HM Cruiser Swiftsure (Minic Ships 761)
HM Cruiser Swiftsure (Minic Ships 761)(i)
A 1:1200 painted diecast metal model of the "Minotaur" Class cruiser H.M.S. Swiftsure, part of the Tri-ang Minic Ships range produced between 1959 and 1964.
Triang Catalogue Number: M761
1960 catalogue description
M 761 H.M. CRUISER SWIFTSURE, M 762 SUPERB – About 11,500 tons full displacement, 555 feet long. Developed from the pre-war Southampton Class and have undergone several changes in appearance. Main armament comprises 9-6" guns. Length 5 11⁄16 in (14.5 cm)
The original ship
The "Minotaur" Class cruiser HMS Swiftsure (08) was launched in 1943 and scrapped in 1962. The vessel was one of the first modern RN ships to be designed around radar and an operations room.