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HMS St.Albans Royal Navy Destroyer old USS Thomas DD–182 November 1942 1/400 Mirage 40609

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Product Code: MIRAGE40609
Date Added: 10.08.2010
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HMS St.Albans Royal Navy Destroyer old USS Thomas DD–182 November 1942
1/400 military submarine scale plastic model kit
Mirage 40609

DECALS included

Manufacturer: Mirage Hobby (Poland)
Scale: 1/400
Material: Plastic
Paint: Unpainted, Unassembled, Kit do not contain paints and glue.
Condition: New in Box

The first USS Thomas (DD–182) was a Wickes class destroyer in the United States Navy following World War I. She was later transferred to the Royal Navy as HMS St Albans (I15), as a Town class destroyer, but spent most of the war in the exiled Norwegian navy, before transferred to the Soviet Navy as Dostoyny.

Simultaneously renamed HMS St Albans (I15) and commissioned the same day for service in the Royal Navy, the destroyer sailed for the British Isles on 29 September. After calling at St. John's, Newfoundland, en route, she arrived at Belfast, Northern Ireland, on 9 October.

St Albans and three sister ships — HMS St Mary's (I12) (ex-USS Bagley (DD-185), HMS Bath (I17) (ex-USS Hopewell (DD-181), and HMS Charlestown (I21) (ex-USS Abbot DD-184 — were attached to the 1st Minelaying Squadron as permanent escort force. Operating off the west coast of Scotland, the destroyers participated in some of the earliest minelaying operations in the Denmark Strait which separates Iceland from Greenland.

Between minecraft escort missions, St Albans escorted convoys. On 17 and 18 January 1941, the destroyer searched for survivors from SS Almeda Star, torpedoed by U-96 on the 17th. St Albans underwent repairs at Chatham in February to prepare for her transfer to the Royal Norwegian Navy-in-exile on 14 April.

 

USS Thomas (DD-182)
Career (US)
Name: USS Thomas (DD-182)
Namesake: Clarence Crase Thomas
Builder: Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company
Laid down: 23 March 1918
Launched: 4 July 1918
Commissioned: 25 April 1919 to 30 June 1922
17 June 1940 to 23 September 1940
Struck: 8 January 1941
Fate: Transferred to UK, 23 September 1940
Career (UK) Royal Navy Ensign
Name: HMS St Albans
Namesake: St Albans
Commissioned: 23 September 1940
Fate: Transferred Norwegian navy in exile April 1941
Career (Norway) Norway
Name: KNS (HNoMS) St Albans
Commissioned: 14 April 1941
Fate: Returned to UK, 4 May 1944
Career (USSR) Soviet Navy Ensign
Name: Dostoyny (Worthy)
Acquired: 16 July 1944
Fate: Transferred to UK for scrapping, 28 February 1949
General characteristics
Class and type: Wickes class destroyer
Displacement: 1,213 tons
Length: 314 ft 4½ in (95.822 m)
Beam: 31 ft 8 in (9.65 m)
Draft: 9 ft 4 in (2.84 m)
Speed: 35 knots (65 km/h)
Complement: 101 officers and enlisted
Armament: 4 x 4 in (102 mm), 1 x 3 in (76 mm), 12 x 21 in (533 mm) torpedo tubes (initial)
3 x 4 in (102 mm), 2 x 3 in (76 mm), 4 DC thrower (1941-1944)

 

 

 

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