RMS Canberra ocean liner (Minic Ships)

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RMS Canberra ocean liner (Minic Ships)

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


1960s


A 1:1200 model of the Ocean Liner RMS Canberra, part of the Tri-Ang Minic range produced between 1959 and 1964.

Triang Catalogue Number: M715

This Minic Ships model is of RMS Canberra, probably the most famous P&O liner of the 20th Century, which was named after the capital city of Australia and was launched by Dame Pattie Menzies, the wife of the then Prime Minister of Australia.

In April 1982, while returning from a Mediterranean cruise, RMS Canberra was requisitioned by the British Government for service as a troopship after Argentina invaded the Falkland Islands. After having two helicopter pads fitted she sailed to the Falklands and served as a troop and supply transport until returniing to the UK in July 1982.

The model has a white body and yellow funnels.

RMS Canberra's period of operation was 1960-1997.

This is the only model of a P&O ship that was produced in the original 1960's series of Tri-ang Minic Ships models.

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