible show of strength of the British Navy as we prepared to go to war the set includes some well-known ships and submarines, many of which didn’t come home such as HMS Egret which was the first ship sunk by guided missile in 1943, HMS Ark Royal, the submarine HMS Sunfish which was the victim of friend fire in 1944, HMS Exeter and battle cruiser HMS Hood which was sunk in 1941 with the loss of 1,418 men. The numbered backs contain a wealth of information concerning the vessel including when and where built, armaments, speed etc. We learn, for instance that to reduce weight HMS Arethusa had aluminium-covered plywood bulkheads, that HMS Nelson had steering gear of an unusual design which enabled the rudder to be swung over in 30 seconds and that the cost of HMS King George V which was only launched in 1939 was expected to exceed £8,500,000. A fitting tribute to all those heroes who battled both sea and enemy in the Second World War. Size 82 x 63mm.
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British Naval Craft 1939

Issuer: Players Condition: Very Good to Excellent * These are original and NOT reprints Description: Produced by Players in 1939 from the paintings of Frank H. Mason R.I. The artwork is superb and the larger size really does it justice. A visible show of strength of the British Navy as we prepared to go to war the set includes some well-known ships and submarines, many of which didn’t come home such as HMS Egret which was the first ship sunk by guided missile in 1943, HMS Ark Royal, the submarine HMS Sunfish which was the victim of friend fire in 1944, HMS Exeter and battle cruiser HMS Hood which was sunk in 1941 with the loss of 1,418 men. The numbered backs contain a wealth of information concerning the vessel including when and where built, armaments, speed etc. We learn, for instance that to reduce weight HMS Arethusa had aluminium-covered plywood bulkheads, that HMS Nelson had steering gear of an unusual design which enabled the rudder to be swung over in 30 seconds and that the cost of HMS King George V which was only launched in 1939 was expected to exceed £8,500,000. A fitting tribute to all those heroes who battled both sea and enemy in the Second World War. Size 82 x 63mm. Number of cards in set: L25 Abbreviations used for Number In Set:
EL = Extra Large; LT = Large Trade ( size 89 x 64mm); L = Large; M = Medium; K = Miniature.

Price for complete set: Only £25.00

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