~ Half Hull Model of HMS Storm (P233) S Class Submarine launched 1943 ~
This vintage model has been scratch built with a wooden hull and wire detailing. A piece of nylon wire has also been used to represent the cables along the top of the boat. The hull has been painted in a battleship grey with no pennants or detail.
The hull is backed onto a wooden board painted black to allow the silhouette to stand out, below the hull to the center is a small block of natural wood bearing the ships name HMS Storm.
~ Dimensions ~
The piece measures 2 ft (61cm) by 14.5 inches (37cm). The half hull stands approximately 1 inch (2.5cm) proud of the backing board. The piece weighs 1Kg.
~ Condition ~
The model is in overall good condition. There is some light scuffing to the surface and wear to the edges of the black painted backing board. The submarine itself is decent with light wear but no damage to the sail or delicate wires.
~ HMS Storm ~
HMS Storm was an S-class submarine of the Royal Navy, and part of the third group built of that class. She was built by Cammell Laird and launched on 18 May 1943. So far, she is the only RN ship to bear the name Storm. She served in the Far East, from Trincomalee in modern Sri Lanka and from Perth, Australia. She was notable for being the first submarine to be commanded by a British officer from the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve, Commander Edward Young, DSO, DSC and bar.
During WW2 she traveled 71000 miles and was responsible for the capture of the first Japanese sailors of WW2 in 1944.