Length: 39.37" (100 cm)
Width: 10.62" (27 cm)
Height: 14.56" (37 cm)
This HMS Warspite warship model is handcrafted from hardwood with planks on frame construction.
HMS Warspite model battleship is sold fully built and ready for display.
Supported by a solid wooden stand.
Not a kit.
- Dispatched from Bristol, UK, or free Click & Collect.
Models are shipped via DHL and shipping costs are as follows:
UK mainland and Northern Ireland @ £10.50
The Scottish Highlands & Channel Islands @ £35.10
The USA @ please contact us
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INTERNATIONAL DELIVERY INCLUDING EUROPE:
Shipping cost doesn't include customs clearance, import taxes, duty or VAT. The buyer will be liable for payment of all import charges applicable in their respective country. Each country has a different tax rate. We advise buyers to check their government website for further information.
DELIVERY TO NORTHERN IRELAND:
There are no extra charges to be paid for deliveries to Northern Ireland.
HMS Warspite was a famous battleship of the Royal Navy that had a long and illustrious career, particularly during both World Wars.
HMS Warspite was ordered in 1912, laid down in 1913, and launched on March 26, 1913. It was part of the Queen Elizabeth-class of battleships, which were the first fast battleships in the Royal Navy.
Warspite served during World War I and participated in the Battle of Jutland in 1916, the largest naval battle of the war. Despite sustaining damage during the battle, Warspite remained afloat and continued to serve throughout the conflict.
After World War I, HMS Warspite underwent significant modernization. The ship's machinery, armour, and armament were upgraded to meet the evolving naval standards.
HMS Warspite played a crucial role in World War II, particularly in the Mediterranean theatre. It participated in the Battle of Cape Matapan in 1941, where it contributed to the destruction of several Italian warships.
The ship also saw action during the Norwegian Campaign and the invasion of Normandy (D-Day) in 1944.
Warspite earned a reputation for its accuracy in gunfire, and it was nicknamed the “Grand Old Lady”. The ship's service record and the resilience it displayed in battles contributed to its legendary status.
After World War II, HMS Warspite was deemed too old for active service, and it was eventually decommissioned in 1945. Efforts were made to preserve the ship as a museum, but financial constraints led to its scrapping in 1950.
Despite its ultimate fate, HMS Warspite remains one of the most celebrated warships in British naval history. Its legacy is honoured through various memorials and exhibits, preserving the memory of its significant contributions during times of conflict.
HMS Warspite story reflects the evolution of naval warfare during the early 20th century and its crucial role in both World Wars.