HM Cruiser Swiftsure (Minic Ships 761)

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HM Cruiser Swiftsure (Minic Ships 761)

HM Cruisers Swiftsure and Superb, Minic Ships M761, M762 (MinicShips 1960).jpg (i)
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Arch Two , Area 18
Tri-ang Minic Ships (display)


1960s


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

HM Cruisers "Swiftsure" and "Superb", Minic Ships M761 and M762


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 1116 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.

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