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Royal Navy King George V Class Battleship - HMS Anson (79) (1:1250 Scale)
Royal Navy King George V Class Battleship - HMS Anson (79)

DeAgostini Royal Navy King George V Class Battleship - HMS Anson (79)




 
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DeAgostini ATL7134129 Royal Navy King George V Class Battleship - HMS Anson (79) (1:1250 Scale)

"That the sinking of Hood was due to a hit from Bismarck's 15-inch shell in or adjacent to Hood's 4-inch or 15-inch magazines, causing them all to explode and wreck the after part of the ship. The probability is that the 4-inch magazines exploded first."
- British Board of Inquiry convened in the aftermath of the sinking of the HMS Hood

HMS Anson was a King George V-class battleship of the Royal Navy, named after Admiral George Anson. She was built by Swan Hunter and Wigham Richardson Shipyard and launched on February 24th, 1940, being completed on June 22nd, 1942. Her completion was delayed to allow the fitting of fire-control radar and additional anti-aircraft weapons. She was originally to have been named Jellicoe, but was renamed Anson in February 1940.

Anson saw service in the Second World War, escorting nine Russian convoys in the Arctic by December 1943. She took part in diversionary moves to draw attention away from Operation Husky in July 1943. In October the same year she took part in Operation Leader. In February 1944, she provided cover for Operation Tungsten, the successful air strike against the German battleship Tirpitz. She accepted the surrender of Japanese forces occupying Hong Kong on August 15th, 1945, and after the end of the war she became the flagship of the 1st Battle Squadron of the British Pacific Fleet.

Anson arrived back in British waters on July 29th, 1946, spending the next three years in active service with the post-war navy. She was finally placed in reserve and "mothballed" in 1949, spending eight years in this condition. On December 17th, 1957, she was purchased for scrap by Shipbreaking Industries, Faslane.

Pictured here is a 1:1250 scale replica of the battleship HMS Anson. Now in stock!

Diorama Dimensions:
Length: 9-inches

Release Date: April 2017

Features
  • Plastic and diecast metal construction
  • Full complement of guns and other naval equipment
  • Accurate markings and insignia
  • Comes with a display stand

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