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AL 270 Faraday


AL 270 Faraday

$ 88.00

New 1/1250 scale model of the British cable laying ship Faraday of Siemens Brothers & Company by Albatros (AL 270) as in 1923.

Built in 1923 at Palmers Shipbuilding & Iron Company Limited, Hebburn-on-Tyne.

Length 394.3'  Breadth 48.3'  Depth 34.6'   5533 

Laid cables in the Caribbean, Pacific and throughout the British isles. On March 25, 1941 while in convoy from Falmouth to Milford Haven with a load of cable she was bombed by German aircraft and set afire. Her crew abandoned ship and she eventually ran aground under the cliffs at Hoopers Point, Pembrokeshire and was wrecked.

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