RMS Queen Elizabeth ocean liner (Minic Ships 702)

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RMS Queen Elizabeth ocean liner (Minic Ships 702)

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


1960s


A 1:1200 first-issue model of Cunard's RMS Queen Elizabeth, the larger, later companion to the Queen Mary. The model (M 702) is part of the Tri-Ang Minic range produced between 1959 and 1964.

Minic Ships M702, RMS Queen Elizabeth


1960 catalogue description:

M 702 R.M.S. Queen Elizabeth – Cunard Line, 83,700 tons, 1,031 feet long, 4 screws, 32 knots. The world's largest liner both in tonnage and in length. Although completed in 1940 she did not come on to the North Atlantic run until after the war during which she carried many hundreds of thousands of Allied troops. Length 10 516 inches (26.2 cm)

The original ship

The Queen Elizabeth was the world's largest ocean liner for some years. During a refit to convert it into a floating university, the Queen Elizabeth caught fire and sank in Hong Kong's Victoria Harbour.

James Bond location

The presence of the tilted wreck in the harbour was used as a plot feature in the 1974 James Bond film "The Man with the Golden Gun", where it was depicted (with retrofitted angled floors) as a secret Hong Kong base for MI6.

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