HMS Decoy destroyer (Minic Ships 774)

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HMS Decoy destroyer (Minic Ships 774)

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Arch Two , Area 18
Tri-ang Minic Ships (display)


1960s


A blue diecast metal 1:1200 waterline ship model of "D"-class destroyer HMS Decoy, Tri-ang Minic Ships model number M 774.

Minic Ships M 774, Decoy


1960 catalogue description:

M 771 HMS DARING, M 772 HMS DIANA, M 773 HMS DAINTY, M 774 HMS DECOY – Classed as Destroyers or Fleet Escorts, these four ships, the largest destroyers ever built for the Royal Navy, form part of a larger Class. They incorporate features new to British warships. 3,500 tons full load displacement length 390 feet, speed about 35 knots. Main armament consists of 6-4.5 inch guns. 10 torpedo tubes and many anti-submarine weapons. Length 3 78 inches (9.8 cm)

The original ship

HMS Decoy was one of a batch of nine destroyers (the "D"-class, with names beginning with "D") that were launched in 1932 and completed in 1932 and 1933. The D-class (like the immediately previous "C"-Class) were intended to make up a self-contained flotilla of either destroyers, plus a ninth lead ship to provide command functions ... however, the "C"-Class order ended up being cut down to just five ships: Kempenfelt, Comet, Crusader, Cygnet, and Crescent.

The full D-class consisted of Duncan, Dainty, Daring, Decoy, Defender, Delight, Diamond, Diana, and Duchess.

Decoy H75 was disposed of for scrap in 1946.

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