HMCS New Glasgow was a River Class Frigate that served the Royal Canadian Navy during WW2. Designed by Smith's Dock Company of South Bank-on-Tees, these ships were originally designated "twin-screw corvettes", since their purpose was to improve on the convoy escort classes in service at the time. The first Royal Navy versions were named for rivers in the UK, giving a name to the class, while in Canada they were named for towns and cities. The designation "frigate" was suggested by RCN Vice-Admiral Percy Nelles.
HMCS New Glasgow was built by Yarrows Ltd. at Esquimalt BC and commissioned in Dec 1943. The ship would serve in the Battle of the Atlantic, and was responsible for the loss of the last German U-Boat sunk by the RCN in WW2, U-1003. The model is painted in an accurate Admiralty disruptive paint scheme and represents the ship as she appeared in 1943. It comes complete with a hardwood display base and a removable clear Lexan dust cover. The compact size is perfect for display in your home or office. To purchase this model, contact me for details at firstname.lastname@example.org
HMCS Snowberry was a Flower Class Corvette in the Royal Canadian Navy in WW2. Derived from a design of the whale catcher Southern Pride, 267 Flower Class Corvettes served with the Royal Navy, The Royal Canadian Navy, and others, primarily in the Battle of the Atlantic where they were used as convoy escorts in the bitter struggle against German submarines, the much feared "U-Boats". This model is 1/144 scale and measures about 17 inches long. The model depicts Snowberry accurately as she appeared in 1943 after her second major refit, and features all the typical modifications made to these ships including extension of the forecastle, removal of the main mast, installation of the "hedge-hog" anti submarine mortar, and the widened and extended open bridge. Snowberry is painted in an accurate "Western Approaches" disruptive paint scheme. The model comes complete with a hardwood display base and a removable clear Lexan dust cover. This model has been sold but I can build another one just like it.
"ALL HANDS TO FLYING STATIONS"
This one is unique. HMCS Bonaventure was Canada's last aircraft carrier. A British built Majestic Class carrier, "the Bonnie" served Canada from 1957 to 1970. This model is a one of a kind complete scratch built effort in fantastic 1/96 scale. That's over seven feet of model! I acquired this model incomplete from another gentleman; his intention was to build it as a radio controlled operating model. I'm offering this model to be completed either as a working model or as a static display. With something this big, options abound!
"DIVE DIVE DIVE"
Oberon Class diesel electric submarines were operated by the Royal Canadian Navy from 1964 until the late 90's. This model is a 1/350 scale highly detailed museum quality piece and can be completed to depict the boat in either pre or post "SOUP" (Submarine Operational Upgrade Project) configuration.
I can build any of the Oberon Class boats.
HMCS Onondaga S73 built previously for a client.
Note that three different shades of black were used to create a highly realistic appearance with subtle variations in tone.
HMCS St Croix was an ex USN destroyer acquired by the RCN in WW2 under Lend Lease. A classic "four piper", she was torpedoed by a German submarine in Sept 1943 and sunk.
About 80 survivors were rescued by HMS Itchen. Tragically the next day Itchen was also sunk; only one member of St Croix's crew survived. This highly detailed model will represent HMCS St Croix as she appeared at the time of her loss and will be a fine tribute to her lost crew.