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Stormbringer

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Lady Margaret
« on: November 12, 2012, 10:13:02 PM »

Here are some pictures of my scratch built freelance armed trawler Lady Margaret , the model was inspired by the book Trawlers go to war.
i built her almost 30 years ago then sold her to a friend about 10 years ago and bought her back a couple of months ago , she was in a bit of a state but she is starting to take shape again but still need to rebuild the depthcharge racks , the clean bits are the repaired/replaced bits lol
hope you like it




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Re: Lady Margaret
« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2012, 09:10:22 PM »

She looks good, very atmospheric of the period.
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Re: Lady Margaret
« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2012, 09:36:20 PM »

thank you  :-))
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Re: Lady Margaret
« Reply #3 on: November 15, 2012, 11:05:50 PM »

Nice looking thing. How big is she?
Fair bristling with guns - 5? I guess armed trawlers didn't trawl much :)

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Re: Lady Margaret
« Reply #4 on: November 15, 2012, 11:15:39 PM »

thx mate  :-))
oal 30"
beam 6"
hight 14"


guns 1 x 4" 3 x 20 mm and 2 x .303" twin machine guns , they begged ,  borrowed or stole weapons where they could , some crews even went ashore during Dunkirk to augment the standard weapons fit and were fairly bristling with guns


according to the book a few were lost just because they did trawl and were surprised by surfaced submarines , was Harry Tates navy after all  :((
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Re: Lady Margaret
« Reply #5 on: November 16, 2012, 08:47:04 PM »

A great number of them were officially the Special Patrol Service, all ex fisherman in uniform with a RN officer usually commanding a flotilla of 4 to give credence and keep some control.
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