HMS Wiston minesweeper (Minic Ships 806)

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HMS Wiston minesweeper (Minic Ships 806)

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1960s

A 1:1200 model of the Royal Navy "Ton" class minesweeper HMS Wiston, part of the Tri-Ang Minic range produced between 1959 and 1964.

Triang Catalogue Number: M806

"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.

The model has a grey body and black detail.

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 Upton was launched in June 1958, and was sold for scrap in 1982.

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