HMS Dufton minesweeper (Minic Ships 800)

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HMS Dufton minesweeper (Minic Ships 800)

Coniston-Class Coastal Minesweepers, Minic Ships M799-806 (MinicShips 1960).jpg (i)
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Arch Two , Area 18
Tri-ang Minic Ships (display)


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1960s


A grey-painted diecast metal 1:1200 model of the Royal Navy "Ton" class minesweeper HMS Dufton Tri-ang Minic Ships M 800, produced between 1959 and 1964.

"Coniston-Class" (/"Ton-Class") Coastal Minesweepers, Minic Ships M799-M806


M 799-806 minesweepers

Tri-ang produced identical models of eight "Ton" Class minesweepers HMS Repton, HMS Dufton, HMS Ashton, HMS Calton, HMS Picton, HMS Sefton, HMS Upton and HMS Wiston distinguished only by the model number and name marked on the underside.

1960 catalogue description:

M799 H.M.S. REPTON, M800 H.M.S. DUFTON, M801 H.M.S. ASHTON, M802 H.M.S. CALTON, M803 H.M.S. PICTON, M804 H.M.S. SEFTON, M805 H.M.S. UPTON, M806 H.M.S. WISTON – These are coastal minesweepers belonging to the "Coniston" class of which there are about 60. Length 1 12 in. (3.8 cms)

The original ship

One hundred and sixteen ships of the Royal Navy's "Ton" Class of minesweepers which were built during the 1950's. All of these ships were named after villages in Britain ending with "...ton", the "name" ship being HMS Coniston.

HMS Dufton's commissioned period was 1955-1969, and the ship was disposed of for scrap in 1977.

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