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Royal Navy HMS Montrose Ships Tread Plate – 1919

The first HMS Montrose was one of eight Admiralty-type destroyer leaders, sometimes known as the Scott class. They were named after figures from Scottish history; Montrose was named for the Graham Dukes of Montrose.

HMS Montrose was built during WWI, but was completed too late for service then. However, she had a long career in the inter-war years and saw extensive service during WWII.

Built by Hawthorn Leslie of Hebburn, and ordered under the Wartime Emergency Construction Programme in April 1917.

HMS Montrose was involved in a few war time evacuations during her service, the first being during WWI in the of the White Army at Novorossiysk, a harbour near the Black Sea, in March 1920. Many other Royal Navy warships assisted in the evacuation, along with British forces on land. Secondly evacuating 925 troops during the evacuation of Dunkirk in 1940.

HMS Montrose was also active in the Normandy landings. She was sold to Hughes Bolckow Ltd on 31 January 1946 and scrapped at Blyth in Northumberland.

Dimensions: 

26in 66cm Width

8.75in 22cm Height

10kg weight

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