£390.00 (inc. VAT)

HMAS Melbourne was a Town Class Light Cruiser 1911

Built by Cammell Laird at Birkenhead in England in 1911, launched in 1912 and commissioned in 1913.

At the start of World War I, Melbourne was involved in attempts to locate the German East Asia Squadron, and participated in the capture of German colonies in the Pacific, before being assigned to the North America and West Indies Stations. In 1916, the cruiser joined the Grand Fleet in the North Sea, where she remained for the remainder of the war.

HMAS Melbourne spent late 1919 and early 1920 in reserve, then was flagship of the Royal Australian Navy from 1920 until 1928, except for a second period in reserve during 1924 and 1925.

HMAS Melbourne paid off in the United Kingdom in April 1928, and was scrapped in 1929.

Dimensions :

Overall 9.5 in  24 cm

Badge 8 in  20 cm

2.1 kg weight

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