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Royal Navy King George V Class Battleship - HMS Howe (32) [With Collector Magazine] (1:1000 Scale)
Royal Navy King George V Class Battleship - HMS Howe (32) [With Collector Magazine]

Amercom Royal Navy King George V Class Battleship - HMS Howe (32) [With Collector Magazine]




 
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Amercom AMERCOMSHIP21 Royal Navy King George V Class Battleship - HMS Howe (32) [With Collector Magazine] (1:1000 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 Howe (pennant number 32) was the last of the five British King George V-class battleships of the Royal Navy. Built by Fairfield Shipbuilding and Engineering Company, she was laid down on June 1st, 1937, and launched April 9th, 1940. She was originally to have been named Beatty but this was changed to Howe, after Admiral Richard Howe. Howe was completed on 29 August 1942 after her building time was extended, as needed war supplies were diverted to work of a higher priority such as the construction and repair of both merchant ships and escort ships. Like her sister-ship Anson, Howe would spend most of her career in the Arctic providing cover for Russian convoys.

In 1943 Howe took part in Operation Husky and bombarded Trapani naval base and Favignana in support of the allied invasions. Along with King George V, Howe escorted two surrendered Italian battleships to Alexandria. Howe was also sent to the Pacific and attached to Task Force 113, where she provided naval bombardments for the Allied landings at Okinawa on April 1st, 1945.

Following the end of the war, Howe spent four years as flagship of the Training Squadron at Portland, before she was placed in reserve in 1950. The battleship was marked for disposal in 1957, sold for scrap in 1958, and completely broken up by 1961.

Pictured here is a 1:1000 scale replica of the battleship HMS Howe. Pre-order! Ship Date: 2020.

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

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