£480.00 (inc. VAT)

HMS Achilles was a Leander-class light cruiser

She served in the Royal New Zealand Navy in the Second World War as HMNZS Achilles

She was launched in 1931 for the Royal Navy, loaned to New Zealand in 1936 and transferred to the new Royal New Zealand Navy in 1941

HMNZS Achilles became famous for her part in the Battle of the River Plate, alongside HMS Ajax and HMS Exeter and notable for being the first Royal Navy cruiser to have fire control radar, with the installation of the New Zealand-made SS1 fire-control radar in June 1940

After Second World War service in the Atlantic and Pacific, she was returned to the Royal Navy

She was sold to the Indian Navy in 1948 and recommissioned as INS Delhi. She was scrapped in 1978

HMS Achilles starboard facing gun tampion , we also have the port facing tampion from her

Dimensions :

Mount 19cm diameter

1 kg weight

We have been the Worlds largest dealers in these original Royal Navy artefacts for over twenty years now, the bulk of our stock coming directly from invitation by the Royal Navy and the Royal Navy Museum in Portsmouth Dockyard

In a market full of souvenirs & fakes, we are are proud to present to you these, the ‘Real McCoy,’ in which to confidently invest, and wholeheartedly enjoy

 

 

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